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New Jersey police arrest 4 in alleged heroin bust

The New Jersey State Police intended to only arrest two men on drug charges related to heroin late last month. However, the investigation soon included the arrest of two more suspects. Police say that they seized two-and-a-half bricks of heroin in addition to other drug items.

What are the penalties for marijuana cultivation?

Marijuana continues to be illegal in the state of New Jersey, except for some limited medical applications. Even though other states have legalized the substance for recreational purposes, if you're caught with this plant on your person in New Jersey, you will face stiff legal consequences.

What's the implication of DOJ memo on federal drug cases?

Someone in New Jersey facing drug crime charges has a number of things to worry about. One major concern has to be about the nature of the case the government claims it has. Is the evidence solid or circumstantial? Is it even admissible in a court of law? These questions deserve answers and to be confident in the assessment of your case, it's wise to consult a skilled defense attorney.

Busted? Don't let a drug conviction ruin your life

If you are a university student who is cruising along in the lane to success, you are likely worrying how your recent bust on drug charges can derail your otherwise promising life and future career. Whether it was an indictable offense or merely a disorderly person offense, any drug charges require swift action on the part of both you and your criminal defense attorney.

Are mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenses going away?

Under federal and New Jersey state law, a conviction for certain drug offenses can result in some of the most serious punishments in the criminal justice system, matching the retribution afforded to weapons or violent crimes. Such punishments may involve fines, mandatory jail time, driver’s license suspension and even property seizure. 

Focus: An effective defense strategy in many drug crime cases

Penalties for drug crimes, especially when the charge is possession with intent to sell, drug distribution or drug trafficking, are harsh in New Jersey. Many of these charges result from lengthy police investigations and home raids, but many others result from traffic stops.

Routine New Jersey traffic stop escalates into major drug charges

As an attorney that has helped many clients in their criminal defense, I understand the importance of reviewing police procedures for impropriety. For example, a recent story reminds us that sometimes even a routine traffic stop or communication with an officer can escalate into much more serious charges.

Problems with bail system lead to reform in NYC

At first thought, bail seems like a great provision for those who are accused of a crime. "All you have to do is pay some money and you get out of jail? What's not to like?" But, of course, if you extend that first thought to a second, third, or fourth thought, the flaws of the bail system will immediately become clear.

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