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Wrongful Arrest and False Imprisonment: 5 Facts an Experienced NJ Criminal and Civil Rights Lawyer Wants You to Know!

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

Documenting accurate numbers of people who are falsely accused of crimes is nearly impossible, especially since we tend to only take second looks only at those who are convicted of serious crimes including murder or rape and those who are sentenced to life in prison or given the death penalty. We tend not to know how many innocent individuals are in jail from crimes like car theft, tax fraud, federal bribery, and other less-threatening offenses.

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Arrested for the Possession of a Fake ID in New Jersey: The Criminal Defense Attorneys of Schwartz & Posnock Can Get Results for You.

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

If you are under the age of 21, you may think that using a fake ID to get into a bar or club on the Jersey Shore, such as in Manasquan, Belmar, Seaside Heights, Long Branch, or other places is not a legally risky endeavor. Have you been caught using a fake ID along the Jersey Shore? Do not let your lapse in judgment permanently impact your future. Look instead for an experienced Municipal Court and Criminal attorney.

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Tearing Down the Blue Wall of Silence: Contact an Experienced NJ Civil Rights Lawyer if You’re a Victim of Police Brutality.

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

As local citizens, we happily believe that the New Jersey police force fights for the security and well-being of our community. Nobody likes to consider the unfortunate reality that local law enforcement officers do sometimes abuse their power. The excessive use of force by police is pervasive in the media today, and is dismantling the trust between local citizens and their police force.

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Arrested at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey? Consider the Consequences of Conviction: NJ Criminal Defense Attorneys Want You to Protect Your Future.

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“Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand,” Zac Brown Band sang last summer at the PNC Arts Center during their concert as, ironically, numerous concert-goers left very worried about their alcohol-related arrest. The PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey is a popular venue for summertime concerts at the Jersey Shore. In anticipation of summertime, people eagerly await the concert lineup and, more importantly, the pre-concert tailgates.

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Underage Alcohol Bash Busted: Know the Risks before Your Wild Weekend Down the Shore, and Contact an Experienced NJ Criminal Lawyer if You’re Arrested.

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

New Jersey teens have been renting houses down the Jersey Shore to celebrate Summer for years. This type of partying almost always includes participation in underage drinking and sometimes minor drug use, such as smoking recreational substances like Marijuana. The consequences for this type of activity are often overlooked amidst the excitement it brings, and youth need to consider the potential outcome of their behavior.

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New Jersey’s Governor Suggests Expungements for Nonviolent Offenders: An Experienced NJ Criminal Lawyer Can Help

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

Do you still have a criminal record because of that minor mistake you made as a thrill-seeking youngster? New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, is on your side! The governor is planning to work with New Jersey lawmakers by the June 30 end of the current budget year to aid former non-violent offenders in expunging their criminal records.

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Is New Jersey’s Municipal Court System Unfair? If you are part of the Jersey Shore Summer Crowd Beware…You Need an Experienced NJ Municipal Court Lawyer!

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

After examining the depths of New Jersey’s Municipal Court System, experts argue that the localities have too much power. The fairness of the entire system is being questioned.Your wallet, too, is at risk if you are a part of the big summertime crowds down the shore.

The Asbury Park Press reported on this issue. As an example, a Neptune resident who forgot to renew her dog licenses had to pay extravagant fines in her local municipal court in Neptune, New Jersey. While a dog renewal fee costs $17, Karen instead spent a day in municipal court paying $122.00 in fines.

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Gun Charges Mean Possible Detention under New Bail Reform Guidelines in NJ

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

Are you currently being charged with a firearms-related offense in the state of New Jersey? You should be informed that the recent changes in New Jersey’s bail system in January affect your position and the timeliness of your case. Here is all you need to know regarding the new guidelines released by the state Supreme Court on May 25, 2017.

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Arrested at Gunnison Beach at Sandy Hook? You Need an Experienced NJ Federal Criminal Lawyer.

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Gunnison Beach at Sandy Hook is unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area. Although physically located in New Jersey, Sandy Hook is federal land and is managed by the National Park Service. Gunnison Beach is New Jersey’s only legal clothing-optional beach.

If you are charged with committing an offense while on Sandy Hook, such as possession of narcotics, public lewdness, driving under the influence, speeding, or reckless driving, your case will be heard in Federal Court in Newark, New Jersey.

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NJ Criminal Bail Reform Act Requires Prosecution to Make Early Disclosure of Evidence

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

On February 8, 2017, the New Jersey Appellate Division decided State v. Robinson, an important case expanding the right of criminal defendants to access the evidence against them at their pretrial detention hearing, an early stage of their court proceedings.

In Robinson, the defendant was charged in the Essex County, New Jersey Courts with murder. The basis for the charges was an affidavit of probable cause claiming that eyewitnesses observed the defendant shoot the victim, and that these witnesses then identified the defendant from a photo array. The affidavit also referenced surveillance footage showing the commission of the crime.

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