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Sandy Hook or Gunnison Beach Lewdness or Drug Arrests? Hire an Experienced Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer.

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and Summer is around the corner at the Jersey Shore. We think of this as a time to party and relax. Unfortunately, this is also a time of increased scrutiny and arrests, particularly at the Gateway National Recreation Area and Gunnison Beach, located in Sandy Hook, in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

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Jersey Shore Drug, DWI, or Criminal Charges? Our Jersey Shore Criminal Lawyers Provide the Best Defense

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and Summer is around the corner at the Jersey Shore. We think of this as a time to party and relax. Unfortunately, with parties and relaxation often come police raids and arrests.

Arrests at the Jersey Shore for small amounts of marijuana or other drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, underage possession of alcohol, use of fake ID, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are common, as are arrests for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, public intoxication, public urination, assault, harassment, obstruction, and hindering police activity. These cases are typically prosecuted in the local Municipal Courts in the Jersey Shore communities of Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Neptune, Avon, Bradley Beach, Belmar, Spring Lake, Long Branch, West Long Branch, Oceanport, Sea Girt, Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant, Sea Bright, Brielle, Mantoloking, Manasquan, Red Bank, Long Beach Island, Island Beach State Park, Sandy Hook, Atlantic City, and Ventnor. More serious cases are sent to the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold, New Jersey, the Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River, New Jersey, or the Atlantic County Superior Court in Atlantic City for consideration for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment. Often cases initially sent to Superior Court are then remanded to the local Municipal Courts on reduced charges.

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You’ve Been Charged With a Federal Crime in New Jersey. What Happens Next?

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

Being charged with a federal criminal offense is a traumatic event. Individuals charged with a federal crime have many questions concerning what they face in the immediate future. Most people have no experience or knowledge of how the federal criminal justice system works, particularly at the beginning of their case. Our clients often ask the following questions: Will I be arrested? If so, where will I he taken? Will I be fingerprinted and photographed? Will I be held in jail or released? Does the federal bail system work the same way the bail system works in State Court? When will I go to court? We never let our clients navigate the federal criminal case processing system alone. Initially, we will contact the government prosecutor ( the Assistant United States Attorney) to discuss your case. We will negotiate what is called a “surrender date” for your first appearance in federal court (which will be in either Federal Court in Newark, Trenton, or Camden) and we will accompany you to the FBI office and or the U.S. Marshall’s office for processing. We will provide U.S. Pretrial Services with all of the information available to us to ensure that you are released on your own recognizance or under the least restrictive conditions. If the government seeks your pretrial detention, we will demand a detention hearing to secure your release. For more detailed information on the initial stages of federal criminal case processing, and what you can expect, click below to see our articles entitled:

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NJ Civil Rights and Criminal Defense Lawyers Protect Your Rights

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

Were you the subject of an unlawful or false arrest? Did the police use excessive force upon you? Were your New Jersey and Federal Civil Rights violated? What steps can you take to protect your liberty and preserve your rights? Are you entitled to money award for the violation of your rights?

First and foremost, if you believe that you have a civil rights claim against the police or other law enforcement officers, and have a pending NJ criminal charge, contact an experienced NJ attorney who practices both criminal defense and civil rights law. The criminal charge needs to be handled first.

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NJ Marijuana Arrests on the Rise Despite Calls for Legalization

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

Marijuana use continues to gain acceptance in the United States. Not surprisingly, nationwide arrests for simple possession of cannabis have dropped in recent years. In contrast, instead of declining, marijuana arrests in New Jersey have increased., jumping 10 percent in 2012 and 2013, according to the latest New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Reports.

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NJ Expungement – New Law Reduces Waiting Period to Expunge NJ Criminal Convictions

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

A new law will make it easier for those who have been charged or convicted of a crime or disorderly persons offense to expunge their criminal record. Expungement is essential for anyone seeking a new, or better job, for those applying for certain housing, and for those pursuing higher education or professional licensing.

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New Body Worn Cameras Regulations in NJ Criminal and Civil Rights Police Encounters

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

On July 28, 2015, the New Jersey Attorney General issued a new directive on the use of Body Worn Cameras. This new directive responds to the obvious need to document police encounters in the wake of the deaths of unarmed civilians in Ferguson, Missouri, South Carolina, and New York, among other places.

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Defending a N.J. Domestic Violence Complaint: How Do I Maximize My Chance of Success?

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

In defending a domestic violence complaint, many New Jersey criminal lawyers focus on defending against the specific allegations of domestic violence. That remains the best practice and is the primary focus of a proper domestic violence defense. However, it is well advised to never overlook the fact that the Court must find that a permanent restraining order is necessary to protect against an immediate danger or to prevent further abuse.

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Federal Criminal Law Update: Should I Proffer Evidence to Federal Prosecutors in a NJ Federal Criminal Case?

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

Many of our clients who are investigated for or charged with a federal criminal offense want to know whether they should attend a proffer session in a federal criminal case. In particular, they want to know whether, by providing the United States Attorney’s Office with information about criminal activity, they can avoid being criminally charged, reduce the severity of any charges, or face a lesser sentence if charged with a NJ federal criminal offense. Additionally, our clients ask whether they are protected from future prosecution based on information they provide in the proffer session.

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Jersey Shore Criminal, DUI, or Traffic Arrest or Summons? Call Our Experienced New Jersey Criminal Lawyers!

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

July 4th weekend is upon us, and Summer is in full swing at the Jersey Shore. We think of this as a time to party and relax. Day and night, guests from New Jersey and out of state converge on the Monmouth County, Ocean County, and Atlantic County beaches and bars in the Jersey Shore communities of Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Neptune, Avon, Bradley Beach, Belmar, Spring Lake, Long Branch, West Long Branch, Oceanport, Sea Girt, Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant, Sea Bright, Brielle, Mantoloking, Manasquan, Red Bank, Long Beach Island, Island Beach State Park, Sandy Hook, Atlantic City, and Ventnor to meet, greet, and often, drink alcohol or use marijuana or other drugs. Many of these guests are high school or college students, or just beginning their careers. An arrest and conviction for a criminal offense can have terrible consequences for their future.

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