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Pretrial Motions to Dismiss: Ending a Criminal Case
Some criminal cases end before they really get going. ... Read more

Police Jurisdiction: Where Can Officers Make Arrests?
If you’re out of state, are you off limits? ... Read more

Criminal Law Witnesses FAQ
Can a confidential informant be made to testify in court? Can a husband or wife be forced to testify against his or her spouse? Can I be forced to testify? Can I go to jail for committing perjury? Do I have a duty to cooperate with police? Is someone with a felony conviction allowed to testify? What ... Read more

Criminal Law Crime Definition FAQs
What is arson? What is burglary? Can an event be both a criminal and civil offense? Can being present at the scene of a crime make you guilty? Do I need an attorney to go to court with me in a hit and run case? I was the victim of a hit and run. I located the offending vehicle and owner. What should ... Read more

Criminal Law: Arrest and Evidence FAQ
After I was arrested I was allowed to make some calls, but I didn't get through. Aren't I allowed more calls? Can a police officer search me, my car, or my home whenever and wherever he wants? Can you sue the police department for false arrest and wrongful imprisonment? Doesn't the Fourth Amendment protect ... Read more

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We are in NJ. You need a local attorney. You also need cooperation from both the Public Defrnder and the victim. The proof needs to be rock solid. Ed Dimon

Was the SRO and DA advised that your son obtained the pictures from the boyfriend's telephone? Once they are put on notice that the pictures were obtained from the boyfriends phone, it is up to the DA ...Read more

I would need more information.  What else was in the box? what drugs are they accusing you of possessing? What township/city and county did this happen in?

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Upcoming changes in expungement laws-less restrictive and expensive (for some)

As people may know, expungement is a tool that permits people to erase criminal histories in state and local criminal history records. It is available mostly to those who have been either charged but ... Read more

Record expunged, but still shows!

Q: My record was expunged from the county courthouse in September 2013 and I contacted to remove it from there .I contacted them numerous times and still no response, I am very angry wit ... Read more

Can I let unlicensed driver drive my car?

Q: Car and insurance in my name being driven to work by someone without a valid license. What happens to me if he gets pulled over .He is in process of getting his license back, the title and insur ... Read more

Does there have to be video evidence in a traffic stop?

Q: I let my friend use my jeep and he does not have a license. He and a licensed driver switched seats before the police were able to get behind the jeep. The officer says he saw the switch. There ... Read more

What to Expect in a Final Hearing for Uncontested Divorce

If you’re nearing the finish line of an uncontested divorce, you may soon be going to court for the final hearing. This is when you will appear before a family law judge and testify under oath. ... Read more

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