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Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident in Allentown

Car Accident 2In New Jersey, leaving the scene of an accident (also called a “hit and run”) can result in serious fines and possible jail time depending on the severity and circumstances surrounding the incident.  If you are in an accident involving other people, the law says you must stop immediately and give your name to the other driver, a police officer, a witness or someone injured in the incident.  If nobody else is present, the least a driver is supposed to do is to leave a note on the damaged property with his or her name and address on it and then go to the nearest police station to report the accident. Even if your car is the only vehicle involved in an accident, if any property damage results, leaving the scene after the accident is unlawful.

The penalties for leaving the scene of an accident in New Jersey can be significant regardless of the amount of damage caused.  The possible penalties include fines, jail time, the loss of your driver’s license and points on your driver’s license record.  If the accident results in the injury or death of someone, the penalties become much more severe: the fines can be higher, the jail time and loss of your license longer and you will be subject to more points on your driver’s license.  If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, Villani & DeLuca can assist you with your defense.  Contact our experienced Allentown Municipal Court attorneys today at 732-965-3350.

Obtaining an Expungement of a Criminal Record

Expungement is a process that allows you to erase your criminal history in New Jersey.  A person previously arrested or convicted of a crime, disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense or municipal ordinance violation can have his or her record expunged or hidden so no one will know that he or she has a “criminal record.”  Expunging your criminal record can be very beneficial as most New Jersey employers now conduct criminal background checks.

The expungement process, however, can be a time consuming and frustrating process.  Hiring an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney to process your expungement petition can save you time and aggravation.  Call one of the experienced NJ criminal lawyers at Villani & DeLuca now for a free consultation to discuss your eligibility for an expungement.

Divorce Mediation in Allentown Borough

Mediation is often used in divorce proceedings when a couple has decided to divorce and both members of the couple want to maintain control of the divorce process.  During the mediation process, the parties meet with an experienced mediator who works with the parties to settle the issues between them, including child custody, how property and assets will be divided and issues relating to spousal support.  There are many advantages to using mediation in a divorce:  it saves both time and money by avoiding a lengthy court process; it is fair to all involved since the mediator is a neutral third-party; and it is confidential since there is no record from a public court process.  If you are going through a divorce in NJ, Villani & DeLuca can advise you on the various options available to best resolve your divorce.  Call our experienced Allentown Borough family law attorneys today at 732-965-3350 for a free consultation.

Experienced Allentown Borough Attorneys

The law firm of Villani & DeLuca represents clients throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  Our attorneys have a wide range of experience in the practice areas of criminal defense, family law and DWI.  If you have a need for an attorney to assist you in a criminal matter, a divorce or other family law matter or if you need a defense for a DWI charge or other traffic matters, you should contact the experienced attorneys at Villani & DeLuca for a free consultation by calling 732-965-3350.