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Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident

Files SearchUnder New Jersey Statute N.J.S.A. 39:4-129, leaving the scene of a car accident can have very serious consequences.  Requirements for correctly stopping at the scene of an accident vary depending on the situation.  However, you must always make sure to give your name and address to those involved in the accident, and to the attending police officer.  If you caused damage to an unattended vehicle, you must at least secure a written notice to the car with your contact information.

Although most violations for leaving the scene of an accident are tried at the Colts Neck Municipal Court, accidents resulting in serious injury or death are considered indictable crimes.  Charges of this level are tried at the Monmouth County Superior Court, which means you could be facing prison time in addition to large fines and the loss of driving privileges. If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident in Colts Neck, please call Villani & DeLuca at (732) 965-3350.  Our experienced Colts Neck criminal defense attorneys offer free consultations, and will fight to get your charges reduced or eliminated.

Weapons Possession Charge in Colts Neck, NJ

New Jersey has strict guidelines pertaining to the possession of objects that are classified as weapons.  Penalties are especially high for the unlawful possession of a firearm or handgun, which can be considered a second degree criminal offense.  This charge carries a possible maximum prison sentence of 5 to 10 years, even if it is your first offense.  Although many weapons possession charges are related to firearms, there are other objects that are considered to be weapons. For instance, New Jersey law also considers explosives, daggers and switchblades to be illegal weapons.  Lesser weapons possession charges are still classified as third or fourth degree offenses, for which the Monmouth Vicinage can impose a prison sentence of up to 5 years.

Keep in mind that you can be charged with unlawful weapons possession even if you are carrying a weapon without the intent of harming someone or committing an illegal act.  A criminal record for weapons possession can make it difficult to obtain employment, or even find a place to live.  If you have been charged with a weapons possession offense, you must seek legal counsel immediately. The criminal attorneys of Villani & DeLuca have the knowledge and resources to help you avoid devastating long-term consequences.

Divorce Mediation Services in Colts Neck, NJ

Divorces for Colts Neck Township residents are filed at the Monmouth County Superior Court. The paperwork involved is lengthy and complex, and there may be multiple, costly hearings depending on the issues that need to be resolved in your case.  In order to save time and money, couples should consider divorce mediation.  Mediation is a legal process in which a couple attempts to settle the terms of divorce without going to court.  Both spouses will meet in a neutral location with the certified mediator, and try to come to an agreement on issues such as division of property, child custody, and financial support (alimony and/or child support).

In order for mediation to work, both spouses must be willing to work out their differences in a civil manner, with assistance from the mediator.  The certified divorce mediators of Villani & DeLuca are specially trained to facilitate amicable discussions and offer options that are fair to both parties.  To see if mediation is right for you, call (732) 965-3350 for a free consultation with a knowledgeable Colts Neck matrimonial attorney.  Whenever possible, resolving your divorce without having to go to court is the best solution for you and your family.

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Call the experienced Colts Neck attorneys of Villani & DeLuca at (732) 965-3350 for a free initial consultation regarding your criminal, DWI or divorce law matter.  We have lawyers available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.