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Were you involved in an accident either in a bar or else involving persons who had recently been to a bar? In either incident, including drunk driving accidents and other alcohol injuries, you might be able to seek compensation through a personal injury... Read More

In New Jersey, offenses that are considered a “felony” in other jurisdictions are actually referred to as a crime; and a “misdemeanor” in other states is called a disorderly person’s offense. Sometimes there is some confusion because of... Read More

Some NJ Bars Offer Reduced Prices for Designated DriversThe practice of using a designated driver is widely used as a method of protecting oneself and other motorists from the dangers of drunk driving.  The concept of designated driving involves selecting... Read More

If you are facing foreclosure on your home, filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy may help delay the process for up to several months.  Foreclosure is a legal process in which a lender attempts to recover the remaining balance on a mortgage by... Read More

Some people make poor decisions while they are on vacation in the summer. You’re away from home, letting off some steam with your friends and family, possibly using alcohol or other substances to help yourself cut loose. As the old saying goes,... Read More

How is Child Custody Determined?When determining child custody in a divorce proceeding, the court uses a standard which takes into account the children’s needs.  This standard is known as the “best interest of the child,” which requires a look... Read More

When an individual is arrested for a crime in New Jersey, the county prosecutor presents the case to a grand jury for indictment.  To indict someone means to formally charge them with an offense, for which they will tried in a court of law.  The decision... Read More

As a member of the armed forces, if you are arrested for drunk driving on or off a military base, you may be charged with a military DWI.  Although DWI cases are normally handled by the municipal courts, a military DWI may fall under the jurisdiction... Read More

When it comes to court hearings, people typically focus on defense strategies, such as challenging procedures used during the arrest, and refuting the prosecution’s version of events.  However, your physical appearance—especially your choice of attire—is... Read More

Reporting of Out-of-State Traffic Tickets for New Jersey ResidentsIf you are a New Jersey resident, you can still be assessed points for motor vehicle violations in other states, even though your driver’s license is issued by the state of New Jersey. ... Read More

Not too long ago, we featured a blog on the topic of allowing a friend or family member to operate your car while their driver’s license is suspended.  As I’m sure you’d expect, the penalties for letting someone drive your car drunk come at an... Read More

With its abundance of tourist attractions and close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, the highways of New Jersey receive a considerable amount of traffic from out of state drivers.  If you are a non-resident driver who has been caught driving... Read More

Alimony refers to financial support that is paid by one spouse to another in the event of a divorce.  It can be paid as a lump sum, or in systematic increments on a permanent basis or for a set duration of time.During the course of either spouse’s... Read More

When a juvenile is arrested for a criminal offense in New Jersey, the case is referred to the county Superior Court’s Family Division where Juvenile Conference Committees and Intake Service Conferences are conducted as diversionary measures.  JCC’s... Read More

When adopting a pet, you may not be thinking about the potential problems your new companion may cause with your insurance carrier.   But it is important to understand that you can be denied homeowner’s insurance because of a dog or, more specifically,... Read More

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