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Facing a restraining order is indeed a stressful situation and the entry of a final restraining order (FRO) in NJ has real and permanent consequences. A restraining order by definition will stem from a domestic violence situation, and will result in restricted... Read More

During the hot summer days, what better way to cool off than to go swimming in a pool? Though jumping in a backyard pool can be fun and relaxing, it can also be very dangerous if premises is not pool area is poorly maintained.. Many already know that... Read More

Despite knowing the New Jersey law, year after year, residents often buy fireworks in Pennsylvania and bring them back home. Most garden state residents know that buying, selling or distributing fireworks in NJ is illegal, but there are those who may... Read More

Hiring an attorney does not have to be a fearful experience. Instead, it can be the most empowered decision you ever make for yourself. But, how do you choose the lawyer that’s right for you and your case? And find one that will help you understand... Read More

It’s uncanny how the simple sound of a phone ringing can induce anxiety in someone who owes a debt. Is the person on the other end of the line going to be unpleasant, demanding, or just plain rude? Will they make threats? Will someone show up at the... Read More

Every seven minutes, another pedestrian is injured in a collision, according to new research published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Moreover, the United States sees at least one fatal pedestrian accident every two hours.... Read More

Everyone leaves small clues (like fingerprints) all over the internet; and leveraging social media is just one of many ways law enforcement officials have been collecting evidence from social media to help them solve crimes. Surprise…self-incriminating... Read More

An appeals court in NJ has ruled that a wrongful death suit in which the plaintiffs were initially awarded $10 million in damages must be retried in its entirety. The original case is being thrown out on the grounds that plaintiffs did not provide evidence... Read More

If you are worried about previously dismissed or dropped charges affecting your current eligibility for PTI or Pretrial Intervention in NJ, you can breathe easier. On Jan. 8, the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a defendant’s prior dropped... Read More

Many drivers in New Jersey have been guilty of going outside to an ice-covered vehicle on a freezing-cold winter morning and quickly chipping just enough ice off the windshield to see through … then they drive away. We’ve all seen these “peephole”... Read More

New Jersey winters bring snow and ice, which make sidewalks, parking lots and outdoor stairs slippery (and dangerous). These icy and snowy conditions are among the leading causes of slip and fall accidents in NJ. Slippery surfaces can be hazardous for... Read More

Slip and fall accidents are a common cause of NJ personal injury. But these accidents can sometime be fraud (3% according the National Floor Safety Institute). Just recently in the news, a Perth Amboy man was indicted for faking an accident at the car... Read More

Of all the criminal charges in New Jersey, domestic violence may be the most misunderstood. This is concerning because domestic violence matters can have very substantial and long lasting consequences for those charged with and convicted of domestic violence... Read More

In December, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (8-1 decision) that a police officer may stop a vehicle based on a misunderstanding of the law without violating the Fourth Amendment.Heien v. North CarolinaThe case, Heien v. North Carolina, No. 13-604, concerned... Read More

A wrongful death suit involving caramel apples that were contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes has added two more defendants in the case, which now includes Safeway Inc., Happy Apple Company and Bidart Brothers Apple Packing.The complaint was filed... Read More