DWI, Drug Offenses and
Municipal Court Law Firm

Serving East Brunswick and the Surrounding AreaCall: (732) 204-7387

Criminal Law

Drug-Related Charges

January 22nd, 2018

A drug-related charge can ruin you professionally anywhere, including New Jersey. Hiring a New Jersey attorney is your best bet in either getting your charges dismissed or finding an alternative to a clean record. Your attorney knows the laws and how to help prove that you were innocent. There are many cases where the evidence […]

New Bill Hopes to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

January 8th, 2018

New Jersey recently introduced new legislation in the state Senate that would legalize growing, selling, and using marijuana recreationally. Even the bill’s sponsor believes that it has little hope of being enacted under New Jersey’s current Republican Governor, Chris Christie, who opposes all efforts for legalization. Instead, Senator Nicholas Scutari sponsored the bill as a […]

Did the Police Illegally Knock Down Your Door?

December 12th, 2017

Having your door knocked down by the police probably sounds a bit remote, but it happens – and it’s not always legal. When the police knock down the door of a home, it’s typically based on the suspicion of violence or on following a lead related to a significant crime. Nevertheless, there are regulations that […]

Not So Simple – Simple Possession Charges

December 6th, 2017

While law enforcement’s approach to the possession and use of small amounts of marijuana has relaxed in recent years, many drug offenses remain legal priorities. Simple drug charges in New Jersey are rarely simple, and the resultant penalties can vary from relatively small fines to imprisonment and high fines. Your Simple Possession Charges If you […]

Judge, Jury and …Prosecutor?

November 10th, 2017

Two cousins will receive $575,000 and a new trial in Linden, New Jersey after a court found their civil rights were violated in a case from 2010. The criminal justice system involves many different players to ensure that the rights of defendants are adequately protected. The prosecutor represents the state in bringing charges and working […]

Could Mental Health Court Be Next in NJ?

November 1st, 2017

The country’s first mental health court was established twenty years ago in Florida. Since then, about 300 counties across the United States have adopted similarly innovative and progressive mental health courts. The statistics related to inmates who suffer from mental illness are significant. The Statistics Statistics out of the Bureau of Justice reveal some startling […]

Expungement vs Dismissal

October 17th, 2017

In New Jersey, a crime conviction can be expunged, which is the only way to truly clear it from your record. A dismissal, on the other hand, may lull you into thinking the issue has been taken care of, but it doesn’t necessarily remove the charge from your record. It’s in your best interest to […]

Mind Your Manners in and out of the Courtroom

October 11th, 2017

Courtrooms are no place to go rogue when it comes to minding your manners. Courtrooms, in fact, are bastions of civility, and good courtroom manners are highly valued. Do yourself a favor and mind your p’s and q’s when you’re in a courtroom. For good measure, why not make good manners part of your daily […]

The Right to Discovery

October 3rd, 2017

If you’re facing New Jersey criminal charges, you have rights, which include the right to obtain certain evidence and information. This is known as the right to discovery, and it generally means that you, as the defendant, have the right to review the prosecution’s evidence before going to trial. In fact, the prosecutorial duty to […]

Detention vs. Arrest

September 27th, 2017

The difference between detention and arrest can be dramatic. Your rights in these separate scenarios can differ significantly. To detain you, an officer need only possess reasonable suspicion. To arrest you, on the other hand, an officer needs probable cause. The level of cause for detention and for arrest are distinct and are worth exploring. […]