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Planning the right defense strategy for violent crime charges


Every state in America takes a slightly different approach to crime. This goes back to the very founding of the country, after which each state was responsible for passing their own laws in many different areas, not just criminal statutes. The federal government, to a certain extent, had no business in interfering with the laws passed by individual states. This concept, known as "federalism," is still alive today.

Sexual assault alleged to be part of high-profile hazing case


As many of our readers have no doubt noticed by now, a story about the alleged criminal conduct of several football players at a New Jersey high school has made significant headlines in recent days. The conduct in question allegedly involves hazing rituals and, most importantly, possible incidents of sexual assault.

An overview of criminal prescription drug laws


By now the vast majority of Americans know all about the never-ending "War on Drugs" and that substances like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine are illegal in every way. These types of substances have been causing problems in our society for as long as they have been around, with ebbs and flows in popularity and availability causing some to be more problematic than others at times. However, what many people may not know is that prescription drugs, such as Vicodin, Xanax and OxyContin, are just as much a part of drug use and drug trafficking in New Jersey and throughout the country.

What is bank fraud?


Many different types of criminal charges strike New Jersey residents as unfamiliar, most times simply because they sound like "legalese." Fraud is probably one of them. Many New Jersey residents, and, indeed, most people in general, probably don't know what all a criminal charge for fraud entails. This is even more so the case when it comes down to a specific form of fraud, like bank fraud.

Protecting yourself when facing theft charges in New Jersey


There are a wide variety of theft charges in New Jersey, including charges for identity theft, shoplifting, credit card theft and bank fraud. When a New Jersey resident finds themselves facing one of these charges, it is important to craft a defense strategy that is specifically tailored to address theft crimes.

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