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Recent Hot Criminal Law Topics in New Jersey

Posted by David Pine | Mar 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Recent Hot Criminal Law Topics in New Jersey Criminal justice reform: New Jersey has made significant efforts in criminal justice reform in recent years, including the elimination of cash bail, the decriminalization of marijuana, and the creation of a statewide conviction review unit. Gun l...


Posted by David Pine | Feb 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

In a news release by the New Jersey Judiciary on February 3, 2021, the courts have indicated that there is currently a judiciary review taking place for early discharge of rehabilitated probationers.  According to the press release: "Judges across the state have concluded the supervisory terms ...

New Jersey Passes Laws to Decriminalize Marijuana

Posted by David Pine | Dec 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

On December 17, 2020,  the New Jersey Legislature passed legislation to legalize and decriminalize marijuana in the Garden State. Bills A21/S21 legalizes marijuana in New Jersey.  The bill, S2535/ A1897, decriminalize up to 6 ounces of cannabis and downgrades the penalty for the sale of up to 1 o...

What does it mean to be placed on Pretrial Monitoring?

Posted by David Pine | Dec 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Purpose of Pretrial Monitoring According to the New Jersey Judiciary, the purpose of pretrial monitoring is to manage a pretrial defendants' risk of failure to appear in court, the risk to the community safety, and the risk of obstructing or attempting to obstruct the criminal justice process.  ...


Posted by David Pine | Mar 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

The pandemic dominates the headlines.  As reported by the New York Times, "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that no gatherings with 50 people or more — including weddings, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events or conferences — be held in the United States for the...


Posted by David Pine | Jun 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Only experience can spot this guys scam ... fraud is fraud, and a pattern of criminal behavior follows. After dealing with hundreds of consumer fraud contractor cases over the years it was a pleasure dealing with the authorities in Ocean County, specifically the professionalism of the Brick Towns...

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