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Friday, December 8, 2017

Grand Jury Proceedings in New Jersey


What happens during a grand jury proceeding in NJ?

Grand jury proceedings are largely shrouded in mystery for most defendants.  Individuals who face serious felony charges in New Jersey may be indicted via a grand jury.  During a grand jury proceeding, up to 23 New Jersey citizens are shown evidence and asked to determine whether or not the charges should result in an indictment.
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Sentencing: The Real Mystery


Is it possible to predict what sentence a defendant will receive?

Some criminal defense attorneys are so good at what they do that they can predict how a jury will decide. While no one can guarantee a specific outcome, having a clear picture of the chances of a conviction can be a valuable asset for a defendant and seriously affect his or her decision-making. What can be more complicated is predicting how the defendant might be sentenced. With state statutes, federal sentencing guidelines and the judge’s discretion in play, sentencing can be a real mystery.

Take, for example, the recent New Jersey case involving a conspiracy to back up traffic at the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

New Jersey Doctors: Trails of Blood Money, Bribery, and Healthcare Fraud


Q: Can a doctor accept compensation or kickbacks for referring business to a laboratory?

First, do no harm. It’s the oath physicians take when they get their medical licenses and promise to take care of their patients--to do right by them.

While it’s not uncommon to hear of doctors defending medical malpractice suits, the number of New Jersey physicians recently accused of such white collar crimes as bribery and healthcare fraud is alarming.


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Monday, May 23, 2016

Little Leniency for Woman Who Burned Her Newborn


What role does mental illness play in criminal sentencing?

Women go through a lot during and after pregnancy. One can experience all types of positive and negative feelings during this time. But, the urge to hurt a child is usually linked to some type of mental illness. If a woman has this urge and succeeds in injuring or killing her child, she will likely face criminal charges. What role will her mental illness in her criminal case? We might find answers in a recent case coming out of the State of New Jersey.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

‘Real Housewives’ Star Skirts "Son of Sam" Laws; Plans Return to Bravo Network From Behind Bars


What are “Son of Sam” laws? 

A review of current Son of Sam laws within New Jersey and elsewhere reveals a fascinating historical look at how these “gag laws” came to be, and how they have been consistently challenged under the First Amendment from a free speech perspective almost from the beginning.
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