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Major Traffic Violations in New Jersey

Traffic violations in New Jersey can earn you a ticket, fine, or other consequences. Nonetheless, not all transgressions are considered equal in the eyes of the law. Major traffic violations that place the lives of others in danger can hold the possibility of jail time, community service, suspension of driving privileges, or more. You could...

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What to Do When Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence

Millions of people are abused by their partner or spouse all over the world. As such, domestic violence is considered a grave charge. It could have damaging repercussions on a defendant’s civil rights and future criminal record. Unfortunately, many men and women are falsely accused of domestic violence each year. This disingenuity could be done...

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DUI Defense Strategies

DUI/DWI defense cases are not simple to win. However, they are not impossible to prevail. If you have a New Jersey DWI/DUI Defense Lawyer who recognizes the challenges ahead and has assisted others in winning these challenging cases, you are in a strong position. The Law Office of Matthew V. Portella, LLC, has established reliable...

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Self-Defense Criminal Law

Every state has self-defense laws that allow individuals who are threatened to utilize reasonable force to defend themselves or others and to escape criminal liability for their utilization of force. However, each state has its specific rules that govern the use of force in self-defense, and using force beyond the bounds of the laws of...

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COVID Scams

I received an email offering to check on the status of my stimulus check.  Is this email safe and reliable? No. The DOJ has reported scams known as “phishing” emails which falsely claim that you can check on your stimulus money if you provide your bank account information.  Do not provide your information to anyone...

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Domestic Violence during the Covid Crisis

Residents of New Jersey, like people across the country, face an unprecedented and historic crisis as we shelter in place to protect ourselves from the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we self-isolate and observe the rigors of social distancing, there are increased pressures on couples, spouses, partners, and people who live together because of the crisis.  Such...

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How Much Does a DUI Lawyer Cost?

If you’ve been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), it’s common and understandable to wonder how much a lawyer will cost. Unfortunately, the answer is not simple and straightforward. When considering the costs of a DUI/DWI lawyer, here are three things you should consider. There is no hard-and-fast rule...

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