Are Traffic Violations in NJ Considered Crimes?

Technically speaking, New Jersey does not have “felonies” and “misdemeanors.” Instead, the state classifies offenses as “indictable crimes” and “disorderly persons” offenses. As a result, this raises an important question: “if I am cited for a traffic violation in New Jersey, have I been charged with a crime?”  The short answer is “no.” Traffic violations …

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Restraining Orders in a Domestic Violence Case

When domestic violence accusations are made against someone, the alleged victim may seek a restraining order against the alleged perpetrator. In New Jersey, a court can enter a temporary restraining order with relatively little evidence.  In this article, our New Jersey domestic violence defense lawyer discusses the key things to know about restraining orders in …

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2021 Law Office of Matthew V. Portella, LLC’s scholarship winner

Scholarship winner, Arianna Davis We would like to congratulate Arianna Davis for being selected as the 2021 recipient of the Law Office of Matthew V. Portella, LLC $500 scholarship! Arianna Davis is a junior at Rutgers University studying English with a minor in Film Studies. She made Dean’s Lists during the end of her freshman year …

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How Long Does a DWI Stay on Your Driving History in New Jersey?

A DWI conviction can have serious repercussions on your eligibility for employment, financial loans, and even scholarships. If your previous career involved using a vehicle, you could even find yourself out of a job, and this is before taking into account the fines and penalties that could follow a conviction. This article answers a very …

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