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Category: Criminal Defense

The 2021 New Jersey Marijuana Legalization

On February 22, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed a series of cannabis reform bills into law. The legislation legalizes recreational cannabis use and possession for adults 21 years old and older. It decriminalizes certain marijuana offenses and changed the penalties from criminal to civil fines. The action has received mixed reactions. While some appreciate the...

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Duress as a Defense in New Jersey Criminal Law

In criminal law, a defendant’s actions can sometimes be excused if they can establish Duress/Coercion as a Defense to Criminal Charges in New Jersey. This defense may apply where a threat or actual physical force caused you to commit a crime. Consider a situation where someone threatens physical harm or holds a gun to your...

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White Collar Criminal Defense in New Jersey

New Jersey White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney When you are facing criminal charges concerning fraud, financial crimes, tax evasion, or other related charges, it is critical to begin working with an experienced New Jersey white collar criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. White collar crime is a relatively broad area of criminal law in...

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