New law will improve the job of security guards

Posted June 22nd, 2015 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense, Legal Topics.

Last July, a Jersey City police officer was shot by a man who had assaulted a drugstore security officer and stole his gun. Almost a year later, the New Jersey Senate’s Law and Public Safety Committee had approved a bill that would expand regulations on security guards in New Jersey. “Melvin Santiago’s Law,” named for […]

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Learn more about liens on personal injury settlements

Posted June 16th, 2015 by .

Categories: Legal Topics, Personal Injury.

It might seem like ages since the accident occurred.  Liability has been established against the party who caused the incident.  The insurance company might have tendered a settlement offer.  Alternatively, an arbitrator may have set the value of the case.  An award may be entered as a result of a court trial.  There is an […]

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“Swatting” is no game in New Jersey

Posted June 8th, 2015 by .

Categories: Legal Topics.

It’s becoming an epidemic in New Jersey. It seems like every week we hear in the news of another “swatting” incident. With the FBI now assisting local authorities in investigations, hopefully this prank will finally disappear. What is swatting, anyway? It’s a prank where an anonymous caller will call emergency services and give a false […]

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What happens in municipal court?

Posted June 4th, 2015 by .

Categories: Legal Topics.

There are a few reasons why you may be ordered to appear in municipal court.  Perhaps you are accused of a traffic violation or a shoplifting offense.  Your neighbor may have brought you to court with noise complaints.  Whatever the charges, it is important to know what happens in municipal court. Ordered to Appear in […]

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What is the criminal law procedure in New Jersey?

Posted April 24th, 2015 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense, Legal Topics.

You might have made a stupid mistake and now you’re going to have to pay for it. You’re nervous and not sure what happens next. It can be an overwhelming experience, one that you probably don’t want to deal with. Sure, dealing with the criminal legal process can be frightening. But knowing what will happen […]

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Before filing your lawsuit, know your time limits

Posted April 9th, 2015 by .

Categories: Legal Topics, Personal Injury.

If you are an adult and have been injured in any type of accident, you may be wondering if there are time limits for filing your lawsuit against the culpable party.  The answer is a resounding yes.  In legal terms, these time limits are referred to as the statute of limitations. For purposes of this […]

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The consequences for failing to appear in court

Posted March 31st, 2015 by .

Categories: Legal Topics.

Perhaps you merely forgot the date of your court appearance.  Maybe you were afraid to face the proverbial music.  Think again.  There may be consequences for failing to appear in court.  You could make a somewhat simple matter evolve into a bad situation. If you are issued a summons in municipal court for either parking […]

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Watch your social media posts

Posted March 24th, 2015 by .

Categories: Legal Topics.

We have one simple warning for those who like to overshare their lives on the Internet: Watch your social media posts. You never know when something that seemed inconsequential at the time will come back to bite you. Learn about privacy settings and the importance of shielding your personal life on the Internet. For certain, […]

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What is obstruction of justice?

Posted March 19th, 2015 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense, Legal Topics.

To some, it may appear that police officials routinely issue obstruction of justice charges for anyone who refuses to cooperate with them.  Obstruction of justice charges are criminal offenses, but are not lawful in some circumstances. What is Obstruction of Justice? The law pertaining to the charge of obstruction of justice is found in N.J.S.A. […]

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The importance of filing a report for your accident

Posted March 10th, 2015 by .

Categories: Legal Topics.

One of the area newspapers runs an interesting column concerning consumer affairs. Most recently, they ran an article that stresses the importance of filing a report. Whether your claim involves a slip and fall in a big box store or a motor vehicle accident, it is important that a proper report is filed. In this particular […]

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