Indictable Crimes vs. Disorderly Persons Offenses: What’s the Difference?

Posted October 19th, 2018 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

It may have been a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or maybe you didn’t realize what you were doing was considered illegal. Or perhaps you didn’t do it. Whatever the case may be, you are under arrest for a crime in New Jersey. You go to your hearing to […]

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Is Shoplifting That Big of a Deal?

Posted March 14th, 2018 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Sometimes while you are shopping, you might see something you really want but can’t necessarily afford. Although you may just pout and save up for the item for a future time, some people would just slide that item into their jacket. That is considered shoplifting. Most people who have done this don’t find it to be […]

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Warning! Why You Should Worry about Serving Alcohol to Minors

Posted February 27th, 2018 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Maybe it didn’t seem like such a bad idea. After the football game, your son invited some buddies over. Emotions were high as everyone was excited that the team made it to the championship. In fact, you were happy to host the celebration and bought a few six packs. It’s what happens next that is […]

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When It Looks Like You Could Go to Jail on Assault Charges

Posted December 12th, 2017 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

You feel entirely justified. After all, you only punched the guy in the nose after he said something derogatory about your sister. Meanwhile, even a few moments in cuffs has you concerned. Now that you’re facing assault charges, you are downright worried. Could you wind up in jail? First, you should be aware that under […]

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What is a Pre-Indictment Conference?

Posted November 15th, 2017 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

You were charged with a crime and it’s a doozy. You’re facing a punishment that includes years in prison plus massive fines. You’re nervous about just going to court, let alone what happens if you’re found guilty. However, instead of getting a court date, you are scheduled for a pre-indictment conference. What does this mean? […]

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The Difference Between Municipal Ordinance Violations and Disorderly Persons Offenses

Posted November 3rd, 2017 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Commonalities and contrasts between different laws and violations in the Garden State can be confusing. Luckily, the experts at the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone are here to help you understand the laws of New Jersey a little better. We are going to discuss the differences between municipal ordinance violations and disorderly persons offenses. Before […]

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The Degrees of Crime In New Jersey

Posted October 23rd, 2017 by .

Categories: Legal Topics.

Most people who have watched a television crime saga have heard the term crimes of the first degree or something along those lines. However, do you know what that means? Is there more than one degree of crime? Are these crimes hot or cold? Alright, maybe not that, but you see what we’re getting at. […]

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What Penalties are You Facing for Impersonation?

Posted July 28th, 2017 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Identity theft is a major problem in this country. You hear it on the news all the time of another person losing thousands of dollars because someone stole their identity. But what kind of punishment are you facing if you are charged with the crime of impersonation? What is Impersonation? According to state statute N.J.S.A. […]

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Union City Municipal Ordinances: What You Need to Know

Posted March 30th, 2017 by .

Categories: Legal Topics.

You live or do business in Union City.  You pride yourself on being a good citizen and do your best to follow the rules.  There’s one problem.  You really don’t know much about Union City’s municipal ordinances.  Does this mean you could potentially find yourself in trouble? In your spare time, you might consider reviewing […]

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The Difference Between Grand Theft Auto and Joyriding

Posted March 29th, 2017 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Your best friend just bought one sweet ride. You have been itching to go for a ride but your friend is waiting for nicer weather before taking it out on the open road. One day, she asks you to house-sit for her while she goes on vacation and you agree. While she’s out of town, you […]

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