I’ve been charged with Theft in New Jersey Municipal Court. Now what?

One of the more common – and serious – municipal court penalties is Theft. Most theft and shoplifting charges heard in municipal court are so-called “disorderly persons” offenses which involve the theft of property worth less than $200 in total value. By
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Can I Go to Jail for Overdue Alimony?

Answer: Overdue Support Obligations Can Result in Severe Consequences Including Incarceration It’s a familiar story with which experienced family attorneys are well-acquainted: a New Jersey spouse paying spousal support or “alimony” on the basis of an income level that he or she
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New Bill Could Dramatically Affect New Jersey Traffic Court

Garden State Drivers Could Face Fines, Points and Driver’s License Suspension for Ordinary Acts Behind the Wheel A new piece of legislation working its way through New Jersey’s state legislature could have a dramatic impact on motorists using New Jersey many highway
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Defendant Wins Appeal After Sentenced to Jail

New Jersey Municipal Court Defendant Successful on Appeal After Sentenced to Jail and License Suspension for Careless Driving In this particular case, the municipal court judge sentenced the defendant to a suspension of driving privileges for ninety days, fines and costs totaling
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DeMichele Attorney Discusses ‘Stop and Frisk’ Controversy (VIDEO)

TV: DeMichele & DeMichele Shareholder Debates the Broad Implications of the ‘Stop and Frisk’ Political, Court Challenges in New York City Our own Rick DeMichele, Jr. appeared on WMCN44’s Dom Time television program on Monday night to discuss the ongoing “stop and
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Is the New DWI Legislation Constitutional?

A Proposed Bill Would Stiffen DWI/DUI Penalties and Raises Serious Constitutional Questions We’re constantly tracking developments in New Jersey DWI/DUI law; not just when the bills are signed into law, but also when the legislation at issue is initially conceived and debated
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What happens to Child Support when the Payor is in Jail?

Incarceration Leads to a Suspension of Enforcement of Child Support Questions regarding child support obligations and enforcement of those obligations often arise when a family is in crisis. This is certainly the case when a child support payer is sentenced to a jail term.
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Careless Driving: Incarceration has its Limits

Defendant Avoids Jail Time for Careless Driving Conviction Recently, in State of New Jersey v. Diana M. Palma, the Appellate Division ruled that the Defendant’s incarceration for careless driving conviction was improper and remanded the case back to the trial court for
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DUI Penalties Could Be Getting Tougher in New Jersey

Offenders could face 18 months in jail. DUI/DWI legislation is always a popular preoccupation of state legislators. New Jersey municipal court attorneys must keep a watchful eye on developments in the law in order to best serve their clients. Often, these proposals
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