New Jersey Postpones Marijuana Prosecutions

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On July 25, New Jersey’s Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal halted all municipal prosecutions of marijuana cases until at least Sept. 4. He will examine the decriminalization of the drug in the meantime. Grewal sent a memo to county and municipal prosecutors that announced he will issue a directive by the end of next month. … Continued

Marijuana Laws in New Jersey

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Many states throughout the country are headed towards the legalization of recreational marijuana. In New Jersey, however, there hasn’t been very much movement towards that legalization even though there has been a lot of talk about it. Despite the fact that the new governor wished to have marijuana legalized by the end of April, it … Continued

DWI Checkpoints Across NJ for Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, which means that people from near and far will be headed down the shore. As much fun as this weekend is, it is important that people take safety precautions and do not drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There are so many other options that allow individuals … Continued

DWI Defenses in New Jersey

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Individuals who are charged with driving while intoxicated in New Jersey are facing a lot of very serious consequences. It is important for an individual who has been charged with a DWI or any other offense to retain the services of an experienced attorney that can look for defenses on behalf of the individual. There … Continued

Points on a NJ Driving Record

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While many of New Jersey’s drivers obey the rules of the road, some fail to do so and end up suffering the consequences. When a driver commits a traffic violation, they may be subject to serious fines and other penalties, such as points. When points are added to a driver’s record, the individual may face … Continued

New Jersey Crimes

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When an individual is charged with a crime in New Jersey, they are faced with a number of different consequences depending on the severity of the crime. In New Jersey, law enforcement and the criminal court system has different names for crimes than other states throughout the country do. For example, what most places refer … Continued

Shoplifting Penalties in NJ

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If an individual in New Jersey is charged with shoplifting, they need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible because they face significant penalties. At Tomes & Hanratty, P.C., clients who come to us with a shoplifting charge should be sure to bring as much information as they can pertaining to the incident. … Continued

Reckless Driving Offenses in New Jersey

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Reckless driving is one of the most serious traffic offenses in New Jersey. It is a “traffic offense”  with jail time. If you were charged with reckless driving, it is vital that you talk to an attorney about the charges. Reckless driving charges in New Jersey can lead to license suspensions and high fines and … Continued

Juvenile Crimes

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New Jersey residents under age 18 who have been accused of a crime are usually tried in family court, where punishments are more lenient and there is a heightened focus on rehabilitation. However, in some circumstances, adolescents are tried in the state’s adult court system, which can result in lifelong repercussions. In order to have … Continued

What should I do if I’m stopped by the police?

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If the police stop you, in your car or walking around, do you have to stop? Well, that depends, is it an field inquiry, in investigative detention, or an arrest? Police can’t stop people at random, they need without a particular suspicion of criminal activity by that person they want to talk to. But, police … Continued