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New Jersey Possession of Marijuana Lawyer: Can Police Search Your Car Because They Smell Marijuana?

In short, yes. In New Jersey, police cannot conduct a search of your vehicle unless they have probable cause to believe that your car contains… Read more →

Recent DWI Developments

Two recent developments in the area of DWI law are going to have a significant impact on people charged with DWI. The first development concerns… Read more →

Harassment is Not Something to be Ignored

In New Jersey, harassment is considered a petty disorderly persons offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4. The possible penalties include up to thirty days jail time and… Read more →

Expungement: A New Beginning

“Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a crime?” Your answer to this question may prevent you from getting a good job, an approval… Read more →

The Costly Crime of Shoplifting

Shoplifting is one of the most common crimes in New Jersey. Many people believe that shoplifting is a minor offense and that the charge has… Read more →

After a Car Accident: What Do I Do?

Car accidents are the number one cause of personal injury claims in New Jersey.  If you have been involved in a car accident, it is… Read more →

Slip And Fall Accidents, Establishing Fault

Determining who is responsible in a slip and fall accident can be tough. Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of… Read more →

Megan’s Law

By Tom Chaves, Esq. Under Megan’s Law those convicted of certain sexual crimes against a child must register as sex offenders with public notification in… Read more →

The Real Cost of a DWI Conviction

By Tom Chaves, Esq. While most people associate this charge with alcohol specifically, it’s important to remember that it also pertains to any substance that… Read more →

Current Trends in Marijuana Legalization

By Tom Chaves,  Esq. On Election Day, voters in the states of Oregon, Alaska and in Washington, D.C. voted in favor of approving sweeping pro-marijuana… Read more →