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07October

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

Harassment in the workplace comes in many forms. Not all types of harassment, however, are the basis for a legal claim. For example, petty slights by co-workers, annoyances at work, and isolated incidents (unless severe), do not give the basis for a legal claim. In order to proceed with a legal claim for a “hostile
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02October

Is leaving a baby in a car always considered child abuse?

UPDATED OCTOBER 2, 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. A hot topic in the news today is the issue about babies and toddlers who were left in a locked car. Certainly, there are several dangerous things that could happen to a child left in a car, even if the parent is only away for
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26September

How to Beat/Fail a Field Sobriety Test

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. A significant portion of my practice involves defending those accused of driving while intoxicated. As such, I am very familiar with what New Jersey law enforcement typically does when they suspect that a person may be guilty of DUI/DWI. I am not writing this article
  • criminal law, drunk driving, dui, dwi, municipal court
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19September

If you drive while suspended for DUI, you will go to jail

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 As we have previously discussed, drunk driving convictions (whether by plea or trial conviction) are very serious in New Jersey and carry with them several mandatory penalties. The prosecutors take these cases seriously and they will not agree to drop the charges or plead them down to a lesser offense. One
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12September

Traffic Tickets: Missing court; pleading by mail; expunging traffic tickets

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 12,2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Clients who have received traffic tickets often ask me many of the same questions about how the New Jersey court system generally handles tickets. Therefore, I wanted to publish some common questions and general answers to questions about New Jersey traffic tickets. In this first installment,
  • expungement, municipal court, ticket, traffic, warrant
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05September

Civil Forfeiture in New Jersey

<UPDATED SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Civil forfeiture actions in New Jersey are some of the most misunderstood cases that clients ask me about. Basically, the state of New Jersey can bring a civil action against your property, alleging that the property was involved in a crime. It’s bizarre, because the
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29August

Slow down when driving through town

UPDATED AUGUST 29, 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. A large part of our personal injury practice are cases involving car accidents. We have seen too many types of car crashes to list, but the most common car accidents involve negligent drivers in densely populated areas who are simply not paying attention and/or driving
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21August

SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES AND NEW JERSEY STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Up until a few months ago, victims of sexual assault were often prevented from seeking to hold their abusers accountable in court because of the state of limitations. After years of fighting, however, a new law in NJ that will go into effect at the end of 2019 offers such victims of child sexual abuse
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13August

Is it legal to film the police?

Photo courtesy of Gerry Lauzon UPDATED AUGUST 13, 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Related: Criminal Law, Can police detain me if they have a search warrant?, What to do if you are pulled over. Throughout the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, many people have asked whether it is legal to film the police. Indeed,
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08August

Criminal defendants have no right to choose their public defender

UPDATED AUGUST 8, 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. In New Jersey, if a criminal defendant is indigent and cannot afford a lawyer, the court will appoint a public defender. But what happens if you don’t like your public defender? Do you have the right to switch public defenders or choose a new public
  • criminal law
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