Category: Tips If You Are Accused of a Crime

09May

Police cannot track cell phones without a warrant, Supreme Court rules

UPDATED MAY 9, 2019 Related: Can police track my cellphone without a warrant?, Criminal Law, No Warrant Required for Facebook Postings, Understanding the Fee for a NJ Criminal Defense Attorney. Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. As a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, I am sometimes asked, “can police track my cellphone without a warrant?”
  • cellphone, criminal law, warrant
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21March

Can police detain me if they have a search warrant?

UPDATED MARCH 21, 2019 What happens if police show up to your New Jersey home with a search warrant? Can they detain you? Are you free to leave? What if you don’t even live there? In our criminal defense practice, especially our Passaic County, Essex County, and Hudson County cases, we hear questions like these
  • criminal law, detention, warrant
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12March

If you are offered probation, can you go to jail?

UPDATED MARCH 12, 2019 As a New Jersey criminal attorney, I am asked if a guilty plea and probation will result in jail time.  In New Jersey, if you accept a plea in exchange for probation, you can still go to jail in certain situations. First, it depends on the terms of the probation.  In
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05March

Understanding that domestic violence plea results in loss of firearm permits

UPDATED MARCH 5, 2019 As a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer, I am frequently asked by clients how a guilty plea will affect them.  In fact, criminal defense attorneys are prohibited from providing misleading material information that results in an uninformed plea.  This may be considered ineffective assistance of counsel. Several weeks ago, the Appellate
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27February

Transporting Firearms in New Jersey – getting searched, and getting caught

Updated Feb. 27 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Gun crimes and issues regarding carrying firearms and possessing weapons have been heavily covered by news sources lately. And our clients in New Jersey may have lots of questions about transporting guns in their cars and whether police may search a car for guns. Recently,
  • criminal law, firearms, police, vehicle search, warrant
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14January

Drunk Driving and Car Accidents in New Jersey

UPDATED January 14, 2019 There are a lot of legal issues involving drunk driving and car accidents. People may be hurt and suffer severe personal injuries in car accidents. Drunk drivers may face serious penalties for DUI/DWI and related tickets, or even criminal charges in Superior Court. A bar may be liable for injuries. Below
  • car accident, criminal law, drunk driving, dui, jail, municipal court, personal injury, superior court, ticket, traffic
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16December

Can police use a drug sniffing dog without probable cause?

What happens if police show up to your New Jersey home with a drug sniffing dog? Are they permitted to use the dog around your home to search for drugs without probable cause? Or do they need permission or a warrant? The United States Supreme Court recently addressed this question, and the outcome will likely
  • criminal law, police, possession, warrant
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01December

What will happen if I am served with a restraining order in New Jersey? (UPDATED)

UPDATED DEC 1. 2018 As New Jersey criminal and family lawyers, clients come to us after having received a temporary restraining order (TRO). Naturally, they want to know what will happen after they are served with TRO. It is a serious situation in New Jersey, but the process itself is usually fairly straightforward. The first
  • domestic violance, restraining order
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15October

Warrantless Searches of Cars UPDATED

Updated October 15, 2018 As most people know, the police generally need a warrant if they want to perform a search. However, police often do not need a warrant if they pull over a car, assuming that they have a reason to pull the car over. Once the vehicle is pulled over, police may perform
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29September

Can the police question you about your Google searches? UPDATED

Updated Sept. 29 2018 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. As a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, I am sometimes asked if police can obtain your Google searches and question you about them. Presently in the news, there are a wide range of questions about the NSA and other authorities gathering data online. At the
  • criminal law, warrant
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