Category: Tips If You Are Accused of a Crime

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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06August

What happens on the first court date, if arrested in New Jersey?

UPDATED AUGUST 6, 2018 One of the first things that most people who are accused of crimes in New Jersey ask us is, “what is going to happen at my first court date?” In most cases, the short answer is: Not all that much. The criminal justice system in New Jersey functions almost nothing like
  • criminal law
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03August

Can Police Track My Cellphone Without a Warrant?

Related: Criminal Law, No Warrant Required for Facebook Postings, Understanding the Fee for a NJ Criminal Defense Attorney. UPDATED AUGUST 3, 2018 As New Jersey criminal defense attorneys, we are sometimes asked, “can police track my cellphone without a warrant?” Police do all sorts of things in their investigations, but if they are supposed to
  • cellphone, criminal law, warrant
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22July

What to do if you are pulled over?

Updated July 22, 2018 Related: DUI/DWI, Traffic Tickets, Points for New Jersey Traffic Tickets.   As attorneys who represent drivers accused of traffic violations in New Jersey, we are often asked, “what do I say to the cop after he pulls me over?” Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you get
  • criminal law, traffic
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17July

Can I get a conditional discharge in New Jersey if I am caught with marijuana?

Updated July 17, 2018 Possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Jersey is illegal, but because of decriminalization certain first time offenders are able to avoid criminal penalties. This can be done by entering a conditional discharge program at the Municipal Court where you are charged. We frequently appear in the various municipal courts
  • conditional discharge, criminal law, marijuana, possession, pot
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05July

No Warrant Required for Facebook Postings

Updated July 5, 2018 As part of our criminal defense practice, we are often asked “do police need a warrant to search your Facebook page?” Obviously, this is a fairly new issue and there is limited law to give us guidance. But the underlying question is the same as in most questions about warrant requirements
  • criminal law, police, warrant
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30April

Leaving child in car potentially gross-negligence and criminal

  UPDATED April 30, 2018 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. During the warmer months, there was some public debate about the dangers of leaving children alone in a car seat “just for a second”. As we explain below, in New Jersey a parent could be criminally prosecuted for abuse and neglect for leaving a
  • child endangerment, criminal law, family law
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26April

Do I have to answer a police officer’s questions?

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq.  (UPDATED April 26, 2018) On a pretty regular basis, clients come into my office for a criminal matter and I find out later that they likely would never have been criminally charged if they simply declined to talk to the police. And it happens more often than one would
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04April

Will I go to prison if I am charged with a gun crime in New Jersey?

As part of my criminal practice, clients come to me with all kinds of criminal cases, including gun charges. Gun crime is a serious issue nowadays, and of course there is a lot of media attention regarding gun crimes. New Jersey politicians have responded to this by passing some of the strictest gun laws in
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25September

What happens after someone is arrested for a felony in New Jersey?

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. As part of my criminal practice, I often get calls from spouses, relatives, and friends of those recently arrested for various kinds of New Jersey felonies. Gone are the old days of monetary bail for the vast majority of New Jersey criminal cases where bail would be set and
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