Category: Tips If You Are Accused of a Crime

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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19May

If a passenger is found with drugs, will the driver of the car also get arrested?

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. When I meet with a client about a criminal case, many times the client is accused of possessing drugs (more officially known as a controlled dangerous substance) in their vehicle. And in many of those cases, the alleged drugs that were found are not necessarily in the possession of
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21March

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

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. 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 think. This is because
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17February

Sweeping changes to New Jersey bail system

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Beginning on January 1, 2017, New Jersey’s new bail reform measures went into effect. Full details are available using this link. To call this a “change” would be a real understatement. This is more than a change; it’s a wholesale revamping of the entire bail system. There are some
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21November

Can I plea bargain before the case goes to a grand jury for indictment?

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. A lot of people have heard the terms “grand jury” and “indictment”, especially when reading about publicized events in the news. In New Jersey, before the prosecutor can proceed with a criminal case, each and every defendant has the right to have their case heard by a grand jury
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08July

What is the most important question to ask police if they approach you?

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. As I write this post, it is impossible to turn on the TV or browse social media and ignore the severe tension between police and members of the public. This article is not about the recent incidents with police shooting suspects or the tragic events in Dallas. Rather, it
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01July

How do I get a copy of police dashcam video?

In many criminal cases, the police and the defendant have very different versions of the events that led up to an arrest. Routinely, a client comes into our office and explains what happened and then some time later – maybe months later – police reports are authored and the police describe something very different. Also,
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10June

Is it a burglary if you were given permission to enter?

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. In New Jersey, a person commits a burglary if they enter or remain within certain types of structures without having license or privilege to do so, with the intent to commit an offense. This is discussed at N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2a and related statutes. When we represent a client in a
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12May

What is a DRE and how will it affect my DWI case?

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. According to N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, a person is guilty of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) if they operate a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotics, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drugs. It is also a disorderly persons offense to by in public while under the influence of a controlled dangerous
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01March

BREAKING: New Jersey lab technician falsified drug test results

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Today, we learned of a shocking discovery regarding falsification of drug test results within the New Jersey State Police Laboratory. As part of our Criminal Practice, we handle plenty of cases that involve drug crimes. In practically all drug cases, the State has the burden to prove that a
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