Category: Tips If You Are Accused of a Crime

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
  • burglary, criminal law
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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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08January

What happens if you fail out of Drug Court?

If a person is accused of a serious crime involving drugs, they may be offered entry into a program called Drug Court. Basically, the program is designed to take non-violent drug offenders out of the prison system and place them into an intensive program for drug treatment and rehabilitation. The person would have to be
  • criminal law, drug court, drug crimes
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18December

Can I plead guilty if I’m not guilty?

When we handle a criminal case, it is very common that we are able to negotiate an early plea offer for our clients. Of course, our clients typically have a lot of questions about the plea and how it will impact their lives. But an interesting question that we are sometimes asked is whether or
  • criminal law, plea bargaining
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