Category: Tips If You Are Accused of a Crime

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
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 26 Apr  0 Comments
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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
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 04 Apr  0 Comments
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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
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 25 Sep  0 Comments
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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
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 19 May  0 Comments
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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
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 17 Feb  0 Comments
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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
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 21 Nov  0 Comments
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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
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 08 Jul  0 Comments
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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,
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 01 Jul  0 Comments
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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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