Category: Tips If You Are Accused of a Crime

05September

Civil Forfeiture in New Jersey

<UPDATED SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Civil forfeiture actions in New Jersey are some of the most misunderstood cases that clients ask me about. Basically, the state of New Jersey can bring a civil action against your property, alleging that the property was involved in a crime. It’s bizarre, because the
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13August

Is it legal to film the police?

Photo courtesy of Gerry Lauzon UPDATED AUGUST 13, 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Related: Criminal Law, Can police detain me if they have a search warrant?, What to do if you are pulled over. Throughout the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, many people have asked whether it is legal to film the police. Indeed,
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08August

Criminal defendants have no right to choose their public defender

UPDATED AUGUST 8, 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. In New Jersey, if a criminal defendant is indigent and cannot afford a lawyer, the court will appoint a public defender. But what happens if you don’t like your public defender? Do you have the right to switch public defenders or choose a new public
  • criminal law
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06June

What happens if the police don’t read me my rights?

UPDATED JUNE 6, 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Related: Criminal Law, What happens on the first court date if arrested in New Jersey?, Understanding the fee for criminal defense cases   As part of my New Jersey criminal defense practice, the most common question that I hear from clients is, “what happens if
  • arrest, criminal law, miranda, police
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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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