Criminal Defense

Can the police search my car?

In New Jersey, you have the right to be secure from illegal searches and seizures while in your vehicle. States law only allows officers to search your vehicle without consent under specific circumstances. Searches without a warrant The 4th Amendment protects citizens...

What are the consequences for underage DUI?

Many young adults experiment with alcohol in social settings before they reach the legal drinking age of 21. Although this is commonplace, it is still illegal and there are consequences for those who decide to consume alcohol and then drive before turning 21....

Protecting yourself from police misconduct

A Rutgers study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) concluded that minorities stand a greater risk of death from police action than their white counterparts. The research found that police were 2.5 times more likely to kill young...

What makes a search illegal?

The Constitution provides fundamental rights to shield you from overactive police activities. One of the most widely cited examples is the protection against illegal search and seizure. Understanding what makes a search by police illegal may help you assert your...

Racial profiling and traffic stops

New Jersey’s Racial Profiling Policy prohibits police officers from making law enforcement decisions based on ethnicity or race. Having legislation like this in place is only one part of the solution, however, because even though racially-motivated traffic stops are...

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