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  • Can You Go to Jail for Terroristic Threats?

    Jan 27, 2024

    Short Answer? Yes. Making terroristic threats in New Jersey can lead to criminal charges, and if convicted, an individual may face imprisonment. In New Jersey, terroristic threats are considered a criminal offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3, and it is treated seriously by the legal system. What is a Terroristic Threat? According to New Jersey law, a person can be charged with terroristic threats if they threaten to commit a crime of violence with the purpose of...

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  • Why Should I Hire a Strong Criminal Defense Attorney?

    Feb 16, 2023

    Reasons To Hire A Strong Criminal Defense Attorney People who are charged with crimes should do everything they can to ensure the best possible outcome for their case. In many cases, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help defendants fully exercise their legal rights and explore all their legal options. Defendants usually are not equipped to represent themselves, so there are many reasons to hire a strong criminal defense attorney. To learn more about what...

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  • Can You Record a Police Officer in New Jersey?

    May 4, 2022

    Allegations of police misconduct make headlines across the country. Incidents involving police brutality, harassment, false allegations, and general abuse of authority are troubling but increasingly commonplace. When interacting with law enforcement officials, it is important to take steps for self-protection. At the Forrester Law Firm, a common question we hear is about whether an individual can record a police officer. In New Jersey, it is legal to capture videos and audio recordings of a law...

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  • Can My Record Be Expunged?

    Feb 11, 2022

    Clearing your criminal history is very important for those who have been found guilty of any level of criminal offense in New Jersey. Expungements completely remove a criminal conviction from state or federal records; the conviction is also removed from the defendant's criminal record. This is very important for several reasons, particularly finding employment and the ability to secure a loan for housing or other purposes. Those who want to learn more about expungements and...

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  • What is Resisting Arrest in New Jersey?

    Jan 28, 2022

    When individuals are under arrest, some have the impulse to pull away, retreat, or resist. However, resisting arrest in New Jersey is treated as obstructing law enforcement during the performance of their official duties. Interfering with a law enforcement’s attempts to make an arrest is a criminal offense in New Jersey. If you or someone you care about is being accused of resisting arrest, consider speaking with a criminal defense attorney at Forrester Law Firm...

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  • What is a Plea Agreement?

    Dec 15, 2021

    In the United States, the many criminal cases never go to trial, which is either due to the prosecution dropping the charges or the case ending with a plea agreement. According to the The Basics of a Plea Agreement A plea agreement, also known as a plea bargain, is an agreement between the prosecution and the defendant in a criminal case. In exchange for a guilty plea from the defendant, the prosecution agrees to...

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  • Do I Have the Right to Remain Silent? Criminal Defense

    Nov 30, 2021

    Many people who are accused of committing a criminal offense are not familiar with the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. A clause included in the Fifth Amendment is designed to protect those who are accused from being coerced to implicate themselves in criminal situations. The "Miranda warning" was established in Miranda v. Arizona by the Supreme Court in 1966. This means that under certain conditions law enforcement officers are required to notify those...

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  • What Do I Do If My Child Has Received a Title IX Complaint?

    Nov 12, 2021

    When a college student receives a Title IX complaint, it can be stressful for both the student and parents, who may not be aware of what this means. This federal law prohibits discrimination in Greek organizations, sports, extracurricular clubs, and other educational activities and programs. If you are wondering what to do when your child receives a Title IX complaint, you may want to consider reaching out to The Forrester Law Firm at 609-613-1513 to...

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  • How Can I Beat a Drug Possession Charge?

    Oct 29, 2021

    Allegations of drug possession in New Jersey should be taken seriously, as the penalties for a conviction are harsh. When facing drug possession charges, it is natural to feel frightened and overwhelmed. Will you face jail time, or be required to pay hefty fines? The fact is a conviction on drug possession charges can result in far more damage than fines and jail or prison time. Criminal convictions can affect a person’s livelihood, impact the...

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  • Is Criminal Mischief More Than Pranks and Dares?

    Oct 15, 2021

    Pranks and Dares: Understanding Criminal Mischief Criminal mischief in New Jersey is an offense that can leave those convicted facing serious punishment. Whether spray painting someone’s garage door, firing paintballs at private or public property, or other types of vandalism, criminal mischief may involve pranks that are done on a dare, intentional actions, or even by accident in some cases. Those who have been charged with criminal mischief may want to consider scheduling a free...

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