A criminal record can have far-reaching consequences, even long after your case has been finalized. Criminal records may affect the employment and business opportunities available to you. Similarly, your chances of accessing government benefits, student loans and housing or participating in civic activities may also be limited. When talking about criminal records, it is important to understand the difference between dismissal and expungement.
The county jails in New Jersey and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement are at odds regarding the release of prisoners who may be subject to deportation without notifying ICE first. As an ICE spokesman notes, when these prisoners are released, "it undermines ICE's ability to protect public safety and impedes us from enforcing the nation's immigration laws,"
A renowned Olympic figure skater has been accused of physically abusing his partner in their New Jersey home following a public reconciliation. The champion athlete had previously announced his divorce from his spouse in what has been labeled a tumultuous relationship, rife with domestic violence.
When Jersey City law enforcement officers approached a parked car near the Booker T. Washington Housing Complex, they discovered an unconscious man in the back seat. He had apparently been the victim of a gunshot to the head.
When faced with criminal charges of any level, a strong defense is the best way to protect your future. From traffic violations to felony charges, legal challenges require an understanding of the law and the local court system as well as the ability to plan and negotiate for the best possible outcome. For three men charged in New Jersey smash-and-grab, individual criminal defense strategies may make a difference in future charges, convictions and sentencing.
New legislation proposed by New Jersey lawmakers would limit employers' ability to inquire about the criminal histories of job applicants. The new measure, known as the Opportunity to Compete Act, would improve civil rights protections for those who may have been convicted of traffic violations, domestic violence and a variety of other criminal allegations. In other words, those who have criminal histories would be able to find and keep jobs faster and easier than they have in the past.
Domestic violence accusations are very serious, and many individuals are charged with domestic violence every year in New Jersey. Allegations of domestic violence can result in serious charges against an individual that can impact the rest of his or her life is he or she is convicted.