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Is My Criminal Charge a Felony or Misdemeanor?

In New Jersey the terms felony and misdemeanor will not be found on a criminal complaint.  New Jersey uses different terms for these offenses.  In New Jersey a felony is called an Indictable Offense or Crime.  There are four degrees of indictable offenses, 1-4, and they are tried by the County Prosecutor’s Office in the

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What is a Municipal Ordinance Violation?

In New Jersey there are currently 566 municipalities.  They are formed as either buroughs, townships, cities, villages, or towns.  Under the laws of the State of New Jersey each is allowed to create local laws and regulations, called ordinances.  Ordinance violations of a town’s specific local code might include charges of disturbing the peace, excessive noise,

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Six Important Steps for Starting Your Criminal Defense

Being charged with any criminal offense, from a traffic ticket, Disorderly Person Offense (misdemeanor), to a Crime (felony), can be stressful. Often times people are unsure how to begin preparing their defense. This guide will give you the important information to begin preparing your defense. Follow this guide to get the best possible result. Keep

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