Criminal Law

March 13, 2017
Your Rights After an Arrest

What Are Your Rights After an Arrest?

If you are a big fan of TV police dramas, you no doubt are familiar with the terminology “Miranda rights”.  You might have first heard Sergeant Joe Friday from the old “Dragnet” series mirandize a perpetrator, or, more recently you watched any of the detectives in the many “Law and Order” shows give the Miranda warning to the bad guy by uttering the following words: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used […]
June 20, 2016
Jury Nullification

What is Jury Nullification?

The law is a fascinating subject, and, even if you are not a legal scholar, there are always criminal trials making headlines in the news.  There are flamboyant or famous Defendants, some whom we’ll never meet on the street, but we know of their actions, or perhaps I should say “alleged actions” and the media makes us well aware of all the sordid details and titillating tidbits to help us make up our minds whether or not that person is […]
July 8, 2015

What Are Police Powers And What Are Your Rights?

Police powers might be a term you never heard of before, but chances are if you know an officer of the law or you have ever been searched, warranted or arrested, you have had experience of police powers.  These “powers” are put into place for good reason.  First off they help keep communities safe, or at least they are supposed to, but recent news says otherwise.  The police powers come into play in communities, when or if someone or a […]
June 1, 2013

What is Attorney Client Confidentiality?

According to New Jersey Law, the attorney-client relationship is highly protected as is the confidentiality they share. All communications between the client and the NJ attorney in the professional relationship are considered to be privileged and confidential. In most cases, the lawyer is expected to respect any information that they obtain from a client and is it their duty to not disclose information. Unless the client makes informed consent which states that the lawyer can disclose information, the attorney is […]