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Bail reform in New Jersey

In the beginning of 2017, New Jersey implemented a new bail system that differs significantly from earlier bail rules. Most people are familiar with the basic rules of traditional bail: a person charged with an offense puts up a sum of money for release until trial. The amount typically depends on the severity of the offense and the likelihood the defendant will flee.

New Jersey introduced its reforms in response to common complaints about the problems with the traditional way of posting bail. One outstanding issue is those people, often charged with minor offenses, who cannot afford bail and so remain incarcerated. For many, this results in job loss and other serious consequences.

How to clear your record of drug convictions in New Jersey

When you have paid the price for your drug conviction, it should not have to follow you around for the rest of your life. A criminal record makes it hard for you to be successful in turning your life around by presenting employment and housing challenges.

There is hope, however, through New Jersey’s new expungement laws. If you qualify, then you can have a clear record quickly so you can leave the past behind and move forward.

Could you be criminally charged for driving and texting?

New Jersey has some of the strictest cell phone laws in the United States. The Office of the Attorney General cites distracted driving due to cell phone use in more than 817,000 motor vehicle crashes in a four-year period from 2010 to 2014. It is important for all drivers to know the law and understand the penalties for violating the law.

4 things that out-of-state traffic violators should know

If you got pulled over in New Jersey and it is not your home state, you might be feeling stressed, confused and uncomfortable. Whether you were driving through the Atlantic City Expressway or the Garden State Parkway, getting an out-of-state traffic violation is never fun. Here is a quick guide to dealing with the consequences of getting a New Jersey traffic violation.

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