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Knowledge is power, and this blog is dedicated to providing the most updated information on New Jersey Criminal Defense, related topics, and criminal law in general.  It's our goal for you to use the information on this site, including the individual practice area pages, to help you understand your rights, obligations, and the best course of action for your New Jersey Criminal Defense case.

Fewer Male Therapists = Fewer Men Going to Therapy

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | May 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

While the importance of mental health care is becoming a more prominent social focus, the availability of mental health care is still a problem. About 60% of therapists aren't accepting new patients. There is a shortage of therapists overall and a shortage of male therapists in particular; only a...

This Isn’t a High School Musical

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | May 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

A poor decision coupled with present-day increased school security protocols led to trouble for two juveniles recently in Metuchen, New Jersey. According to reports, the two found their way into Metuchen High School during the morning of a school day. Normally this would not be a problem – excep...

Proposed RO Changes in NJ: Expanded Use vs. Misuse

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | May 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

The current debate over changes to NJ Restraining Order (RO) law highlights the balancing act between modernizing and expanding the law while also preventing misuse. The NJ Senate recently held a hearing on changes to the law proposed by Senator Jon Bramnick. The Bramnick Bill proposes expanding ...

How Childhood Trauma Perpetuates a Troublesome Cycle

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

For anyone who has suffered childhood trauma, the results of recent studies are unsurprising: Having one or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can lead to many ill effects in adolescence and adulthood. In general, ACEs are defined as potentially traumatic events that occur up to age 17 and...

Dealing with a False Positive Drug Test

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

At different points in your life, you may be asked to take a drug test. You may be applying for a new job. You may be taking on a supervisory role at your current gig. There may have been an accident or workplace incident. Your school may request one. Or, maybe, your doctor is requesting a drug t...

When Your Religious Confession Is Not Protected

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

In the Catholic Church, the act of confession is a sacrament – the first step toward reconciliation, restitution, and, ultimately, redemption. Historically, anything shared with a priest during the act of confession was protected by law. Confession is considered a “sacred space” – and even if the...

Do Cultural Barriers Lead to Domestic Violence Arrest?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Language barriers and cultural incompetence on the part of law enforcement can often lead to an unjust encounter for those of a non-English speaking background. When those factors are amplified by what appears to be a heated domestic dispute, one or both parties could wind up being wrongfully det...

Getting Clean Improves Expungement Odds in New Jersey

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

The New Jersey expungement process for drug-related crimes can be complicated. There's a lot of red tape to navigate even when you do qualify for an expungement. First, it's important to understand that not every crime can be expunged. Drug crimes that qualify for NJ expungement include manufactu...

Does a Criminal Conviction Affect Your Credit Score?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Many things may run through your mind if you're facing a possible criminal conviction, but how it could impact your credit score may not be at the top of that list. Regardless of what the conviction is for, you will want to move on with your life, and an impact on your credit score would have a p...

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