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Your Resource for New Jersey Criminal Defense News and Information


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.

Burglars Jam Security Systems

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | May 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

Sounding like something out of a heist movie, police in Southern California say that burglars are using WiFi blockers to jam home security systems. Jamming may prevent residents from getting notifications about someone entering their property.  For those facing burglary or criminal trespass char...

Arrested for Bringing a Gun to School?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | May 07, 2024 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately, it's not unusual to read about a high school student arrested for bringing a gun to school in New Jersey. It seems that every few months, a student is caught somewhere in New Jersey with a gun (real or fake) on school property. The stories sometimes don't disclose much about why th...

Judges Cracking Down on Domestic Violence

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 28, 2024 | 0 Comments

Across the country, judges are cracking down on domestic violence, opting for harsher sentences and fines. It's more crucial than ever that defendants in these cases have solid representation. A good criminal defense lawyer will not only advocate for the accused but also help navigate the complex...

Firearm Microstamping Is Not a Foolproof Technology

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

New Jersey Attorney General Matt Platkin declared firearm microstamping technology “viable” a year and a half after lawmakers passed a law ordering gun dealers to sell microstamping-capable firearms if the attorney general's office certified the technology. The technology can help law enforcement...

Camden Domestic Violence Cases on the Rise

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Camden is a bustling city with a picturesque waterfront and plenty of shops and businesses. But as with many heavily populated areas, the city has faced its fair share of criminal activity in recent years.  Among that activity is domestic violence, which rose 17 percent between 2016 and 2020. Fo...

Abortion Restrictions May Lead to Domestic Violence

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

A recent study from the Journal of the American College of Surgeons found that pregnant women (or recently pregnant women) were more likely to become victims of domestic violence that resulted in their death. The study also found this link to be stronger in states with limited access to abortions...

Disgraced NJ Judge’s Son Busted on Child Porn Charges

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

George M. Silebi, 27, the son of a former judge, was charged with using the internet to “view, download, and possess items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The arrest came a week after detectives from Musella...

Man Charged With Child Pornography and Kidnapping

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

Last fall, Darius Matylewich, a 27-year-old man from Bear, Delaware, was charged with kidnapping an 11-year-old girl police said he met through the popular gaming platform Roblox.  The girl's parents had reported her missing on September 10th, and she was found with Matylewich 135 miles from her...

Good News! Shootings in New Jersey Down for 2023

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

It seems like almost every day, we hear about a new mass shooting, school shooting, or violent crime. However, the publicity these crimes get may misrepresent the real number of weapons crimes that happen across the country. In the last year, gun violence is down across the country, and New Jerse...

Drinking and Driving Can Lead to Serious Charges

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 08, 2024 | 0 Comments

Edward Johnston, 25, was indicted on a charge of aggravated manslaughter and was issued a summons for driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving. Police say Johnston was drunk and driving 107 miles per hour on White House Pike Road in Absecon in the early morning hours of July 23...

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