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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.

Mental Health Defenses to Crimes in New Jersey

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

To be convicted of committing a criminal act, the prosecution must show that the defendant not only fulfilled the elements of the crime, including that they had the intent (the mental state) to commit the crime. For instance, in New Jersey, the elements of theft are: The unlawful taking or exe...

Frank Gore’s Domestic Violence Charges

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Frank Gore, a former NFL running back, was recently arrested and charged with allegedly committing domestic violence. In the criminal complaint, the state of New Jersey accused Gore of forcibly gripping the alleged victim by the hair and violently dragging her, while nude, onto the Tropicana Atla...

Common White-Collar Charges for Investment Bankers

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

Any profession that deals directly with money is going to include temptations to commit crime. Investment banking is no different. Crimes that are committed by investment bankers are typically of the white-collar variety and tend to be prosecuted at the federal level. Securities Fraud/Insider Tr...

Threats Over Zoom: The Latest Cyber Crime

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

When Covid-19 hit in early 2020, video conferencing apps like Zoom, Google Meet, and Skype quickly became crucial cogs that allowed society to continue functioning. The downside? Due to the high traffic and relative anonymity of these websites, they have become an appealing place for pranking, th...

Digital Missteps Add Up to Real-World Problems

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

Separations from a partner often bring stress and pain even when it's mutual and friendly. When breakups turn hostile, they have the potential to elevate your troubles — especially when social media is involved. Social media has brought us closer together in many ways, but it carries multiple pi...

Looming Changes to Restraining Order Criteria

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

In New Jersey, restraining orders have long been a domestic matter. The laws were created with the intent to limit harassment — but only if the harasser is somebody the accuser knows. Those who feel threatened by the presence of a stranger have had few legal solutions at their disposal. Until n...

Can Explicit Photographs Violate a Restraining Order?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Domestic violence is historically a serious problem in New Jersey. As a result, the legislature passed the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991. The law aims to protect victims of domestic violence from potential abusers, allowing them to obtain restraining orders. See N.J. Stat. §§ 2C:25-...

Responding to False Charges of Domestic Violence

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Domestic violence is a serious problem throughout the United States, and New Jersey is no exception. While most claims of domestic violence are genuine, false accusations of abuse do occur. Sometimes people make untrue or exaggerated claims out of anger, the desire for revenge, or to get what the...

Domestic Violence? Keep Calm and Call an Attorney

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

A recent domestic dispute in Jersey City ended in a fatal shooting by police as they confronted the suspect, who was armed. Jersey City police had responded to a 911 call from a woman who reported that a man with a gun was following her as she walked to a gas station. When police arrived on the s...

Who Can Access Expunged Records?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jul 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Most people do not consider the effects a criminal charge can carry beyond the initial sentence. But criminal records can hang over your head for the rest of your life, getting in the way of employment opportunities, stable housing, and financial aid. The state of New Jersey understands how crimi...

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