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Monthly Archives: April 2021


Biden’s Effort to Combat Domestic Extremism: How Does it Affect New Yorkers?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

We live in an era where America’s leaders are more concerned about domestic terrorism than ever before. We have witnessed a stunning amount of violence and vandalism over the past few years from political extremists, and now it seems as though the Biden administration is trying to address this issue with a new domestic… Read More »


What is the Penalty for Espionage in New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On June 19th of 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed by electrocution in Sing Sing Correctional Facility, New York. They had been convicted of espionage after being accused of gathering top-secret information on behalf of the Soviet Union. This is one of the most famous legal cases in American history, and it shows… Read More »


Is Possessing Marijuana Paraphernalia Legal in New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Jersey is one of many states that has taken significant steps towards legalizing recreational marijuana use in recent years. Due to new legislation, weed has been effectively decriminalized in the Garden State. With all of these new laws being put into place, it’s important to understand what is legal, and what is against… Read More »


What is the Penalty for Forgery in New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Forgery is probably one of the most common crimes in the world. Many people have engaged in forgery in the past, and perhaps you were one of the many kids who forged your parents’ signature while at school. While forgery might seem like a relatively innocuous crime, you can face serious penalties for this… Read More »


Is it Illegal to Frame Someone in New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

When someone is accused of a serious crime, they may claim that they were framed. Sometimes, this claim is totally false, but in certain cases it may actually be true. Many individuals in New Jersey are capable of sophisticated frame ups that implicate others for crimes that they didn’t actually commit. Usually, this is… Read More »


What is the Penalty for Insurance Fraud in New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Insurance fraud is a serious offense in the state of New Jersey. This “white-collar crime” may not seem as serious as a violent offense like murder or assault, but you should be aware of the legal consequences. Insurance fraud can result in lengthy prison sentences and significant fines. Even if you committed insurance fraud… Read More »


Understanding the Concept of “Victimless Crime” in New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

No victim, no crime. That is the underlying principle behind the concept of victimless crime. If no one is being victimized, then should we really be spending taxpayer dollars and resources on punishing so-called criminals? If we decriminalize victimless crimes, it could radically transform our society. Opponents of this movement may argue against it,… Read More »


Can I Insult a Police Officer in New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

When many people encounter the police, they inherently act in a respectful, almost subservient manner. It’s important to remember that police officers are human beings just like the rest of us. They perform an important duty, and they often face all kinds of abuse and nonsense on a daily basis. That being said, police… Read More »


Do I Have to Testify as a Defendant in New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

If you face criminal charges in New York, one of the most worrying thoughts is taking the witness stand. This is obviously a stressful situation for many people, and it is what most of us think of when we imagine ourselves “on trial.” Defendants who take the witness stand often feel like they’re being… Read More »


What Happens if I Accidentally Buy a Stolen Car in New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Cars are more expensive than ever, and many New Yorkers today buy second-hand instead of picking up a brand new automobile from a car dealership. Not only is this a more budget-friendly option, but it’s also better for the environment. However, this frugal purchase can quickly become a regrettable decision when you discover the… Read More »

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