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Monthly Archives: September 2022


Conference Highlights How One State Made Significant Progress On Criminal Justice Reform

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A while back, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) met in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss prison and criminal justice reform; specifically, the many strides made by the state of Georgia under Governor Nathan Deal’s leadership in reducing the number of people that go to prison each year and the recidivism rates there…. Read More »


Speed Limits & Speeding Tickets In New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A few years ago, a New Jersey lawmaker’s proposal to increase speed limits in some areas of New Jersey to 80 or 85 miles per hour sparked a number of lively conversations as to how speed limits in New Jersey are set, and how this affects how/whether speeding tickets are assessed as well. According to… Read More »


Will You Still Go To Prison If Your Crimes Were Directed At Other Criminals?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

What happens if criminals commit crimes against other criminals? Does this situation “cancel out” any potential legal consequences? Do authorities pursue a policy of ignorance when criminals attack and harm each other? While it’s true that crime within criminal organizations often goes unreported for obvious reasons, these are still treated as crimes by the… Read More »


What Is The Penalty For Cyberstalking In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

As technology continues to advance and people spend more time online, an increasing number of digital crimes are being committed by people in New Jersey. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but new legislation can catch people off guard. One of the most obvious examples is cyberstalking, which only became an official offense in… Read More »


What Is The Penalty For Ransomware Attacks In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly common across the United States, and many hackers successfully extort victims for millions of dollars. The concept is quite simple: A hacker steals crucial data or cripples an operating system, refusing to reverse the damage until a ransom is paid by the victim. Sophisticated hackers can vanish into thin… Read More »


When Police Officers Alter Evidence, They Violate Your Fifth Amendment Rights

By Phillip J. Murphy |

 One eye witness investigation linked to a criminal trial is capturing news headlines for its concerning ethical and civil rights issues. The investigation police officers manipulating a photo using Photoshop in a photo lineup of suspects involved in a series of bank robberies. According to the reports, because none of the witnesses had noted… Read More »


What Is The Penalty For Distributing Fentanyl In New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Fentanyl is a relatively new addition to the drug world, but it is quickly earning quite the reputation. As many people are now aware, even an extremely small amount of this drug can cause an overdose. Many people have died, and fentanyl has played a central role in the ongoing opioid epidemic throughout New… Read More »


What Is The Penalty For Sexually Harassing Students At A New Jersey High School?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

High school teachers carry a tremendous responsibility on their shoulders. Not only are they expected to educate students, but they are also expected to keep them safe to the best of their abilities. Students may face a range of dangers at high schools, including the danger of sexual assault, harassment, or abuse. Sometimes, students… Read More »

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