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Monthly Archives: April 2024


How Can A DWI Conviction Affect Your Reputation In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Most DWI defendants focus on the more immediate consequences of this charge – such as license revocation and fines. Very few consider the effects that a conviction might have on their reputation, and this often proves to be the most life-altering consequence of a DWI. How exactly might this affect you going forward? How… Read More »


Should I Plead Guilty To Drug Trafficking In New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Those facing drug trafficking charges in New York must make an important decision. They can either fight their charges, or they can plead guilty. This choice can affect the trajectory of your criminal case more than any other factor, and you should approach it with caution. Often, the right decision is clear and obvious…. Read More »


What Is The Penalty For Using Brass Knuckles In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The first brass knuckles date back to Roman times, and historians believe they evolved from something called a “caestus.” This weapon was popular among gladiators, and it took the form of a hand guard made from leather and metal. Brass knuckles later appeared during the American Civil War, and some US soldiers were even… Read More »


What Happens If You Hurt A Senior In New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Assault is always a serious offense in New York, but the penalties may vary depending on the alleged victim. If you were involved in an altercation that left a senior with physical injuries, you face heightened penalties under New York law. How serious is this situation? How can you push back against excessive penalties… Read More »


What To Do After A Shoplifting Arrest In Rockland County

By Phillip J. Murphy |

An arrest after an alleged shoplifting offense in Rockland County can be highly traumatic. This may be your first arrest, and you may have absolutely no idea what to do. The most important thing to remember in this scenario is that you are not alone. The first hours may seem stressful, but soon you… Read More »


Is There Any Way To Legally Street Race In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Many New Jersey residents are completely unaware of how popular street racing has become in the Garden State. According to various reports, the area around Newark Airport is especially popular for street racers – and a single underground event can draw in hundreds of vehicles. In fact, a recent article by Patch suggests that… Read More »


Which Drugs Are “Invisible” To DWI Tests In Bergen County?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

While drug and alcohol testing is quite advanced, some drugs are virtually undetectable to numerous tests – including tests used by police officers during impaired driving traffic stops in New Jersey. The Drug Enforcement Agency and numerous other groups recognize the limitations of their own tests, but there is not much they can do… Read More »


Should You Admit Fault If You Get Pulled Over In New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

It may be tempting to admit fault during a traffic stop in Rockland County. But is this really the most logical choice? Some might say that “owning up” to your traffic infraction makes officers more lenient, while others say that you should never admit to anything. To make an informed decision in this regard,… Read More »

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