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Can I Go To Jail For Selling Things On TikTok?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

TikTok has become one of the most controversial social media platforms in the United States, but it remains a popular choice for New York residents. People use this platform for all kinds of things, including business endeavors. But is it illegal to sell items on TikTok in New York? Does the government’s strong stance… Read More »

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What Is The Penalty For A Home Invasion In Rockland County?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A home invasion in Rockland County is a serious crime. If you have been accused of this offense, you could potentially spend over a decade behind bars. Of course, you might argue that you were not “invading” anyone’s home at all, but merely trespassing accidentally. How can you fight for your rights in this… Read More »

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What Happens During A DMV Hearing In Rockland County?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A DMV hearing in New York might seem like a daunting prospect, but it’s easier to approach this undertaking alongside a qualified traffic offense lawyer in Rockland County. You might also feel more confident about this process once you learn more about how it all works. What exactly happens during a DMV hearing? How… Read More »

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Exposing False Accusations Of Theft In New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

People face false accusations every day, and baseless allegations of theft are particularly common. These allegations can be more serious than you realize, especially if your alleged crime involves high-value items. While it might feel tempting to simply dismiss these false accusations, you should respond to them decisively with help from a qualified, experienced… Read More »

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How Do I Prepare For Cross-Examination In A New York Drug Trafficking Case?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Drug trafficking defendants in New York may need to testify during their own trials. Although this is a somewhat risky move from a criminal defense perspective, it can certainly provide its fair share of advantages. If you are heading toward a drug trafficking trial and you expect to take the stand, it’s important to… Read More »

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Common Shoplifting Defenses In New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

If you were accused of shoplifting in Bergen County, you can still escape legal consequences. Numerous defense strategies may prove effective in this scenario, and the most appropriate option depends entirely on your unique situation. While an internet article can provide you with a few ideas of possible defense strategies, an in-person consultation offers… Read More »

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What Counts As A “Serious Injury” In New Jersey Criminal Cases?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The exact definition of “serious injury” may be crucial if you face criminal charges. Generally speaking, penalties increase based on the severity of an alleged victim’s injuries. If you were accused of causing these injuries, part of your defense strategy may revolve around the exact details of their medical issues. What “counts” as a… Read More »

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Recovery Courts In Bergen County: An Alternative To Jail?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

If you are facing minor drug possession charges, courts in New Jersey see this as a “crime of addiction.” Although the so-called War on Drugs once promoted a zero-tolerance approach to possession, courts are now more lenient toward genuine addicts. As a somewhat progressive state, New Jersey recognizes that this is a mental health… Read More »

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Can You Go To Prison For Road Rage In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

“Road rage” is not a crime in New Jersey. This term merely refers to aggressive and confrontational behavior behind the wheel, and you will not find the phrase anywhere in the criminal statutes of the Garden State. However, you can certainly face incarceration for crimes you commit during road rage incidents. If you’re facing… Read More »

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Using The Battered Women’s Syndrome Defense In New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

If you have been accused of a violent crime against your husband or significant other, you may want to consider the “battered women’s syndrome defense.” Although this particular defense strategy may only be useful in certain situations, it can potentially help you avoid all criminal consequences for a violent act. In some cases, it… Read More »

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