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What Is “Pig Butchering” In The Crypto World?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

For those of us on the outside, the world of cryptocurrency can seem completely incomprehensible. Not only is the technology difficult to wrap your head around, but the actual terminology used by insiders is also quite confusing. Crypto experts seem to speak their own unique language – leaving the rest of us scratching our… Read More »


What Happens If You Do Business With Russian Oligarchs In New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The United States has taken a firm stance against Russia in recent months, with the war in Ukraine continuing to rage on. Not only is Putin being targeted with sanctions, but also many so-called “oligarchs” in the Eastern European nation. This means that there are many Russian business people who are essentially “persona non… Read More »


What Happens If You’re Caught With A Fully-Automatic Weapon In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Jersey is famous for having some of the toughest gun laws in the entire nation. Much to the disdain of legal gun owners in the Garden State, Governor Phil Murphy made these regulations even stricter in July of 2022 when he passed seven new gun control bills. Among other things, the new laws… Read More »


What Happens If You Commit Arson With A Person Inside The Building?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

According to New York law, there are varying degrees of severity when it comes to arson. On the low end of the scale, arson could be something as simple as setting fire to a pile of clothes on the front lawn to send a message to your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend. This might result in… Read More »


Can You Go To Prison For Carrying A Gun Into A New York Church?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New York is famous for having some of the toughest gun laws in the entire nation. However, this does not mean that gun owners in the Empire State are prevented from exercising any of their Second Amendment rights. If you are a legal gun owner in New York, you should do everything you can… Read More »


You Need To Be Aware Of These New Developments In New Jersey’s Traffic Laws

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Jersey’s traffic laws are constantly changing, and it makes sense to keep on top of these changes if you want to keep your license. The problem is that these changes aren’t always widely communicated to the general public – leading people to commit traffic offenses that they didn’t even know existed. Unfortunately, ignorance… Read More »


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 »

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