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What Is The Penalty For Hacking In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

These days, there are plenty of tech-savvy individuals who are more than capable of bypassing basic computer security systems. However, you should know that New Jersey takes computer crime very seriously. Even if you weren’t intending to do any harm with a few innocent hacks, you may face serious legal consequences for your online… Read More »


What Is The Penalty For Using Fake Money In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

While the Federal Reserve is free to print as much money as it wants, the average citizen in New Jersey does not have that luxury. If you do try to purchase items with counterfeit cash, you could face serious legal consequences. “Fake money” is actually relatively easy to come by these days, and it… Read More »


Here’s Why Paying Hackers After Ransomware Attacks Might Be Illegal In New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The increased number of ransomware attacks in New York have left lawmakers with few choices. With so many cybersecurity concerns, these lawmakers have taken steps to make paying hackers ransom illegal in the Empire State. This means that in the future, you could face legal consequences if you agree to pay hackers who are… Read More »


Is Jumping Turnstiles Really Illegal In New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Although jumping a turnstile is probably one of the most innocuous crimes you can commit in New York, it has been the subject of considerable controversy over the years. Also known as “fare evasion,” jumping a turnstile in the NYC subway system is in fact a crime. That being said, there have been numerous… Read More »

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Are Fireworks Legal In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The Fourth of July is a beloved celebration around the nation, and fireworks have always been a big part of this momentous day. In New Jersey, many people flock to public firework displays to see the mesmerizing lights and hear the thrilling explosions. But what if you want to set off your own fireworks… Read More »


Penalty For Selling Counterfeit “Knockoff” Items In New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New York’s various street markets are famous for selling fake luxury goods, knockoff clothing, and various other counterfeit items. If you unwittingly purchase one of these items, the worst you can expect is a feeling of being played. If you sell any of these items, you face much more severe consequences. The penalties for… Read More »


How is a Jury Selected in a New Jersey Criminal Trial?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Approaching a criminal trial as a defendant can be stressful for many reasons. You may be facing the possibility of years in prison. Perhaps you’re worried about your reputation, or the potential financial consequences. One of the most unsettling thoughts that may arise is the fact that you’ll be putting your fate in the… Read More »


What Constitutes Money Laundering in New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Money laundering is a serious crime in the state of New Jersey, but sometimes it’s not quite clear whether individuals are truly guilty of this offense. There are many instances in which a person might be engaged in activities that resemble money laundering without actually breaking any laws. If you have been charged with… Read More »


What Are the Penalties for Bias Intimidation in New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In the current political climate, it should come as no surprise that a number of people are being accused of crimes related to discrimination and bias in New Jersey. Individuals may face convictions of these so-called “hate crimes” for relatively innocent and innocuous offenses. In many cases, something as basic as invasion of privacy… Read More »


What is a “Certain Persons Offense” in New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Some of New Jersey’s laws can seem a little misleading, and it doesn’t help when the name of the crime reveals almost no clues about the nature of the offense. A clear example of this is a “certain persons offense.” When you first hear this term, you might be understandably confused. What does “certain… Read More »

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