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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Am I Allowed To Break The Speed Limit During A Medical Emergency In New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In an emergency situation, various rules and responsibilities might suddenly seem much less important. You might feel pressured to rush as quickly as possible to a nearby hospital. Perhaps you have only minutes to work with in truly life-or-death situations. You may have heard that in some emergency situations, it is acceptable to break… Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Can Police Seize My Property After A Drug Bust In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

After a drug bust in New Jersey, police may seize a wide range of property. This includes not only drugs and cash, but also various other assets that may have nothing to do with any criminal activity. This illustrates the far-reaching implications of drug crimes in New Jersey, and it is definitely something to… Read More »

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