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When Might You Be Arrested For Flying A Drone In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Drones are just one of many new technological innovations that have emerged within the past few years. These days, numerous people use drones for professional reasons or recreation. However, there are many situations in which flying a drone in New Jersey might be illegal. Drone owners should be aware of New Jersey’s laws on… Read More »


Bomb Threat Consequences In New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The consequences for calling in a bomb threat in New Jersey are quite severe. Terrorism has become a major focus for authorities across the nation within the past few decades, and those accused of engaging in these acts can expect little sympathy from the justice system. But what exactly are the consequences for bomb… Read More »


Destructive Devices Are Becoming Common In New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

According to the ATF, destructive devices are explosive, incendiary, or poison gas weapons. These might include grenades, rocket launchers, mines, and homemade bombs. The latter seems to be growing in popularity throughout New Jersey, with numerous defendants being caught with explosive devices of all types within the past few months and years. If you… Read More »


Courts Can Now Issue Search Warrants For Suspected Animal Abuse In New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

For the most part, authorities in New Jersey have no right to invade your private residence unless they have an acceptable reason for doing so. And even if they do have a valid reason for wanting to enter your home, they must obtain a warrant before doing so. Unfortunately, courts continue to provide authorities… Read More »


New Jersey Scam Artists Use Ukraine Crisis To Fuel Ponzi Scheme

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Using the Ukraine crisis as a business opportunity may lead to serious criminal charges in New Jersey, especially if the business you’re running is actually a Ponzi scheme. This is an issue that a group of defendants in New Jersey are now facing, and they may spend decades in prison as a result of… Read More »


New Jersey’s New Car Theft Laws Explained

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In July of 2023, Governor Murphy signed several new car theft laws. This effort was aimed at reducing the number of auto crimes in the Garden State – a problem that has led to public outcry for years. Understanding these new laws is important, as it may considerably alter your consequences if you are… Read More »


Can You Go To Jail For Dumping Trash Illegally In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Jersey has some of the strictest environmental laws around, and it is famous for its various bans on plastic, idling engines, and much more. But perhaps the most frowned-upon environmental crime in the Garden State is dumping. Whether you’re dumping old batteries, radioactive material, or simply your household trash, you might want to… Read More »


What Is The Penalty For Touching A Woman Without Consent In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

As a general rule, it’s always a good idea to obtain clear consent before touching someone else. Many people don’t like to be touched – especially not by strangers. Even if the touching occurs in a non-sexual manner, it can make some individuals extremely uncomfortable. What you intended to be a friendly pat on… Read More »


Penalties For Arson In New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Since humanity first discovered fire, arson has been seen as a particularly heinous crime. Fire not only has the potential to destroy property, but it also has the potential to take lives. But what are the penalties for arson in New Jersey? Like every other state, New Jersey takes arson very seriously – and… Read More »


Penalties For Stealing Cryptocurrency In New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

There are many misconceptions about cryptocurrency. For many years, people have assumed that cryptocurrencies are completely untraceable and anonymous. While this may be true in theory, it hasn’t stopped numerous defendants from being tracked, traced, and prosecuted by federal authorities due to their involvement in the crypto world. Many crypto enthusiasts have a false… Read More »

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