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New Jersey’s Crime Rates Plunge Post Bail Reform Law

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Jersey’s sharp decline in crime has many wondering if the new rules surrounding bail reform—otherwise known as the Criminal Justice Reform Act (or “Bail Reform Law”)—possibly had an important impact on these statistics. Specifically, violent offenses, such as homicide and robbery, are down more than thirty percent throughout the state within the last… Read More »


New Jersey Sports Gambling Case Could Affect “Criminality” Of Many Other Activities

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On December 4th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on New Jersey’s plea to remove criminal penalties for sports betting, and allow for it to be legalized at casinos and racetracks. According to reports, the Supreme Court appears to be siding with the state of New Jersey in this particular case. However, whether or… Read More »


Aren’t Debtors’ Prisons Unconstitutional?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

An important decision made by a New Orleans Parish Criminal District Court the week of December 15th highlights a problem all over the United States, whereby poor prisoners are charged fees that they are unable to pay in order to fund our courts. This leads to a vicious cycle, whereby indigent defendants are punished… Read More »


New Jersey Couples Accused Of Welfare Fraud

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On June 28th, 14 people were arrested in New Jersey and charged with public-assistance fraud in connection with federal and state raids that are allegedly linked to approximately $2 million. According to the prosecutor’s office, those accused wrongfully collected hundreds of thousands in Medicaid, nutrition assistance, Social Security, utilities assistance, federal housing funds, Sandy… Read More »

Obama Continues With Presidential Clemency

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On Monday, December 19th, President Obama issued 78 pardons and commuted the sentences of 153 prisoners, extending clemency to a total of 1,324 people—the highest in presidential history. Virtually all of them had been serving sentences after being convicted of nonviolent crimes under tough anti- drug laws in serious need of reform. Obama himself… Read More »

Day Care Providers Charged With Manslaughter

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Recently, an unlicensed daycare provider was charged with manslaughter in the death of a six-month-old child, who suffocated after entangling herself with her seatbelt strap while under the care of a provider who did not have a license, and who had previously been cited for failing to comply with restrictions on the number and… Read More »

New Jersey Lawmakers Propose Law to Expand Distracted Driving Definitions

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Imagine driving down I-287, there is a lot of traffic and you are running late to an event. You hear your cell phone alert you to incoming text messages. It could be your kids, your parents, your boss or maybe someone else who needs to urgently communicate something to you. You pick up the… Read More »

Driving Another’s Car Without Permission in New Jersey: What are the Consequences?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Earlier in August, 47 year old Eduardo Huaman of Bergen County was given permission by his boss to retrieve items from the company’s work van. After gaining access to the vehicle, he apparently drove away in it and Mr. Huaman’s former supervisor called the police to report the vehicle stolen. Shortly after the report… Read More »

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