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New Jersey and New York Immigration Courts Have Highest Backlog of Cases in the Nation

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Jersey and New York courts are currently backlogged and overwhelmed with thousands and thousands of pending immigration cases as a direct result of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recent enforcement activities, as recently reported by NJ.com. Specifically, just through January, there were more than 540,000 pending cases across the county, with more… Read More »


The “Sleep Apnea” Defense

By Phillip J. Murphy |

While it may sound crazy, the occurrence of sleep apnea—and, specifically, how it can affect the incidence of federal crimes and one’s criminal defense—has been the subject of various news articles of late. Specifically, a man who was taken to court over groping another passenger on his flight for 30 seconds was recently acquitted… Read More »


What’s Ahead for The Decriminalization of Marijuana?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

When it comes to the legalization and regulation of marijuana, it is important to keep in mind that there is a difference between federal authority to manage recreational vs. medical marijuana insofar as what authority the Justice Department has to enforce federal laws banning the product (i.e. arresting and prosecuting citizens for drug possession)…. Read More »


“When Does Self-Defense Become Criminal?”

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On January 17th, the Argus Leader featured an interesting story on one man who now faces more than decade in prison for what some would label self-defense. In this particular case, two men involved were engaged in a fight in a public parking lot, when one of the men allegedly reached into his truck… Read More »

New Report Reveals Feds Targeting Minorities in “Fake Drug Crimes”

By Phillip J. Murphy |

According to a report recently released by Professor Jeffrey Fagan and the University of Chicago Law School, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has been recruiting young men to specifically target dozens of black and Latino men for drug sting operations, promising rich financial rewards, only to result in these non-violent… Read More »

What is Self-Defense?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

If you have ever looked up self-defense on the Internet, you will see numerous classes offered in Rockland County alone. When you think of self-defense classes, you might imagine someone wearing a padded suit, approaching another person in a slow and calculated manner. The “attacker” takes aim at the “victim” who then asserts their… Read More »

Funny Money and Serious Consequences

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Counterfeit money has been around as long as money has been used to pay for goods and services. The people who commit counterfeiting crimes are generally those with the ability to produce the fake currency. However, sometimes people who unintentionally use fake money could face charges. In all reality, counterfeit money is not something… Read More »

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