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New Jersey Man Charged With 30 Animal Cruelty Offenses Demonstrates Seriousness Of Crimes

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In July, a New Jersey man found living with more than 40 dogs in unsanitary, inhumane conditions was charged with more than 30 criminal offenses, including third-degree animal cruelty, fourth-degree animal abuse, and failure to provide necessary care to an animal. Reportedly, the dogs were locked inside the home for an unknown amount of… Read More »


Should Prisoners Have A Right To DNA Testing?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The story of Kevin Cooper—who is currently sitting on death row, and demanding DNA testing to prove his innocence—has captured news headlines of late, especially after Nicholas Kristof—a columnist for The New York Times—published an opinion column suggesting that Cooper was framed for the murder he stands convicted of. The case not only involves… Read More »


Bergen County Judge Weighs Probable Cause For Criminal Complaint against Governor Christie

By Phillip J. Murphy |

During the week of February 9th, a Bergen County municipal court judge is supposed to consider new evidence and rule as to whether probable cause exists with regard to a criminal complaint alleging that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie committed official misconduct during the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closures. The criminal complaint was… 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 »

New Bill Seeks To Reinstate Death Penalty in New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A bill was introduced the week of November 23rd seeking to restore the death penalty for serious crimes committed in the state of New Jersey, nine years after it was officially banned. New Jersey was the first state to abolish the death penalty in 42 years, replacing capital punishment with life in prison without… Read More »

Larceny vs. Burglary: Low-Value Theft Can Land You a Felony Charge

By Phillip J. Murphy |

As we discussed earlier this year, larceny is a term that applies to several different crimes. In general, larceny charges result when a person has in some way wrongfully taken or kept something that belonged to another person. Stealing something is considered larceny and the theft will be considered petit larceny, chargeable as a… Read More »

Interfering With Police and the Consequences

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Crimes happen everyday. In many instances, when people are arrested they are charged with a crime, or multiple crimes, and then they begin to traverse the justice system. Traffic-related offenses are often precipitated by traffic stops. However, sometimes even if there is no crime charged, your noncompliance with officers may result in charges just… Read More »

The Shocking Reality of Stun Gun Laws

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Personal protection is very important to most Americans. Every year people invest millions in ways to protect their homes, their cars, but especially themselves. Protection can come in many forms. Often times, individuals will invest in advanced security systems, however this does not protect them from dangers outside of their homes. To answer this… Read More »

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