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Monday, June 24, 2013

The Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse: How Xanax, Oxycodone, and Percocet Can Change Your Life Forever

Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic all across the country. Every week you can flip on the television or open a newspaper and find new stories of arrests and convictions related to prescription drug crime. According to NY Senator Kemp Hannon, over the last year over 22 million prescriptions for painkillers were written in New York, yet only about 19.5 million people actually live in the state. In fact, prescription drug abuse has reached such high levels that Mayor Bloomberg of New York launched a Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force in an attempt to stop the use of these dangerous drugs in NYC. New York and New Jersey law enforcement agencies take prescription drug abuse crimes extremely seriously and are vested in prosecuting these cases to the fullest extent the law allows.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Jersey Law Part 1: Expungement

       One of the reasons why it is vital to consult a seasoned litigator when you are facing criminal charges is that experienced criminal attorneys such as myself know all the ins-and-outs of the court system and how you utilize that system to your benefit. One of the lesser known options that the New Jersey Court system offers is called expungement.

        When a person is arrested in New Jersey, regardless of whether or not they are convicted of the crime, a criminal record is created in order to document that arrest. Even criminal matters that may seem trivial, like matters that result in a summons or fine, may be recorded as arrests on your criminal record. These “arrests” can show up when a potential landlord, employer, or creditor checks your record and could have a detrimental effect on your livelihood!

New DMV Regulations That Can Affect Your Life!

          I recently had the opportunity to attend a NYS seminar concerning New York’s new DUI and DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) legislation. Regulations concerning Alcohol and Drugged Driving Related Offenses change all the time and these cases tend to be some of the most emotionally-charged and stressful in the entire legal system. Therefore it is vital that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible if you have been charged with one of these offenses.      

         At the conference, I was apprised that as of September 25, 2012, the DMV has begun enforcing new and even more stringent regulations concerning impaired driving.

            The NYS DMV website lists these new regulations as follows: