Could Your NJ DWI Conviction Be Tossed? State Trooper Accused of Lying May Impact Thousands of Cases

More than 20,000 people could be affected by a recent New Jersey Supreme Court ruling regarding the validity of their driving while intoxicated (DWI) convictions.  Sgt. Marc Dennis of the New Jersey State Police is accused of lying about performing a legally required temperature check while calibrating three machines that gauge the blood-alcohol level of…

Will Marijuana Soon Be Legal in New Jersey? Hearings Set for This Week

The proposed bill, entitled “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act,” would legalize the possession and personal use of one ounce or less of marijuana for people at least 21 years old and create a commercial marijuana industry in our state. This, of course, entails taxation and regulation. It also would provide for…

Enjoying The Holidays During a Custody Dispute

Thanksgiving starts a very busy season for many divorce and custody lawyers and sparks challenges for many families, especially those embroiled in child custody disputes. Sometimes it is the first holiday having to share the children or alternate the children’s schedule, sometimes it’s because of fear that the other parent will not abide a previously entered agreement…

Putting Your Children First During Divorce Proceedings – NOT After

Emotions get the best of everyone during a divorce. Divorce is a significant change in a family dynamic that impacts families both emotionally and financially.  Although, parents struggle through divorce themselves, barely keeping their own heads above, water, it is important to  recognize the needs of the children during the divorce proceedings equally if not more than their post divorce needs.  Not…

Child Protection & Permanency

Reunification or Isolation and Alineation In Matters of Abuse and Neglect

Reunification, or Isolation and Alienation in Abuse and Neglect Matters   Parental Rights are fundamental rights and therefore entitled to the highest level of protection under the United States Constitution and New Jersey Constitution.  Despite this protection, it appears that well too often in matters involving  abuse and neglect or matters which in involve  the…