Parole Supervision for Life vs. Probation – What’s the Difference?

Being convicted of certain crimes in New Jersey puts you in a situation where you have to deal with parole supervision for life, also known as “PSL.”  The following crimes carry PSL: Aggravated sexual assault; Aggravated criminal sexual contact; Kidnapping pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1(c)2; Engaging in sexual conduct which would impair or debauch the morals…

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…