If you’ve recently received a DUI or DWI, you are probably feeling a host of emotions, ranging from anger to sadness, fear to confusion. Don’t worry – our experts are here to help you. After you’ve received a DUI or DWI, be sure to take the right next steps. Know your terminology. Following your DUI, … Continue reading What To Do Next If You’ve Received a DUI or DWI
Although it’s never guaranteed, there are things that you can do to increase your chance of beating a DUI or DWI in New Jersey. In the garden state, a DUI or DWI is a serious charge. The laws are strict, and the penalties will be severe. For this reason, it’s best to hire a DUI … Continue reading Beating a DUI or DWI in New Jersey: Do You Have What You Need?
At The Law Office of Zapicchi & Liller LLP, we work for your benefit. If you believe that you’ve been wrongly accused of a crime, please contact us to work in your defense. We provide expertise in criminal law for people in Monmouth County, NJ, and the surrounding areas, and we’d like to help you. … Continue reading (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Law in New Jersey
If you go back to the 1800’s, or even the early 1900’s, most people would have no idea what you’re talking about if you mentioned the phrase “identity theft” to them. Even though identity theft is a relatively new crime, it’s still quite pervasive all over the world due to the technological advances in the … Continue reading What’s the Deal With Identity Theft?
Let’s get this out of the way: shoplifting is not worth it. However, you can’t change the past if you have already been caught shoplifting. But the good news is that you can fix it with the help of one of our attorneys at The Law Office of Zapicchi & Liller LLP. We not only … Continue reading What Can Happen After You’ve Been Caught Shoplifting
In most cases, you will need an attorney to represent you for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence)/DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) case. However, you may not need one if this is your first DUI and there are no additional or aggravating circumstances like reckless driving, a high blood alcohol content (BAC over .12), or a … Continue reading Do You Need an Attorney for a DUI/DWI?
Have you been arrested for shoplifting, disorderly conduct, or possession of marijuana? If so, these crimes, as well as many other felonies, mean serious consequences. You could be dealing with penalties such as expensive fines, possible jail time, and criminal charges on your public record. These factors can alter your life negatively. Once the penalties … Continue reading Charged with a Crime? Consider Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney
Texting while walking may soon be illegal in New Jersey. The practical hazards of mindlessly using your phone while walking down the street may seem fairly obvious, yet we all do it. Each year, more and more people suffer injuries from texting, talking, or listening to music while walking. While we got a good laugh … Continue reading Don’t Text and Walk!
New Jersey is notorious for having some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. But, a new bill would make it easier for certain New Jersey officials to obtain a firearm permit. Under current New Jersey gun law, residents must show a “justifiable need” for self-protection in order to obtain a permit. Applicants … Continue reading New Bill will Allow Officials to Carry a Handgun
Fewer laws are as controversial across the country as those restricting the purchase and use of firearms. Especially with the new presidential executive actions taking place on gun control and expanded background checks, it’s important to be educated on what the laws surrounding gun ownership and possession in the state of New Jersey really are. … Continue reading NJ Gun Laws by the Numbers
A New Jersey group of gun owners called the “New Jersey Second Amendment Society” has released a series of videos that they say document the discrimination people face when attempting to buy firearms and applying for a gun permit. They are criticizing the system of applications, and declare that the government is being more discriminatory … Continue reading Gun Rights Activists Target NJ Permit Applications
If you find yourself in a situation about to be arrested by police, it may seem that the best option for your criminal record is to run and try to get away with it. This is not true, as you will almost certainly be caught and then have an additional charge to fight, which is … Continue reading Resisting Arrest-Defined
Rather than becoming the ‘cool parent’ around your child or group of teenagers, providing alcohol to minors can set you up to earn a criminal charge with steep fines and even jail time. The risk is not generally worth it, for both the well-being of the young people consuming the drinks and for the provider … Continue reading Supplying Alcohol to Minors
Mall Easter Bunny and a Father Facing Assault Charges The Story A mall Easter bunny and the father of a little girl shocked mall shoppers when they got into a hare-raising brawl at the Newport Centre Mall in New Jersey. The cute photo-op for children took a turn down the wrong rabbit hole when a … Continue reading The Mad Hare
A conservative Orthodox Rabbi from Lakewood, NJ has just been sentenced to ten years in prison for his role in orchestrating years of assault and tortures designed to force husbands whose wives wanted divorces to sign religious paperwork that would allow them to later remarry. He was the leader in a large-scale operative including many … Continue reading Rabbi Orchestrates Torture for Divorce Papers
Current events have many Americans on edge with the state of our safety and security, and one hot topic issue is that of police conduct, and private citizens filming police going about their jobs. In a recent incident in West New York, 42 year old Cesar Sanchez was arrested while attempting to film local police … Continue reading Filming the Police: Warrant for Illegal Search and Seizure?
The bright yellow school buses are hard to miss. And sure, they bring back fond memories of our childhood. But those memories quickly fade when you get stuck behind a bus when you’re running late to a big meeting or an important appointment. It can be tempting to pass it, but doing so leads to … Continue reading STOP! Don’t Pass that School Bus
Why You Need a Lawyer The process of buying or selling a property can be stressful and overwhelming. Surely there will be a tornado of paperwork and endless questions. Is escrow necessary? Do I need title insurance? What is a preliminary title report? Real estate law is notoriously complex and cumbersome. If you are planning on … Continue reading Attention Buyer and Sellers
Here’s What you Need to Know Restraining orders can be a huge inconvenience and impact your life in many frustrating ways. If you have been issued one, there will be places you can longer go to and even loved ones you won’t be able to talk to anymore. However, a restraining order will not show … Continue reading Do You Have a Restraining Order Against you?
By early spring, anyone convicted of a crime in New Jersey will find it significantly less challenging to clear their criminal history. Governor Chris Christie signed legislation that will make it easier for individuals to seek an expungement. The new law cuts the waiting periods and makes various changes to the procedures and requirements. It … Continue reading New Law will Make Erasing your Record Quicker and Easier
New Jersey has some of the toughest insurance fraud laws in the country. Fraudulent claims have been linked to an increase in premiums and the loss of billions of dollars from small businesses, large corporations, and government agencies. As a result, New Jersey has established the Office of the Insurance Prosecutor to identify and investigate … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Insurance Fraud
If you are looking to purchase real estate in the upcoming time period, you’ll be faced with one extra challenge at this time of year, as new requirements for closing procedures went into place in early October, and many professionals in the business are still catching up with everything that has changed. Here are some … Continue reading Getting Up to Speed with New TRID Procedures
Despite fears by many firearm owners, the new executive action by President Obama to tighten gun control throughout the country after increased instances of violence has changed little throughout New Jersey. This is primarily because our state has one of the strictest legislation about weapons ownership and use already, but even still it has been … Continue reading New Weapons Laws Change Little in New Jersey
A decade-old case is being reopened in New Jersey in regards to priest sexually assaulting a fifteen year old boy. That boy, Max Rojas Ramirez, is now 28 years old, and he is pressing a criminal complaint in order for “justice to be served”. He is seeking a formal charge as soon as possible, but … Continue reading NJ Clergyman Subject to Child Sexual Assault Criminal Complaint
Though there are many devices of all levels of technology that simulate for drivers what it’s like to get behind the wheel drunk, a new device that has been developed by the Meyer-Hentschel Institute of Germany is one of the first widely available that provides people with a way to see just how disabled and … Continue reading Ford Introduces Drugged Driving Simulator
The law never rests, so while you were sleeping off that New Years’ eve party and drawing up your resolutions, several new pieces of legislation went into effect throughout New Jersey. Here is a brief description of a few of them, and what impacts they will have on your life, if any. No more unsolicited … Continue reading 2016: New Year, New Laws
In new legislation passed earlier last month, New Jersey will remove some of the stipulations on its DNA testing requirements for criminal defendants. Previous legislation had made it difficult for those not incarcerated to be exonerated through DNA testing for crimes they did not commit. New Jersey had been one of the strictest states with … Continue reading New Jersey Criminal DNA Testing Expands
As the national tide shifts ever more steadily towards the legalization of recreational marijuana, several New Jersey lawmakers are joining the fight towards decriminalization or legalization of the currently highly controversial drug. On November 16th, the Senate Judiciary Committee opted to hear testimony for and against the transition but did not implement a vote. The … Continue reading NJ Lawmakers Push for Marijuana Reform
Amid the destruction of 2012 superstorm Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey state officials are charging five individuals with filing for relief funds fraudulently. After investigations by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state government this past week, the full number of people who have been charged with receiving unfair relief after the Hurricane Sandy … Continue reading Fraud Accused In the Face of Disaster
In the age of the internet, it is not surprising to see so many consumers are making purchases online. These savvy shoppers are not only looking for the best deal, but also for a product that can come with other extras, like free shipping. There are many great stores that provide online sales that are … Continue reading Receiving Stolen Property
Though it may seem like a loaded phrase, obstruction of justice is pretty straightforward. If you fail to cooperate with law enforcement officers, you can be charged. Unfortunately, the list of possible ways that you could potentially hinder police is varied and vast. This includes multiple situations, including purposefully impairing, obstructing, or attempting to prevent … Continue reading Obstruction of Justice Charges
In continued effort to promote rehabilitation instead of incarceration, New Jersey has passed a bill facilitating the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders into a law on August 10, 2015. With deep, fundamental concerns of today’s youth, the assemblymen who sponsored this bill focused on the need for an overhaul of the previous processes in an effort … Continue reading New Jersey’s Juvenile Justice System: All about Rehabilitation
The Second Amendment provides you with the Right to Bear Arms, subject to certain conditions and immense regulation by state and federal law, of course. You need to apply for a weapons permit, and if approved, then you can purchase a firearm—which must be stored in your home. To be allowed to carry your weapon, … Continue reading Weapons’ Possession Charges
Divorce proceedings are painful, often messy affairs, and too often children of the splitting parents are caught right in the middle. New law rulings enacted by Ocean County Judge Lawrence Jones earlier this month have attempted to provide more reasonable accommodations for adapting and continuing with life after divorce, specifically as it applies to the … Continue reading Divorcing Parents Visits Clarified
Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey has prided itself on its high employment and graduate school rate, which is 87% for those who have completed undergraduate degrees. Unfortunately, the media has not focused on this fact; instead, they depict the college as a top-notch party school where hard alcohol and sexual assault storm across headlines. … Continue reading Ramapo College Reviews Calls For More Security
Drug usage and trafficking can affect all members of a society, even those who have seemingly risen to the top. Earlier this month, a Princeton university student was sentenced to five years beginning on November 13th, the sentence temporarily delayed for a medical issue. The student in question, Julian Edgren, age 21, was originally arrested … Continue reading Princeton Student Jailed for Drugs
A recent indictment by a Monmouth County grand jury has named many NJ residents as part of a drug distribution network, including many members of one family. The drugs packaged and distributed were heroin and cocaine, and were dispersed throughout the Bayshore area of Monmouth County. The investigation, which spanned a ten month time period, … Continue reading Bayshore Heroin Ring Members Indicted
The recent in a string of arrests for Rutgers University football players is that of LeonteCarroo, arrested for domestic assault on September 13th following six other students who have been kicked off the team for a variety of offenses. He is also among five players suspended during the first half of the season opener after … Continue reading 7 Rutgers Football Players Arrested in Two Weeks
Marijuana-Laced Gummy Bears A recent warranted search on a home in West Windsor Township unveiled over twenty pounds of marijuana, including 5 pounds of gummy bears laced with the drug. A seemingly harmless candy has now become another vehicle for distribution. It may seem far-fetched, but there are many different types of food that can … Continue reading Dangerous New Trend-Marijuana Laced Candy
Real estate law is notoriously complex and cumbersome. There are specific things each party in a transaction is responsible for. To avoid costly legal battles later on, know what your rights and obligations are ahead of time so that you can make informed decisions when it comes to either buying or selling your home. We’ve come … Continue reading Common Real Estate Legal Issues
Your dream home is not necessarily something someone else has already created, so you may wish to have your house custom built. To build from scratch may be everything you have ever wished for, but it can also become a nightmare. There are many complex legal issues that arise when you try to build your … Continue reading Building a New Home in NJ
When selling your home, it is important to keep in mind a few things you are obligated to do. As a seller, you are required to disclose certain information to any potential buyer so he or she is informed of any problems that may exist. These disclosures frequently referred to as “transfer disclosures”, apply not … Continue reading Home Sellers Must Disclose Problems
New Jersey has been one of only two states in the country that has a law (The 1949 Retail Gasoline Dispensing Safety Act) banning drivers from pumping their own gas. However, that regulation is under concern while some lawmakers try to impose new legislation bringing self-serve gas stations to the state, phasing out full-service options … Continue reading New Jersey’s Pump Your Own Gas Debate
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs carries consequences suchas fines, imprisonment, or the loss of your driving privileges. In the state of New Jersey, there is a mandatory license suspension if convicted of a DWI/DUI or refusal to submit a chemical test. The length of time an offender’s license is suspended varies depending on … Continue reading DWI/DUI and Driving While Suspended
Insurance fraud occurs when individuals deceive, or attempt to deceive, an insurance company to wrongfully collect money. Under New Jersey law N.J.S. 2C:21-4.6, insurance fraud occurs when someone knowingly submits a fictitious or misleading statement or omits a material fact in connection with insurance. Insurance fraud can be made through any bill, record, claim, or document and in … Continue reading The Facts About Fraud
Everyone makes mistakes; it’s a simple fact of life and some have longer reaching consequences than others. If you’ve ever been convicted of criminal charges, you probably already know what those are. The question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” on an application has the ability to turn a great opportunity into a … Continue reading Get a Fresh Start by Expunging Your Record
New Jersey does not take drunk driving lightly. If convicted of a DUI/DWI there is a mandatory drivers license suspension, even if it is a first offense.However, New Jersey legislature is trying to change these strict laws. The New Jersey Senate approved Bill A-1368 that will dramatically change drunk driving penalties if signed by Governor … Continue reading Ground Breaking Drunk Driving Law Faces Roadblock
In many situations, going through a divorce is not a particularly happy time. You might have family or friends who have gone through the process or perhaps you’ve simply heard horror stories from cases gone terribly awry. Either way, we at The Law Offices of Zapicchi&Liller want to let you know what you can expect … Continue reading Five Things to Expect When Dealing with Divorce