What is an Arraignment? Understanding What to Expect at Your New Jersey Court Arraignment
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What is an Arraignment? Understanding What to Expect at Your New Jersey Court Arraignment

What’s an arraignment? An arraignment is the first court-based process that takes place after the arrest, booking, and initial bail phase of the criminal process. During an arraignment, a criminal court judge will: read the criminal charges and ask the defendant if he or she has an attorney. maintain how the defendant “pleads to” the...

What is Central Judicial Processing (CJP) Court? Understanding New Jersey First Appearance Court.
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What is Central Judicial Processing (CJP) Court? Understanding New Jersey First Appearance Court.

Central Judicial Processing Court Central Judicial Processing Court is the first court process in the criminal proceeding. It can also be the most important hearing for the defendant. CJP court determines where the case is going and where the defendant will go as the proceeding moves on. What happens in Central Judicial Processing Court? A...

Traffic Tickets? Hurt in a Car Accident? Lindsay Lohan’s Super Commercial Bowl Reminds You That You Need a NJ Attorney that Can Handle Both!
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Traffic Tickets? Hurt in a Car Accident? Lindsay Lohan’s Super Commercial Bowl Reminds You That You Need a NJ Attorney that Can Handle Both!

One of the best Super Bowl Commercials of 2015 was by Esurance, in which“Sorta Mom” Lindsay Lohan commits several traffic violations and is involved in a car accident. She may not have our contact information – but if you are reading this you do! Car accidents and traffic tickets often go hand in hand and...

How New Jersey Court Delays Can Effect Criminal Court Matters
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How New Jersey Court Delays Can Effect Criminal Court Matters

New Jersey Court delays can effect your criminal court matter. With The Morano Law Firm you can have an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney who understands the timing and procedures of the County Criminal Court where your case is being heard. According to NorthJersey.Com and recent articles in the The Record, divorce cases in Bergen County...

The Difference Between Jail and Prison in New Jersey – Understanding an Important Sentencing Distinction
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The Difference Between Jail and Prison in New Jersey – Understanding an Important Sentencing Distinction

Understanding the difference between Jail and Prison is important when approaching your New Jersey criminal charge. As New Jersey criminal attorneys, we are asked this often. The terms “jail” and “prison” frequently pop up in conversation and are used interchangeably. While it is common to confuse the two terms, jail and prison actually refer to...

Conditional Dismissal – New Program for New Jersey First time Offenders on Criminal Charges
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Conditional Dismissal – New Program for New Jersey First time Offenders on Criminal Charges

First time offenders now have  new option in New Jersey with the new Conditional Dismissal program for minor offenses in municipal court. The new law establishes a conditional dismissal program in the municipal courts for eligible first-time defendants charged with certain disorderly persons offenses. The program compliments existing criminal justice diversion programs such as pretrial...

New Jersey Expungement — Clearing Your Record
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New Jersey Expungement — Clearing Your Record

Having an arrest or conviction on your record can lead to many headaches down the road. Applying to schools and searching for jobs is much tougher for those with a criminal record, even if the offense was something as trivial as violating a municipal ordinance (littering, loud noise disturbances, etc). Fortunately, New Jersey allows certain...