Understanding Your Rights as a Bicyclist in New Jersey

If you have been injured in a bicycle-motor vehicle collision and want to know your rights, please do not hesitate to call me, Corey Morano, Esq. for a free consultation at 201-598-5019 or email me at newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com right away! You may be well aware that bicyclists in New Jersey are required to keep to the right side of the road when using a roadway shared with motor vehicles. Riding single file as close to the right curb as you can safely allow for is the general rule that should be followed when taking your bicycle out for a spin. But...

Penalties for Leaving the Scene of an Accident New Jersey 39:4-129 vs. Failure to Report an Accident NJ 39:4-130

Penalties for Leaving the Scene of an Accident New Jersey 39:4-129 vs. Failure to Report an Accident NJ 39:4-130

The penalties for NJSA 39:4-129, commonly referred to as “Leaving the Scene of an Accident” or a “hit and run” can be very serious in an New Jersey Court. This offense can lead to high fines, mandatory loss of license, points on your license and even incarceration. This potentially harsh treatment is the result of the basis of the offense is the same when, for instance, a parked car is hit vs. an actual person. Often this ticket is issued along with NJSA 39:4-130, commonly referred to as “Failure to Report an Accident.” This offense has its own set of...

Understanding Your Rights with a Drug Arrest. Conditional Discharge in NJ Section 36 (2C:36A-1).

Understanding Your Rights with a Drug Arrest. Conditional Discharge in NJ Section 36 (2C:36A-1).

If you are a first time offender in New Jersey you need to understand your rights. You may be eligible for what is called a “conditional discharge.” This is an excellent option for your lawyer to look into in your case. The statute may allow you to enter into a diversionary program specifically developed for first-time offenders in minor drug offenses. The court will hold your records while you enter into a probationary period. If you complete the program, pay the necessary fines your charges will be discharged by the court. Below is the entire statue, but if you are...

What is a Pre-Indictment Conference in New Jersey Criminal Court?

What is a Pre-Indictment Conference in New Jersey Criminal Court?

Have you or someone you know been arrested or charged with a crime and are scheduled for a pre-indictment conference in New Jersey Criminal Court?  For a free consultation please do not hesitate to call Corey P. Morano, Esq. at 201-598-5019 or email me at newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com. After and arrest on an indictable offense and sometimes before your first court appearance, the prosecutor’s office in each county determines whether to pursue a criminal complaint through a grand jury indictment. Prosecutors determine if cases have merit and sufficient evidence to pursue a conviction. In most counties, the prosecutor’s Case Screening Unit reviews...

New Jersey Careless Driving Ticket vs. Reckless Driving Ticket: Understanding the Difference Between 39:4-96 and 39:4-97

New Jersey Careless Driving Ticket vs. Reckless Driving Ticket: Understanding the Difference Between 39:4-96 and 39:4-97

The most important difference between Reckless Driving and Careless Driving in New Jersey is that a conviction for Careless Driving will earn you 2 points on your New Jersey Driver’s License and a conviction for Reckless Driving will earn you 5 points on your New Jersey Driver’s License. Below you can read more about the legal definition of both. 39:4-96.     Reckless driving; punishment  39:4-96.  A person who drives a vehicle heedlessly, in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property, shall...

How to Expunge New Jersey Criminal Records with the New Jersey Expungement Statute.

Interested in getting your record expunged? Call Corey P. Morano, Esq. at 201-598-5019 at The Morano Law Firm, LLC or email us at newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com and we can set up a free consultation to clear your record today! Here is the current New Jersey Expungement Statute in its entirety: 2C:52-1. Definition of expungement a. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, expungement shall mean the extraction and isolation of all records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, law enforcement or criminal justice agency concerning a person’s detection, apprehension, arrest, detention, trial or disposition of an offense within the...

Synthetic Marjiuana Laws – K2 and Spice Drug Declared Controlled Dangerous Substance

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa in February of 2012 announced a statewide ban on all forms of synthetic marijuana. With this announcement arrests will certain rise requiring criminal drug attorneys to understand synthetic marijuana is now a controlled dangerous substance. Mostly known as brand names K2 and Spice,synthetic marijuana is the third most commonly abused drug by high school seniors, behind marijuana and prescription drugs, according to a 2011 study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This can be attributed to its formal legal standing, and the ease in which it can be purchased Side effects...

What are the New Jersey Point Violations? A List of all New Jersey Tickets with Points that can Raise Insurance Rates

Keep those points on your New Jersey license clear by hiring a traffic attorney. Below is a list of the NJSA point schedule. This can help you answer the question, “how much will my insurance go up if I get a traffic ticket?” All of these tickets can have a direct effect on your license raise your insurance premiums. Call me at 201-598-5019 or email me directly at newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com for a free consultation on traffic court. New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway 27:23–29 Moving against traffic 2 27:23–29 Improper passing 4 27:23–29 Unlawful use of median...

How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Have you been hurt at work? Want to learn more about filing a Workers’ Compensation claim? Please contact Corey P. Morano, Esq. at 201-598-5019 for a free consultation. I work on a contingency basis on any and all Workers’ Compensation lawsuits. The injured worker has the option of filing a formal claim petition with the Division, within the statutory time period which is generally 2 years. The first hearing before a judge of compensation is typically held within six months from the date of filing. Cases are usually assigned to a district office by either the county of residence of...

New Jersey Statute of Limitations Laws for Filing Claims

The easiest way to get tripped up in filing a  New Jersey lawsuit is to blow the statute of limitations. Below is a brief summary of the statute of limitations on many of New Jersey most frequently filed claims of action. The clock is always ticking on your potential lawsuit and the laws are change everyday. Therefore, the following list may be a good point of reference but to get a definitive answer to your statute of limitations questions you must contact a lawyer immediately. To learn more about your potential case and for a free consultation please call Corey...