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Selecting the Best Truck Accident Attorney in Bergen, NJ

Accidents involving large commercial vehicles, such as trucks can lead to extensive damage that requires a lot of money to repair. Drivers who get into a truck accident must cover their medical bills and they must cover the costs of any property…
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A recent decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Jersey City, New Jersey – We’d like to think that all lawyers know what they are doing. That if someone holds himself or herself out as an immigration attorney, he or she would be an expert in the field and represent clients in immigration…
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Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division’s decision in State v. Kyle Brown.

Jersey City, New Jersey – Lawyering is often about finding a key word in a statute and nitpicking its definition or application to a particular circumstance. But sometimes, maybe often, a word is just a word and no amount of creative lawyering…
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On July 2, 2020, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided such a case in Romero v. Attorney General.

Jersey City, New Jersey – Sometimes even when a non-citizen respondent in court loses his or her case, the law established by the court can be important, or even favorable, for people in similar legal or factual scenarios in the future. On…
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State of New Jersey v. Brian Horne, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division

Jersey City, New Jersey – In criminal court proceedings, the spousal privilege attempts to protect the sanctity and serenity of marriage by preventing one spouse from testifying against the other. Many exceptions have been carved out of the…
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New Jersey courts relate to child neglect, child abuse and child endangerment.

Jersey City, New Jersey – Some of the most common charges in the New Jersey courts relate to child neglect, child abuse and child endangerment. Partially this is because there are so many ways these issues can make it into the courts, partially…
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Criminal Justice Reform

Jersey City, New Jersey – New Jersey is one of the states that recently recognized the need for Criminal Justice Reform and made massive changes in an attempt to better administer justice. Perhaps the most significant change was the virtual…
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New Jersey Supreme Court decided State. V. Greene

Jersey City, New Jersey – From the earliest years of childhood, we are taught that words matter. What you say has an impact on yourself and those around you. What we aren’t taught, and often don’t learn until later in life, is that circumstances…
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The Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division decided State of New Jersey v. Dunlap, holding

As part of a plea agreement, Dunlap pled guilty to second-degree robbery and was sentenced to five-years special probation in the Drug Court. The plea agreement provided an alternative sentence of ten years in prison if Dunlap violated probation.…
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I benefit from DACA- begrudgingly

By Marisol Conde-Hernandez, Esq.   Sure, I'm thankful for employment authorization, a limited Social Security number, and the collateral benefits flowing from them, like a driver's license and eligibility for that COVID-based federal…
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Con algo de disgusto, yo beneficio de DACA.

Por Marisol Conde-Hernandez, Esq.   Por supuesto, estoy agradecida por la autorización de empleo, por un número de seguro social limitado, y por los beneficios auxiliares que acompañan la existencia de esos documentos, como una…
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Jersey City, New Jersey Sexual Assault

Some of the most difficult cases for everyone involved are those in which there are allegations of inappropriate sexual touching (or worse) of a child by an adult. These cases are horrible for obvious reasons and for some less obvious reasons.…
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Penalties for Crimes in New Jersey.

Jersey City, New Jersey – Fines and forfeiture of assets such as cash, cars, homes and pensions, are common penalties for crimes in New Jersey. Sometimes, the financial impact of these fines and forfeitures seem excessive in relation to the…
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New Jersey, What Compensation Can I Get After a Truck Accident?

Financial compensation is one of the main things on a person’s mind after they get into an accident involving a truck. Unlike smaller passenger vehicle collisions, truck accidents can never simply be overlooked with just a warning because…
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Board of Immigration Appeals

On October 11, 2019 the Board of Immigration Appeals (“The Board” or the “the BIA”) decided the Matter of Eduardo Urias-Velasquez reversing the rescission of the respondent’s lawful permanent residence (meaning allowing him to keep…
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New Jersey Firm Resettlement

There is a concept in asylum law known as “firm resettlement.” What it means is that if a person from Country A seeks asylum in the United States, even if he or she qualifies for asylum based on past persecution of a protected class, if…