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October 2014 Archives

Foreclosure information for New Jersey

While an individual may think of foreclosure as an action pertaining to failure to make payments on a mortgage, action can also be brought in connection with tax liens and with unpaid assessments to homeowner or condominium associations. Actions are filed in Trenton with the Office of the Superior Court Clerk.

3 men face drug charges in New Jersey

Pursuant to a New Jersey State Police investigation, law enforcement officials took three men into custody on drug charges on Oct. 22 in Kearny. Reportedly, each of the men is charged with possession of 2.5 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Moreover, the three individuals are facing charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Statute of limitations on credit card debt

Like most other states, New Jersey law has a statute of limitations in place for credit card debt owed by consumers. The statute of limitations is designed to limit creditors to only being able to sue a debtor within a specified time period.

Child custody arrangements in New Jersey

In New Jersey, parents who are going through a divorce often have questions about child custody and how it is determined by the courts. Ideally, the courts prefer to see parents work out an arrangement that is acceptable to all parties involved, but this is not always possible. When the parents are unable to create an arrangement on their own, the courts will step in. The first step is for each party to submit a Custody and Parenting Time or Visitation Plan for the courts to consider.

Medical marijuana laws in New Jersey

New Jersey and several other states have in recent years legalized or decriminalized the possession of marijuana for medical purposes. However, users of medical marijuana may nevertheless encounter legal difficulties because the laws change frequently and can vary dramatically from one jurisdiction to another.

Lifetime parole supervision in New Jersey

Individuals who have been convicted of certain offenses in New Jersey may find themselves receiving a mandatory sentence of parole supervision for life. An individual will be placed under parole supervision once he or she is released from prison. If the defendant commits any probation violations, the Division of Parole may proceed with the process of revoking his or her parole.

What are the penalties for graffiti violations in New Jersey?

When someone is convicted of a graffiti violation in New Jersey, he or she will normally have a fourth degree crime on their record. Violations bring a variety of potential penalties that the court can impose, including a jail sentence, community service and restitution to the defaced property's owner.

Police arrest New Jersey man on drug charges

On Sept. 30, police officers arrested a 21-year-old man and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession, marijuana possession with intent to distribute and failing to surrender controlled substances to officials. A police officer pulled the man over for having no front license plate and obstructed vision near Route 55 and Mullica Hill Road. Officers also issued summonses for having a vision obstruction, having an obstructed rear license plate and having no front license plate. They processed him for the drug charges and released him on his own recognizance.

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