Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Difference Between Divorce and Annulment

Many people see divorce and annulment merely as two different words for dissolving a marriage. However, while both of them do in fact dissolve a marriage, a divorce actually “ends” or terminates a legal marriage, whereas an annulment “invalidates” the … Continue reading

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NJ Motor Vehicle Surcharges

Continuing from yesterday’s post on double fines, today I’ll write a little about surcharges. Surcharges are annual fines assessed by Motor Vehicle Commission for drivers who have earned excessive points or committed certain type of violation. A person’s driving record … Continue reading

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Some Speeding May Result in Double Fines

According to NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, exceeding the speed limit is a number one factor contributing to motor vehicle accidents. As such, a New Jersey driver is expected to obey the speed limit, which in New Jersey is set for any … Continue reading

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I heard that if the officer doesn’t show up in Court, the ticket gets dismissed. Is this true?

This rarely happens, although in theory if you appear and the Prosecution’s witness (the officer) is missing, there is no case to present and the case fails due to “lack of prosecution.” However, it is unlikely that the Court will throw … Continue reading

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10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DYFS

Under the law, DYFS is required to investigate all claims and allegations of child abuse and neglect. A federal law (ASFA) mandates that DYFS resolves your case quickly. Not every DYFS investigation leads to removal of children. However, if your children are … Continue reading

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New Bill Introduced to Rewrite Refusal Statute Following Marquez Decision

Back in July, in State v. Marquez, a case involving a conviction for refusing to submit to a chemical breath test, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that New Jersey’s implied consent law, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.2, and refusal law, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.4a, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Using Common Sense

Today, for the 4rd time in 2 weeks, I received a phone call from someone asking for help for a friend who was facing removal proceedings, commonly known as deportation.  In a removal proceeding, the Immigration Judge makes a determination of whether … Continue reading

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