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Theft Crimes

Is Shoplifting a Misdemeanor?

While it may seem like a juvenile crime, New Jersey treats shoplifting very seriously. In the last five years, more than 10 million shoplifters have been caught and the number continues to grow each year. To deter shoplifting, New Jersey imposes strict laws and penalties including mandatory jail time in

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Drug Trafficking Laws in the State of New Jersey
Drug Crimes

Drug Trafficking Laws in the State of New Jersey

Drug trafficking crimes involve the creation and/or distribution of banned drugs or controlled substances that were obtained illegally. Just like drug possession charges, they are considered very serious crimes and often carry severe penalties.  The more dangerous the drug, the quantity of the drug, and the more drug crimes you

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Lustberg Law

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Shoplifting in New Jersey?

A conviction of shoplifting, while seemingly a juvenile charge, can have a long-lasting impact on a person’s life. New Jersey carries harsh penalties for shoplifting and a conviction can drastically impact a person’s life, their family, and limit their opportunities even after their sentence has been served. As soon as

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Shoplifting Charges in Hackensack NJ
Theft Crimes

Shoplifting Laws in New Jersey

Shoplifting occurs more often than people might think. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, more than 10 million people have been caught shoplifting in the past five years, and even more disturbing is the statistic that there are 27 million shoplifters in the country. Moreover, these numbers continue

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Lustberg Law

What are the Penalties for Illegal Firearm Possession in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, we have some of the most stringent firearms laws in the nation. Consequently, it’s no surprise that penalties for possession can be equally serious. Any single firearms conviction can result in a minimum of 5 years in prison and extensive fines.  If you find yourself facing accusations

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Weapons Offenses

What are Terroristic Threats in New Jersey?

In New Jersey and around the country, we see that terroristic threats are on the rise. While we may think of a “terrorist” as someone from an adversarial country or fringe domestic group making threats against groups of people, anyone can be charged with a terroristic threat crime if they

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Weapons Offenses

Who is Prohibited from Buying a Weapon in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, anyone under 18 years old is not allowed to apply for any firearms license. Except for the case of an employment requirement, anyone under 21 years old cannot apply for a handgun permit. The federal law governing who can purchase and possess firearms in the United States

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Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in New Jersey
Drug Crimes

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in New Jersey

Receiving a drug charge can be stressful and frightening. It can leave a nasty stain on your criminal record and has the potential to negatively impact your future employment. Drug use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey, but even

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Hackensack Juvenile Drug Crime Charges
Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile Drug Possession Charges in New Jersey

Teenagers are sometimes known for indulging in risky behavior. Often, this is because teenagers are under the impression that bad things can never happen to them. In unfortunate situations, such as texting while driving or driving under the influence (DUI), the results can be catastrophic, forever changing the landscape of

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Drug distribution lawyer hackensack nj
Drug Crimes

When Does a Drug Offense Become a Felony in NJ?

As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the United States, more and more people are being arrested and charged for committing serious drug crimes. While the number of people who are charged with drug crimes continues to rise, many people do not know that drug crimes can actually be graded

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