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Homicide does not always refer to murder

Do you think there's ever a time when a person might take the life of another human being, yet not be guilty of a crime? If you answered, "Yes," then you were correct. The word homicide simply means the taking of human life; however, many people in New Jersey and other states mistakenly believe that homicide equals murder. If prosecutors charge you with homicide, it doesn't necessarily mean they are charging you with murder.

Do you understand your rights?

The English language is one of the most difficult to learn. Even those who grow up knowing nothing but English are often confused by certain phrases, words and grammar rules. If Spanish is your primary language, you may find yourself learning new English vocabulary and idioms each day. However, when police are reading you your Miranda rights, this is the wrong time to try to understand unfamiliar terms.

Could you qualify for cancellation of removal?

Many people call the United States home. Numerous individuals were born here and obtained automatic citizenship, and others may have gone through certain legal routes in order to gain permanent residency, temporary visas or citizenship. For most of the individuals in the latter category, coming to America was a considerable step in their lives that allowed them to find better opportunities.

White-collar crimes: Serious defense needed for serious crimes

If you face criminal charges of any kind in New Jersey, you would be wise to take your situation seriously. This is a direct threat to your personal freedom and your future opportunities, and you would benefit from confronting these charges appropriately. This is especially true if you are dealing with accusations of committing a white-collar crime.

These drugs can lead to legal problems as well as addiction

Millions of people throughout the United States, including many in New Jersey, are currently taking some form of medication to treat acute or chronic adverse health conditions. Perhaps you have a bad back that inhibits your ability to function on a daily basis or suffered injury in a car accident and are trying to alleviate some of your pain in recovery. Maybe you don't have an injury but have been having trouble sleeping because of certain family or marital problems.

What makes one assault more serious than another?

A police officer may make an arrest for assault, but New Jersey prosecutors make the determination regarding what kind of assault charge an individual faces. The circumstances surrounding the incident often factor into what type of assault someone faces, and the charge could fall into the category of misdemeanor or felony.

Eyes on the road, as soon as I check this message

What can you accomplish in two seconds? Probably not very much. In fact, the term "two seconds" is something many people use to indicate that hardly any time has passed. You may ask someone to give you two seconds to complete a task or joke that food is edible if it spends only two seconds on the floor.

You may be able to avoid green card problems with these tips

You are likely very excited (and nervous) about seeking permanent legal residency in the United States. As you make plans for a new life in New Jersey, you will no doubt face many challenges as you navigate the immigration process. There are several things to keep in mind when applying for a green card. By seeking clarification of U.S. immigration law ahead of time and knowing how to access available support when needed, you may be able to avoid a lot of potentially stressful situations.

Destress your Thanksgiving with these post divorce tips

Many New Jersey residents are anticipating the hustle and bustle of a new holiday season that's just around the bend. You may have already done some of your Thanksgiving shopping and started formulating your guest list. If you just went through a divorce, this year's celebration will likely be a bit different than others in the past. Then again, if holidays usually led to major arguments and discord during your marriage, you might be greatly looking forward to trying something new.

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