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Don't complain to your kids about your former spouse

Being a parent isn't always easy although many New Jersey parents say they wouldn't change it for the world. Like most parents, you probably have some good days and some bad, especially if a particular child is going through a challenging stage in life. Divorce can be a stressful time for parents and kids alike. If you recently told your children you're getting divorced, you may be concerned about the weeks and months ahead regarding what you might do to show them your support.  

Consequences and alternatives to overstaying a visa

Obtaining your visa likely opened many doors for you. Perhaps your temporary status in the United States allowed you to find employment, to study at one of New Jersey's fine colleges or universities, or to visit some of the many beautiful landmarks in the country. Whatever your reason for coming, you have one pressing reason to leave. Your visa is going to expire.

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.

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