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March 10, 2017

Many people are unsure of their rights when interacting with the police. Any time you are questioned by the police can be stressful, that’s why Ryan Clark of Clark & Clark LLC wants to remind you that you do not have to speak to the police. Watch the video below to learn why you have the right to stay silent.

If you need the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact our office today at 732-303-7857 to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve those who live in and near Jersey City, Freehold, Monmouth County, Essex County, and Hudson...

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March 01, 2017

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon carries with it a number of serious penalties. Our experienced attorneys at Clark & Clark LLC can help you with your case if you’ve been charged with this crime. Because of the seriousness of this type of offense, it’s important that you have knowledgeable representation that will fight for you to get the best results possible.

If you want to learn more about potential penalties associated with this crime, please read our infographic below. If you’ve been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and wish to have quality...

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February 24, 2017

careless driving reckless driving New Jersey criminal defense lawyersIt may surprise you that careless driving and reckless driving are actually two separate offenses when it comes to traffic violations in New Jersey. There are certain factors that determine if you will be cited for one or the other. At the law offices of Clark & Clark LLC, we want you to understand the difference between these two offenses...

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February 06, 2017

Alteration of a Motor Vehicle Identification Number | New Jersey New Jersey statute 2C:17-6 makes it a crime in the state of New Jersey for an individual to deface, remove, alter, destroy, change, or obliterate any distinguishing identification number, serial number or other marking on a motor vehicle for an unlawful purpose.

If an individual does commit the aforementioned act, they will be guilty of a...

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February 03, 2017

What's the Difference Between Assault and Battery? | Freehold Assault and battery are criminal and/or civil acts which involve the striking or offensive touching of an individual or the perceived striking and/or offensive touching of an individual.

Under the common law (or the law as it existed before specific statutes were enacted) assault was defined as the immediate perception of being...

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February 01, 2017

New Jersey Bad Checks Penalties

New Jersey statute 2C:21-5 is the statute which governs the offense of bad checks.  An individual will be guilty of the offense of bad checks if the individual passes or issues a check, money order or similar document for the payment of money, knowing that the check, money order or document will not be honored by the bank or financial institution to which the check, money order or document was written from. 

If an individual is prosecuted for theft relating to a bad check, the individual will be presumed to know that the check, money order or other document would not be honored and or paid if...

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February 01, 2017

Penalties in New Jersey for Assault by Auto | Defense Attorneys New Jersey statute, 2C:12-C is the statute which governs assault by auto or vessel. Assault by auto or vessel occurs if an individual drives a vehicle or vessel recklessly and causes serious bodily injury to another person.

Assault by auto or vessel is a disorderly persons offense if bodily injury occurs. This means that...

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January 30, 2017

Criminal Charges for Arson in New Jersey | Defense Attorneys New Jersey statute 2C:17-1 is the statute which governs the crime of arson in the state of New Jersey.

Arson is a third-degree crime if an individual starts or sets a fire or creates an explosion on either another persons’ property or the individual’s own property and does so:

  • Recklessly causing another individual to be in danger of...
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January 28, 2017

Aggravated assault charges and penalties in New Jersey Statute 2C:12-1 (b) governs aggravated assault under New Jersey law. If an individual either attempts to cause, or actually does cause, serious bodily injury to another person knowingly or purposefully, he or she may be charged with aggravated assault.

New Jersey law distinguishes between aggravated assault and simple...

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January 27, 2017

What Happens if I'm Caught with Adderall in New Jersey?Adderall is a medication made of amphetamine salts. It is a drug, which is used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as narcolepsy. The drug causes an increase in dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. The drug is available in regular and extended-release tablets.

Adderall is most commonly associated with use and abuse at colleges and...

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