November 2013 Archives

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR CRIMINAL-RECORD EXPUNGEMENT IN NEW JERSEY?

If you have a criminal record, you are probably aware of how damaging even a minor infraction can be to your future. Colleges, professional licensing boards, and employers will often investigate the criminal history of applicants. This screening mechanism can derail your hopes of a successful career, but an experienced attorney may be able to help you move on from your past.

THE DOWNSIDE OF AMUSEMENT PARK RIDES

If you are from New Jersey, chances are that you've spent summer days on the Jersey Shore. Many visitors to the Jersey Shore visit Gillian's Wonderland Pier in Ocean City to enjoy carnival rides and entertainment. While amusement park rides are often a reminder of our childhood and warm summer days, operator error or mechanical malfunction can turn a day of fun into a traumatic experience.

THE DANGERS OF DO-IT-YOURSELF ESTATE PLANNING

The primary goals of estate planning are to help manage, preserve, and protect your estate at your death or during incapacity. A number of online companies advertise do-it-yourself (DIY) wills and trusts, providing legal documents with fill-in-the-blank forms to customers for low rates. Though these services may be slightly less expensive than hiring an attorney to draft a proper will, improper drafting and execution is the biggest risk for the DIY estate planner. When the mistake is discovered after the death of the creator, the time and money it takes to remedy the error could cost the family much more money. 

INJURIES DUE TO ANESTHESIA ERRORS

Before undergoing surgery, many patients feel anxious about the risks of anesthesia. An error in the administration of anesthesia can result in severe injury, and sometimes death.

BEEN ARRESTED? NOW WHAT?

Being placed under arrest can be very scary. Depending upon your offense, you may be facing severe penalties, including imprisonment and fines, if you are proven guilty. So, what should you do if you are arrested?

CONFUSED ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WILL AND A TRUST?

If you are confused about the difference between a will and a trust, you are not alone. Both documents help protect families and indicate who will receive certain assets and make decisions upon a family member's death. However, wills and trusts operate very differently, and it's important to understand their differences. 

IT CAN BE A FELONY TO DRIVE ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE AFTER A DUI CONVICTION

Has your license been suspended because of a previous driving under the influence (DUI) offense? Before you get into the car to run that quick errand or commute to work, you might want to think twice. Repeat violators who drive with a suspended license are now facing lengthy jail sentences and can spend up to 18 months in jail for committing a fourth-degree felony.

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