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Category: Criminal Law

COMMERCIAL FRAUD ASSESSMENT TOOL

By: Eric Marcy Whether you are the victim of fraud or are the target of a fraud investigation, it is necessary to make a structured and disciplined analysis of facts …

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Getting Off Parole in New Jersey

The imposition of and length of parole supervision is crime and fact specific. The conditions of supervision imposed are driven by the crime and the facts of the individual parolee. …

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Do New Jersey Shore Crime Rates Increase in the Summer Months?

Every summer, thousands of visitors descend upon the popular towns along New Jersey’s beautiful and busy shoreline. The population of the state’s 22 coastal towns can double to over 900,000 …

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The Limits to Ordering Computer Monitoring as a Special Condition of Supervised Release in the Federal Court System

There are limits to when a Federal District Court Judge may order computer monitoring by United States Probation as a special condition of supervised release. While it can be argued …

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Digital Communications and Social Media Posts – A Fertile Source of Evidence in Criminal, Family Law, and Civil Litigation

Our courts have established how social media postings, including Texts, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media postings may be authenticated for admissibility in court. Authenticating such evidence is “flexible” and only …

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Texts, Emails, and Social Media Posts – The Admissibility of Digital Communications and Social Media Posts in the Courtroom

What to Know about Digital Messaging, Social Media, Investigations, and Litigation Whether the matter is a criminal investigation, criminal prosecution, civil action, and/or family law case, digital communications, texts, emails, …

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Is Big Brother Watching You? What Your Smart Phone May Reveal About Your Activities

In 2021, Pew Research Center conducted a survey that indicated that 85% of United States adults own a smartphone. Because of exponentially increasing technology, a digital footprint is often left …

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YOU MAY DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING, BUT POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA MAY BE EXHIBIT A IN COURT

There are no secrets on the internet. Today, people willingly post the most personal and sometimes embarrassing information about themselves, their families, their friends, and believe it or not, even …

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Factors that Matter in Applications for Relief from Megan’s Law Registration, Community Notification, and Supervision

By Eric Marcy, Esq. Our laws specifically provide for and envision that a Megan’s Law Registrant may be discharged from registration, community notification, and Community/Parole Supervision for Life upon a …

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Understanding Megan’s Law Tier Level Designations, the Registrant Risk Assessment Scale Guidelines, and an Approach for Challenging a Tier Level Risk Designation

By Eric Marcy, Esq. The statutory system of registration and notification under Megan’s Law in New Jersey is intended to determine the danger of recidivism by an individual who has …

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