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Do I Face Jail Time for Simple Assault?

Do I Face Jail Time for Simple Assault?

Simple assault may be called simple, but in the eyes of the justice system, it is anything but. Assault is assault no matter which way you look at it, and putting nice adjectives in front of it does not make it any less severe. In fact, the term “simple” can be misleading, as a simple…

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Do I Have a Claim for Slip and Fall Compensation?

Do I Have a Claim for Slip and Fall Compensation?

Slip and fall claims are some of the most common types of claims brought to civil court. However, that does not make them the most successful. Slip and fall claims are difficult to prove, and unfortunately, it is not uncommon for an insurance adjuster or a court to decide that the accident was the result…

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Will I Have to Pay Alimony After My Divorce?

Divorce is expensive, and for many people, the expenses do not end after the judge hands down a final order. People forced to make support payments for years after parting ways with their spouses, some in the form of child support, others in the form of alimony. Though child support is a give-in in any…

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New Jersey Marijuana Laws

Like most states in the Union, New Jersey is seeing a major overhaul of drug laws. Many of the changes have to do with marijuana. Marijuana is no longer being called “the gateway drug” by lawmakers everywhere, but rather, more and more regulatory agencies are citing it as a cure—a cure for pain, mental disorders,…

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Child Support Payment Law in New Jersey

child support payment laws New Jersey

What are the Child Support Laws in New Jersey? Child support is necessary in all divorce cases involving children. How much child support a person has to pay depends on a number of factors. In most cases, child support is only necessary until a child turns 18. The child support agreement may include stipulations that…

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Rickards wins pardon for client from Governor Christie

Governor Christ Christie, in one of his last acts in public office, has granted a pardon application filed by Jordan B. Rickards on behalf of a client. The client had suffered from a serious substance abuse addiction in the 1980s and 1990s, and accumulated too many convictions to be eligible for an expungement.  He worked…

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Rickards Wins Post-Conviction Relief Petition

The Law Office of Jordan B. Rickards has prevailed in a petition for post-conviction relief in Somerset County Superior Court, resulting in a seven-year-old indictment being dismissed, and allowing for the client to proceed unhindered in her immigration application. The client had pleaded guilty in 2011 to endangering the welfare of a child and had…

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