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Are DUIs Felony Charges Or Misdemeanors?

09-15-2020

When you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than 0.08%, you will receive a DUI in the state of New Jersey. DUIs are serious charges and can result in jail time and hefty fines. In today’s post, we’ll look at…

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Understanding Emergency Child Custody In New Jersey

09-08-2020

Are you worried for the safety of your child or the violation of your parental rights due to erratic behaviour or potential living situation changes from your ex-partner? In these cases, you can pursue an emergency child custody order in the New Jersey court system. When you need to ensure…

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What To Know Before You File For Divorce

09-01-2020

Divorce is a hard situation for everyone involved, and it can lead to a lot of stress and emotional hardship. But if you and your partner have decided that separating will be for the best, you will need to have all of your information in order to ensure that you…

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Father’s Rights In New Jersey Divorce

08-12-2020

As a parent, you want to be able to give your child the advantages and experiences that he or she deserves throughout their whole life. It is important for children to grow with the love and support of both parents whenever possible. If you and your spouse are separating, it…

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State of New Jersey v. J.P.: Vehicular Homicide

07-23-2020

In this homicide case, Mr. Rickards’ twenty-year-old client was accused of driving his Dodge Ram Pickup truck at a “high rate of speed” on Route 27 in Edison, New Jersey, and striking a BMW sedan, killing its ninety-three-year-old driver. Mr. P. was charged with Vehicular Manslaughter by the Middlesex County’s…

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State of New Jersey v. V.S.: Aggravated Arson

07-23-2020

In this criminal case, Mr. Rickards’ client, Ms. S. was charged with Second-Degree Aggravated Arson, Second-Degree Conspiracy, Third-Degree Conspiracy, Third-Degree Criminal Mischief, Fourth-Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, as well as other crimes.  Ms. S. was accused of being the driver of a car in which the passengers — a…

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State of New Jersey v. D.J.: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

07-23-2020

D.J., a member of the Old Bridge School Board and the Old Bridge Police Department’s Community Emergency Response Team, was accused of luring and endangering the welfare of a child. Mr. J. was arrested after a ten-year-old girl reported to school authorities that he tried to lure her to an…

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The Estate of R.G.: Wrongful Death

07-23-2020

In this wrongful death civil case, the deceased, twenty-nine year-old R.G., was walking alongside Route 22 in East Brunswick, New Jersey, when a car struck and killed him as well as another pedestrian. The car later crashed through the parking lot of the Bridgewater Diner.   Through Mr. Rickards’ advocacy, the…

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State of New Jersey v. X. S.: Murder

07-23-2020

In this homicide case, Mr. Rickards’ client, in addition to two co-defendants, were accused of robbing a man, who was sitting on the steps of his apartment building about one mile from Rutgers University during the early morning hours, at knife point. The victim was stabbed with a “sharp object”…

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$1 Million Settlement for Sexual Assault

07-23-2020

In this civil case against the State of New Jersey, Mr. Rickards, along with co-counsel Yan Rudikh, Esq. and Zlata Rudikh, Esq., represented the victim of a former probation officer. This officer previously pleaded guilty to sexual assault by extorting and threatening to send the client — Ms. V.M. —…

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State of New Jersey v. P.M.: Assisting Suicide

07-23-2020

In this homicide case, Mr. Rickards’ client was charged with Second Degree Aiding Suicide, Obstruction of Law, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Mr. M., a 79-year-old man, was accused of assisting his terminally ill wife to commit suicide with a firearm at their Parsippany, New Jersey home. The State alleged…

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K.L. v. State of New Jersey: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

07-23-2020

In this civil case against the State of New Jersey, Mr. Rickards, along with co-counsel Yan Rudikh, Esq. and Zlata Rudikh, Esq., represented the fifteen-year-old child victim of a former female counselor at a Bergen County Special Services district school. For a period of one and one-half years, K.L. —…

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