A news article out of New Jersey has shown that there has been an increase in the number of hate crimes throughout the state. Hate crimes are one of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) highest priorities, which makes an accusation of being part of any hate crime very serious business.
Drug-related crimes are taken seriously in the United States, which is part of the reason why it's so imperative to have a defense if you're accused of possessing drugs. A single act of possession can quickly add up to accusations of intending to distribute or give away drugs to minors or others, resulting in higher potential penalties.
Criminal defense is about more than just building a defense to protect you. It's about guiding you through the criminal trial process and helping you cope with all that comes with the case. It's about preparing you for a possible trial and advising you when a plea deal is or is not a good idea.
According to a recent report, New Jersey has made the list as one of the safest states in the country. According to the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report, New Jersey had an overall violent crime rate that was below half of the national average.
When you go to court on a criminal charge, there are some things you need to know about how to act. If you don't have a good understanding of what to do -- and what not to do -- you could hurt your case without even saying a word.
Your criminal defense attorney has many jobs. While you know that your attorney needs to defend you, the reality is that your attorney does much more than that. Your attorney will teach you how to act in court, help you dress appropriately and even teach you the best ways to react to questions about your case.