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In this two-minute video, Monmouth County drug court attorney Tara Breslow-Testa discusses the pros and cons of Drug Court and explains it’s for those who are serious about escaping their drug addiction – and not just for someone evading jail.

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A New Jersey Case Laid a Foundation for Cyber Harassment/Stalking Law

“…the Internet and related technology have also become new mediums for misconduct, in that communications via the Internet can be used to threaten, harass, intimidate, and cause harm to others.”

– Patricia R. Recupero, JD, MD (2008)

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When You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney For Belmar and Lake Como

Summertime, and the living is frenzied. Belmar is jumping, and spirits in Lake Como are high. Maybe a little too high, and that can lead to municipal or superior court, and that can lead to a need for representation – to keep the summer fun flowing.

During the summer, Belmar and Lake Como are two places along the Jersey Shore where many citizens get away from the hot inland turf and get loose near the sunny surf. Some people eat, drink and get a little too merry, and the local police are kept busy with arrests for underage drinking, fake identification, ordinance violations, simple and aggravated assault, criminal trespass, outstanding warrants and interference with business.

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New Jersey’s New and Lenient Expungement Laws Help You Clear Your Record

If you are worried that your criminal record is holding you back in applying for schools, applying for jobs, applying for the military – you could be right. Your past is messing with your future. What can you do in the present to fix that?

A Petition for Expungement can erase or remove completely your criminal record –  and that process just got quite a bit easier and more lenient, thanks to former New Jersey governor Chris Christie.

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Marijuana advocates in Vancouver, Canada send a message resonating all the way to New Jersey.

Medical marijuana has been legal in New Jersey since 2010 – with restrictions.

Recreational marijuana is not (yet) legal in New Jersey. And offenders who possess or distribute marijuana are dealt with harshly. But that could all change when New Jersey undergoes a regime change from the Christie Dynasty to whatever is coming next.

It is important to know the differences and the laws, because the difference could lead to arrest and conviction for possession or distribution of marijuana – which could lead to years to decades of prison time, harsh fines and a permanent criminal record.

And if you’re in the slammer when the rules (possibly) change a couple of months from now, you’ll miss out on all the legal fun.

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As seen on TV: Underage drinking and public intoxication are rampant in Seaside Heights and all along the New Jersey shore during the summer months. Public safety officials are vigilant in enforcing the local and state laws, and the time and money investment involved in arrest and courts, and the possible fines, can be alarming.

If arrested for any alcohol-related crime in Seaside Heights, you would be wise to talk to Tara Breslow-Testa, a Seaside Heights public intoxication lawyer who can help anyone accused of open container, drinking in public, underage drinking and public intoxication in Seaside Heights.

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We’ve sometimes got trouble, right here in Holmdel township, with a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for the PNC Bank Art Center. This popular music venue in Holmdel has provided a venue for musical acts from symphonies to Sinatra to Springsteen to Phish to Sting over the years – but the festival environment has also spawned more than a little bit of trouble in the form of dozens of drug arrests, underage drinking, DUI arrests, fights, shootings.

If you’re a music fan who gets into trouble with a capital T, the first person you should talk to is Holmdel criminal defense attorney Tara Breslow-Testa. She is experienced with a capital E and can reduce possible sentences, fines and future consequences for anyone arrested around the PNC Bank Center.


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Monmouth County Assault Defense Lawyer Tara Breslow-Testa Knows the Different Degrees of Assault. Speak to Tara Before Speaking to Anyone.


The differences between simple and aggravated assault are both subtle and significant – but those differences can mean the difference between liberty and a lifetime of trouble: years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. Monmouth County Assault Defense Attorney Tara Breslow-Testa understands the subtleties and significances. Anyone accused of assault – simple or aggravated: second, third or fourth degree – should consult with Tara before speaking to anyone else – including law enforcement. Contact the law offices of Tara Breslow-Testa at  (732) 784-2880.

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Red Bank is a vibrant cultural center nestled along the Navesink River in Monmouth County, New Jersey. With close proximity to Jersey Shore beaches and access to New York City, it is a highly desirable place to live, work, and raise a family. The Borough of Red Bank spans just over 2 square miles. Within its bounds, visitors and residents can find a host of retail stores, boutiques, restaurants, bars, parks, art galleries, and several theaters. Considering all that Red Bank has to offer, it is easy to understand why over 12,000 people call Red Bank home, and thousands more visit and patronize its downtown center. With so many people in such a condensed area, Red Bank is also highly patrolled by officers from the Red Bank Police Department, who issue criminal charges and motor vehicle summonses for alleged offenses ranging from disorderly conduct to driving while intoxicated (DWI).

Traffic Offenses in Red Bank

When you are charged with a traffic or criminal offense within the jurisdiction of Red Bank, it is essential to determine the venue in which your case will be adjudicated. For instance, all motor vehicle violations committed in Red Bank are heard at Red Bank Municipal Court. This includes charges for driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. Traffic offenses may entail penalties ranging from fines, to a period of driver’s license suspension, and even a jail sentence.

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Oxycodone is a highly addictive painkiller in great demand, and it is leading to arrests throughout New Jersey. In addition, this demand brings in big business for those willing to sell the pills and run an illegal operation. The trickle down effect of course is that many people are getting arrested throughout Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey for use of these drugs. This is of course because many are addicted to these pills, and of course getting arrested as a result of their illegality. It is also common that juveniles are being arrested for use as well as distribution of oxycodone. Often times, the juveniles are good students with bright futures. In fact, it is more common, as will other illegal drugs, that that the users are being charged and convicted of use of perscription drugs rather that the big time dealers. Although recently we are seeing more arrests through New Jersey and areas close by for those running these drug operation schemes.

A Lickety Split ice cream truck was transformed into a place where residents could by oxycodone for 20 dollars a pill in Staten Island, NY. There were 31 people involved in keeping the truck “supplied.” The major players of the scheme, including an office manager at a Manhattan orthopedic surgeon’s office, recruited 28 “runners” to fill more that 300 fake prescriptions form a pad stolen from the surgeon’s office (it is reported that the doctor did not know about this scheme). This was a million dollar operation. Of course this is not the only oxycodone scheme in the news recently.

In March of 2011, Dr. Michael Durante of Montclair, NJ, an internal medicine specialist was accused of writing illegal prescriptions. The doctor was caught after he wrote false prescriptions to Federal Agents. There were 11 people arrested, including a retired Newark police officer, in relation to taking part in this scheme.

For more information on this see the following article: Staten Island Arrests, and NorthJersey.com
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