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New Jersey's Municipal Courts Go Virtual Due to COVID-19

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Monday, August 10, 2020
New Jersey's Municipal Courts Go Virtual

The attorneys at Wiley Lavender, P.C. can provide the services that you will need as New Jersey's Municipal Courts go virtual.

Cocktails To Go Cannot Be Consumed in Cars in New Jersey

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Friday, July 10, 2020
Cocktails To Go
Under New Jersey law, it is illegal to possess any open or unsealed alcoholic beverage container in a car. "Open or unsealed" means a container with its original seal broken or a container such as a glass or cup. These laws apply to ...

Physically Hurt By Police During an Arrest?

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Friday, July 10, 2020
Hurt By Police During an Arrest
In these trying times, a person might find themselves being arrested by the police. Even worse, being physically hurt by police during an arrest. In New Jersey, sworn law enforcement officers have the authority to use necessary force to accomplish ...

Don't Violate New Jersey's Stay at Home Order

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Friday, April 24, 2020
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Don’t take any chances. Charged with violating New Jersey’s Stay at Home Order? Call us. We will help you in your time of need.

Living Will vs. Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: What do you need?

Posted by: The Attorneys at Wiley Lavender, P.C. on Thursday, April 16, 2020
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Living Wills and Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Orders come into play when a person is permanently unconscious or has end-stage medical conditions. They are not the same thing, and you should know what you need. 

Landlords - what happens when your tenant can't pay rent during the pandemic?

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Thursday, April 2, 2020
Order No. 106

Some residential landlords find themselves with tenants not being able pay rent because of the pandemic. This, coupled with the moratorium on evictions currently in place through Executive Order No. 106, has landlords very concerned and rightly so. Fortunately, Executive Order No. 106 does set forth certain limitations which landlords should take note of.

Small Business Stimulus Loan - does your business qualify?

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Wednesday, April 1, 2020
small business stimulus

Our team is fully versed on the stimulus package and are poised and ready to assist you in navigating your small business through the process. The application can be done online, and our team will work with you over the phone and electronically to ensure we are keeping you and our employees safe. 

New Jersey's Anti-Hazing Law Is Just Not For College Students

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Sunday, January 19, 2020
New Jersey\\\'s Anti-Hazing law

New Jersey's Anti-Hazing Law and you. Fraternities and sororities are often an integral part of university and college social life.  As such, they have to adapt their pledging rites and rituals so that they do not violate the law.  These laws have been created in response to multiple incidents of harm and injury arising from the pledging process. 

The Online Crime of Cyber-Harassment

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Friday, December 13, 2019
cyber harassment

Cyber-harassment is a crime of the fourth degree. In New Jersey crimes of the fourth degree can result in an 18 month jail sentence.

Hosting a holiday party? Don't let your guests drink too much.

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Monday, December 2, 2019
party host

Being a party host can create issues of both civil and criminal liability under the laws of New Jersey.

Slip and Fall in New Jersey, What Should You Do?

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
slip and fall in New Jersey

If you slip and fall in New Jersey and suffer a personal injury on somebody else's property, you are protected by an area of tort law commonly known as Premises Liability Contact Wiley Lavender, P.C., to meet with our attorneys and discuss your slip and fall in New Jersey.

Oh No, My Child Has Been Arrested in New Jersey!

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Monday, November 11, 2019
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Every parent is fearful of getting a call from the local police department saying that their child has been arrested.  Unfortunately, New Jersey parents do receive such telephone calls.  Worse yet, parents simply do not know what they can do on behalf of their child. According to New Jersey law, a juvenile is an individual who is under the age of 18 years.  Therefore, the police can take children into custody no matter the age.

Halloween Injuries Are Not a Treat

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Thursday, October 31, 2019
Halloween

Halloween injuries can surely dampen one of the most exciting days and nights of the year, for children and parents alike.  Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year, according to the National Safety Council’s website. Certainly, this statistic is scarier than any other Halloween costume that I have ever seen.

Civil Forfeiture: Your Assets Can Be Taken If You Are Arrested

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Thursday, October 17, 2019
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What is civil forfeiture? Imagine that you are enjoying a leisurely drive in your expensive car. Suddenly, the police pull you over and arrest you. Next, the police take you into custody and transport you to the nearest police station where you are formally processed.  

New Jersey College Students - Don't Shoplift

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Shoplifting

A person charged with shoplifting needs capable and experienced legal counsel to provide them with sound representation.  If you or anyone you know has been charged with shoplifting, contact me.

Playground Injures in New Jersey

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Wednesday, September 18, 2019
playground injury

 If you have a playground situation that turns tragic, call us for help.  We will fight for your rights and those of your child.

Is New Jersey a safe place to ride your bike?

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Monday, September 16, 2019
bike accident

Every bike accident is different – the facts and circumstances will determine which types of damages the victim and the victim’s family can successfully pursue. 

If you get arrested in New Jersey, do not make these mistakes!

Posted by: Wiley Lavender on Monday, September 9, 2019
arrest

Being arrested in New Jersey is one of the most unpleasant experiences a person can encounter. However, you are not necessarily guilty of committing a crime because you have been arrested. You are presumed innocent until being found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Being in a Fist Fight Can Make You a Loser in Court

Posted by: James Dudley on Tuesday, August 6, 2019
fist fight

Criminal liability arises whenever a person commits assault upon another person. The attorneys at Wiley Lavender, P.C.  can provide the legal representation that a person charged with assault will need.

Wiley Lavender is Proud to Support Pitties and Pals Rescue

Posted by: Larry Lavender on Tuesday, August 6, 2019
pitties and pals

Wiley Lavender is a proud Red Nose sponsor of the 2nd Annual Pitties and Pals White Party. The event will take place at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 8 PM – 11 PM.

Types of Damages in New Jersey Personal Injury Lawsuits

Posted by: Larry Lavender on Wednesday, July 31, 2019
damages

Every personal injury case if different. The facts and circumstances will determine which types of damages the victim and the victim’s family can successfully pursue. 

Drugs and College Life in New Jersey

Posted by: James B. Dudley on Wednesday, July 31, 2019
drugs

Parents can contact the attorneys at Wiley Lavender, P.C. when their college student has come into contact with New Jersey police and courts regarding drugs.

College Kids in New Jersey? Avoid Legal Trouble

Posted by: James B. Dudley on Monday, July 29, 2019
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The attorneys at Wiley Lavender, P.C. can provide the required services that parents seeking legal representation for their college student.

What Should I Do If I Get Hurt in a Car Accident in New Jersey?

Posted by: Larry Lavender on Wednesday, June 19, 2019
car accident

New Jersey residents who get injured in a car accident must be careful about what they do after the accident if they wish pursue a legal claim.

Top 10 Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Personal Injury Claim in New Jersey

Posted by: Larry Lavender on Monday, June 17, 2019
personal injury

Getting injured can be a traumatic experience.  Above all, just obtaining the proper medical treatment and hopefully recovering fully is a task in itself.  Many people understand that they may be able to recover money if they are injured.  However, there are a number of mistakes that can be made that can reduce or even eliminate the possibility of recovering money from the party that injured you. 

I got pulled over by a police officer in New Jersey, now what?

Posted by: Larry Lavender on Tuesday, May 28, 2019
pulled over

When you are pulled over by a police officer, there are a few things you should keep in mind - be respectful, know when to give them your PBA card, don't make admissions, and behave appropriately in court.  

What is a Municipal Court?

Posted by: James Dudley on Wednesday, May 22, 2019
municipal court

Municipal courts are courts of law, created under Article Six, Section One of the Constitution of the New Jersey.  Municipal courts are courts of “limited jurisdiction”, which means only certain kinds of cases can be tried in them.