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New Jersey DYFUS Lawyer

DYFUS is actually correctly spelled DYFS and to make things further complicated, their technical name is now DCPP which stands for the Division of Child Protection and Permanency.  Of course, it doesn’t matter what you call them.  If they are in your life, they have the power to take your children and put them in foster care.  If you don’t get them back, your parental rights will be terminated.

The best way to fight DYFS is to fight back hard and fast.  Our team of tough, aggressive attorneys will jump on your case right away and fight for you.  Call us at 1-855-9-JEFLAW anytime to discuss your case.  Whether you call them DYFUS, DYFS or DCPP, we’ll protect you!

DYFS Investigation Process

DYFS Investigation Process

The DYFS (not known as DCPP) investigation process is chaotic at best.  That is, there is no one specific process that they will use to investigate you.  Most investigations start with a visit to your house by a case worker.  However, sometimes you may hear that DYFS will be coming to your house beforehand.  When they show up, they will ask a number of questions.  They may also get you to sign various documents.  Some of them may be releases so they can get information from your medical providers.

After they leave, they will work to gather documents from various places.  They may also talk to neighbors, your child’s school and anyone else that may have information.  Where the case goes from there is anyone’s guess.  The most common complaint we here is that DYFS requests one service, then another and then another.  It never seems to end.

There is also no real time limit.  The Internet is filled with posts talking about 60 days.  You have to get this out of your mind.  They can and quite often do take longer than 60 days.  In fact, we’ve talked to clients that have had cases open for years!

Regardless of what the case worker has done or what they may be planning to do, handling this investigation process by yourself may be a huge mistake.  Our team of tough, smart attorneys can help you make DYFS go away and get out of your life.  Call us at 1-855-9-JEFLAW to discuss your case anytime.

Danielle’s Law Violation Defense

Danielle’s Law Violation Defense

The first time most people hear about Danielle’s Law is when they are accused of violating it.  In New Jersey, this law requires staff working with people that have developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries to call 911 in the event of a life-threatening emergency.  What exactly is a “life-threatening. emergency”, who should have called 911 and if calling 911 was better than the care that the staff member rendered are common issues that come up in Danielle’s law investigations.

If you are found to have violated Danielle’s law, you will be subject to a fine by the State of New Jersey.  You may also be subject to additional civil and criminal problems.  Keep in mind that anything you say or do can be used against you.  Therefore, before you talk to anyone, call our team of tough, smart attorneys right away at 1-855-9-JEFLAW.  Our attorneys have handled these case and we know how to defend them.


Newark Soliciting Prostitution Lawyer

Soliciting Prostitution has become a common offense in Newark with the new quality of life crackdown.  Newark is also the most populous city in New Jersey so prostitution and other crimes are frequent.  This offense is a crime and if convicted, you will not only have a criminal record but you could be facing jail time.

Our team of tough, smart lawyers Newark criminal defense lawyers will fight for you in municipal court and Essex County Superior Court.  We know how to defend these case and what it takes to get the job done.  Call us at 1-855-9-JEFLAW to discuss your case anytime.

New Jersey Bullying Attorney

Despite all of the focus and attention on bullying over the last few years, bullying is still a big problem in New Jersey schools.  While some parents can deal with this issue on their own, other parents don’t get the attention and help they need from their school district.  Hiring a lawyer to come in and sue the school isn’t usually the best way to start out the case.  However, a lot of people think this is the only way because they associate lawyers with suing people.

In New Jersey, attorneys can handle bullying situations in a quick and cost efficient matter without having to resort to a law suit.  Phone calls and letters from an attorney can get people to take action in a wide variety of situations and bullying is no different.  We advise clients to focus on what they want, which in this case is for the harassment, hazing and intimidation to stop right away.  We can help you make that happen.

Our retainers are cost efficient so it won’t cost you an arm and leg to get the help you need to protect your child.  Call us at 1-855-9-JEFLAW to discuss your situation anytime.

Charged with Promoting Gambling in Bergen County

Charged with Promoting Gambling in Bergen County?

If you are charged with promoting gambling (or conspiracy to promote gambling) in Bergen County, chances are that you are facing fourth degree felony charges.  While there is also a disorderly person’s offense charge of promoting gambling, a prosecution for same would like be rare.  In New Jersey, a conviction for a fourth degree felony could be devastating.  Not only would you have a felony criminal record which could destroy your career, but you could also be looking at incarceration.  Fourth degree felony charges for promoting gambling carry up to 18 months in prison.

If you or someone you know is charged with  promoting gambling in Bergen County or anywhere else in New Jersey, call us 24 hours a day, any day at 1-855-9-JEFLAW.  Our offices are easy to reach from anywhere in Bergen County and our consultations are free.

Bergen County Promoting Gambling Attorney

Bergen County Promoting Gambling Attorney

In New Jersey, promoting gambling and/or conspiracy to promote gambling is either charged as a fourth degree crime or a disorderly person’s offense.  It is rare the a local police department is going to get involved in a small-time gambling case so therefore, most people charged with promoting gambling are likely facing the fourth degree felony charge.  If convicted, you would have a felony criminal record in addition to possible incarceration up to 18 months in prison.

Our team of tough, smart lawyers can help defend you against charged of promoting gambling in Bergen County or anywhere else in New Jersey.  We have offices in Clifton and Jersey City, so our offices are easy to reach from anywhere in Bergen County.  Call us at 1-855-9-JEFLAW to discuss your case for free.

Far Hills Disorderly and Unruly Conduct Lawyers

Far Hills Disorderly and Unruly Conduct Lawyers

Every year, tens of thousands of people enjoy The Hunt, an annual race in Far Hills, New Jersey.  And every year, a few dozen people get arrested and charged with public urination as well as disorderly and unruly conduct.  Our lawyers have been handling cases like this in Far Hills for many years.  If you are facing these charges or any other criminal charges in Far Hills, call our lawyers today.  It will cost you nothing to speak with us and our fees are very reasonable.  Call us at 1-855-9-JEFLAW to discuss your case anytime.

Camden County Attempted Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Camden County Attempted Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Recently, Camden County charged over 40 people in a sting operation with Attempted Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.  This is a third degree crime and an attempt like this is punished in the same was as the actual crime.  In other words, there is no difference if you are charged with attempt or actual possession of CDS.  The primary defense in these cases is entrapment.  Most people are familiar with the entrapment defense.  If the defense attorney can show that the undercover police officer initiated the criminal activity, then the defense may be successful.  While the initial consultation may shed some light on this issue, the police reports are needed to really analyze this defense and any other that may be useful.

If you are charged with Attempted Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in Camden County, call us at 1-855-9-JEFLAW to discuss your case.  Our Cherry Hill office is just minutes from the Camden County Superior Court.

Seaside Heights Trespassing Lawyer

Seaside Heights Trespassing Lawyer

If you have a trespassing charge out of Seaside Heights, it means that you probably went somewhere that you should not have gone because the public is not permitted or you were already told not to come back. This is a common offense with all of the motels in town. A lot of people get kicked out of the motels and when they try to come back, they get hit with a trespassing charge. Likewise, if you were asked to leave and did not, you could also be facing a charge. No matter what the facts of your case, our team of tough, smart lawyers will fight for you to get your case dismissed. Don’t let a fun night gone wrong ruin your life with a criminal record.

Our Seaside Heights Lawyers are easy to reach with offices in Toms River and throughout the entire state of New Jersey. Call us at 1-855-9-JEFLAW to discuss your case today. We are affordable and aggressive. Our initial consultations are free.