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No First Amendment Protection for Videos Played in Your Vehicle

On October 15, 2019, the Appellate Division in State v. Lomato (Dkt. No. A-5273-16T4) approved a “public communication of obscenity” conviction for a man convicted of watching pornography in his car outside a fast food restaurant.  Specifically,… Read More
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Categories: Other News

NJ Supreme Court Holds Photos of Lawful Sex Acts Admissible to Prove Unlawful Sex Acts

A recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision, State of New Jersey v. Guillermo Santamaria, tackled the interesting question of whether photographs of sex acts between the Defendant and his victim—although indisputably taken while the victim was over… Read More
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Categories: Other News

Non-Immigrant Visas-An Overview

For those seeking temporary admission to the United States there are a variety of visas available. However, each visa has its own unique qualification system, duration and potential pathway to permanent admission. Generally, there are six types of no… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law

New Jersey Appellate Division Rules Police Can Compel Suspects to Provide Their Smartphone Passcodes

On November 15, 2018, the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division ruled in State v. Robert Andrews (A-0291-17T4) that criminal suspects can be made to provide police with necessary passcodes and passwords in order to allow police to search th… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense

Refugee Status and Asylum

There has been much talk in the news recently regarding refugee and asylum procedures. United States law provides for the protection of people overseas from persecution. The refugee and asylum systems are complicated. This post attempts to shed some… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law

Grounds for Removability

There are several reasons that a person seeking admission to the United States may be denied entry or a person presently within the United States may find themselves facing removal (deportation). Understanding these grounds for removability is necess… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law

U.S. Immigration Agencies — Understanding the Alphabet Soup of Immigration

As you interact with the United States immigration system you will encounter several acronyms and abbreviations. This is a helpful guide to the basics of this alphabet soup of U.S. immigration agencies, courts and departments you may be dealing with:… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law

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