Monthly Archives: February 2016

What is the Graves Act?

The Graves Act imposes a mandatory minimum state prison sentence for those convicted of illegal weapon or firearm offenses.  Generally, the mandatory minimum state prison sentence is that a convicted individual must wait at least three years of confinement prior to parole eligibility.  Under a second offense, the convicted individual must generally wait five years prior […]

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Understanding Prison / Jail Terms in NJ

New Jersey law does not classify crimes as felonies and misdemeanors.  For instance, another state may label a certain crime as a felony however New Jersey will label this offense as a crime as opposed to a felony.  A crime will be classified as either an indictable offense, a disorderly persons offenses, or a petty disorderly […]

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