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Parker’s Legal Team, Led by Maj. Thomas Roughneen, Claim He Has Been Made a Scapegoat

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Without Maj. Thomas Roughneen, Pvt. James Leon Parker might have disappeared into the Army’s criminal justice system. Learn More >>

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What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in New Jersey?

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Were you or a loved one injured by someone else’s negligent actions? If so, you may have the legal right to bring a claim against them for compensation. This claim will allow you to recover compensation for any physical damage, injuries, pain and suffering, time off work, and more. New Jersey law says you… Read More »

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Defending Against a New Jersey Board of Pharmacy Complaint

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Obtaining your license to work as a pharmacist requires a lot of education and training, not to mention passing rigorous tests and examinations. Once you receive your license, there is no guarantee that you will maintain it forever. The risk of losing your license can be a terrifying experience. If you are facing possible… Read More »

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Issuing a Subpoena for a Minor

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Sometimes, especially in domestic disputes, a key witness in a case may be a minor under the age of 18. The experience of such witnesses can be integral to the defendant’s or plaintiff’s case, but issuing a subpoena to ask them to testify at a hearing is complicated by their age. Rule 1:9 of… Read More »

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How to Become Eligible for the New Jersey Veterans Criminal Diversion Program

By Citizen Soldier Law |

If you are a military veteran, being charged with a criminal offense can be terrifying. When you are dealing with a prosecutor who is not a military veteran, they will not fully understand what it’s like to be deployed to a combat zone or encounter the death and destruction that many military veterans have…. Read More »

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Expansion of Guidance for Discharge Upgrades in PTSD-Related Case

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In September 2014, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel published a memorandum that directed discharge review boards to “fully and carefully consider” any petition concerning claims that PTSD symptoms existed at the time of the veteran’s discharge and contributed to underlying misconduct that prompted an adverse discharge. The memo directed the boards to give timely… Read More »

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NJ Bail Reform

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New Jersey’s new pretrial release system, implemented on January 1, 2017, replaced the traditional bail system by minimizing cash bail and instead consider the defendant’s risk of not reappearing at court or committing another offense while waiting to appear. Rather than set a monetary bail, attorneys present the results of a Public Safety Assessment,… Read More »

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Veterans Benefits 2020: Most Unique or Newest State Benefit

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Alabama “The most unique benefit Alabama offers is the Alabama G.I. Dependent Scholarship. There are few like it. It offers dependents of Alabama’s disabled Veterans educational opportunities that may not be possible otherwise. It helps cover the costs of tuition, textbooks and instructional fees for undergraduate courses at any public college in the state…. Read More »

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Drug Court Expungement

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How does drug court expungement differ from general expungement? Drug court expungement law increases expungement opportunities available to drug court grads. Unlike general expungement statutes, graduates of drug court can expunge their entire criminal record, with very few limitations. For example, drug court does not place limits on the number and type of offenses… Read More »

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Drug Court Problems and Reforms During the National Opioid Crisis

By Citizen Soldier Law |

The drug court statute was last amended in 2012. For all its positive impact in New Jersey, it has serious limitations that prevent it from responding to the growing opioid crisis. Drug court needs comprehensive reform that empowers its response to the opioid crisis. That’s why Thomas Roughneen & Associates supports Bills S491 and… Read More »

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