Drug Probe Bust in Bergen County: Cocaine and Marijuana Found

On November 14, 2014 at 6:40 PM, two brothers selling drugs from their home were arrested after a probe by Bergen County police. One brother was charged with various drug offenses, including possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine in a school zone.

Another brother was arrested on charges of having cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills, also with the intent to distribute in a school zone. The brothers were held at the Bergen County Jail on $40,000 bail, with no 10% option.

Attorney Joel Silberman is a drug offense attorney who can handle any type of drug related offense in New Jersey. He is experienced and knowledgeable. If you have been charged for a drug related offense in New Jersey, then contact Attorney Joel Silberman at 201-420-1913.


Penalties for Child Pornography

Child pornography is the visual depiction of sexual activities involving children. Production, possession, and distribution of child pornographic videos or images are punishable offenses. Any person involved in such activities will be charged with child pornography.

Penalties for Child Pornography

New Jersey penalties for child pornography are severe. Under state law or federal law, persons convicted of child pornography may face the following sentences:

  • The period of imprisonment for distributing, selling, transporting or receiving visual child pornographic content is 5-10 years.
  • Child pornography photographing is a second degree crime, and can lead to 5-10 years of imprisonment.
  • Possessing child pornography or viewing it is a fourth degree crime, and can lead to up to 18 months of imprisonment.
  • Anyone convicted of child pornography must register as a sex offender, and the criminal record is publicly available. The offender must re-register periodically or when they change addresses.
  • If the person allowing child pornography is the parent of the child, then the activity is a first degree crime punishable with 10-20 years imprisonment.

Child pornography charges should not be taken lightly. If you are charged with child pornography, then you need to contact a sex crime defense lawyer.

Sex Crime Lawyer in New Jersey

If you are accused of child pornography in NJ, then contact Jersey City criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Joel Silberman. Call 201-420-1913 for a consultation.


Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence is defined as an action taken by one partner in a relationship to control or hurt the other. Family courts and criminal courts have concurrent rules over “family offenses” such as assault, sexual misconduct or abuse, stalking, menacing, and strangulation. Anyone performing these acts can be charged with domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Accusations

  • Beatings or physical attacks such as kicking, slapping, punching or hair pulling.
  • Threats that make the victim afraid for themselves or others.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Involuntary sexual contact or rape under threats.
  • Theft or damage to personal property.
  • Forced entry into home, with or without a weapon.
  • Threats with a weapon such as a gun or knife.
  • Repeated verbal degradation and attacks.
  • Stalking by actions done more than one time.

Domestic Violence Penalties and Sentences

    If the assault took place during a consensual fight, then the charge will be downgraded to a petty disorderly person offense.

  • If the assault occurred on a public official like a police officer, then the charge will be upgraded to a fourth degree crime which can carry up to 8 months in prison.
  • The charge may be upgraded to a third degree crime if the assault took place on a public official and bodily injury resulted. A third degree crime carries 3 to 5 years in prison if convicted.
  • Criminal contempt in domestic violence cases is a fourth degree crime which carries penalties of up to 8 months in prison and $25,000 in fines if convicted. (N.J. Rev. Stat. §§ 2C: 25-30, 2C:25-31, 2C: 29-9)

Whether you are guilty or innocent, you need a strong domestic violence defense attorney.

Domestic Violence Defense Attorney, New Jersey

We at the Law Office of Joel Silberman work for the best result for our client. We study your case and fight vigorously for you and do our best to dismiss or minimize your penalties.  We have offices in Jersey City, Newark, and New York. Call us today at 201-420-1913 for a consultation with Attorney Joel Silberman. You can also send an email to

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