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Types of Juvenile Crimes Handled by Attorney Joel Silberman

  1. Theft, like Shoplifting and burglary
  2. Vandalism
  3. Underage drinking and DUI/DWI
  4. Traffic Offenses
  5. Drug related crimes
  6. Assult and threat crimes
  7. Internet crime
  8. Sex crimes
  9. Disorderly conduct

If your child makes a mistake, then you should make sure it does not ruin the future. When your child is charged with a crime in New Jersey, contact Attorney Joel Silberman to discuss your options.

Juvenile Crimes Handled by Attorney Joel Silberman

 

Conviction of an alien unlawfully present in the United States for unlawful firearms possession

In case of Rehaif who entered the United States on a student visa and later lost his immigration status, the Supreme Court held that the Government therefore must prove both that the defendant knew he possessed a firearm and also that he knew he belonged to the relevant category of persons barred from possessing a firearm, and reversed Rehaif’s conviction

What was the charge against Mr. Rehaif?

Rehaif entered the United States on a student visa. When the university to which he was admitted dismissed him for poor performance, it advised him that he would lose his immigration status unless he enrolled elsewhere, which he did not do. He went to a shooting range where he purchased ammunition and practiced using the ranges firearms. The ammunition he bought came from out-of-state and the firearms he used were from Austria.

What law says?

Federal law declares it unlawful for an individual, unlawfully present in the United States, to possess a firearm or ammunition that has been transported or shipped in interstate or foreign commerce. A second statute makes it a federal crime to knowingly engage in such unlawful possession.

District court held him guilty without proving his unlawful present in the United States

At his trial, the U.S. district court advised the jury that the government did not have to prove that Rehaif knew that he was in the U.S. unlawfully. The jury convicted Rehaif, and the court sentenced him to prison for 18 months.

The U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed Rehaif’s conviction

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Eleventh Circuit) affirmed Rehaif’s conviction on several grounds. The Eleventh Circuit noted that conviction requires proof of three elements:

  • The defendant falls within one of the categories [of disqualified possessors] (the status element);
  • The defendant possessed a firearm or ammunition (the possession element); and
  • The possession was in or affecting [interstate or foreign] commerce [(the jurisdictional element)]. With regard to the status element, binding Eleventh Circuit case law dispensed with a mens rea requirement (sometimes referred to as scienter, state of mind, or knowledge requirement).

The Supreme Court reversed Rehaif’s conviction

The Supreme Court held that the Government therefore must prove both that the defendant knew he possessed a firearm and also that he knew he belonged to the relevant category of persons barred from possessing a firearm, and reversed Rehaif’s conviction. Speaking for a majority of the Court, Justice Breyer pointed out that mens rea questions are first and foremost a matter of congressional intent. He noted that the longstanding presumption, traceable to the common law, that Congress intends to require a defendant to possess a culpable mental state regarding each of the statutory elements that criminalize otherwise innocent conduct. Nevertheless, he explained that the presumption does not necessarily apply to all of a crime elements.

If you have been charged in a criminal case

If you are facing criminal charges, you need a legal defense from an attorney like New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Joel Silberman. He is dedicated to fighting for individuals that are facing Federal, State and Municipal charges.

At the Law Offices of Joel Silberman, no case is too big or too small. Whether you have been issued a summons for Municipal Court or been charged with a First Degree offense, you will receive the same aggressive and hard-hitting representation.

Call (201)-420-1913 today to schedule an appointment.

 

A Dependable and Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are accused, charged, or arrested for criminal charges in New Jersey, you will need an experienced and aggressive New Jersey criminal defense attorney. A criminal defense lawyer specializes in the defense of individuals, companies and entities charged with criminal conduct.

The involvement of a criminal defense lawyer can have a great impact on the outcome of the legal case. Criminal accusations of any kind may lead to consequences that will affect an individual’s personal and professional life, as well as their livelihood. It is highly recommended to choose an experienced and trusted attorney.

Joel Silberman a Dependable and Experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer:

  • He will help you in any case of state or federal level.
  • If you are convicted, even if it is a minor charge, choosing Joel Silberman means your selecting a lawyer who has expertise in criminal defense.
  • He has handled criminal defense cases in the past, that resulted in great outcomes for his clients.
  • Meet Joel Silberman personally and then decide whether you are confident in his skills and feel comfortable with his analysis of your case.
 

Criminal Defense in New Jersey – The Three Phases of DUI Detection

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. If you are arrested for DUI, then hiring a criminal defense attorney will help you.

Three Phases of DUI Detection

In DUI investigations, police officers follow guidelines during the process. There are three phases in the DUI investigation.

  1. Vehicle in motion: In this phase, the officer decides whether to stop the vehicle by observing the manner in which the vehicle is driven. If the officer stops the vehicle without a probable cause, then it is a violation of the United State Constitution.
  2. Personal contact: In this phase, the officer makes face-to-face contact with driver and observes appearance, behavior, coordination, and verbal interaction.
  3. Test: In this phase, the officer tests the driver’s blood alcohol level. The driver has a right to refuse the test, but may be penalized.

Criminal Defense Attorney in NJ

When you are facing criminal charges, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney to fight for you. Attorney Joel Silberman, a NJ criminal defense attorney, is dedicated to fight for individuals that are facing federal, state and municipal charges. Contact attorney Joel Silberman at 201-420-1913.

 

Hire a Lawyer who is also A Good Investigator

Joel Silberman has a large network of experts in fields such as DNA, medicine, breath tests, accounting, accident reconstruction and private investigators. The exhaustive investigation and analysis of evidence by independent experts is often the difference between a not guilty versus a guilty verdict or a favorable versus unfavorable plea agreement.

Hire a Lawyer who is also A Good Investigator

 

Joel Silberman – New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are accused, charged, or arrested for criminal charges in New Jersey, then you will need an experienced and aggressive New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney to fight for you. Jersey City criminal defense lawyer Joel Silberman focuses exclusively on criminal defense. With years of legal experience, Joel has a reputation for aggressively representing individuals facing Federal, State and Municipal charges.

Joel and his team have developed formidable negotiation and courtroom skills that ensure the best possible outcome for their clients. At the law office of Joel Silberman, no case is too big or too small; they handle criminal cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to violent felonies.

Joel Silberman – New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer

 
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