Howard Woodley Bailey’s Guides

Howard Woodley Bailey

Newark Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What Constitutes a Parole Violation and What to Do If You Violate Your Parole

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, almost 5 years ago. STAFF PICK

    Parole is a conditional release from prison. If you violate the conditions of the release, the gatekeeper who determines whether you are going to be re-incarcerated is the Parole Board. The trick to not being re-incarcerated is to convince the Parole Board you are not a risk or ...

    41 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  2. What to Do if You Have a Bench Warrant

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, almost 5 years ago. STAFF PICK

    Bench warrants are issued when you do not do something that the Court has ordered you to do. For example: The Judge sets a hearing date - and you do not show up. The Judge orders you to appear for an interview with probation prior to sentencing - and you do not attendThe Judge...

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  3. Developing Mitigating Sentencing Factors

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, over 4 years ago.

    Maximize the facts that you have no prior criminal record and that the victim was not seriously harmed The nature and circumstances of the offense, your role in it, and the harm caused to the victim

    1 person found this Legal Guide helpful

  4. Why Can't My Lawyer Get A Dismissal?

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, over 4 years ago.

    Is there a sufficient factual basis to support the charge? For a charge to be filed, the Courts only require a probable cause (PC) basis. This is a very low evidentiary standard that only requires th

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  5. Selecting a Lawyer - Do I need a Doer or a Fixer

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, over 4 years ago.

    Do I want a Fixer? Someone who can get me the lowest plea from this situation? In order for you to understand the possible dispositions available to you, you and your lawyer need to discuss what you

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  6. Pre-Trial Intervention - The Diversion of Your Criminal Charges to Avoid a Conviction

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, almost 5 years ago.

    What is PTI? What is the Benefit of Diversion? PTI (Pre-trial Intervention) is similar in nature to probation, but it is not probation. Probation is part of a sentence imposed by a Judge after a conv

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  7. Let's Make a Deal: the Art of Plea Bargaining

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, almost 5 years ago.

    When you are charged with a crime, an offense, or a violation of the criminal code, the prosecution will typically make you an offer, to lower the potential sentence, the grade of the charge, or both, so long as you plead guilty. The trick to doing this right, is knowing when to ...

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  8. Why You Should Cooperate with the Police when You Are Charged with a Crime

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, almost 5 years ago.

    Why should I cooperate? Cooperation with the police has many names, some less glamorous then others. Some of the official names include, Cooperating Informant, Reliable Source, and Anonymous Source.

    1 person found this Legal Guide helpful

  9. All I did was share my marijuana joint. Why am I charged with drug distribution?

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, almost 5 years ago.

    I was smoking a MJ joint, and shared it with my friend... The act of distribution of a drug, also called a controlled dangerous substance (a CDS) is essentially accomplished by the actual, constructi

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  10. Juvenile Drug Offender Expungements in New Jersey

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, almost 5 years ago.

    Keep the record simple The most important things to discuss with your lawyer are what the charges are, what the direct sentencing consequences can be, and whether the charges you are pleading guilty

    2 people found this Legal Guide helpful

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