Howard Woodley Bailey’s Guides

Howard Woodley Bailey

Newark Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Classes of Criminal Offenses in New Jersey

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, about 5 years ago.

    Crimes Crimes are offenses for which more then a 6 month jail term is authorized by the sentencing provisions of the law. Crimes are graded in a descending order from 1st degree (the most serious) th

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  2. Understanding the Legal Concept of Possession (Actual vs. Constructive)

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, about 5 years ago.

    Actual Possession When you have the item, in your direct physical control, you have actual possession of the item. If you owned a car, and were driving the car, you would have actual possession of th

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  3. The Intoxication Defense In New Jersey

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, about 5 years ago.

    Self-Induced Intoxication and Recklessness When recklessness establishes an element of the offense, and a risk occurs that the person would have been aware of if they had not been intoxicated, self-i

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  4. Defining Types of Criminal Culpability in New Jersey

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, about 5 years ago.

    Acting Purposely You act purposely if it is your conscious object or intent to engage in conduct of that nature, or to cause that result. With regard to specific circumstances, you meet this standard

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  5. Applying the Statute of Limitations to New Jersey Prosecutions

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, about 5 years ago.

    Prosecutions That Are Not Barred By the Passage of Time Certain types of serious crimes can be prosecuted at any time; and, are not affected by the application of the SOL. These types of charges spec

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  6. Understanding Cash Only Bail, 10% Options and Bondsmen

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, about 5 years ago.

    Cash Only Bail When a judge sets a bail, it can generally be posted by a variety of means, unless the Judge conditions the bail as a Cash Only bail. This type of bail requires that the full amount of

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  7. What to Do When You Fail to Appear in Court

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, about 5 years ago.

    Document Why You Did Not Make It To Court If Possible When you do not get to Court, it may be because of traffic, the weather, oversleeping, illness, or a variety of other reasons too numerous to lis

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  8. The Difference Between Possession of Drugs; and, Possession of Drugs with Intent to Distribute

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, about 5 years ago.

    Possession of Illegal Drugs The possession of illegal drugs involves several basic elements. These elements include, the fact that the person had possession (actual, constructive, or joint-constructi

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  9. How to Handle a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) License Suspension Notice

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, about 5 years ago.

    What You Should Do When You Get the Notice As soon as you get the Notice, review it for specific pieces of information that are very relevant to the suspension. Check for the date on which the suspen

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  10. How Can I Downgrade a Reckless Driving Summons In NJ?

    Written by attorney Howard Bailey, about 5 years ago.

    What Is Reckless Driving? Reckless Driving, is by definition in the code, considered to be the driving of a vehicle heedlessly, in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others; in a

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