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Legal Q&A of the Month

Welcome to Barry.Corrado.Grassi & Gillin-Schwartz, P.C.’s first legal Q&A article.  As boring as the subject of law is most of the time, the fact remains that there are a lot of questions people have about problems and issues that can come up and how generally the law works in different situations. So Barry.Corrado.Grassi & Gillin-Schwartz, […]

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Expungement Law Undergoes Dramatic Change in NJ

On January 19, 2016 Governor Christie signed Bill A206 into law which makes changes to the expungement process. On April 18, 2016, the following changes take effect: Early Pathway for Disorderly Persons Offenses The waiting period before a disorderly persons conviction remains five 5 years. However, the new law allows for an early expungement after 3 years if the petitioner […]

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Joe Grassi receives the Daniel J. O’Hern Award

This year the Cape May County Bar Association provided four awards for professionalism to members of the bar. Joe Grassi recieved the Daniel O’Hern Award for professionalism. Nominees for the award satisfy the following – a senior member of the bar, not a current or former judge, recognize the commitment to the highest ideals of […]

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Why We Have A First Amendment

By Frank Corrado, Esquire In my last post, I talked about what the First Amendment means – how, despite the amendment’s seemingly absolute requirement that the state “make no law” abridging speech, the government can sometimes regulate, and even forbid, certain kinds of expression. In this post I want to talk about the values served by […]

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Possession Charges and Conditional Discharges

If you have been charged with a drug related offense in municipal court, you have options to fight the charges and preserve your record. In any criminal case, the State needs to meet the burden of proving each element of the crime charged beyond a reasonable doubt. The State must provide all discoverable materials, including […]

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Impact of Social Media on Pending Claims

Most of you probably use a public social networking site, e.g. FaceBook, Twitter, Linked-In, Instagram, Vine, etc. You may not be aware that whatever you write, post or tag, or whatever you may have written, posted, or tagged in the past on social media may be accessible to the public and may be inadvertently harmful […]

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Freedom of Speech and the First Amendment

Almost everyone knows that the First Amendment guarantees our freedom of speech.   Not everyone, however, knows what “freedom of speech” really means. On its face, the amendment’s language seems clear: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” “No law” is pretty straightforward.   But if you think about […]

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The Hidden Danger of Concrete Burns

Homeowners, weekend warriors, and masonry workers are exposed to severe second and third degree burns from contact with wet ready mixed concrete. Wet concrete can cause serious chemical burns to the skin of the people working with it. The danger is hidden because the burns are caused by the caustic nature of a chemical, calcium […]

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