Client Removed from Parole Supervision & Megan’s Law after Fifteen Years in NJ

Removal from Megans Law in Mercer County

Proetta, Oliver & Fay was recently retained by an individual who had been subject to the harsh requirements of Parole Supervision for Life (PSL) and Megan’s Law (ML) for an incident that took place in the early 2000’s in Mercer County. Parole Supervision, Community Supervision and Megan’s Law Registry are special conditions imposed on individuals who are convicted of or who plead guilty to specific sex offenses in New Jersey. Our client was extremely eager to seek to petition the Court to be removed from both requirements pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2f. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2f, certain individuals may seek to petition the Court to be removed from either Parole Supervision and/or Megan’s Law Registering if they can meet the strict requirements. As anyone could imagine, being removed from either PSL or Megan’s Law Registering would be a significant benefit. It goes without saying that both of these requirements have a significant effect on how one could live their life.Read More

Judge Refuses to Impose Final Restraining Order Following Hearing

Restraining Order Attorney in Robbinsville NJ

Proetta, Oliver & Fay was able to secure another dismissal of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) for one of their clients last week. Our client was served with a TRO following an alleged domestic dispute between his ex-wife. The incident took place in their residence in Robbinsville Township. The victim alleged that our client as not only verbally abuse during the altercation but was also physically abusive. Furthermore, the victim alleged that their three children were present during the dispute as well. While the case was pending, our client was also charged with violating the TRO.

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Defendant Accepted into PTI on Gun Charge & DWI Charge Dismissed

Need Local Attorney in Mercer County for Gun Charge

Proetta & Oliver just finished representing a client that was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, driving while intoxicated as well as countless other motor vehicle violations. The charges originated from a serious motor vehicle accident that dated back to 2017. When the officers arrived on scene they located our client, who was seated on ground next to the car and he was profusely bleeding from his forehead. Due to the severity of his injuries our client was taken to the hospital. A subsequent search of our client’s motor vehicle was conducted by the officers and a bb-gun was located in the center console.Read More

DWI Dismissed in Hamilton Township

Local DWI Lawyer Near Me in Hamilton Township.

Proetta & Oliver is happy to announce that they were able to secure another dismissal of driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges for one of their client’s, this time in Hamilton Township. Our client was arrested and charged with a slue of criminal and traffic offenses following an incident in Hamilton Township. The slue of charges included DWI, possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic needle, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while suspended. Once our office was retained, we sent a request for discovery from the New Jersey State Police.Read More

Aggravated Assault Indictment Dismissed

Facing Assault Charge in Hamilton NJ

Proetta & Oliver was able to secure yet another dismissal of serious felony charges for one of their clients. This time, our client was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the third degree and theft of moveable property in the third degree following an incident in Hamilton Township. The charges stemmed from an incident that took place both outside and inside local hotel in Hamilton Township. The victim in the case, who was our client’s girlfriend at the time of the incident, alleged that our client not only struck her in the face several times but also choked her to the point of unconsciousness twice and attempted to place her into the bathtub while she was unconscious. Furthermore, she alleged that while she was unconscious, our client stole her cellphone and her vehicle and fled the scene.  As a result of the victim’s allegations, a BOLO was put out for her vehicle. Authorities were able locate the vehicle, which our client was operating. Following a brief investigation on scene he was placed under arrest. He was taken to the Mercer County Jail, pending his Central Judicial Processing Hearing (CJP). Once the hearing was conducted, it was determined that our client would be released from the county jail pending his Pre-Indictment Conference (PIC). During his PIC conference our client rejected the State’s offer and sent the matter to the Grand Jury. Once the Grand Jury formally indicted him is when he retained our services.Read More

West Windsor NJ Marijuana Charges Dismissed

Local West Windsor NJ Marijuana Possession Lawyer Near Me

An experienced criminal defense attorney at Proetta & Oliver was able to secure an outright dismissal for one of their client’s this week. The client was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams, in violation of NJSA 2C:35-10a(4), possession of drug paraphernalia in violation of NJSA 2C:36-2 as well as several traffic violations, including possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. The charges stemmed from a routine motor vehicle stop in West Windsor Township. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer began questioning our client and the passenger about their whereabouts and what they were doing in the area, since they both resided in Connecticut. Read More

Unlawful Possession of a Weapon & Assault Charges Dismissed Outright

Charged with Domestic Violence Offense in West Windsor NJ?Proetta & Oliver just secured a dismissal of serious felony charges for one of their clients this past week in the Mercer County Superior Court. Our client was arrested on New Years Day and charged with three serious criminal offenses, which included unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose as well as domestic violence simple assault. Although the charges were considered “acts of domestic violence“, a temporary restraining order was not sought. The charges stemmed from an incident that took place in West Windsor Township during the early morning hours of New Years Day.Read More

Drug Distribution Charges Dismissed

Mercer County NJ Crack Cocaine Distribution Lawyer

Our firm just finished up representing a Defendant that was arrested and charged the possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute and the possession of heroin with the intent to distribute. The charges stemmed from what we quickly determined was an undercover operation. The narcotic detectives were in essence combing the area looking for any suspicious activity.

In our case, the “suspicious activity” amounted to our client, who was an African American male, getting picked up in an urban area by his Caucasian friend, who happened to be driving a Mercedes. Based on this activity alone the surveillance team followed the vehicle for about two miles until it lawfully parked on the side of the road and the Defendant exited the vehicle to enter a bodega. After being inside the bodega for ten minutes, the Defendant exits and the officers assert that they watched him then have a conversation for about three minutes on the street corner with another individual. Then when the conversation ended and the parties parted ways,the officers claimed they observed a “hand gesture” as the Defendant reentered the vehicle. Based on that information alone, the Defendant and his friend were removed from their vehicle, with weapons drawn and a search was conducted. Located on the Defendant was several grams of crack cocaine and several bundles of heroin. Read More