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Attorneys Chris Gillin-Schwartz and Stephen Barry receive awards from Cape May County Bar Association

Attorneys Chris Gillin-Schwartz and Stephen Barry were honored to receive awards from the Cape May County Bar Association. CHRISTOPHER GILLIN-SCHWARTZ, ESQ. – 2016 Young Lawyer of the Year Award recognizing his contribution to the Young Lawyer Division of the CMCBA. STEPHEN W. BARRY, ESQ. – 2016 Daniel J. O’Hern Award for Professionalism – Nominees for the award are a senior member of the Continue Reading...
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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, P.C. members will be gathering Continue Reading...
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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 is able to demonstrate the Continue Reading...
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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 the First Amendment – why Continue Reading...
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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 but not limited to a Continue Reading...
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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 to your case. Your posts Continue Reading...
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