A Strong Defense Against Casino Crimes
There is always another rumor about finding a way to beat the system at a casino here in Atlantic City. While the idea is tempting, it can cost you more than you have bargained for in the long run. When you receive casino crime charges, you have the right to defend your legal rights with an experienced attorney.
At Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum, LLC, we have more than 25 years of experience as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. Attorney Melissa Rosenblum is just one of 25 women in New Jersey to hold this certification. Our years of service is filled with a long track record of aggressive fighting to protect the legal rights of our clients.
We Have Seen It All
We know the difference between typical criminal charges versus casino crime charges. We can fight to clear your name against charges like:
- Betting scams
- Illegal gambling
- Underage gambling
Charges like these can take away your legal rights, your freedom and your future. The majority of these kinds of charges are a felony-level offense, and can result in up to 10 years in prison.
We will work to have your charges dropped or reduced. We work with you to understand your unique needs to craft your best possible defense.
We Have The Answers About Crimes Related To Casinos And Gambling
Casino crimes are a niche area of criminal law, and, as a result, it is not always easy to find information about them. Because of our extensive insight and the many cases we have handled successfully, we can provide the information you need, including answers to the questions you might have. Below, you can read the answers we have provided to some frequently asked questions from our clients.
Can I be banned from a casino for cheating in New Jersey?
Yes. Under the Casino Control Act, casinos have two avenues for banning people from their establishments. The first is if you get a criminal conviction. The second is through the Division of Gaming Enforcement. The state even keeps a list of all individuals banned from casinos throughout New Jersey.
How old do you need to be to gamble in New Jersey?
You must be 19 years old to play the lottery and 21 years old to gamble in a casino in New Jersey. Anyone younger is considered underage in the eyes of the law.
Is underage gambling a crime?
It is against the law for anyone under the age of 21 to gamble in a casino. If caught gambling underage, you could face a type of criminal charge called a disorderly persons offense. This stays on your criminal record for a long time until you can seal or expunge it. What’s more, prosecutors in Atlantic City have a policy in which they refuse to negotiate plea bargains for underage gambling.
What are the punishments for underage gambling?
A conviction for underage gambling can result in a fine of up to $1,000, probation or a jail sentence of up to six months. The casino in question can also ban you permanently from its premises.
Do Not Wait Another Day To Defend Yourself
If you are facing casino crime charges, you cannot afford to wait another day to see an attorney. Contact our offices in Atlantic City or Pleasantville by calling (609) 732-3753, or emailing us here to schedule your free initial consultation.