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Use of Canines at Traffic Stops

November 7th, 2017

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled on whether New Jersey officers can legally bring a police dog to a motor vehicle stop without first having any reasonable suspicion to do so. Come to find out, they can – but only if the addition of the dog’s sniff test doesn’t unduly prolong the traffic stop […]

Assault with a Deadly . . . Shovel?

November 1st, 2017

A New Jersey woman was struck with a shovel during a street fight this summer. The police received a call about the incident, but had difficulty finding the involved parties. In the end, they apprehended both the alleged perpetrator and the victim of the shovel attack. The Case The police were called to a New […]

Florida Man Calls Police to Report Stolen Drugs – Gets Arrested

October 24th, 2017

While no one appreciates having their belongings stolen, when your belongings include illegal drugs, such as cocaine, it’s probably best to hold off on making that call to the police. A Florida man recently called the police to report just such a robbery. It seems that the man did not appreciate his cocaine supply being […]

Sleep Deprivation and DUIs

October 18th, 2017

Driving while exhausted is dangerous. Driving under the influence is dangerous. When you combine the two, the danger becomes even more pronounced. This can be true even for those driver’s whose blood alcohol content (BAC) is below the legal cutoff. A small recent scientific study conducted at the Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience in […]

NJ Bill Changes Driver’s License Renewal

October 10th, 2017

Don’t Get Caught with an Expired License Recently, NJ Governor, Chris Christie –  who was on a bit of a legislative roll – signed 50 bills into law. Two of these bills significantly affect both motor vehicle registrations and driver’s license renewals. These changes allow that motor vehicle registrations will now expire each year on […]

New Rule Requires DNA collection for 19 Disorderly Persons Offenses

October 4th, 2017

As of July 1, 2017, the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety requires that law enforcement officers collect DNA samples for anyone convicted of any 1 of 19 separate disorderly persons offenses. Prior to this new law, New Jersey only collected DNA samples from violent criminals who were convicted of crimes such as […]

Extortion Charges for One NJ Drug Counselor

September 26th, 2017

Anyone can be accused of a crime – even those who we believe are supposed to help others. New criminal allegations were filed against a drug counselor in New Jersey who worked for both the state and part-time for a private substance abuse treatment facility. Allegations filed by the state claim that as part of […]

Hundreds Of Teens Gather and Fight Near Jersey Shore Landmark

September 20th, 2017

Heading to the Jersey Shore is a popular activity for young people in and around New Jersey in the summer months. Teens regularly come from Pennsylvania and other areas of NJ to visit beaches and congregate in groups. Over Memorial Day weekend, a large gathering of an estimated 300 young people near the Lucy the […]

5 Types of Drug Charges You Could Face

September 12th, 2017

While most of the country focuses on marijuana’s changing legal landscape and the escalating opioid epidemic, there are other drug-charge related issues that few people are even aware of. In New Jersey, there are five types of drug charges that you can be hit with. To get a better handle on your own case, it […]

Post-Conviction Relief vs. Habeas Corpus

September 7th, 2017

A writ of habeas corpus is a petition that an imprisoned or detained person – or someone on that imprisoned person’s behalf – files in objection to his or her detention or imprisonment. To prevail, the petition must illustrate that the detention-ordering court or entity made a factual or legal error. The availability of this […]

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