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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 […]

Could Sports Betting Be Legalized in New Jersey?

August 30th, 2017

Federal casino industry officials recently began a campaign to legalize sports betting, which New Jersey has been advocating for years. A 1992 law allows wagering on sports teams illegal in all but four states, which include Nevada, Delaware, Montana, and Oregon. The newly formed American Sports Betting Coalition is attempting to effect this law’s repeal. […]

DUIV – Driving Under the Influence of Viagra

August 22nd, 2017

Oh, boy! Always read your prescription labels, people. A man was recently arrested in Seattle for a prescription-drug DUI after his apparent disorientation caused him to drive over a median and into a wall before crashing into a garage door. Because investigators couldn’t smell intoxicants on the man or in the vehicle, they assumed that […]

What is the Difference Between Detention and Arrest?

August 16th, 2017

Although detention and arrest sound like they’re probably similar experiences, the rights that you’re afforded during these two distinct events can vary significantly. An officer only needs a reasonable suspicion to detain you, but to arrest you, that officer needs probable cause. This difference in causation regarding detention vs. arrest is important. Reasonable Suspicion Before […]

Foolish Drug Dealer Gives Free Heroin Samples to Undercover Cops

August 7th, 2017

SEPTA police officers work to keep people safe while riding public transportation in and around the Philadelphia area. Sometimes, officers go undercover to identify criminals more easily and often make arrests for evading fares or smoking. Recently, however, one man made is remarkably easy for two undercover SEPTA police officers to arrest him for dealing […]

Change Coming to License Suspension from Unpaid Parking Tickets

August 1st, 2017

Parking tickets and New Jersey drivers just seem to go together. Unpaid parking tickets, however, are being demoted by New Jersey law. Once the new law goes into effect, New Jersey drivers will be allowed more time to settle these unpaid parking tickets before their driving privileges are suspended by the State. You may not […]

Code Word: Extra Olives

July 25th, 2017

Restaurant Delivers Pizza and Cocaine Gone are the days that requesting a pie with extra olives got you a pie with extra olives. Recently, a Papa John’s restaurant in Washington was pushing pies with cocaine standing in for the extra olives. Operation Extra Olives Two men, employees at the Papa John’s, were arrested in the […]

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