Defense of Others, N.J.S.A. 2c:3-5

Defense of Others, N.J.S.A. 2c 3-5, Use of force for the protection of other persons, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerRecently Fair Lawn authorities charged a husband and wife after an alleged altercation involving road rage and another driver. News reports indicate problems began when the husband stopped his minivan in front of a compact car. After the drivers emerged from each vehicle, they exchanged words. Next, news reports claim the husband returned to his vehicle and got a golf club. Subsequently, he hit the other man in the head with it, per the news. Because the physical struggle continued, the wife also allegedly struck the man several times with club. Thus, some might view her actions as defense of others. Nevertheless, the cops charged the husband and wife with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Read More

Resisting Arrest, N.J.S.A. 2c:29-2

Resisting Arrest, N.J.S.A. 2c:29-2, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerDo you remember the 1980s movie License to Drive starring Corey Haim and Corey Feldman? One unforgettable scene occurred when Haim failed his driving test. Helen Hanft confronted Haim with the bad news. In addition to one choice expletive, Hanft warned Haim, “God giveth and the D.M.V. taketh away!” Recently, a woman at the Bayonne Motor Vehicle Commission allegedly lost her temper caused by the long lines. And it seems this is something anyone who has ever visited an M.V.C. ought to relate to. After all, who hasn’t felt the urge to express dissatisfaction with the M.V.C.? Nevertheless, most people choose resisting these impulses. It might be because most adults know government bureaucrats delight in shirking personal responsibility, scapegoating, and passing the buck. Read More

Theft By Failure To Make Required Disposition of Property Received, N.J.S.A. 2c:20-9

Theft By Failure To Make Required Disposition of Property Received, N.J.S.A. 2c:20-9, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, payola, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerAuthorities in New Jersey’s Burlington County recently indicted a former child care center director with theft. Indeed, she was responsible for enrollment and billing, according to a government news release. Additionally, she allegedly told several parents to submit tuition payments to her in cash. Furthermore, she discouraged the use of the school’s online billing system. Moreover, she allegedly stole $65,000 from the school. She took the cash over a period of about 15 months from several families, per the news release. Consequently, the authorities filed an indictment against her for Theft By Failure To Make Required Disposition of Property Received. Read More

Bias Intimidation, N.J.S.A. 2c:16-1

Bias Intimidation, N.J.S.A. 2c:16-1, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerGunfire at a Jersey City kosher market recently left a police officer, two suspects, and three bystanders dead. Subsequently, the investigation revealed alleged online hate as the drifters’ motive. Perhaps unsurprisingly, officials adopted the label domestic terrorism for the violence, which began a mile away at a cemetery. After opening fire at the market, the pair held off armed police and federal officials for four hours with hundreds of rounds of ammunition, per the news.

Additionally, less than a week later, a Jersey City man allegedly threatened to “bomb all of the Jews” there. He made the alleged threats during a phone call with a welfare worker. Indeed, the judge did not release the suspect on bail. Instead, she ordered him detained during the entire prosecution. Read More


Offering Diseased Animal For Sale, N.J.S.A. 4:22-22

Offering Diseased Animal For Sale, N.J.S.A. 4:22-22, New Jersey, NJ, Criminal Defense, Lawyer, Attorney, Berkeley Heights, dog, cat, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren CountyNew Jersey law prohibits Offering Diseased Animal For Sale. State and local authorities investigated and recently charged an owner and employee of an animal shelter in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Indeed, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office investigated the shelter together. Moreover, the allegations relate to falsifying records to conceal negative medical histories from prospective adopters, per the Union County Prosecutor’s news release. The shelter allegedly scrubbed negative information from some of the dogs’ intake forms before putting them up for adoption. The cops claim this occurred more than a dozen times during a span of about two years. The adopted pets included a variety of breeds, ranging from types of hounds to shih tzus. Read More

Drunk Driving Collateral Consequences, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50

Drunk Driving Collateral Consequences, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, New Jersey, Alcotest, Walk and Turn Test, One-Leg Stand Test, Nystagmus Test Procedures, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, standardized field sobriety tests, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerA Jersey City car collision resulted in an arrest for driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. The crash occurred after a woman leapt from her vehicle. To her credit, however, before her flying leap she had stopped the vehicle. But she jumped from it at a busy intersection without putting it in park, per the news. Consequently, the vehicle crashed into another parked car. Additionally, upon arrival, police found the woman in the middle of the road. Nevertheless, reports suggest she suffered only minor injuries. Furthermore, it appears she had compulsory motor vehicle liability insurance. If convicted of DWI, she faces drunk driving collateral consequences as well as direct penal consequences. Read More

Money Laundering, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-25

Money Laundering, Financial Facilitation of Criminal Activity, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-25, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, payola, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerRecently the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office charged two foreign nationals with money laundering and other crimes. Indeed, the cops caught wind of ostensibly suspicious and unusual money transactions related to businesses the pair owned. Thus, the authorities allege the man and woman tried to hide $5.7 million, per NJ dot com. Additionally, the cops claim the pair passed profits through a check casher. Furthermore, they maintain the pair divided cash deposits among different financial institutions to evade anti-money laundering reporting laws. Moreover, the cops claim the man did not report taxes on about $1.8 million income. Consequently, authorities arrested the pair for money laundering, financial facilitation-structuring, and conspiracy. Additionally, the cops charged the man with failure to pay taxes and filing a false tax return. Read More

Penalties for Refusal to Submit to Breath Test, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.4a

Penalties for Refusal to Submit to Breath Test, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.4a, New Jersey, Alcotest, Walk and Turn Test, One-Leg Stand Test, Nystagmus Test Procedures, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, standardized field sobriety tests, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerEarlier this year, Hoboken cops charged an electric scooter operator with refusal to submit to breath test, and other offenses. One cop claims he saw the gentleman appear unsteady and staggering while unlocking the scooter. After failing to stop the gentleman from boarding the scooter, the cop followed him in a cruiser. The scooters travel up to 18 miles per hour, per the news. The cop saw the operator allegedly appear as if he was going to lose control of the scooter.

Later, the gentleman allegedly failed a field sobriety test. Furthermore, he refused to provide breath samples at the station. Read More


Penalties for Drunk Driving, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50

Penalties for Drunk Driving, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, New Jersey, Alcotest, Walk and Turn Test, One-Leg Stand Test, Nystagmus Test Procedures, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, standardized field sobriety tests, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerCan you say bah humbug? This December, drunk driving enforcement in the Garden State will make many motorists feel Scrooged. Indeed, New Jersey’s DWI holiday ticket blitz is in full swing. Lasting until New Year’s Day, 133 police departments received grants totaling $600,000, per NJ dot com. These grants will fund checkpoints and extra patrols. This time last year, the cops arrested 1,269 drivers allegedly impaired by alcohol or drugs. Additionally, they issued 5,705 speeding tickets and 3,125 seat belt tickets. Notably, New Jersey’s amended penalties for drunk driving went into effect December 1, 2019. The remainder of this post covers these legal updates. Read More

Reduction of Points, N.J.S.A. 39:5-30.9

Reduction of Points, N.J.S.A. 39-5-30.9, New Jersey, Alcotest, Walk and Turn Test, One-Leg Stand Test, Nystagmus Test Procedures, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, standardized field sobriety tests, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerA recent automobile collision in Jersey City resulted in an arrest for driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. Indeed, the crash occurred after a woman leapt from her vehicle. To her credit, before her flying leap she had stopped the vehicle. But she jumped from it at a busy intersection without putting it in park, per the news. Consequently, her vehicle crashed into another parked vehicle. Subsequently, police found the woman in the middle of the road. Despite these ostensibly harrowing events, however, news reports indicate she suffered minor injuries. Although her minor injures signify good luck, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission assesses 5 points for any person convicted of reckless driving.1 Additionally, the accumulation of points can lead to surcharges and license suspension.2 Nevertheless, the law requires the reduction of points recorded against a licensee in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:5-30.9.3 Read more