Maintaining a Nuisance, N.J.S.A. 2c:33-12

Maintaining a Nuisance, N.J.S.A. 2c 33-12, New Jersey, covid19, coronavirus, 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 have questions about New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 107? Without getting into its various nuances, it Orders all New Jersey residents to stay at home. Naturally, this directive includes exceptions. For example, it does not apply to essential retail businesses. Additionally, it does not apply to obtaining goods or services from essential businesses. Furthermore, it excludes seeking medical attention. Like the previous Executive Orders, this one seeks to reduce the rate of community spread of COVID-19, or to #FlattenTheCurve in the parlance of our times. Thus, Gov. Murphy cancelled gatherings of individuals, such as parties, celebrations, or other social events. And for enforcement, the statute that prohibits one from Maintaining a Nuisance, under N.J.S.A. 2c:33-12, provides the cops with at least one tool. Read More

False Public Alarms, NJSA 2c:33-3

False Public Alarms, NJSA 2c:33-3, New Jersey, covid19, coronavirus, 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, lawyerIf the daily news about the COVID19 coronavirus pandemic has caused you alarm, then read on. Hanover, NJ police recently charged a woman with False Public Alarms, NJSA 2c:33-3, with allegations related to the novel coronavirus. The cops had begun investigating a woman after a one-car motor-vehicle crash earlier in March. The cops suspected she was operating the motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. During questioning, the woman allegedly became belligerent. But news reports do not elaborate on how she acted belligerently. They only repeat the allegation that she breathed on one officer despite his order to stop. Read More

New Jersey Attorney General Last Drink DWI Directive 2007-2

Last Drink DWI Directive 2007-2, New Jersey Attorney General, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, 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, lawyerWhat do you get when cops investigate and arrest other cops? If it involves a DWI arrest, the New Jersey Attorney General Last Drink DWI Directive 2007-2 will come into play, as with any other DWI arrest. Last weekend, Ventnor City cops arrested a veteran Atlantic City cop for alleged driving under the influence and reckless driving. The A.C. cop was allegedly driving a gold 2004 Hyundai when he allegedly rear-ended another vehicle. The alleged collision occurred at a stop light near the Ventnor City-Atlantic City border. News reports claim the A.C. cop smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes, and exhibited difficulty walking and standing. Additionally, news reports indicate the A.C. cop failed all his standardized field sobriety tests. But the NJ dot com report did not reveal how the Ventnor cop instructed and demonstrated how to perform the tests. Likewise, the report did not reveal how the A.C. cop allegedly performed on the tests. Read More

Failure to Maintain Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Coverage, N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2

Failure to Maintain Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Coverage, N.J.S.A. 39:6B-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, lawyerIf the cops in New Jersey ever charged you with failure to maintain motor vehicle liability insurance coverage, then read on. Indeed, on a recent Friday afternoon, a Morris County man drove into a grocery store. But he did not merely drive into the parking lot. Additionally, he did not merely drive into a drive-thru. Instead, he drove into the actual store. Furthermore, news reports claim he drove up the curb and into a brick wall that houses grocery carts in front of the store. The crash, however, did not cause any injuries to anyone. Moreover, cops claim they found heroin and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Read More


Kidnapping, N.J.S.A. 2c:13-1

Kidnapping, N.J.S.A. 2c:13-1, 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, lawyerNew Jersey State Police recently charged three people for an alleged kidnapping and robbery, per social media. And it all began last December in Cumberland County. One evening a few days before Christmas, the purported victim left his home with a friend. During the departure, two masked men allegedly appeared. Brandishing handguns, the anonymous assailants accosted the victim and the friend. But they directed the friend to leave. And she complied. Nothing in the news release, however, indicates the friend reported any of this to police. Next, the men allegedly commanded the victim to hand over the cash in his possession. And he complied. Additionally, the aggressors allegedly forced the man to return into his home. And he complied. But the victim had no additional money to give the men. Thus, they allegedly forced him to drive at gunpoint to an ATM machine. And he complied. Read More


Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Deaths, N.J.S.A. 2c:35-9

Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Deaths, N.J.S.A. 2c 35-9, 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, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerBurlington County authorities recently filed charges against an individual for allegedly selling fentanyl-laced cocaine to a college student. Additionally, the authorities claim the substance caused the student to overdose and die. Furthermore, an autopsy apparently determined the death was caused by fentanyl toxicity, per the government. Indeed, a grand jury indicted the individual on a charge of strict liability for drug-induced deaths. Moreover, the indictment includes five counts of possessing or distributing drugs.

Meanwhile in Ocean County, authorities charged a teenager with selling the fatal dose of heroin and fentanyl to a Toms River man. Additionally, the authorities claim this defendant supplied the lethal heroin and fentanyl found in the victim’s system. Consequently, the individual faces a charge of strict liability for drug-induced deaths, per the County Prosecutor. Read More


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