False Contract Payment Claims, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-34

False Contract Payment Claims, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-34, 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, lawyerThe New Jersey Attorney General recently announced the guilty plea of an Ocean County contractor. Apparently, the contractor admitted to purposely not paying prevailing wages on a government contract valued over $75,000. Consequently, the Toms River contractor pleaded guilty to second-degree false contract payment claims in Camden County. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend a three year sentence in state prison. The defendant, however, must pay a total of up to $200,407 in restitution to his workers. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJLWD), Division of Wage and Hour Compliance referred the case to the Division of Criminal Justice. NJLWD initially investigated the violations of the Prevailing Wage Act. Read More


Swatting (False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities), N.J.S.A. 2c:28-4

Swatting, False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities, N.J.S.A. 2c:28-4, 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, lawyerI blogged once before about Fictitious Police Report, when news outlets had reported a phony 911 call after a stop over a flat tire. I am blogging about it now because police recently charged a Trenton man with swatting for 17 alleged phony emergency calls. In particular, they claim he placed two in Florence and 15 in Hamilton. Additionally, authorities allege this spanned more than 12 months. For example, they claim it began in December 2017, and it has ended with his arrest in February 2019. Indeed, the cops claim this individual placed a bogus call about an attempted burglary in January 2019. But police arrived to discover a vacant building and no suspicious evidence. Another call that same day for the same address about a fire yielded the same result. Read More


Escape, N.J.S.A. 2c:29-5

Escape, N.J.S.A. 2c:29-5, 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, lawyer, Cumberland County Superior CourtRecently a teenager pleaded guilty for escaping with three other juvenile detainees from a facility in 2017. Indeed, the four adolescents overpowered an Atlantic County juvenile detention center corrections officer. Additionally, they injured the officer and stole his keys, per the news. Furthermore, they fled in his vehicle, sideswiped another vehicle, crashed into a residence, and fled on foot. Moreover, while on the run, they burglarized two homes. Consequently, this youth pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge of first-degree attempted murder, burglary and escape. Accordingly, he will serve a total of 16 years, 11 of which are subject to parole ineligibility, per the news. Read More

Aggravated Assault on Bus Driver, N.J.S.A. 2c:12-1

Aggravated Assault on Bus Driver, N.J.S.A. 2c:12-1, 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, lawyer, Elizabeth Free Public LibraryIn a classic whodonit, cops in Elizabeth, NJ, found a pregnant on-duty bus driver with bumps, cuts and bruises. Indeed, the woman went to Trinitas Regional Medical Center for treatment. Additionally, the cops allege she had been robbed of her cell phone. But the alleged assailant had fled the scene. Furthermore, news reports do not reveal how the investigators from Elizabeth and NJ Transit identified this man as the suspect. Thus, another mystery relates to how the cops solved the mystery. Nevertheless, they charged this Union Township resident with robbery, aggravated assault, and aggravated assault on bus driver, per the news. Read More


DWI Sobriety Checkpoint in New Jersey

DWI Sobriety Checkpoint, Search and Seizure, 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, lawyerRecently Cedar Grove cops set up a DWI sobriety checkpoint in Essex County, New Jersey. During a six hour period, 1,450 vehicles passed through the area, per the news. But the cops did not arrest one driver for driving while intoxicated. I have to tell you, this warms the very cockels of my heart. This is especially heartwarming because officers conducted field sobriety tests on seven drivers who “exhibited signs of intoxication.” But they did not arrest anyone for DWI. And it’s as if Police Chief Joseph Cirasa read my mind. He claims this was a resounding success! With no arrests to show, he claims the goal was to deter. Read More


Obscenity for Persons Under 18, N.J.S.A. 2c:34-3

Obscenity for Persons Under 18, N.J.S.A. 2c:34-3, 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, lawyerCops investigating in Shamong, New Jersey, charged a school bus driver with Obscenity for Persons Under 18. Indeed, the cops claim the bus driver allegedly watched porn in front of children. This man’s ordeal began when two elementary school students told their parents about it. The children allegedly saw the driver watching pornography on his cell phone before they got off the bus. But the media does not appear to have reported a detailed description of the alleged pornography. Instead, one piece of double hearsay to emerge in the news comes from a mother of a student. This unreliable information alleges the child told the mother that the driver, “had naked people on his phone.” Read More

Marijuana Distribution, N.J.S.A. 2c:35-5

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Unlicensed Practice of Medicine, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20

Unlicensed practice of medicine, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20, 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, lawyerPalisades Park police recently charged a New Jersey barber with Unlicensed Practice of Medicine, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20, per the news. Indeed, the North Jersey barbershop owner allegedly performed unlicensed laser surgery on a woman. To illustrate, the investigation began when the woman complained to local police. Additionally, authorities allege the procedure left her badly injured. Furthermore, the cops claim the barber’s botched laser treatment caused injuries, including scars, to the woman’s face and chin in November 2017. Moreover, authorities allege the barber was not a doctor and not licensed to provide the treatment. Consequently, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said he will face a charge for aggravated assault, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2c:12-1. In addition, they say he will face a charge for unlicensed practice of medicine and surgery, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20. Read More


Controlled Dangerous Substances Near or On School Property, N.J.S.A. 2c:35-7

Controlled Dangerous Substances Near or On School Property, N.J.S.A. 2c-35-7, 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, lawyerHoboken cops recently charged a man while he was walking near a public housing complex with various offense. The cops approached the man because he allegedly had an arrest warrant for theft. But as the cops approached, the man walked away. Additionally, the cops claim he ignored their orders to stop. Furthermore, he allegedly ran from them. Moreover, when they caught him, he allegedly resisted handcuffs. Finally, they allegedly found a sandwich-type bag of marijuana and several Xanax pills without a valid prescription. Consequently, the cops charged him with marijuana possession and marijuana possession within 500 feet public housing. Additionally, the cops charged him with drug possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet public housing. Furthermore, they charged him with controlled dangerous substances near or on school property, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Finally, they charged him with defiant trespassing, bail jumping and resisting arrest. Read More

Luring, enticing child by various means, N.J.S.A. 2c:13-6

Luring, enticing child by various means, N.J.S.A. 2c:13-6, 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, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerPolice in two neighboring Middlesex County towns are investigating recent attempted child luring incidents, per the news. Indeed, the first happened around noon in East Brunswick. After a school bus dropped off two boys, a man in a small blue car allegedly approached them. Before driving away, however, the driver allegedly asked the boys, “do you want me to take you home?” Police checked the area, but couldn’t find anyone matching the man’s description. Three hours later, a white “transport” style van allegedly stopped next to two boys walking in Monroe. The van’s passenger rolled down the window and allegedly told the boys to “get in.” But the boys fled and told a woman who was nearby. Additionally, police claim the van had blue lettering. The incidents took place less than seven miles apart. Read More