Receiving Stolen Property, N.J.S.A. 2c:20-7

Receiving Stolen Property, N.J.S.A. 2c:20-7, 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, lawyerIf there is one thing I learned from Madonna’s career, there is no such thing as bad publicity. I must have been 12 or 13 years old when she performed Like A Virgin live on broadcast television. Talk about awkward moments! My mom put it on the TV because she wanted to see it. Nevertheless, I suppose she regretted that decision because a few moments later, Madonna treated us to a session of fondling herself. Also known as succès de scandale, many celebrities like Madonna rose to fame on the wings of a salacious reputation. After all, the expression succès de scandale originated in Belle Époque Paris, Read more


Arson and related offenses, N.J.S.A. 2c:17-1

Arson and related offenses, N.J.S.A. 2c-17-1, 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, lawyerFlorham Park cops charged a Fairleigh Dickinson University student with arson, claiming he set a toilet paper roll ablaze. According to a news release, borough police and firefighters responded to a fire alarm in a campus building. Indeed, first responders allegedly found a burned toilet paper roll between a pipe and the ceiling, per nj dot com. Additionally, they allegedly found damage to the wall. Furthermore, a follow up investigation lead authorities to arrest and charge the student with arson.

And in other news, Camden County authorities arrested and charged a homeowner from Runnemede with Read more


Plea Cut Off, Rule 3:9-3

plea cut off, R. 3:9-3, rules governing the courts of the state of new jersey, rules of court, pretrial procedureA news item reminds me of a case where my client entered a negotiated plea after plea cut off.1

Millville cops investigating the alleged theft of wooden pallets from a local business have solicited the public’s assistance. The department shared security camera footage and photos on its Read more


Criminal Trespass, N.J.S.A. 2c:18-3

criminal trespass, N.J.S.A. 2c:18-3Once upon a time, Americans could rely on the news for objective reporting of events—but nowadays, not so much. For example, nj dot com passed off yet another press release from the cops as the news.1 I addressed this practice previously here and here. Indeed, the site ran a story submitted by the Spring Lake Police Department. And this one involved a man charged with criminal trespass, burglary, and attempted burglary. So, when did the government become a trustworthy and objective source of information? For that matter, why has the site withheld byline credit from the officer who wrote the news release? Read more


Peering into dwelling places, N.J.S.A. 2c:18-3

peering, N.J.S.A. 2c:18-3Glassboro cops charged a man on New Year’s Eve with peering into a dwelling, per nj dot com. It all began when the resident reported a “Peeping Tom” a few days earlier. He told the police the intrusion allegedly took place at 4:50 a.m. on December 28, per the news.

Now here is the rub. The suspect admitted to “being in the area,” per nj dot com. But courierpostonline dot com says he admitted to being at the home on the day of the crime! So, which is it? Read more


Definitions for Burglary and Related Offenses

Definitions for Burglary and Related Offenses

definitions for burglary and related offensesThese definitions for burglary and related offense apply to these terms, unless a different meaning plainly applies:

Structure means any building, room, ship, vessel, car, vehicle or airplane, and also means any place adapted for overnight accommodation of persons, or for carrying on business therein, whether or not a person is actually present.

Utility Company Property means property (1) owned by a public utility, as defined in R.S.48:2-13, or by a municipality, county, water district, authority or other public agency, and (2) used for the purpose of providing electric, gas or water utility service.
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Shoplifting, N.J.S.A. 2c:20-11

shoplifting, 2c20-11Police in Upper Township are looking for a man who they claim took merchandise but did not pay. Based on alleged video surveillance from a Cape May County Acme, workers reported the shoplifting, per nj dot com. The items allegedly include more than $570 in Red Bull, diapers and baby formula, per nj dot com. Additionally, cops believe the same suspect shoplifted more than $250 of Red Bull from a Marmora ShopRite, per nj dot com.
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Definitions For Shoplifting in New Jersey

Definitions for Shoplifting

definitions for shoplifting, New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 2c:20-11These definitions for shoplifting apply to these terms:

Shopping cart means those push carts commonly provided by grocery stores, drug stores or other retail mercantile establishments for the use of the public in transporting commodities in stores and markets and, incidentally, from the stores to a place outside the store.

Store or other retail mercantile establishment means a place where merchandise is displayed, held, stored or sold or offered to the public for sale.
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Theft By Unlawful Taking, N.J.S.A. 2c:20-3

poinsettiasThis Christmas, a Gloucester County woman gave her boyfriend the gift of theft by unlawful taking charges, per the news. He will probably reciprocate by renewing his online dating profile. But anything is possible.

On Christmas Eve, she reported numerous gifts stolen from her vehicle to Williamstown police. Additionally, she told the cops the new gifts had disappeared sometime in the middle of the night. Furthermore, all the items came from the same store and included gifts for her child, per the media.

Subsequently, the cops charged the boyfriend with theft by unlawful taking. He allegedly removed the items from Read more


Definitions for Theft and Related Offenses

Definitions for TheftThis post provides definitions for theft and related offenses under New Jersey law, unless a different meaning plainly applies.

Deprive means: (1) to withhold or cause to be withheld property of another permanently or for so extended a period as to appropriate a substantial portion of its economic value, or with purpose to restore only upon payment of reward or other compensation; or (2) to dispose or cause disposal of the property so as to make it unlikely that the owner will recover it.

Fiduciary means an executor, general administrator of an intestate, administrator with the will annexed, substituted administrator, Read more