Causing or Risking Widespread Injury or Damage, N.J.S.A. 2c:17-2

Causing or Risking Widespread Injury or Damage, N.J.S.A. 2c-17-2, 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, lawyerHave you heard of self-immolation? A suicidal-sacrificial form of protest, it includes but is not limited to setting oneself on fire. For example, some self-immolation martyrs include Thích Quảng Đức, Jan Zajíc, and Evžen Plocek. To be certain, however, this form of altruistic suicide is for a collective cause. Additionally, martyrs do not intend to inflict physical harm on others or cause material damage. Instead, they merely intend to attract attention to a cause. Therefore, if performed for these selfless motives, the martyr is not causing or risking widespread injury or damage. Contrarily, a man in Woodbridge recently doused himself with fuel and tried to light himself on fire. Read More


Unauthorized Practice of Law, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-22

Unauthorized Practice of Law, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-22, 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 Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office recently charged an elderly art dealer with Theft By Deception, Forgery, and Unauthorized Practice Of Law. Last December, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received a complaint from a victim who hired the defendant to represent him in an estate settlement. Indeed, the victim claimed that he paid $15,500.00 in legal and professional fees for the estate work. Later, however, he learned of the defendant’s disbarment. Additionally, the investigation revealed the New Jersey Supreme Court had disbarred the defendant from the practice of law in 1998. The investigation further revealed that the defendant had deposited the monies from the victim into his personal bank account and used them for his own purposes. The defendant also forged the victim’s signature on multiple checks amounting to $21,500.00 for a total loss of $37,000.00. Read More

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


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


Theft by Extortion, N.J.S.A. 2c:20-5

Theft by Extortion, N.J.S.A. 2c:20-5, 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, blackmail, criminal defense, drunk driving, payola, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerHave you experienced a bitter breakup or falling out with another person? Did the drama seem to escalate like a soap opera with no end in sight? News reports indicate Toms River cops recently arrested an ex-boyfriend of Jenni “JWoww” Farley with extortion. The authorites claim the man threatened to divulge secrets about her to the media unless he received $25,000. The cops also claim he communicated the threat through Farley’s publicist. Oddly, the police publicized this on Instagram of all places! Any reasonably intelligent person will foreseeably wonder what the secrets entailed. But the police omitted them. Read More

Falsifying or tampering with records, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-4

This week a former Piscataway policeman plead guilty to falsifying or tampering with records and simple assault, per the news. Originally the officer was charged with tampering with public records, falsifying and tampering with records, and assault. Indeed, the video demonstrates that while on duty, the 22-year law enforcement veteran hit a suspect in a police car. Subsequently, the officer allegedly filed false records with inaccurate information. Accordingly, prosecutors claimed the officer intended to hide the altercation. Consequently, the officer accepted a plea deal in exchange for a term of probation. Furthermore, he must forfeit his Read More


Criminal Mischief, N.J.S.A. 2c:17-3

Criminal Mischief, N.J.S.A. 2c:17-3, 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, lawyerGangs fight turf wars. Police play politics. Authorities in New Brunswick, NJ, arrested an Edison cop and charged him with criminal mischief. The 15-year veteran of the force, who earns over $130,000.00 annually, allegedly slashed a woman’s tire, per nj dot com. The New Brunswick authorities released scant information because it was a domestic incident. Additionally, the attorney for Edison declined to comment because it is a personnel matter. Nevertheless, he told the media the Edison Police Department had relieved the officer of his badge and service weapon pending further investigation. Not to shy away from character evidence, the media revealed prior lawsuits and domestic disputes involving this officer. Who distrusts the news now? Read More

Forgery and Related Offenses, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-1

Forgery and Related Offenses, N.J.S.A. 2c-21-1, 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, lawyerA 23-year old man allegedly posed as a Rowan University business student to steal from others. But the glass-is-half-full crowd might say this man has a promising future in business. After all, white collar criminals ordinarily get their start in business. Nevertheless, those aspirations will have to rest in the ethereal future for this man now that two females reported the unauthorized use of check and credit card information to police. The suspect allegedly took the financial information while burglarizing the females’ apartment, per nj dot com. Additionally, he somehow he knew the women went away. Therefore, according to the police, he allegedly entered and spent some days there. Read more


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


Unlicensed practice of medicine, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20

If you must be indiscrete, be discrete in your indiscretion. Mark Twain

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, lawyerSussex County cops charged a 20-year-old from Brooklyn, N.Y., with unlicensed practice of medicine, and other offenses. Indeed, the cops claim the man tried to get prescription drugs at a Walmart by posing as a physician. Furthermore, Walmart workers felt he failed to follow protocols when he allegedly requested prescription drugs for an unknown male. Apparently Franklin cops watched the suspect leave the Walmart after he tried to pick up the medicine. But they did not stop him or arrest him. Instead, they asked Sparta police to apprehend the man. The cops did not only charge him, however, with unlicensed practice of medicine.  They also charged him Read more