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


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


Impersonation; Theft of identity, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-17

Impersonation, Identity Theft, Theft of Identity, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-17, 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 BRUNSWICK—Hon. Dennis Nieves, J.S.C., recently sentenced a Sayreville couple for their involvement in an identity theft ring targeting mental health patients, per the news. The basic facts remind me of Pres. Barack Hussein Obama’s memorable statement, If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. For this couple, however, the admonition actually applies. Indeed, it is as if the couple took Pres. Obama’s words to heart. In the same speech, he said, there are some things we do better together. Acting together, the pair apparently stole thousands of dollars with the stolen identities through shopping sprees, trips, and food, per the news. The couple previously plead guilty to theft of identity and other related offenses. Keep on reading!


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


Fraudulent Use of Credit Card, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-6(h)

fraudulent use of credit card, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-6hClayton cops claim a pair tried and failed to use someone else’s credit card at an Acme store. But then they went to Walgreen’s. And they succeeded, per the news. Additional use of the card, however, failed. Consequently, for this fraudulent use of credit card investigation, the cops want the public’s help to identify them.

The photo here has nothing to do with the news story. I wrote this while watching Family Guy. It was when Meg got the mumps at the Star Trek convention. During her recovery, Kirk Cameron persuaded her to become a Born Again Christian. Along the way, Brian confided in the Griffins that he is an atheist because no one had shown him evidence of God. In a way, he felt religion was a fraud. And now, without further ado… Read more