A last minute adjournment of a sentencing took place in Hudson County Superior Court this week, per nj dot com. The defendant previously plead guilty to leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. He also plead guilty to endangering an injured victim by leaving the scene. Furthermore, he plead guilty to hindering his own apprehension. Previously, he struck a mother and child on their way to school where the girl was in first grade. Indeed, he admitted he exited his vehicle, saw the fatally wounded girl, returned to his vehicle, and fled. Read more
A former captain of the Princeton University swim team who allegedly had a shotgun will enter Pretrial Intervention (PTI), per nj dot com. Indeed, Mercer County prosecutors said he will undergo three years supervision, a psychological evaluation, and complete 40 hours of community service. A few months earlier, Princeton cops charged him with unlawful possession of a weapon after confiscating the alleged shotgun. Under New Jersey law, unlawful possession of a weapon involving a shotgun is a third degree crime.1 Read more
mong the penalties for conviction of an offense, New Jersey courts may sentence offenders to pay fines.1 Additionally, the statute sets forth ordinary ranges for fines by degree of offense.2 Furthermore, state law provides criteria for fines the court must consider, find, and give a reason on the record before imposing a fine. Perhaps this is at least part of what people mean when they say crime doesn’t pay.