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

Stalking, contrary to N.J.S.A. 2c:12-10

Stalking, N.J.S.A. 2c:12-10, twitter, falk, facestalk, creeping, imran, stalkertunity, uncle jeff, creeping on, platto, galperning, cyberstalk, billie jean, itrippy, slender man, twictim, obsessively shadow, cr33p, stalk-ee, uche, lurceny, counter-stalk, BA, blueangel, nutrider, hanui, kabob, spooking, technostalker, yellow deeds, sweating me, abuse, fakebook, airport vultures, decarloing, stoogle, facestalking, pablo'ed, wayning, devil's switch, facebook mobile, 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, lawyerLakewood cops charged a New Jersey man with invasion of privacy, stalking, and three counts of burglary, per the news. Arguably this means police have reason to believe the defendant committed burglary three times and the other offenses one time. Indeed, app dot com reported, “On three separate occasions, [the defendant] illegally entered the victim’s residence,” quoting a Lakewood police lieutenant.

But Internet news narratives only report two discreet occasions related to burglary. To begin, police claim the man broke into the married woman’s bathroom and installed a camera facing the shower. Accordingly, this appears to be the basis for one count of burglary. 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


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


Lesser Included Offenses under New Jersey Law

Lesser Included OffensesIn an unpublished opinion, the Superior Court, Appellate Division of New Jersey reversed a jury’s guilty verdict for a defendant charged with third-degree terroristic threats, second-degree burglary, and fourth degree stalking. State v. Jose Ortiz. The panel held the judge violated the doctrine of Lesser Included Offenses by failing to charge simple assault at trial.

The news story appeared on nj dot com. This post will summarize the legal doctrine the panel applied to this case. Read more