Defense of Others, N.J.S.A. 2c:3-5

Defense of Others, N.J.S.A. 2c 3-5, Use of force for the protection of other persons, 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, lawyerRecently Fair Lawn authorities charged a husband and wife after an alleged altercation involving road rage and another driver. News reports indicate problems began when the husband stopped his minivan in front of a compact car. After the drivers emerged from each vehicle, they exchanged words. Next, news reports claim the husband returned to his vehicle and got a golf club. Subsequently, he hit the other man in the head with it, per the news. Because the physical struggle continued, the wife also allegedly struck the man several times with club. Thus, some might view her actions as defense of others. Nevertheless, the cops charged the husband and wife with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Read More

Bias Intimidation, N.J.S.A. 2c:16-1

Bias Intimidation, N.J.S.A. 2c:16-1, 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, lawyerGunfire at a Jersey City kosher market recently left a police officer, two suspects, and three bystanders dead. Subsequently, the investigation revealed alleged online hate as the drifters’ motive. Perhaps unsurprisingly, officials adopted the label domestic terrorism for the violence, which began a mile away at a cemetery. After opening fire at the market, the pair held off armed police and federal officials for four hours with hundreds of rounds of ammunition, per the news.

Additionally, less than a week later, a Jersey City man allegedly threatened to “bomb all of the Jews” there. He made the alleged threats during a phone call with a welfare worker. Indeed, the judge did not release the suspect on bail. Instead, she ordered him detained during the entire prosecution. Read More


Aggravated Assault, Pointing, N.J.SA. 2c:12-1(b)(4)

Aggravated Assault, Pointing, N.J.S.A. 2c:12-1(b)(4), 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, lawyerLast September a misunderstanding in a park lead to charges against a Jersey City Detective. Thus, the cop is under indictment for possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and false incrimination. Additionally, the indictment charges him with endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault, pointing a firearm. It all began when the cop was with his son in a park. An argument with another person ensued. And when it became physical, the cop allegedly drew his gun, causing the juvenile to raise his hands. But in the end, the juvenile left with a girl and no one was injured. Read More

Hazing and Aggravated Hazing, N.J.S.A. 2c:40-3

Hazing and Aggravated Hazing, N.J.S.A. 2c:40-3, initiation, rite of passage, ordeal, 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, lawyerDid you ever get carried away with a group of friends, and later on you felt completely misunderstood? Authorities charged four members of the Arthur P. Schalick High School wrestling team with various offenses, per the news. They filed charges against the juveniles for aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. Additionally, they filed charges for criminal restraint and conspiracy to commit criminal restraint. Furthermore, they filed charges for possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and conspiracy to possess a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Finally, they charged the wrestlers with unlawful possession of a weapon, conspiracy to unlawfully possess a weapon, and hazing.