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


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


Plea Cut Off, Rule 3:9-3

plea cut off, R. 3:9-3, rules governing the courts of the state of new jersey, rules of court, pretrial procedureA news item reminds me of a case where my client entered a negotiated plea after plea cut off.1

Millville cops investigating the alleged theft of wooden pallets from a local business have solicited the public’s assistance. The department shared security camera footage and photos on its 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


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


Peering into dwelling places, N.J.S.A. 2c:18-3

peering, N.J.S.A. 2c:18-3Glassboro cops charged a man on New Year’s Eve with peering into a dwelling, per nj dot com. It all began when the resident reported a “Peeping Tom” a few days earlier. He told the police the intrusion allegedly took place at 4:50 a.m. on December 28, per the news.

Now here is the rub. The suspect admitted to “being in the area,” per nj dot com. But courierpostonline dot com says he admitted to being at the home on the day of the crime! So, which is it? Read more