Offering Diseased Animal For Sale, N.J.S.A. 4:22-22

Offering Diseased Animal For Sale, N.J.S.A. 4:22-22, New Jersey, NJ, Criminal Defense, Lawyer, Attorney, Berkeley Heights, dog, cat, 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 CountyNew Jersey law prohibits Offering Diseased Animal For Sale. State and local authorities investigated and recently charged an owner and employee of an animal shelter in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Indeed, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office investigated the shelter together. Moreover, the allegations relate to falsifying records to conceal negative medical histories from prospective adopters, per the Union County Prosecutor’s news release. The shelter allegedly scrubbed negative information from some of the dogs’ intake forms before putting them up for adoption. The cops claim this occurred more than a dozen times during a span of about two years. The adopted pets included a variety of breeds, ranging from types of hounds to shih tzus. Read More

Animal fighting crimes, N.J.S.A. 4:22-24

NEWARK—The nj dot com headline declares, 2 charged in massive cockfighting bust in Newark. Whoever wrote it has an…interesting…sense of humor. Additionally, this certainly reveals what was on the author’s mind. Interestingly, the news item indicates the content comes from a government issued press release. Furthermore, I wonder how much keyword research went into this headline. Read more

Animal Cruelty, N.J.S.A. 4:22-17

animal cruelty, inflicting unnecessary cruelty on a living creature, needlessly killing a living creature, N.J.S.A. 4:22-17, New Jersey, NJ, Criminal Defense, Lawyer, Attorney, Mount Laurel, dog, cat, Gloucester County, Cumberland County, Salem County, Camden County, Burlington County, Atlantic County, Ocean County, Monmouth County, Mercer County, Union County, Essex County, Hudson CountyNew Jersey takes the SPCA seriously. Indeed, state law makes SPCA humane law enforcement officers similar to police. First, they issue summons and make arrests. Additionally, they investigate any alleged act of animal cruelty. Furthermore, they enforce all laws for the protection of animals. Remarkably, they may possess, carry, or use a firearm while on duty or on call. I wonder how New Jersey Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive 2006-5 applies to SPCA officers. Like most New Jerseyans, however, bail bondsmen cannot get a permit to carry here. Before January 1, 2017, bail bondsmen routinely entered situations without firearms to recover ostensibly dangerous fugitives. Read more