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Crimes In New Jersey This Week

A number of crimes took place in all of New Jersey in the past week, with alleged murders of two family members by a Bergen County man at the top of the list. The suspect was a 60-year-old man from Teaneck who was found by the police with blood on his hands. According to police...

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Infant Brachial Plexus – West Palm Beach

Brachial plexus refers to the group of nerves around the shoulder. The weakness of arms, hands, and fingers or and loss of movement may occur if these nerves are damaged which is called brachial plexus injury. This injury may take place in infants at the time of birth due to the negligence of doctors. Even after learning...

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Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia In New Jersey

Under New Jersey law, you can be arrested and charged with a drug offense, even if you have no controlled substances in your possession. New Jersey renders it unlawful for you to use, or even possess, certain items, if those items are used to: “plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare,...

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State v. Witt – DWI And Other Infractions

Drivers and passengers beware. The recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision in State v. Witt dramatically widens the range of situations where a police officer can search a motor vehicle without first getting a search warrant. Prior to this decision, the law in all of New Jersey was, pursuant to State v. Pena-Flores, that a...

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New Jersey Considers Ignition Interlock Legislation

State Looks to Expand Use of Ignition Interlock Citing multiple studies nationwide, New Jersey legislators have introduced a bill that would expand the use of ignition interlock devices for individuals convicted of drinking and driving. New Jersey already mandates that repeat offenders found guilty of driving with a blood alcohol content of .15 or greater...

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3 Ways a Police Officer’s Body Camera Could Save You From a DWI Conviction – A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Perspective

“Cameras don’t lie, and they don’t forget.” This poignant quote from Washington Township, NJ assemblyman Paul Moriarty comes on the heels of New Jersey’s new law that requires all police patrol vehicles to be equipped with dashboard cameras.  Moriarty was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in 2012, but the charge was later dismissed when...

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