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24-Year-Old Jersey City Man Charged With Pointing A Gun At A Man

JERSEY CITY – 24-year-old Chaz R. Morris, of Van Wagenen Avenue near Pavonia Avenue, has been charged with pointing a gun at a man through a window, threatening him to “come out and fight.” According to officials, Morris was charged with making terroristic threats and weapons offenses related to a gun in connection to an incident that took place in Jersey City last week. According to the Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor, John Wojtal, “The allegation is the defendant went to… Read More

Uber And HERO Campaign To Be Used By NJ Bar Owners To Prevent Drunk Driving

This holiday season, Bar and tavern owners all across New Jersey are going to launch a major initiative to cope with driving under the influence of alcohol. To have designated drivers available for their customers to get them home safely, the New Jersey Licensed Beverage Association (NJLBA) and its members will be collaborating with Uber and the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign. The NJLBA bars and taverns that will be providing the service of free ride throughout the Garden State… Read More

New Jersey State Trooper Charged With DWI After On-Duty Crash

Sfc. Michael Roadside, a New Jersey state trooper who has been with the State Police for 28 years, was charged with DWI while on-duty. State police reports confirm that Roadside rear-ended an Audi at the Monmouth Service Area in Wall Township Monday afternoon. Roadside was charged with DWI, careless driving, and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and was suspended without pay after the incident. He had been working a construction detail before the incident. State… Read More

Less Crime And Fewer Inmates In New Jersey

A new study showed that the crime rate in the Garden State is reducing and the number of state prison inmates is also decreasing. New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice released a report which shows that New Jersey’s prison population has decreased 26 percent since 2000 while the overall crime rate reduced almost 30 percent during that same time period of 15 years. New programs and initiatives are the cause of the reduction in the crime rate, according to… Read More

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 reports, he allegedly killed his 80-year-old mother and 52-year-old brother in the home they shared. Another man from Essex County was sentenced to 180 years… Read More

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 a lot about the causes and dangers which are associated with brachial plexus, it is still one of the most common birth injuries faced by… Read More

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, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled dangerous substance, controlled substance analog or toxic… Read More

New Jersey Supreme Court Looks At Right To Jury Trial In DWI Prosecutions

High Court Agrees to Hear Arguments on DWI Jury Right Issue The New Jersey Supreme Court notified attorneys and prosecutors on February 17, 2015, that it will consider the appeal of a New Jersey man facing prosecution for a fourth DWI. The defendant, James Denelsbeck, has asked the court to issue a ruling on whether he has a right to trial by jury. His request for a jury trial was denied by the municipal court, and that ruling was affirmed… Read More

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 police officer in had to have 1) probable cause to believe that the vehicle contains contraband or evidence of a crime and 2) an emergency… Read More

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 must have such a device installed. The proposed legislation would apply to first-time offenders with a BAC of .08(the legal threshold) to .14, and would… Read More