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January

Blog Posts in January, 2013

  • Forensic evidence may put DUI evidence in doubt

    When a person is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, the extent of their intoxication can be determined by any number of testing methods, including a breathalyzer, field sobriety exam, or direct blood sample test. The results of these tests are almost always employed by prosecutors in court seeking a guilty conviction of DUI or DWI charges, and may give rise to additional serious charges, ...
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  • Man faces child porn charges for unusual accusation

    A man in a neighboring state is facing an unusual accusation. Prosecutors say the 73-year-old man has been charged with possession of child pornography and will face the charges in federal court. He is accused of pasting children's heads onto adult bodies in pornographic images. However unusual this accusation might seem, it is still very serious. The man could face up to ten years in prison if he ...
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  • Supreme Court to decide drunk driving case, blood test rules

    When a person is pulled over while driving, police may try to determine whether they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If a police officer suspects that a person might have been drinking, they could ask them to do roadside tests that challenge their coordination. If the police officer is unsatisfied with these results, they might ask the person to submit to a Breathalyzer test that ...
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  • 30 in New Jersey and neighboring state to face extortion charges

    Police announced the arrests of 30 people from three families in New Jersey and New York last week. The people were arrested and reportedly face extortion related charges. Authorities say they made arrests following an investigation of possible extortion of local garbage companies. Those arrested are facing various crimes that are considered white collar crimes, including extortion, loan sharking ...
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  • Drug charges pending against two men after New Jersey traffic stop

    Two people were arrested late last week after a traffic stop. Police allege the men had small amounts of marijuana on them and possible drug paraphernalia. The officer that pulled the two men over also said they smelled the marijuana in the car. It's unclear why the police say the car was pulled over. When a person is pulled over, possibly for not doing anything illegal, it is important that they ...
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  • Prescription fraud, drug charges filed against men in New Jersey

    Two men are accused of multiple crimes after being arrested at a New Jersey pharmacy. Police say the men were trying to fill a prescription that was copied and had already been filled at a pharmacy in New York. They are now facing charges of fraud to obtain a controlled substance, forgery, drug dealing, and conspiracy. It's unclear how much time in prison the men could face, but these charges are ...
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  • New Jersey teacher faces child pornography charges

    A teacher at a New Jersey private school is now facing charges that have likely already damaged his reputation and could end his career forever. The man was charged with distributing child pornography on the Internet and appeared in federal court Tuesday. Many students and people in the community said the man was a popular teacher who served as a permanent substitute for 17 years at the private ...
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  • Alleged drunk driver arrested after 18 miles in wrong direction

    With the New Year's celebration just past, we thought it would be a good idea to discuss the story of an incident that involved an alleged DUI that occurred on New Year's Day. A driver allegedly drove the wrong way for 18 miles on an Interstate highway in Pennsylvania. How is this possible? Police suspect that the driver was driving drunk. The wrong way driver was driving on the highway in the ...
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  • Cowboys player indicted after deadly drunk driving accident

    If a driver is involved in a car accident in New Jersey, then the driver may face criminal charges. This is especially true if such a driver is suspected of drinking and driving and in particular if someone is injured or dies as a result of the accident. This is the case for Dallas Cowboys' nose tackle Josh Brent. He was involved in a car accident in early December when according to police ...
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