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February

Blog Posts in February, 2014

  • Forged prescriptions lead to arrest of Hopatcong dentist

    Drug crimes not only involve illegal drugs, such as cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin, but also prescription drugs, including Percocet and Oxycontin. In Morris County, New Jersey, a person charged with a drug crime can be subject to serious consequences if convicted. Sentences for drug charges may include a lengthy stay in prison, fines, probation and other penalties. Recently, a 45-year-old ...
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  • Police officer facing criminal charges for disclosing data

    Anyone can face criminal charges in New Jersey. Even law enforcement officials who are charged with upholding the law sometimes break the law. An Asbury Park police officer was recently arrested and charged with official misconduct. He was later released after paying 10 percent of the bail bond. The 16-year police force veteran was apprehended by investigators at his home via an official ...
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  • Single-car crash nets DUI charge for Saddle River man

    It is common knowledge in Bergen County, and throughout New Jersey, that drunk driving is against the law. Numerous traffic accidents have been linked to drunk driving, which is why law enforcement officials are diligent about looking for cars driving erratically or not following the rules of the road. Police officers at the scene determine if the drivers involved in a car accident were ...
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  • Boat dealer accused of fraud and illegal trading

    As in every other state, criminal activities come in New Jersey take various forms, some of which are fraudulent acts or white-collar crimes. These endeavors are committed with just one thing in mind -- financial gain. Ponzi schemes, investment scams, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, bribery and embezzlement are common examples. These may have be regarded as crimes in the state but they are also ...
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  • Minor fender bender leads to major drug charge for N.J. man

    New Jersey state law does not tolerate use and distribution of illegal drugs such as heroin, marijuana, cocaine, steroids and ecstasy. A person charged with a drug crime is likely to face stiff fines and penalties upon conviction. The gravity of the punishment depends on the quantity and type of drugs confiscated. Prosecutors use any evidence against the defendant and a jury decides the sentence ...
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  • Driver refusal of roadside breath test leads to DUI arrest

    Drunk driving is a serious offense, not just in Bergen County, but throughout New Jersey. Law enforcement administers various tests of varying reliability to determine if a driver is driving under the influence including field sobriety tests, alcohol breath-analyzer tests and blood tests. Field sobriety tests are standard procedures conducted by police on the scene to observe the reflexes of the ...
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  • Four men accused of having sex and prostituting a minor

    Sex crimes are serious offenses in Bergen County, New Jersey. Sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, lewdness or indecency, possession of child pornography, child molestation and prostitution are some examples of sex crimes. A person accused of such a crime will want to comprehend the gravity of the offense and the possible outcome of conviction, and mount a staunch defense. For example, four ...
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  • New Jersey couple arrested on white collar crime charges

    Residents of Bergen County are likely familiar with widely-hyped stories of allegedly fraudulent acts including bribery, embezzlement, mortgage fraud, Ponzi schemes and other investment scams. These are all considered white collar crimes, or offenses committed for financial gain. Police officers and the federal government are always on the hunt for people they suspect may be committing acts that ...
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