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Blog Posts in February, 2015

  • Teacher indicted for alleged sex with students

    According to the Acting Essex County Prosecutor, a 35-year-old teacher was indicted on allegations she had sex with six male students, all underage at the time. The woman reportedly was a language arts teacher at Columbia High School in Maplewood, a position that she had held for nine years. The woman was initially arrested for charges involving five underage students on Sept. 17. When the case ...
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  • Man accused of creating black ice to cover up DWI crash

    A 20-year-old New Jersey man is accused of pouring water on a roadway to cover up a drunk driving accident on Feb. 14. His 20-year-old accomplice was also charged in the incident. According to police, the defendant allegedly drove his 2001 BMW through a stop sign and smashed into a guard rail at the intersection of Woodport Road and Sawmill Road on the night of Feb. 13. He then drove the damaged ...
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  • New Jersey woman charged with robbing bank, drug use

    A 27-year-old New Jersey woman has been indicted after allegedly robbing a Hillsborough bank in December. She has been charged with one count of first-degree robbery, one count of cocaine possession and one count of heroin possession. According to authorities, the defendant entered a Chase Bank on Route 206 on Dec. 10 wearing a baseball hat. She reportedly handed the teller a note demanding money ...
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  • Police arrest men after allegedly observing a drug deal

    According to officers with the Bayonne Police Department, two men were arrested after officers allegedly saw them conduct a heroin deal. The incident and arrests occurred on Feb. 5 around 10:23 p.m. in the area of West 18th Street and Broadway. Investigators were already in the area conducting an investigation into narcotics sales. Detectives say that they witnessed a 58-year-old Bayonne man ...
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  • New Jersey drunk driving defenses

    When people are accused of drunk driving, they may not be aware of various defenses they might be able to assert in their cases. The appropriate defense to a drunk driving charge will depend largely on the individual facts and circumstances of the case. Common defenses to drunk driving include challenging the initial stop, challenging the chain of custody for any blood sample that was taken, ...
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  • Men charged with drug crimes after traffic stop

    New Jersey police claim to have discovered weapons and illegal substances during a traffic stop in Jersey City. According to their reports, the incident occurred near the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Grant Avenue on Jan. 30. They charged the three people in the car with various crime and weapon violations. The police stated that the area was known to them as a hotbed of drug trafficking and ...
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  • Legislation extending Megan's Law passed

    On Jan. 26, a bill to extend the reach of Megan's Law was passed by Congress. Sponsored by New Jersey Representative Chris Smith, the new law would extend beyond the United States borders. Under the legislation, the United States is required to notify other countries when a convicted sex offender is traveling abroad. Megan's Law was passed after a 7-year-old girl was kidnapped and killed by a ...
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  • New Jersey DUI Laws and Penalties

    Driving under the influence in New Jersey is legally defined as driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or greater. It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle or a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Blood alcohol concentration can be determined by a Breathalyzer test. A DUI conviction carries certain automatic penalties. A first time conviction where the BAC is ...
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