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Blog Posts in October, 2015

  • The federal prison population and drug crimes

    New Jersey residents may have heard about legislative calls for reductions in mandatory minimums in federal prison for drug crimes. The current federal prison population makeup is telling and points to good reasons for system reforms. The total prison population is almost 200,000 people, and more than half of them are incarcerated for drug offenses. Of those inmates, 35 percent had no prior ...
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  • Georgia man faces DUI charge after riding a mobility scooter

    Georgia residents may be surprised to learn that the state's drunk driving laws do not only apply to those on a public road behind the wheel of a car, pickup truck or SUV. Individuals can find themselves on the wrong side of the law when they operate any kind of motorized vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and this is true even if they do not venture onto a public highway. A ...
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  • New Jersey used car dealer sent to prison for tax fraud

    According to Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, a Toms River man was sentenced to three years in prison on Oct. 16 for sales tax fraud after failing to remit more than $156,000 in sales tax to the state. The man reportedly pleaded guilty to second-degree failure to turn over New Jersey sales tax on July 14. The 58-year-old man was indicted in 2013 following an investigation by the Division ...
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  • New details emerge about affluenza DUI teen

    New Jersey residents may recall a drunk driving case involving a Texas teenager who was sentenced to probation and ordered to attend alcohol counseling sessions after his attorneys successfully argued that his indulgent upbringing had made it difficult for him to tell right from wrong. The 16-year-old entered guilty pleas to a raft of charges including four counts of intoxication manslaughter in ...
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  • 2 people facing cocaine charges after investigation

    Two people in New Jersey were taken into police custody on Oct. 5 when authorities concluded a two-month long investigation into alleged cocaine activities. The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force was conducting surveillance at about 5:25 p.m. when they stopped a 2015 Subaru Forrester. The 46-year-old female driver of the vehicle was allegedly found to be in possession of three packages of cocaine. ...
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  • The definition of extortion

    New Jersey resdidents may wonder what actions fall under the label of extortion. The crime of extortion occurs when a person compels another person to give them their property or money by threatening them. The person committing extortion may physically threaten the individual or others in the individual's life, or the threat may be one of exposure of information. A threat to harm an individual's ...
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  • Man sentenced to 5 years for drug charges

    On Sept. 28, a judge in New Jersey sentenced a former Princeton University student to five years behind bars. The 21-year-old man had pleaded guilty to several drug possession and drug distribution charges stemming from his arrest in January 2015. The man has been out of custody on $25,000 bail, and he will start his sentence on Nov. 13. A spokeswoman reported that the delay is being caused by a ...
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  • Teen faces huge consequences for taking nude photos of himself

    The unusual stories that occasionally play out on scripted court dramas where a teen faces sex offender charges for his or her own pictures actually do have a basis in reality. New Jersey residents might be interested in the latest story of a North Carolina teenager who was found with a cellphone containing his own nude selfies and charged with sexual exploitation. The 17-year-old Fayetteville boy ...
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