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Blog Posts in June, 2013

  • Police charge DWI after 0.0 BAC reading, charges dismissed

    Swerving back and forth between dividing lines on a highway, driving too slowly, driving too fast, ignoring traffic signs; these are all things that an officer may cite for the reason that he suspected that the driver was intoxicated. This may be enough justification for the intitial traffic stop, but an officer's observation of suspicious traffic behavior doesn't add up to sufficient evidence for ...
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  • Woman arrested for tax fraud in New Jersey, husband indicted

    A couple in New Jersey were indicted late last week on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and six counts of assisting in the preparation of fraudulent tax returns. The two were tax preparers, but only one of them was arrested. According to reports, the two are accused of trying to get clients larger tax returns, in turn, increasing their profits. These charges are especially ...
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  • Four charged with New Jersey Black Friday robbery

    When a person is charged with a severe crime, their reputation is often put on the line, and they might face ridicule from their community, despite not being convicted of any crime. An arrest and accusation can be especially damaging if a charge stems from an act of violence, such as use of a gun to commit a crime. Last year on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, a robbery ...
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  • Two men arrested on multiple charges in New Jersey

    Two men were arrested last week on multiple charges stemming from accusations of a shooting and other alleged crimes. A news report on the arrests used information obtained from law enforcement officials, saying the men were arrested after a traffic stop, and one of the people in the car reportedly fit the description of a robbery suspect. The two were arrested on robbery related charges, as well ...
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  • Man accused of drunk driving, hit and run accident in New Jersey

    A man was arrested last week after police say he was the subject of a hit and run accident. According to a report, police investigated an accident in which residents in Sparta told police that a man hit a rock wall with his vehicle and fled the scene of the accident. While no one was injured in the accident, the man is still facing very serious charges. Police say they concluded their ...
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  • New Jersey residents want changes in marijuana laws

    There have been many states that have considered changing the way that they handle drug charges connected to marijuana. In some locations, recreational use of the drug has been legalized. While New Jersey currently allows the medicinal use of marijuana, it still treats the unlawful possession of the drug as a crime. A recent poll of voters throughout the state by the Drug Policy Alliance showed ...
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  • DNA sampling OKed by Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that law enforcement agencies can collect DNA samples from people who are arrested and submit these samples to state and national databases to help solve crimes. These samples might be obtained even from a simple arrest and charge that the person is never convicted of. The Court found that this technological advancement in DNA would compare to fingerprinting ...
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  • New Jersey passes law making dogfighting an organized crime

    The New Jersey Assembly recently passed two laws to curtail the blood sport of dogfighting. Dogfighting occurs when two dogs that are bred and conditioned to fight are put into a pit to fight for spectators amusement. In addition, there is often gambling involved. The primary sponsor of the bill, Assemblyman Gordon Johnson told the Star-Ledger that New Jersey has seen many cases of animal ...
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