Students Face Terroristic Threat Charges for Comments on Bus and Social Media
Two incidents in Ocean County near the end of the 2022 school year illustrate New Jersey law enforcement’s inclination toward investigating and prosecuting alleged terroristic threats among school students, even if the accused is a minor. In May, a student at Southern Regional Middle School, in Stafford Township, was charged with making terroristic threats using… Read More »
New Jersey Sees Overall Drop in Crime in 2020 but a Sharp Rise in Violence
Police department data shows that New Jersey had a significant decrease in total crime in 2020 but also that there has been a disturbing spike in homicides and other violent offenses during the pandemic. Crimes of violence have increased, which officials attribute to the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and to the desperation many… Read More »
What is Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute in New Jersey?
Drug possession with intent to distribute is a crime with two simple elements — the first being the actual possession of illegal drugs and the second being a demonstrable intent to sell those substances to other people. Per New Jersey law, drug possession means that a suspect was allegedly in physical possession of drugs when… Read More »
Defense Strategies for Assault Charges in New Jersey
There are two types of assault charges in New Jersey: simple assault and aggravated assault. In general, simple assault occurs when one person tries to cause harm to another person, threatens someone else or actually causes harm through recklessness. Aggravated assault, which tends to be more serious, involves physical harm or the use of a… Read More »
How to Get a Restraining Order Dismissed in New Jersey
Domestic violence is a serious issue that carries with it severe penalties. Abusing or threatening to harm a loved one within the sanctuary of their home can cause undue trauma and upset for the person being abused and for the other members of the household. Unfortunately, domestic violence allegations are often lobbed against a spouse… Read More »
Hit and Run or Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Accident — What are the Consequences in New Jersey?
In August of 2014, Samuel Tarrant, a pedestrian who was walking on Franklin Turnpike in Mahwah, was struck and killed by Thomas Moylan who was behind the wheel of a 1997 Lincoln Town Car. Moylan was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving without a license. Leaving the scene of an… Read More »
New Jersey Roadside Field Sobriety Tests for DUI
If you are someone who goes out drinking with friends and then thinks that you can get away with driving home, you are making a mistake that could have a lasting impact on your life and the lives of others. You cannot accurately judge your level of impairment, so the safe and smart thing to… Read More »