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January 2014 Archives

New Jersey man faces gun charges after shooting

Whenever a shooting incident occurs, there may be circumstances that lead to people being held accountable, even if they did not actually shoot a gun or directly participate in the crime for which the gun was allegedly used. Gun laws can be complicated, particularly when it comes to transporting or possessing firearms across state borders. Recently, a New Jersey man was arrested on gun charges after a gun he allegedly gave to another person was apparently used in a shooting on a train.

New Jersey investigation leads to drug charges for many

Any time there are numerous arrests in relation to drugs, it may be difficult for New Jersey law enforcement authorities to decipher exactly who to charge with what specific crime. Recently, a large-scale drug investigation resulted in the arrest of 10 people, who are now facing various drug charges. The investigation reportedly took place over a 10 month period.

Man arrested after drunk driving crash injures teens

Facing any kind of criminal charge can be a difficult time. However, when a drunk driving charge has been filed after people have been hurt in a car accident, the charge and the potential criminal consequences can be serious and affect many aspects of a person's life. A recent car accident in New Jersey led to a drunk driving charge and other charges against one of the drivers.

Former female coach pleads guilty to sex offenses with student

Although the age of consent in New Jersey is 16, there are several statutes that make it criminal for an adult to have sexual relations with a minor between the ages of 16 and 18. Thus, even though a 17-year-old, for example, is able to give legal consent for relations, adults who have supervisory authority over the minor are guilty of an offense if they have sexual contact, even with the consent of the victim. These laws make it certain that sexual contact between teachers, counselors, or guardians and the minor in their charge are always sex offenses in New Jersey regardless of consent.