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April 2015 Archives

The types of plea bargaining in criminal defense cases

An agreement between the defense and the prosecution in a criminal case that takes place out of court and offers benefits to both parties is called a plea deal. Generally, a defendant agrees to plead guilty to a charge or certain charges in exchange for leniency or some other concession from the prosecution. Many components can make up the plea bargaining process in New Jersey and other states.

The types of drug charges

There are a number of different drug-related charges that New Jersey residents could face should they be accused of having a certain amount of drugs in their possession. While the most common charges include possession or intent to distribute, a person can potentially be charged with both at the same time or for conspiring to possess or distribute illegal substances.

Police charge New Jersey teen for allegedly biting teacher

Law enforcement officers with the Vineland Police Department reported that a 16-year-old boy was charged after he allegedly bit a teacher on the arm. The incident happened on March 26 at the Creative Achievement Academy, a school located in Vineland.