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January 2012 Archives

Man pleads not guilty to stunning attack at Jets game

Many football fans have an intense loyalty to their favorite team. This is especially true in light of the upcoming Super Bowl. Emotions can fly-high during the course of a game, which can lead people to take unwise actions. One man recently pled not guilty to criminal charges of assault with a stun gun while attending a Jets game in New Jersey.

Randolph teen pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

In a recent post we discussed the juvenile criminal charges which were filed in connection with a large New Year's Eve party. Although the charges in that case were mostly for underage drinking, many New Jersey teens often face much more serious charges for youthful indiscretions.

New Jersey man charged with vehicular homicide after 1-car crash

You don't have to be an attorney to understand that drunk driving is a serious crime that carries harsh, often long-lasting penalties. But as with most criminal charges, there are various degrees. The circumstances of the crash can affect the amount of jail time you face or the fines you're ordered to pay.

New Jersey woman arrested on drug charges during traffic stop

Arrests for serious crimes can be triggered by the most minor of traffic stops. Although the infraction may have nothing to do with the criminal charges lodged against the driver, it's usually enough for a police officer to take a closer look and eventually arrest a driver and/or the passengers on suspicion of a crime, if it exists.

47 New Jersey juveniles arrested at New Year's Eve drinking party

You don't have to be a parent to know that sometimes, high school and even middle school students make bad decisions when it comes to mood-altering substances. No matter what their parents tell them, some teenagers will be motivated to drink alcohol or take illegal drugs, often through pressure from their peers. And if they're caught by police, they may be arrested and face criminal charges in juvenile court.

New Jersey karate teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes

Sexual assault allegations can lead to a broken reputation and can affect the suspected person for the rest of their life, even if they are innocent of the alleged crime. If the case reaches a guilty verdict or a plea agreement, it is critical that a person's rights are protected and that the fairest sentencing outcome is reached. In the case of sex offenses, there may be mitigating circumstances to bring to the court's attention as part of an attempt to achieve an equitable and reasonable sentence. In September, the owner of a New Jersey karate academy was found guilty of sex crimes concerning two 16-year-old girls. The man was also employed at a nearby high school as an in-school suspension moderator. Although it is not clear where the alleged offenses occurred, the crimes involving one girl allegedly occurred last March, while the incidents involving the other teenager happened between November 2009 and January 2010.