Man Arrested for Theft of Wallet in Hazlet

A Hazlet man was arrested and charged with theft for stealing a wallet out of a woman’s shopping cart at K-Mart. The suspect has been charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking.  Bail has been set at $25,000 and the case will undoubtedly be referred to the Monmouth County Superior Court in view of the bail amount (i.e. appears to be Third Degree bail). Under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3 of New Jersey Criminal Continue Reading...

Little Silver Marijuana Charges Dismissed

Our law firm recently represented a client charged with possession of marijuana in Little Silver, New Jersey. The client was stopped for an alleged traffic violation for maintenance of lamps. The police officer pulled over our client for his third brake light being out, the brake light that sits in the center of the back of the vehicle in the back window. This alleged traffic violation was the Continue Reading...

Cell Phone Sniffing Dogs?

Yes, it is true.  The New Jersey Department of Corrections has brought in cellular telephone sniffing dogs to patrol the state's prisons.  Evidently, prisoners have been smuggling cell phones into jails and using them to conduct, in some cases, their illegal business. Defense lawyers are accustom to hearing "we are going to bring the dogs..." approach taken by police officers. Indeed, it seems Continue Reading...

Union County Assault Charge Offers Good Illustration of NJ Law

The Star Ledger published a brief article Thursday regarding a Simple Assault committed by a Roselle High School student.  The incident offers an interesting example as to how a NJ Simple Assault Charge can be transformed into a much more serious offense of Aggravated Assault when the victim involves a member of a protected class of individuals.  A protected class not only includes police officers Continue Reading...

Death By Auto Trial to Begin in Cape May New Jersey

Almost 3 years ago, two sisters were killed in a collision with a state trooper.  The girls were running an errand and had the misfortune of being struck by a police cruiser allegedly involved in a chase. The officer admittedly did not have his siren or lights activated at the time of the accident. The trooper was issued multiple motor vehicle tickets following the accident. He was later indicted Continue Reading...