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  • Double Homicide in Camden, New Jersey

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      March 12th, 2019

    The police in New Jersey are investigating a tragic crime after they discovered two homicide victims in an idling vehicle on February 27th. Read on to learn the details of this crime, the penalties of murder in the state of New Jersey and the potential criminal defenses available to murder suspects. Double Homicide in Camden [..]

  • Self-Defense, Murder, or Manslaughter? A Brief Guide to NJ Law

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      March 5th, 2019

    Murder, self-defense, and manslaughter are often closely tied together. The differentiation between the three is sometimes hard to discern because of the principles that separate self-defense from an unlawful criminal assault or killing. So when is a killing justified, and when is it criminal? Here’s a brief run-down of how each is defined in New [..]

  • Nurse From Middle Township Charged With Prescription Fraud, Released From Police Custody, And Sought After Again On New Prescription Fraud Charges

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      February 21st, 2019

    On November 5, 2018, police officers of the Wildwood Police Department Uniform Patrol Division arrested a 31-year-old nurse named Jessica Mattera from Middle Township, New Jersey after she attempted to fill a fraudulent prescription at a Rite Aid Pharmacy in Wildwood, New Jersey. After arresting her on that date, the Wildwood Police Department released Mattera [..]

  • Pennsylvania Man Charged With First-Degree Attempted Murder After Stabbing In North Cape May

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      February 7th, 2019

    On November 29, 2018, Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Lower Township Police Department Chief William Mastriana announced, in a joint press release, that 57-year-old Joseph T. Schroeder of Bristol, Pennsylvania had been arrested the previous day in connection to a stabbing that occurred in North Cape May, NJ. As a result of [..]

  • Charges for Hate Crimes on the Rise in New Jersey

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      January 21st, 2019

    Newly-released data from the FBI showed that the number of reported hate crimes across the United States rose 17 percent in 2017. In New Jersey, the number of hate crimes reported in jumped 76 percent to 500 total incidents. Being charged with a hate crime in New Jersey is a serious event, and requires legal [..]

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