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  • N.J. Corrections Officer Accused of Having Child Pornography

    Dec 28, 2017

    Federal charges were filed against a New Jersey Department of Corrections officer recently in connection to what federal prosecutors describe as images of child The 37-year-old Lodi resident was taken into custody by special agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations branch. He was accused of using his email account to “seek and obtain images of child sexual abuse, including images of prepubescent children,” according to federal prosecutors. According t...
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  • Two Men Charged with Illegal Gun Sales in New Jersey

    Oct 18, 2017

    South Carolina Man Charged with Illegal Handgun Possession in NJ Out-of-towners should take notice: New Jersey doesn’t tolerate illegal sales of firearms or other weapons. Police recently apprehended two men for selling guns in New Jersey. At least one of the men was from South Carolina. The men allegedly tried to sell three handguns, a revolver, and a 30-round magazine. The men were arrested in several locations. One of the men faces three count...
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  • Theft, Burglary, and Robbery Charges in Kinnelon NJ

    Oct 4, 2017

    Theft & Property Crimes in NJ A New Jersey man and woman were charged with The woman was employed as a house cleaner by the occupants of the residence. Both individuals are being held without bail in Passaic County Jail. There are open charges from another jurisdiction. A third individual entered the residence through a kicked in the basement door. He is alleged to have stolen collectible currency, jewelry, and watches from occupant...
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  • New Jersey Implements New Guidelines for Speedy Trials

    Jul 12, 2017

    The U.S. Constitution states that citizens accused of crimes have the right to a “speedy trial.” The New Jersey State Constitution secures a similar right. But neither document defines what, exactly, it means by a “speedy” trial—and in some cases, the process may take months or years. Some U.S. states have experimented with setting specific time limits on certain pre-trial steps in order to reduce the time that a person charged with a crime mus...
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  • Arrest for Disorderly Conduct, Shoplifting, and Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor

    Jun 12, 2017

    Seemingly small mistakes can add up to legal problems. In April, a 19-year-old man from New Hampshire was charged with disorderly conduct, shoplifting, and consumption of alcohol by a minor. He shoplifted about $7 worth of snacks. An officer located the young man and observed intoxication. He was arrested. According to New Jersey Stat. Ann. Section 33:1-81, a minor can’t purchase or knowingly consume alcohol. It’s illegal for a minor to enter an establishment that’...
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  • Camden County Nurse Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen Patient

    May 11, 2017

    Camden County Sexual Assault Charges A man who worked as a supervisory nurse at a Camden County youth rehab facility agreed to surrender his nursing license while awaiting resolution of sexual assault charges. The suspect, a 31-year-old Monroe NJ resident, has been accused of sexually assaulting an underage patient at the rehab center. The suspect was initially arrested a couple of months ago after law enforcement investigated him for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old patien...
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  • Lindenwold NJ Teen Wanted to Assassinate the Pope

    May 4, 2017

    Lindenwold Teenager Accused of Planning to Assassinate Pope During Visit to Philadelphia A teenager from Lindenwold NJ recently pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges stemming from an alleged plot to assassinate Pope Francis. Investigators determined that the suspect was inspired by ISIS to commit the act of terrorism. The suspect, a 17-year-old resident of Lindenwold in Camden County, New Jersey, was accused of plotting to murder the Pope when he visited Philadelphia PA in Septembe...
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  • How Evidence Is Collected at a Crime Scene

    Feb 22, 2017

    Police Procedures When Collecting Evidence & Admissibility at Trial Whether it’s an aggravated assault case with bullet casings left behind at the scene, a drug crime case with suspected marijuana or cocaine hidden inside a car, or a homicide case with blood streaks on the pavement, crime scene investigators play an important role in the criminal justice process because they are tasked with gathering evidence that helps to establish whether a suspect actually committed ...
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  • Not All NJ Arrests Are Eligible for Bail

    Jan 25, 2017

    Bail for Defendants Facing Felony Charges in NJ If you have been arrested for a crime, especially a felony-level offense, it is very possible that you will be processed and then taken to the county jail. Following a bail conference hearing, you will likely have a bail amount set. This means that you will be able to secure your release from jail by posting bail. Failure to post bail, or to successfully petition to ge...
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  • Murder Conviction Documented in “Making a Murderer” Overturned by Federal Judge

    Aug 22, 2016

    Subject of “Making a Murderer” Documentary on Netflix May Be Exonerated “Making a Murderer,” the true crime series released online through Netflix last year, captivated the nation with its documentary story about a Wisconsin man Following his murder conviction in 2007, Dassey was sentenced to life imprisonment. At the time, Dassey was just a teenager. Now that sentence has been overturned by a federal judge. In the “Making a Murderer” case, Dassey was actuall...
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