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September 2015 Archives

States pursues convictions in overdose deaths

In New Jersey and across the nation, homicide charges were rarely pursued against people who sold drugs that led to a person's death. However, prosecutors in Ohio are taking proactive measures as the number of deaths from heroin has increased fourfold since 2008. Although they are seeking convictions for manslaughter or more serious charges, this step could mean additional legal complications.

When to accept a plea bargain

Plea bargains are a common way of resolving criminal defense cases in New Jersey. However, despite their frequency, they may not always be in a person's best interests. It may be worthwhile to learn more about plea bargains in order to make a more informed decision about their role in a given defense strategy.

Former prep school student cleared of sexual assault charges

New Jersey residents may be interested in the outcome of a sexual assault case involving students from an elite New Hampshire prep school. A 19-year-old student from St. Paul's School in Concord was cleared of three felony charges for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The man was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge for having sex with an underage person and a felony charge for seducing a minor through online communications.

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