New Jersey residents might be interested to know that the way law enforcement operates in regards to certain drug users could change in the coming decade as a new test reportedly makes identifying those who have used cocaine simple. Instead of taking fluid samples or waiting for a lab to analyze results, this drug test works with just a fingerprint.
According to officers with the Madison Police Department, a 46-year-old man was charged with drunk driving after he attempted to buy liquor at a liquor store on Feb. 17. The incident occurred around 7:27 p.m. after the man left the store driving.
In New Jersey, sexual assault is taken very seriously, and whether the charge is considered to be an aggravated offense or regular sexual assault depends on several factors. A conviction for either sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault could result in long periods of imprisonment and registration on the the sex offender registry for the rest of a person's life.
New Jersey police have detained a 28-year-old man, the son of the Edison mayor, on multiple drug charges. The incident in question took place during the evening hours of Jan. 12 after local law enforcement officials responded to a report about an idling vehicle that was trespassing on a private residential property on Milton Avenue.
A Wayne man was taken into custody after he allegedly fought with two neighborhood boys and a man who tried to intervene on Oct. 31. The scuffle reportedly broke out in retaliation for a fight the boys had with the man's son over Halloween candy earlier that night.
Six Sayreville War Memorial High School football team members were taken into custody for allegedly hazing others at the school. The detained teens range in age from 15 to 17 years old, and the police state they are searching for a seventh individual for his alleged role in the case. All are being held pending petitions in juvenile delinquency for their suspected criminal conduct.
Sexual offenses often carry significant potential penalties that may go far beyond prison time and fines. Registration requirements that follow a criminal conviction for many sex crimes can have significant impact for years to come. But, New Jersey lawmakers recently focused on lengthening the prison sentence in cases involving allegations of sexual assaults against children under the age of 13.
Many people may believe that burglary offenses only occur at a residence. In reality, the New Jersey burglary statute essentially involves the unlawful entry of a structure (there are other provisions, but burglary does not need to involve a home). Additionally, theft is not a necessary element of a burglary charge; the government may pursue burglary charges based upon allegations of unlawful entry (or remaining after hours in a building) with the intent to commit an offense.
In New Jersey, a person may be charged with driving while intoxicated based upon allegations that he or she operated a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more, or if authorities believe that drugs or alcohol negatively impacts a driver’s ability to drive, according the attorney general’s office. Most drivers in the Hackensack area are likely to know that drunk driving is prohibited under New Jersey law. But, each case is dependent upon the individual allegations.
Investigators from a slate of different agencies joined together in a roughly six-month long investigation into drug trafficking allegations in New Jersey. Police from roughly ten cities in New Jersey, as well as police from William Paterson University and others agents joined in the probe.