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Colleges and Universities are Mandated to Report Crimes


Colleges and universities are required to maintain records and report crime to the United States Department of Education because of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act, also known as the Clery Act, that was passed in 1990. The Clery Act is a federal law that requires colleges and » Read More

Passenger DUI Arrest


A night on the town can come back to haunt you. If you drink too much alcohol, letting another drunk individual drive you home is not a good idea. If the police pull the car over, they may arrest the drunken driver. However, under New Jersey law, it is possible for a passenger to be » Read More

What to Do If You Are Accused of Sexual Misconduct


In New Jersey, those accused of sexual assault face severe penalties, including possible jail time and registering as a sex offender. If you are accused of sexual misconduct, it is important to know the difference between sexual harassment and sexual assault, understand the laws as they apply to both, and contact an experienced Camden County sex » Read More

Resisting Arrest Charges in NJ


Resisting arrest is the act of physically struggling against, attempting to, or threaten to escape from being restrained. More specifically, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2 stipulates that a person is guilty of a disorderly persons offense if they prevent or attempt to prevent a law enforcement officer from performing an arrest. Furthermore, it states that a person is » Read More

White Collar Prosecutions Future


Under the administration of President Donald J. Trump, white collar crime prosecutions have fallen to a 20-year low, reversing the increase in such prosecutions found under the Obama administration. As of 2018, the number of such prosecutions has dropped by more than one-third since 2013, according to Bloomberg News. The FBI continues as the lead investigative » Read More

What Questions Can Police Officers Ask?


Serious questions were raised over Memorial Day Weekend, when a 20-year-old woman was assaulted and arrested on a Wildwood beach. She was with her toddler and boyfriend when police officers asked about a closed container of alcohol. They administered breathalyzer tests, which were negative. Then, an officer asked her name, and she would not give » Read More

Juveniles and Traffic Offenses


Teenagers are prone to bad decisions, especially when it comes to operating vehicles either before or after a driver’s license is obtained. If your child is in a situation where they are charged with driving without a valid license, reckless driving, speeding, or driving under the influence either with or without a valid license, it » Read More

Social Media Linked to Underage Drinking


Most teenagers spend an inordinate amount of time on social media, and that means they are also exposed to ads touting the lure of drinking alcoholic beverages. Until now, no one really knew how the use of social media and the exposure of young people to alcohol advertising influenced underage drinking and adolescent drinking patterns. » Read More

Intoxication Defense


When people are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their judgement can be compromised. What happens when a person commits criminal offenses while intoxicated? Intoxication used as a defense in a court of law depends on how and if the intoxicated person chose to consume alcohol or take illegal drugs. Voluntary vs Involuntary Intoxication » Read More

Increased DWI Dismissals in New Jersey


Over the last 10 years, New Jersey has seen a noticeable decrease in convictions for driving while intoxicated (DWI). In 2008, 85 percent of drivers were found guilty of DWI charges; that number has decreased to 71 percent as of 2017. DWI charge dismissals have more than doubled over this time, as well as with » Read More