If a New Jersey police officer makes a traffic stop, there is no way to predict how events might unfold. Perhaps, the officer will merely issue a warning to the driver to slow down or to repair a brake light that is not functioning. If the officer asks the driver to step out of the vehicle and take a field sobriety test, more serious issues might be at hand, such as a suspicion that the driver is operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, in which case the driver may be in need of criminal defense assistance in the immediate future.
Police in New Jersey and elsewhere may arrest someone on suspicion of a drug crime. However, it takes a lot more than mere accusation to obtain a conviction in court. To fully adjudicate a case, the person accused must be afforded an opportunity to present a criminal defense against the charges he or she is facing.
Most New Jersey readers would agree that life is a series of ever-changing events, some of which might occur more suddenly or unexpectedly than others. In certain situations, such as if police suspect someone of illegal drug activity, the need for criminal defense mat arise. That seems to be the case regarding a recent police investigation in Newark.
The mother of a New Jersey toddler who was found dead in the family home is now facing murder charges, according to local sources. Prosecutors in Camden County have confirmed the 41-year-old woman is facing multiple charges, including drug possession, child endangerment and murder. It is unclear whether she currently has criminal defense representation.
A woman in Trenton is facing serious charges along with her former boyfriend and a Marine veteran. The New Jersey trio are accused of duping GoFundMe donors out of donations. The woman and her former boyfriend have both retained criminal defense representation, though it is unclear whether the veteran accused in this case has done the same.
A bizarre accident has led to charges being filed against a Berlin man, according to local sources. New Jersey police arrested the man after he reportedly got his car stuck on an electric pole guide wire. He is facing DUI charges. A court date is pending for the man, though it is unclear if he has retained criminal defense counsel.