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Trenton Police Believe they Solved a String of Robberies

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The Trenton Police Department has announced that they have apprehended a duo they believe is responsible for a rash of robberies that have been taking place throughout the city. According to the reports, the duo, which consisted of a twenty (20) year old female and her thirty-two (32) year old boyfriend were allegedly setting up unsuspecting males throughout the city for the last month. The female would allegedly pose as a prostitute and solicit customers for sex near Carrol Street.  Once she was able to convince an unsuspecting male, she would lure them to an abandon building where her boyfriend would be laying in wait. Once the men would enter the building the boyfriend would assault them and then rob them. Read More

Arrested for Possessing a THC Vape Pen in Mercer County?

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Are Vape Pens Illegal in New Jersey?

Vape pens in and of themselves as well as “vaping” is not illegal in New Jersey. With that being said, if the vape pen and/or E-Cigarette is altered and filled with a THC Oil or any other controlled dangerous substance (CDS) for that matter, it will become an illegal product and anyone caught possessing and/or distributing them will be facing serious criminal charges. An individual caught possessing a vape pen filled with THC oil can be charged under one of two statutes: the first being N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(4), which is a disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor) or they can be charged under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5.3, which is an indictable offense (felony). If you or a loved one has been charged with possession and/or distribution of a vape pen in Mercer County, we strongly urge that you contact an experienced defense attorney to understand your options. Contrary to what the general public’s perception is of marijuana and the legality of it, to date it is still a controlled dangerous substance and one that prosecutor’s still take very seriously. If you have unfortunately found yourself in this type of situation and would like to speak to one of our Mercer County drug possession defense attorneys about your options, please contact our Hamilton office at 609-789-0779.Read More

Temporary Restraining Order Leads to Major Meth Bust in Ewing NJ

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According to the Trentonian, a serving of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in Ewing Township leads to what officers are claiming was a major drug operation being run by a retired correction officer. Based on the reports, prior to serving the TRO the officers were made aware of the fact that the Defendant was the owner of a Smith & Wesson handgun as well as a firearm identification card. When a TRO is issued all firearms, including firearms identifications cards must be seized. The reports indicate that upon seizing the weapon the officers observed in “plain sight” what they allege were obvious signs of a drug operation. Read More

Another Rash of Car Burglaries in Trenton

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NJ.com has reported that Mercer County as a whole but more importantly Trenton has been dealing with a rash of car burglaries over the last several months. Based on the increase in crime, the City of Trenton has been deploying more and more resources in an effort to apprehend the individuals responsible for the car burglaries and it seems like they made they first major arrest last week. Officers Yusef Addar and Dionaldi Rodriquez were on patrol in East Trenton when they noticed an individual who matched the description of a suspect wanted for questioning for some of the recent burglaries. Based on their observations the officers pulled over the suspects vehicle. Upon speaking to him, they determined that he was in possession of marijuana and he was placed under arrest. A search of the motor vehicle was later conducted and it revealed that the defendant was in possession of several cell phones, coins, a small flashlight, and an emergency glass-breaking tool. Read More

Defendant Arrested Twice in 26hrs for Possessing Heroin in Trenton

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The Trentonian has reported that the Trenton police officer have arrested and charged an eighteen year old twice within a twenty-six hour period for possessing heroin. The first arrested occurred when detectives from the Street Crime Units observed the motor vehicle in which the Defendant was a passenger in commit a motor vehicle infraction near Market Street. Based on the smell of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle, a search was conducted which revealed that the Defendant was in possession of four grams of marijuana, 65 glassines of heroin and over $300 in cash. The Defendant was placed under arrest, taken down to the station and released upon a summons to appear in court for his central judicial processing hearing that evening. The very next evening the Defendant was again a passenger in a motor vehicle that was stopped for an alleged motor vehicle infraction near South Broad and Liberty Street in Trenton. Just like in the first case, the officers conducted a motor vehicle stop based on the “smell of marijuana” and again it was discovered that the Defendant was in possession of 15 glassines of heroin. In addition to the possession of heroin charge the Defendant was also placed charged with obstruction of the administration of justice. It is unclear at this point in time whether or not any marijuana was actually located during the Defendant’s second arrest. If no marijuana was found it could open the door to a potential unlawful search. For more information on what satisfies as probable cause to conduct a warrantless search in New Jersey, please click the link.Read More

Facing a Criminal Charge at Princeton University?

Need Local Attorney Near Princeton UniversityPrinceton University which is know as one of the most prestigious universities in the entire country, is also one of the oldest university as well.  It was originally created back in 1746 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. It was then moved to Newark for nine years before finally landing in Princeton Township, where it has been located for more than 200 years. The university is located in the heart of Princeton Township, which is well known for its fine dinning and active nightlife. So, just like every other university in the country, it is safe to say that Princeton is not immune to its fair share of crime. Some of the most common criminal offenses that the Princeton Police Department tends to deal with on a regular basis include simple assault, underage drinking, possession of a fake id, disorderly conduct, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana under 50 grams.Read More

Princeton Basketball Star Charged with Aggravated Assault & Resisting Arrest

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It has been reported that Princeton University’s all start basketball player was arrested following an incident at the local Wawa earlier this week. It appears that the incident started when the Defendant, a twenty-two year old male, got into a heated argument with several other customers. Since the Wawa is actually located on campus, campus security was called to the scene around 3:30 a.m. to investigate. According to the Trentonian, that is when things went from bad to worse for the local basketball star. Apparently the Defendant became more irritate and started screaming and cursing off campus security. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it is then alleged that the Defendant took a swing at one of the officers but fortunately the officer was able to duck out of the way. It was at this point that the officers finally subdued the Defendant and was able to place him in handcuffs. Read More

Child Pornography Charges Filed in Mercer County

Local Child Pornography Defense Attorney in Mercer County

NJ.com has reported that a twenty-four year old male from Princeton Township was charged with not only possessing but distributing child pornography last Tuesday. Based on the reports, it appears that authorities from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office were first tipped off about the Defendant’s alleged conduct by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. After investigating the tip, the authorities learned that the “sharing” of the pornography was coming from an IP address in Princeton. It is unclear at this point in time what specifically revealed to authorities that the Defendant was their suspect as an IP address only indicates where the images were being “shared” from.Read More

What is the Difference Between Simple Assault & Aggravated Assault

Need Local Lawyer in Mercer County for Aggravated Assault Charge

When it comes to defending an assault charge in New Jersey it is important to determine first whether the charge is for a simple assault or aggravated assault. The difference between the two will not only indicate what court has jurisdiction over the charge but it will also indicate the potential penalties that an individual is facing as well. Furthermore, it is more likely than not that an individual charged with aggravated assault will be subject to bail reform and thus be forced to go through a detention hearing in order to be released from the county jail on bail, pending trial. Once that is determined, it is then important to figure out who the alleged victim was. Was it a random person? Was it a police officer? Was it a loved one? The type of victim could not only lead to additional charges but it could also lead to collateral consequences including a temporary restraining order.Read More