Heroin Distribution Charges Issued in Mercer County NJ

An anonymous tip about an alleged man with a gun in Trenton leads to the arrest of two men. According to the reports, when the Trenton’s Street Crime Unit Detectives arrived on scene they noticed two men standing in an alleyway looking suspicious. At that point in time the officers allege that they illuminated them with their bright lights. In doing so the officer claim they observed the Defendants staring at what was in there hands. The detectives then claim that the Defendants fled the scene and a chase ensued. During the chase, the officers noticed the Defendants discarding items. Once the detectives where able to apprehended the Defendants the discovered that the items discarded where decks of heroin. Read More

Robbery & Weapons Charges Handed Down in Ewing NJ

Robbery Charges Defense Lawyers in New JerseyA forty-six year old Trenton man was arrested and charged with robbing a Ewing gas station last week. According to the reports that have been released, the Defendant pulled into the Romeco Service Center in Ewing around 9:30 pm and requested $10 in gas from the attendant. When the attendant turned to fulfill the request, the Defendant allegedly pulled a knife and demanded that the attendant turn over the money. Once the attendant turned over an unknown sum of money, the Defendant fled the scene. Read More

Endangering the Welfare of a Child & Sexual Assault Charges Issued in Mercer County

Sexual Assault Charge in New JerseyA forty-five year old male from Falls Township, Pa. was arrested and charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child in Trenton, New Jersey this week.The Defendant, who is a fourth grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School in Trenton, is alleged to have inappropriately grabbed the victim several times while they were in the classroom alone. The victim, who is nine years old, has indicated that the assaults occurred back in December of 2016. She went on to indicate that she failed to report the incidents until May of 2017 out of fear that the Defendant would have given her bad grades.Read More

Graves Act Waiver Secured & Defendant Accepted into PTI in NJ

Gun Charges Defense Lawyer in Mercer County New JerseyAn attorney at Proetta & Oliver was able to obtain a Graves Act waiver for one of his clients earlier this year. As a result of the waiver, the Defendant was able to be accepted into the Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI) on an unlawful possession of a weapons charge. The case arises out of a motor vehicle stop where the Defendant was alleged to have been driving erratically. After being placed through several field sobriety tests, the Defendant was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was brought to the police station, processed and was awaiting the arrival of his sober driver pursuant to John’s Law. When the sober driver, his wife, arrived, she allegedly immediately request to know whether or not the Defendant had his gun on him. As a result of alleged conversation, the officers went back to the holding cell to question the Defendant about the alleged gun. It is at this point in time that the Defendant allegedly admits that there is a 9mm handgun located underneath the drivers seat of his motor vehicle. The Defendant was now formally charged with the following: Read More

Cocaine Charges issued in Trenton this Week

More than 150 Grams of Cocaine Seized in Trenton Drug Bust

Cocaine Charges Defense Attorneys in New JerseyFollowing what detectives are saying was a month long investigation, a thirty-one year old Trenton native has been formally charged. According to the reports, the Mercer County Task Force has arrested and charged the Defendant with various different drug offenses.  A search warrant was executed on his home, which is located on Emory ave on June 21, 2017. The execution of the warrant uncovered about 150 grams of powder and crack cocaine, a digital scale and packaging material. The cocaine has a street value of more than $7,500. It is unclear at this point in time what type of information was used in order to obtain a search warrant for the Defendant’s home, however, it most likely involved some form of either an undercover or confidential information buys. Read More

Crack Cocaine & Heroin Seized in Trenton, New Jersey

A forty-nine year old male and a thirty-four year old female were arrested on drug charges this weekend in Trenton. According to the reports, the detectives from the Street Crimes Unit were paroling the 300 Block of Academy Street when they noticed the two Defendants parked in a car acting, as they claim, “suspiciously”. It is unclear at this point in time what the suspicious activity actually. While conducting their investigation and speaking to the Defendants they claim that the male attempted to toss three decks of heroin out of the motor vehicle. As a result, he was placed under arrest and charged with possession of heroin. Then the detectives allege that once they requested proof of identification from the passenger, they noticed several grams of crack cocaine located inside her purse. She was arrested as well and charged with possession of crack cocaine. Also uncovered was $1,676 in cash.Read More

Domestic Violence Arrest Made in Trenton NJ Following Simple Assault Allegations

A twenty-five year old female from Trenton, New Jersey was arrested earlier this week and charged with an act of domestic violence following an incident this week on the 600 block. It has been reported that the City of Trenton Police Department was called to the 600 block of Southard Street around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday to follow up on a domestic violence dispute in progress call. According to the 911 caller, who also happened to be the victim, the Defendant had struck her across her face with the back of her hand following a heated argument. The strike had caused caused a laceration to the victims lip.Read More

Defendant Caught with More Than a Pound of Marijuana Accepted into PTI

Image result for marijuana poundMr. Oliver has just finished defending a client that was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of mushrooms and possession of drug paraphernalia. Like almost all other drug related charges in New Jersey, the charges arise out of a motor vehicle stop in which the Defendant was alleged to have failed to maintain his lane. The Defendant and his passenger were almost immediately removed from the vehicle because the officers asserted there was an overwhelming smell of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A subsequent search of the Defendant’s motor vehicle was conduct and more than a pound of marijuana, less than a half ounce of mushrooms and digital scales were located in the trunk. In addition, more than $6,000 in cash was located as well. The Defendant and his passenger were both placed under arrest and charged with various drug offenses. The charge of greatest concern for us was the possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. They were charged with a third degree felony because the marijuana was over a half ounce but less than five pounds. So, the Defendants were facing up to five (5) years in a State prison, a fine up to $35,000, a felony criminal record and a potential six month loss of license on the marijuana charges alone. Read More

Defendant Charged with Guns & Drugs is Accepted into PTI

Trenton New Jersey Gun Charges Defense LawyerOne of our clients was indicted by a Grand Jury on various drug and weapons charges earlier this year. The charges originated from a motor vehicle stop whereby it is alleged that our client was driving the wrong way down a one way. Our client was a Pennsylvania resident and as such unfamiliar with the area. A search of the motor vehicle was conducted based on what the officers claimed were conflicting stories between the four passengers. The search uncovered more than an ounce of cocaine, a BB-Gun, hypodermic syringes, less than a ½ ounce of heroin, a small quantity of marijuana, digital scales and several sky masks. As a result of what was found, our client and the other three passengers were all placed under arrest. They were formally charged with the following: Read More

2nd Degree Aggravated Assault Charges Downgraded to Simple Assault

Image result for bar fight photosMr. Oliver just finished representing a client that had been charged with aggravated assault in the second degree, in violation of NJSA 2C:12-1b(7) based on an altercation that took place outside a bar. The fact that a fight ensued between the Defendant and the victim was never in dispute. Nor was the fact that the victim suffered serious injuries, which consisted of multiple facial fractures and that he was knocked unconscious. However, the victims versions of event drastically differed from his clients. After a very through review of the discovery, which included not only the medical records but also several witnesses statements and 911 calls, it was clear that the victim’s version of events did not line up. The victim had insisted that he was viciously attacked by the Defendant for what he claimed, was no apparent reason. However, the evidence provided told a very different story. After pointing out the serious proof issues that existed, Mr. Oliver and the prosecution were able to come to a very favorable resolution. The Defendant, who was already on probation at the time of the offense for two separate incidents, one which involved the theft of movable property and the other resisting arrest, would enter a plea of guilty to the offense of simple assault. In turn, the Defendant would be placed back on probation for a term of one year and that probation would run concurrent to the probation that the Defendant was already on. In addition, for the violations of probation, the Defendant would simply be reinstated. So, the Defendant went from facing up to ten years in a State Prison and a fine up to $150,000 to being placed back on probation.Read More