Rash of Car Burglaries in Princeton NJ

The Princeton Police Department has announced that they are currently investigating a rash of car burglaries that occurred within the township earlier this week. According the reports, three cars were stolen and another five were broken into between late Sunday night an early Monday morning. A 2017 Toyota Highlander and a 2015 Mercedes Benz were stolen from the driveway of a home on Finley Road. Also, an 2009 Audi was stolen from the driveway of a home on Allison Street. It appears that every single one of the vehicles which were stolen not only were unlocked but also had the key located inside of them. Of the other four cars that were broken into, two of them were located on Mt. Lucas Road, another on Coniston Court and the last one on Hunter Road. So they were all located in very close proximity to one another. Of the four vehicles that were burglarized, it appears that they were also all unlocked but the keys were not located inside the vehicle. More often than not, these types of crimes are what is known as, crimes of opportunities. Meaning that although the area may have been preplanned, they normally only actually burglarize the vehicles which they find are unlocked. In other words, you can seek to prevent these types of crimes by simply making sure your vehicle is properly secured. Read More

Defendant Charged with Gun Offenses in Trenton NJ

Gun Defense Attorneys in Mercer Count NJThe Trenton Street Crime Detectives were at it again this weekend. This time they arrested and charged a thirty-three year old male from the City with weapons and motor vehicle offenses. According to the reports released at this point in time, the detectives became suspicious of the Defendant when they noticed that his car was parked on the sidewalk near Sanford Street. When they approached the Defendant’s vehicle they noticed that the Defendant was attempting to conceal something under his seat. Once the car was illuminated they noticed an open bottle of alcohol and a handgun by the Defendant’s feet. As a result he was removed from the car and arrested. He was formally charged with unlawful possession of a weapons, possession of a defaced firearm and several other motor vehicle infractionsRead More

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