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 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

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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

As the Holiday Season Approaches NJ Increases Police Patrol

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Plan to Drive around the Holidays? Watch out if You’re in These Mercer County Towns

In an effort to deter and hopefully prevent would be drunk drivers this holiday season, New Jersey has announced that they received more than $775,000 in grants to help better patrol the streets. The main goal behind the grants is to offset the overtime costs needed to increase the police presence throughout each of the municipalities. In all, more than 160 municipalities in 21 different counties obtained grant money this holiday season in order to participate in what has been labeled as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.  A similar program was run last holiday season but with only 128 municipalities participating and the numbers were staggering. In total, 1,416 individuals were arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (alcohol) or driving under the influence (drugs). Another 5,128 were charged with speeding and 2,916 were charged with failing to wear a seatbelt.Read More

Hamilton Police Look for Theft Suspect

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According to the Trentonian, the Hamilton Police Department is actively searching for two individuals whom they allege have been stealing packages off the front porch of a residence near Collins Road. The suspects were apparently caught on video surveillance removing several packages from the front porch on both November 25th and 28th. The one suspect was described as a heavy-set male, who was approximately 5’8 inches tall and wearing gray sweatpants, a gray hoodie and white sneakers. The second suspect was of a more medium build but same height and was wearing dark pants and hoodie. Both of them were able to flee the area before authorities could be notified. As a result, the Hamilton Police Department is asking for anyone with information to please come forward. Read More

Assault by Auto Charges Filed in Ewing Township

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Tragedy has struck The College of New Jersey this week. According to the reports, a serious motor vehicle accident occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday in Ewing Township. It appears that the Defendant, a twenty-two year old from West Windsor was driving down Pennington Avenue when his vehicle crossed over the center line colliding with a vehicle heading in the other direction. The vehicle heading in the opposite direction was carrying five TCNJ students, all of whom were seriously injured and needed assistance being removed from the vehicle. In all, eight individuals were seriously injured as a result of the incident.  Three of individuals were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Langhorne, Pennsylvania and the other five were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton for treatment. It was eventually determined that the Defendant was operating under the influence at the time of the incident. To make worse, it was discovered that the driver of the other vehicle was the designated driver for the evening and was attempting to help his colleagues return home safely.Read More

Another Random Groping Incident Reported This Week in Princeton

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Authorities in Princeton Township are fearing that an alleged “serial groper” from earlier this year is at it yet again. This time, victimizing a fifteen year old girl who was walking in downtown Princeton near Franklin and Moore street on Friday at around 5:30 pm. The suspect allegedly came up from behind the victim and grabbed her buttock before fleeing the area. Unfortunately, the victim was not able to obtain a good description of the suspect but did confirm that he was wearing all black. Back in April of this year another groping incident occurred near Moore Street and Spruce Street. With the assistance of local surveillance cameras, authorities were able to locate video footage of the incident but are still yet to identify the suspect. Also in April a women alleged that a man was peeking into the stalls of a bathroom at a local brewery.Read More

Temporary Restraining Order Dismissed in Hamilton NJ

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Proetta & Oliver is happy to announce that they were able to secure another dismissal of a temporary restraining order (TRO) for one of their clients, this time in Mercer County. The victim in this case was our client’s wife of two years. She alleged in her TRO that she had been continually harassed by our client via emails, text messages and phone calls for the previous month about various different things. Also, she had indicated that he has been harassing in the past and that most of their verbal arguments took place in front of the children. As a result of the TRO being issued, our client was removed from the marital home pending the final restraining order hearing. In the interim, the victim also filed for divorce.  Read More