Morristown New Jersey Criminal Law Post

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Arrested for Criminal Mischief in Morris County? Have you been arrested and charged with criminal mischief in Morris County? Do you need a lawyer to fight these charges in court? We can help. Here is a case we recently handled for a client with great success in Florham Park. Our client was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in the 4th degree (for alleged damage to property over $500 but less than $2,000). He was…
The juvenile court system in New Jersey has a number of nuances that are provided as opportunities for minors who would otherwise enter the criminal justice system. The Juvenile Conference Committee (JCC) is one such alternative venue for juvenile cases. The Committee will hear cases that do not go to the Superior Court, Family Division. Without this Committee, most cases involving minors could go straight to a Juvenile Judge. Instead, the Juvenile Conference Committee operates as…
Stationhouse Adjustments in NJ Juvenile Cases Juveniles are treated differently in the criminal justice system in New Jersey, and rightfully so. Children generally do not need the harsh treatment that adults receive through the criminal justice system. Instead, taking steps to focus on rehabilitation is much more critical for minors suspected of committing criminal offenses. When a juvenile is taken into custody for doing something that would otherwise be a crime if an adult was…
Juvenile Defense Lawyers Morristown, NJ New Jersey uses the “JJC” or Juvenile Justice Commission to address all of the criminal cases alleged against those considered minors under NJ Law. The terms “minor” and “juvenile” are used interchangeably to refer to individuals under the age of 18. The JJC is the entity responsible for all planning and policy development related to the juvenile justice system. It was created in 1995 to help ensure that juveniles had…
Falsely Accused of Drug Distribution in Morris County NJ FDU Student Charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute The Morris County criminal defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently represented a client who was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute arising on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University located in Florham Park, New Jersey. His charges were as follows: Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in a quantity more…
Is New Jersey Headed toward Legal Marijuana? The war over marijuana rages on in New Jersey, with politicians and lawmakers taking up sides. Officials in Jersey City are on the pro-decriminalization side of the argument, which is manifested in their actions of late. Mayor Steve Fulop and Chief Prosecutor of Jersey City, Jacob Hudnut, recently sent out correspondence to Jersey City’s criminal prosecution team. The memo set out plans for a much more lenient policy related…
New Jersey State Troopers Arrest Alabama Fugitive Who Allegedly Possessed Loaded Handgun and Drugs NJ State troopers recently apprehended an Alabama man who was allegedly a fugitive and wanted by law enforcement. The suspect is Corey Shane Cagle, a 41-year-old man from Centre, Alabama. According to New Jersey authorities, Cagle was involved in a multi-car accident on Route 287 in Riverdale, NJ. New Jersey State troopers responded to the scene, found Cagle, and ran a…
“Click It or Ticket” Campaign Targets Motorists Who Fail to Wear Seat Belts in Morris County, New Jersey Police departments throughout Morris County plan to target motorists who fail to wear their seatbelts, beginning this week and running through June 3. This crackdown on seatbelt violators is part of the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign in NJ, a campaign that calls for law enforcement in Morris County and elsewhere in New Jersey to issue…
Suspect Charged with Burglary & Theft for Alleged Theft of Minibikes in Mendham Borough, New Jersey A Randolph, New Jersey man was arrested after allegedly stealing almost $5,000 worth of minibikes and skis and selling them to a pawnshop in Morristown, NJ. The suspect is Lennon J. Freed, a 32-year-old man from Randolph in Morris County, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, Freed burglarized two stores in Mendham Borough, NJ in early September 2017…
Teenagers in Roxbury, NJ Accused of Posting Threatening Image of Gun on Social Media Two students at Roxbury Township High School were recently placed under arrest and charged with terroristic threats for allegedly posting a threatening message and image of a gun on Snapchat. According to authorities in Roxbury, New Jersey, the two juveniles, a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, used social media to deliver the threat. The message reportedly read as follows: “I…