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  • NJ Crime Rates Spike Over the Holiday Season

    Nov 8, 2021

    The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning holiday meals, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. Another part of the holiday season that many don’t realize, is that it’s also a common time for crimes to occur. Crimes significantly increase during the holiday season. Let’s explore some of the statistics, reasons for this increase in crime, and what you can do if you’re arrested during the holida...
  • Prison “Hit Squad” Brutally Assaulted Other Inmates

    Oct 6, 2021

    Those serving time in prison don’t always have the safest experience, such as is the case in the local news involving the New Jersey state prison system. Local authorities have stated that a gang was formed with the goal and intent of creating a hit squad. The alleged gang included 11 gang members who were responsible for committing Details of the Alledged Crime Once the New Jersey Attorney General learned of the gang, the...
  • Shooting Homicide in Trenton, NJ Under Investigation

    Oct 4, 2021

    If you live in the Trenton, New Jersey, area, you may be familiar with the most recent shooting homicide that occurred on Race Street. The local police and Mercer County Homicide Task Force are working together to investigate and uncover further details of the case. On September 17, 2021, at approximately 12:50 am, Trenton police were called to a home on Race Street. When they arrived, a 37-year-old male was shot and unresponsive with wha...
  • 36 NJ Athletes and Coaches Have Been Banned From Their Sports

    Sep 30, 2021

    School sports in New Jersey are facing a unique challenge. A number of coaches and athletes have been recently banned from their sports for a variety of reasons, and more will continue with ongoing investigations. Why Are Coaches Being Banned? A collection of New Jersey coaches recently made the news when local officials found that they were running an illegal drug dealing operation. Another coach was banned and placed under investigation of sexual assault charges...
  • NJ Lawmakers Draft Proposal to Create a Searchable Database Online Registry of People Convicted of Hate Crime

    Sep 3, 2021

    New Jersey has noticed an increase in hate crimes over the last few years. New Jersey is taking action to reduce these by increasing the consequences if convicted. Those convicted of a hate crime in New Jersey may be subject to mandatory registration on a public database. What is a Hate Crime? A hate crime in New Jersey is any unlawful act done with the intention of victimizing another person based o...
  • Arrest Made in Murder of Transgender Woman in Trenton, Prosecutor Says

    Aug 31, 2021

    Hate crimes recently have made the news in Trenton, New Jersey. In the most recent news, a transgendered woman was shot and killed in Mercer County. The woman was the victim of a late-night offense in which no other motives have yet been determined. Local police identified the suspect through surveillance video. They identified the male during a motor vehicle stop in Ewing, New Jersey and he is currently detained while he awaits trial. I...
  • Arrest Made in Bomb Threat to Better Business Bureau in Hamilton

    Aug 18, 2021

    If you have been following the news, you may have read that the Mercer County Better Business Bureau was recently the victim of a bomb threat. A local business owner called the bureau, threatening to send a bomb to them if a certain customer’s complaint affected their rating. The bureau notified the local police department to which an investigation was opened. The business owner was arrested and charged with false public alarm and terroristic threats...
  • Man Arrested And Woman Rescued After Possible Hostage Situation in NJ

    Jul 26, 2021

    There was a hostage situation in Bayonne, New Jersey, on July 5, 2021. A woman was taken hostage and recovered at the intersection of Avenue E and 32nd Street. Police responded to the scene with firearms and body armor and were able to successfully retrieve the hostage. Initially, there were reports of a hostage in the Secaucus apartment building, which led to police escorting neighbors out for safety. However, upon further investigation, police do no...
  • Double Shooting Kills Teen Who Worked for New Jersey City

    Jul 23, 2021

    Trenton, New Jersey, experienced a double shooting in early July near Prospect Street and Stuyvesant Avenue. Both victims were teenagers, including Dion Ellis, who worked as a lifeguard with the city. Ellis was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime. The other teen was taken to the hospital with wound injuries to his leg. The Trenton Police Department is currently investigating the crime in an attempt to find out what led to the deat...
  • Supreme Court Orders Retrial for Violation of Miranda Law in NJ Murder Case

    Jun 18, 2021

    Were you arrested for a crime? Call the Trenton criminal defense lawyers at the Davis Law Firm for a consultation. According to Federal and New Jersey law, before attempting to conduct a “custodial interrogation” outside the presence of a defense attorney, officers must deliver a statement in clear and unequivocal terms that the accused has a right to remain silent and be represented by an attorney, to satisfy the Miranda requirement. Recently, the murder convictio...
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