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  • Can a Store Owner Legally Detain You for Shoplifting in New Jersey?

    Apr 23, 2022

    A store owner can legally detain a person if they believe that person is What is Shoplifting in New Jersey? Shoplifting is a crime that involves stealing items from a shop. Shoplifting crimes in New Jersey may be categorized as a second or third-degree offense, or as a disorderly persons offense, depending on the value of items stolen. Most cases of shoplifting occur in a store but may also take place in a parkin...
  • Stealing Packages From a Front Porch Could Now Land You in Jail

    Apr 7, 2022

    With the rise in online shopping and internet delivery and subscription services, more and more people are having packages delivered to their homes on a regular or even daily basis. While being able to have purchased goods delivered straight to your front door is incredibly convenient, it can also make you a target for thieves. Rates of package theft have grown along with the rise in e-commerce, as thieves take advantage of the fact tha...
  • Can a Cop Search My Vehicle If I Was Stopped for Another Reason?

    Apr 1, 2022

    You’re driving along following the rules of the road when a police officer pulls up behind you and flashes their lights. You immediately pull over and await their reasoning for stopping you. The police officer notifies you that one of your taillights is broken and issues you a citation to get it fixed. Then, they ask you to get out of your vehicle so they can search it. Are they justified here? Do they hav...
  • NJ Political Consultant Admits Role in Murder for Hire Scheme

    Mar 7, 2022

    A New Jersey political consultant pled guilty in federal court to conspiring to kill a long-time associate who had worked with him on numerous political campaigns. New Jersey Political Consultant Pleads Guilty to Hiring Hitmen to Kill Associate Sean Caddle of Hamburg, New Jersey, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit murder for hire. U.S. District Judge John Vazquez, who presided over the plea hearing, granted Caddle a $...
  • According to Officials, N. J. Gang Committed Slew of Crimes Ranging from Fatal Shooting to Fraud

    Jan 26, 2022

    Law enforcement in Burlington County, New Jersey, recently announced the arrest of six people who have been committing crimes around the state. Two of the men are currently awaiting charges following the shooting of a high school senior in December 2021. Details About the Charges Prosecutors named the gang as- the Gotti Boy Movement. They believe the gang is made up of a large group of people around Burlington County. As o...
  • N.J. Man Who Set Fire That Killed Two People Christmas Morning Facing Serious Charges

    Jan 16, 2022

    You might have heard about the fire that tore through Chambersburg in Trenton, New Jersey on Christmas Day. The fire killed two people and displaced hundreds more on what was supposed to be a festive day. Local officials have recently released that the fire was not a mistake. Instead, it was intentionally started by another resident in the city. Two adult males died in the fire. A 28-year-old Trenton, New Jersey, man has been charge...
  • Trenton, NJ Reported One of the Highest Murder Rates in the US

    Dec 14, 2021

    When people think about the most dangerous places in the U.S., the list is often made up of big cities like New York City or Chicago. You might be surprised to learn that Trenton, New Jersey, has been reported to have one of the highest Murder Rates in the U.S. Overall, murder rates have increased in the U.S. The United States has noticed an increase in murder rates by 30% over th...
  • 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...
  • What to Expect if You’re Charged With a Crime on Thanksgiving in New Jersey

    Nov 8, 2021

    Being charged with a crime can be overwhelming, regardless of the time of year when you’re charged. But being charged with a crime on Thanksgiving can add even more stress to an already stressful situation. One minute, you’re preparing for a delicious meal surrounded by family and friends, and the next you’re considering your legal options. Common Criminal Charges Around Thanksgiving Some types of crimes tend to increase around the Thanksgiving holiday. A fe...
  • 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...
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