Kidnapping is a serious offense in New Jersey. It doesn't seem to happen often. When prosecutors do bring such serious criminal charges, the nature of the penalties if a conviction is won can be significant.
Driving under the influence in any state can get you into a lot of trouble. New Jersey is no different, though the legal system here tends to take an approach to enforcement and prosecution that some might call less harsh.
In most circumstances, probationary terms come along with a conviction for a criminal offense. The terms of probation can often be tedious and difficult to manage. As you are trying to get your life back together after a conviction, you might accidently forget about a meeting with your probation officer. Another way you might violate the terms of your probation is by crossing state or county lines without permission. Regardless of how you violate probation, the consequences are usually serious.
The man arrested in the death of his girlfriend made his first court appearance on Tuesday. The man made the court appearance via video conference. He is suspected of murdering his girlfriend back in December in Atlantic City. He is a native of Atlantic City and is due back in court Thursday for a detention hearing.
People come from all over the East Coast to enjoy Atlantic City. Like Las Vegas, Atlantic City offers all kinds of legal (and illegal) entertainment for those seeking a good time. For some people, having a good time could have serious negative consequences. Getting behind the wheel of a car after having a few drinks at the casino could end up costing you a lot.
The son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child sex charges on Feb. 13. Sandusky's son, 41, was arrested some five years after his father was first arrested on child molestation charges.
You watch the news every night, and it feels like people are constantly being arrested and accused of crimes - with many of them pleading their innocence. As a 40-year-old business professional, you know that an arrest could be incredibly detrimental to your career. But you also wonder if the news paints an accurate picture of what things are like in your home state. To get a better idea, here are some key stats from New Jersey.