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Tragic Fatal Car Accident Results in Death of a Jackson Twp. Girl

February 26, 2015
Tragic Fatal Car Accident Results in Death of a Jackson Twp. Girl

In a tragic motor vehicle accident that occurred in Ocean County recently, a 17-year-old young woman from Jackson Township sustained fatal injuries and was declared deceased shortly thereafter. According to a statement released by Lieutenant Steve Laskiewicz of the Jackson Township Police Department, 17-year-old local resident Kaitlyn Henninger was involved in a two-vehicle collision on […]

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NJ Supreme Court to Consider Jury Trials for Multiple DWI Offenders

February 24, 2015
NJ Supreme Court to Consider Jury Trials for Multiple DWI Offenders

Currently, if you are charged with driving while intoxicated in New Jersey, this is considered a motor vehicle violation, as opposed to a criminal offense, and will be adjudicated as the local municipal court. Although current law does not entitle a defendant charged with DWI to have a trial by jury, we may soon see […]

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New Jersey Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Car Insurance Company

February 21, 2015
New Jersey Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Car Insurance Company

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. in two significant cases involving plaintiffs who filed lawsuits against the automobile insurance company for compensation under their uninsured motorist policies. These extremely important rulings essentially provide insurance companies with the legal right to deny uninsured motorist benefits to individuals […]

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NJ Litigation Regarding Hormone Replacement Therapy May Come to a Close

February 16, 2015
NJ Litigation Regarding Hormone Replacement Therapy May Come to a Close

Reports indicate that a potential mass tort litigation involving product liability in New Jersey may conclude without a single case tried to verdict and no disclosed resolutions wherein the plaintiffs recovered monetary compensation. Specifically, the issue at hand encompasses a multi-billion dollar nationwide series of cases involving women who were prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to […]

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NJ Turns its Attention to Potential Changes in DWI Law

February 13, 2015
NJ Turns its Attention to Potential Changes in DWI Law

Following the New Jersey State Senate’s passage of a new piece of legislation that may drastically effect sentencing for individuals convicted of certain DWI offenses, Governor Chris Christie will review and potentially sign the bill into law in the coming days. Currently, those convicted of a DWI for the first time in New Jersey are […]

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NJ Appellate Ruling: Driving While Suspended After DWI Equals Jail

February 13, 2015
NJ Appellate Ruling: Driving While Suspended After DWI Equals Jail

After the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office appealed the sentences of six separate defendants who were convicted of driving with a suspended license following multiple DWI’s, a New Jersey Appellate Court issued a decision that will now require all defendants in these cases to serve mandatory jail time instead of alternative sentences such as in-home detention […]

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Freehold Borough Double-Homicide Case Concludes with Guilty Verdict

February 6, 2015
Freehold Borough Double-Homicide Case Concludes with Guilty Verdict

In an extremely serious case involving two men charged with the armed robbery and murders of two Freehold Borough residents, one of the defendants pleaded guilty in January of 2014, subsequently testifying against his co-defendant, who was recently convicted of the charges. Monmouth County prosecutors accused Zeng Liang Chen and Dong Biao Lin of collaborating […]

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Asbury Park Man Charged with DUI after Collision with Police Car

February 2, 2015
Asbury Park Man Charged with DUI after Collision with Police Car

An Asbury Park man was recently charged with driving under the influence (DUI), among other violations, after he allegedly crashed into a marked police car occupied by a patrolling officer. According to Asbury Park Police Officer Michael Casey, 51-year-old Kenneth Johnson was driving a 2003 Ford F150 when he collided with a marked patrol car […]

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Ocean Twp. Detectives Arrest Man on Drug and Weapons Charges

January 29, 2015
Ocean Twp. Detectives Arrest Man on Drug and Weapons Charges

Detectives from the Ocean Township Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau recently arrested a Manalapan man for a number of alleged drug and weapons offenses after stopping the driver of the vehicle he was traveling in for a traffic violation. Authorities charged 28-year-old Manalapan resident Brian Joseph with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent […]

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Ocean Twp. Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Offenses

January 26, 2015
Ocean Twp. Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Offenses

A man from Ocean Township was recently sentenced to over 7 years of imprisonment, as well as a 5-year period of community supervision, after he was convicted of multiple charges related to child pornography. Authorities filed child pornography possession and distribution charges against 41-year-old Nathan Brochstein, who hails from the Wayside section of Ocean Township, after an […]

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