The criminal justice system often feels overwhelmingly complicated for those facing criminal charges. A lack of understanding of personal rights and the processes following an arrest can leave defendants unsure of their options and how to proceed. In fact, three people in New Jersey who were recently arrested on drug charges may be experiencing this.
Legal drugs often have more than one use. Often, they can be used in ways other than originally intended with beneficial results. Unfortunately, police in New Jersey claim that the use of what is called "catnip cocktail" is dangerous to humans. They further state that they have recently arrested a 48-year-old man -- who now faces drug charges -- for selling it out of a nutrition store.
When confronted with law enforcement officials, people in New Jersey may be confused about their options. This confusion could potentially lead them to allow police action that could ultimately result in an arrest. For example, a young woman was recently arrested and now faces drug charges after she allegedly invited police officers into her home.
Most people would consider anyone who wins the New Jersey lottery lucky. If the same person wins again, they are likely considered extremely lucky. Unfortunately, the luck of a two-time Cash 5 lottery winner has seemed to run out -- or at least stalled -- after a traffic stop led to drug charges.
Many people in New Jersey and across the country are passionate about the professional sports teams they support and likely feel disappointment following a loss. In fact, police in New Jersey claim that a man claimed that he became intoxicated because a football team performed poorly. The man now faces DUI and drug charges.
Certain services such as Uber have changed how people get from place to place. While convenient, an argument between a driver and a rider often turns into a situation of one person's word against another's if there is no one else present in the vehicle. Unfortunately, former baseball player Lenny Dykstra now faces drug charges, among others, in New Jersey after an alleged incident with an Uber driver.
Multiple sources have reported on the opioid epidemic in this country. As a result of the attention that it has received, law enforcement officials are often desperate to make progress in the "war." While the desire to prevent harm to people from the drugs is understandable, violating a person's constitutional rights in the name of removing drugs from the streets remains unacceptable. As such, two men who were recently arrested in New Jersey on drug charges may be wondering if their arrest was the result of lawful actions.
It is an accepted fact that no person is capable of perfection. However, people who work in certain professions in New Jersey and across the country are often held to a higher standard. For example, if police officers are suspected of a crime, they often face significant public scrutiny. In fact, in a climate where police are continually under fire, officials may be quick to make an arrest should a suspicion of criminal activity arise, regardless of evidence. Unfortunately, a police chief now faces drug charges.
A 59-year-old woman known as a successful diving coach has been arrested, along with her son, on allegations of criminal activity. Police say the pair were involved with the sale of drugs and guns based out of their home in New Jersey. Authorities worked with FBI informants to gather information that led to the drug charges.
Many individuals charged with a crime wish to have the chance to clear their name. Criminal arrests carry possible penalties and jail time, so individuals usually hope to avoid conviction after they have been charged with a crime. Recently, one New Jersey man was arrested on drug charges. He has been released on bail, but will face the charges in court.