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New Jersey counties vary on immigrant prisoner procedures

The county jails in New Jersey and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement are at odds regarding the release of prisoners who may be subject to deportation without notifying ICE first. As an ICE spokesman notes, when these prisoners are released, "it undermines ICE's ability to protect public safety and impedes us from enforcing the nation's immigration laws,"

Ray Rice's domestic violence suspension hearing

Next month, Ray Rice, a tailback for the Baltimore Ravens in the National Football League, will have an appeal hearing on his indefinite suspension from the league. He was suspended by Roger Goodell, the league's commissioner, for violating the policy on personal conduct.

Reporting drug overdose will not result in drug charges

Up until last year, when someone overdosed on drugs, many times the medical emergency wouldn't be reported. Those around the person often left, which meant the overdose victim didn't get care in time. This was because of a fear of prosecution on drug possession charges or worse.

Jersey City manhunt ends, defendant turns himself in

When Jersey City law enforcement officers approached a parked car near the Booker T. Washington Housing Complex, they discovered an unconscious man in the back seat. He had apparently been the victim of a gunshot to the head.

Egg Harbor couple plead guilty to drug charges

A couple from Egg Harbor Township in Atlantic City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges following a raid on their home. The husband, 40, pleaded guilty to third-degree charges of drug possession and evading police arrest. He also pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, as well of illegal possession of a weapon used during committing a drug-related crime. If convicted, he could serve up to 18 years in state prison. The prosecution asked that he be ineligible for parole for 10 years of his sentence. He had previously been convicted of aggravated manslaughter.

Three New Jersey men charged in jewelry roberry

When faced with criminal charges of any level, a strong defense is the best way to protect your future. From traffic violations to felony charges, legal challenges require an understanding of the law and the local court system as well as the ability to plan and negotiate for the best possible outcome. For three men charged in New Jersey smash-and-grab, individual criminal defense strategies may make a difference in future charges, convictions and sentencing.

Lawmaker: Criminal conviction should not limit employment

New legislation proposed by New Jersey lawmakers would limit employers' ability to inquire about the criminal histories of job applicants. The new measure, known as the Opportunity to Compete Act, would improve civil rights protections for those who may have been convicted of traffic violations, domestic violence and a variety of other criminal allegations. In other words, those who have criminal histories would be able to find and keep jobs faster and easier than they have in the past.

Former New Jersey pharmacist accused of making illegal drugs

A 33-year-old former New Jersey pharmacist is being held without bail after allegations surfaced that he had been manufacturing drugs. The man is facing several drug charges in connection with the case. He stands accused of attempting to produce the popular party drug methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) in addition to charges for possession of the materials needed to make the drug. Additional charges may be forthcoming.

Ways to prove innocence in domestic violence cases

Domestic violence accusations are very serious, and many individuals are charged with domestic violence every year in New Jersey. Allegations of domestic violence can result in serious charges against an individual that can impact the rest of his or her life is he or she is convicted. 

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