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How to handle a drunk driving stop in New Jersey

Labor Day weekend is supposed to be one last fun blast of summer. It’s a time to fire up the barbeque, get to baseball games and have a good time. This may not be the same for  law enforcement officers in New Jersey, since they are charged with keeping roads safe. With an extended number of people expected on the roads this weekend, a number of people may be stopped on suspicion of DUI or DWI.

Sentencing of economic crimes could be changed

In line with its actions earlier this year, the U.S. Sentencing Commission is poised to review sentencing guidelines for fraud and financial crimes. According to a recent Associated Press report, the commission has been reviewing data on economic crime sentencing, but more reviews from federal judges are needed before any substantial changes will take place.

Could Tony Stewart be charged with a crime in driver's death?

The story of NASCAR driver Tony Stewart reportedly hitting and killing another driver with his car has been a sad and puzzling event. The 20-year-old driver had reportedly been run into a wall during a race on a dirt track in upstate New York, less than a day before a NASCAR event at Watkins Glen. A video shows the driver angrily exiting his disabled car in an apparent attempt to confront Stewart.

Josh Brent seeks reinstatement with the Cowboys

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is scheduled to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as he seeks reinstatement into the league. The 26-year-old Brent is finishing a 180 day sentence after being convicted of intoxication manslaughter stemming from a December 2012 car accident that killed his friend and teammate Jerry Brown.

Ray Rice apologizes for assault on his wife

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stood stoically before a throng of media yesterday. He reportedly took a deep breath and began to speak about what he described as the biggest mistake of his life. Rice was arrested in February for allegedly assaulting his then fiancée. (The two have since married). The grainy images of Rice dragging an unconscious woman from an elevator in an Atlantic City hotel has sparked a firestorm of controversy.

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