With the Fourth of July holiday weekend quickly approaching, we find it prudent to touch upon the dangers of drinking and driving. It should come as no surprise that there will be additional patrols across New Jersey highways this weekend. Independence Day is one of the most dangerous times on the road for drivers; comparable to New Year’s Eve with regard to the number of crashes and fatalities due to alcohol use.
Depending on the circumstances, it can take several years for a case involving a violent crime to make its way to trial. This might be especially true if a suspect is unable to be reached for long periods of time. While fleeing after being charged isn't an automatic indicator of guilt in a particular case, it can make that perception difficult to overcome via a criminal defense strategy.
There are many ways to incur the wrath of the justice system in New Jersey. And being charged with state crimes is one thing, but being accused of crimes relating to federal programs is another one entirely. Criminal charges brought against a public official who is accused of fleecing may come with penalties that are quite severe -- arguably more severe than the gains from such illicit behavior.
It is a sad but true fact that mental illness can make it difficult to control your behavior. You may even find yourself arrested for a crime because of something you did while you were unable to understand what your were doing, or stop yourself.