Many people may hear reports about concerns that jails and prisons in New Jersey or elsewhere are becoming too crowded. It can be important especially if you or someone you know has been arrested and may face the prospect of going to jail to understand how many people are actual incarcerated in the state of New Jersey.
In the event you or someone you know has been charged with a crime in New Jersey, you may have wondered about the meaning of certain terms used in the charging documents. For example, when a charge is deemed “aggravated,” it means that the crime committed is particularly egregious.
For someone who is accused of domestic violence, life can become incredibly complicated in different ways. Whether you are involved in a marriage or your boyfriend or girlfriend accuses you of domestic violence, these allegations can be particularly frustrating when you know that they are untrue. At the Law Offices of Michael T. Nolan, Jr., we know how these accusations can lead to dire consequences for people across the state of New Jersey. If you are facing these hurdles on a personal level, you need to be aware of and protect your rights.
If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime in New Jersey and part of your sentence includes time in jail or prison, you may want to learn about your options for parole at some point. As explained by the State of New Jersey, there are many different types of parole and multiple groups that manage parole in the state.
Police body cameras are not necessarily new but have been growing in use over the past several years. Many citizens may not even be aware of the fact that an officer has a camera on their body because these items can be quite small and discreet. It is important for anyone who interacts with law enforcement to know about this and know when a body camera might actually be used.
Many people in New Jersey may sometimes feel that the law only applies to a select few. In particular, some may believe that members of law enforcement agencies themselves are not as liable to be charged with crimes and may act in such a manner as to indicate their belief that they are above the law. This, however, is simply not true. The law applies equally to all persons in New Jersey and it is very possible for a police officer or member of a sheriff's department to face criminal charges.
If you have been accused of allegedly perpetrating an act of domestic violence against another person in New Jersey, you may well be confused by this. To many people, a domestic violence charge would include some type of physical harm like hitting or beating a person. If you did not do anything like this, you can understandably be confused by the allegations. Knowing how the state law looks at domestic violence will be important for you when preparing to defend yourself against such charges.
When faced with the prospect of being arrested, New Jersey residents may have a lot of questions. This can be especially so if you have never before been arrested and have little to no experience with the criminal justice system. Most people have probably watched movies with bail bondsmen as characters but may not fully understand what that really means or if they are real. Just what is bail and what is bond?
If you have been arrested for a criminal offense in New Jersey, you understandably want to know what is going to happen to you. Will you be ordered to spend time in jail? Will you have to pay high fines? Will you have to perform community service? There are many different scenarios depending upon the nature of the charges against you and whether or not you are ultimately convicted of those charges.
Colorado residents who find themselves accused of domestic abuse or violence charges may end up having restraining orders placed against them. Defendants in these situations should educate themselves about exactly what power a restraining order has. Lack of full knowledge could inadvertently lead a person to violating the terms of an order. If this happens, additional consequences may exacerbate the situation.