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Students face charges after alleged assault in New Jersey

When young individuals are accused of being involved in alleged criminal activity, the situation can be very overwhelming. Those parties may need to look at various aspects of their circumstances, including what their age could mean for the situation. The proceedings for criminal cases can differ depending on the charges and circumstances, and therefore, individuals may want to assess their conditions and what they may face.

New Jersey man charged with assault after alleged attack

When a situation between more than one individual escalates to the point of violence, it is important that the authorities investigate the situation to determine what may have caused the event. In some cases, physical contact is used as self-defense if a person is feeling threatened or in fear for their life. If a person is charged with assault, they may wish to ensure that authorities have the proper information about the situation.

Assault charges brought against New Jersey nursing home resident

As individuals age, their mental stamina may not be as strong as it used to be. Therefore, they could potentially make decisions that they may not have normally made due to their fragile mental state. However, if an elderly resident attacks another person, they could still be at risk for facing assault charges.

Man faces weapons charges, others after alleged New Jersey attack

When authorities do not have all the facts about a situation, an individual could potentially be charged for a crime they possibly were not involved in. If a person is in such a situation, preparing for the legal process ahead of them can be of the utmost importance. Therefore, if a person is facing weapons charges or other serious allegations in relation to a serious event, gaining knowledge about their situation could prove beneficial.

FBI releases 2012 report on violent crimes

According to a recent report issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States experienced an increase in violent crimes in 2012. While not among the 10 states with the highest rate of aggravated assault charges or murder charges, New Jersey has seen a rise in violence. New Jersey Readers may find the following blog on recent efforts to reduce the growing rate of violent crime in New Jersey's largest city interesting.

Brothers face murder charge for rapper's death

Violent crimes are often considered to be among the most heinous crimes an individual can commit in any state in the nation. From a felony assault charge to a murder charge, a conviction for a violent crime can come with serious penalties. Despite the serious nature of a violent crime charge and the potential consequences of a conviction, it is important to remember that a successful defense is possible.

Lawmakers introduce bill in response to rumored game

Our New Jersey readers are likely familiar with the rumored "Knockout Game." The game refers to reports of a number of violent attacks in which a person sneaks up behind a random pedestrian and tries to knock that person out with a single punch to the head. In New Jersey, the game received considerable attention after a man died in Hoboken in what state officials said might have been a "Knockout Game" assault. Reports of alleged violent crimes related to the game have grown widely across the U.S. in recent months.

Football player indicted for aggravated assault

State prosecutors and local law enforcement in New Jersey are serious about fighting violent crimes. If convicted of a violent crime such as aggravated assault or attempted murder, the individuals charged with the crime could face between 10 and 20 years in prison, hefty monetary fines, burdensome probationary terms and civil charges involving restitution to the victim.

New Jersey man arrested on kidnapping and rape charges

Rape or sexual assault is a violent crime as much as it is a sex crime. In New Jersey, prosecutors and law enforcement take violent crimes such as a sexual assault charge very seriously. Those convicted of violent sex crimes can face long jail terms, invasive probation and registration as a sex offender. Because of the serious nature of violent sex crimes, it is vital that individuals accused of such crimes seek skilled counsel.

New Jersey State Police report crime statistics

Criminal charges for violent crimes such as assault or murder can come with a high cost. If convicted of an assault charge or other violent crime, individuals can face a whole host of serious penalties including jail time and fines. Due to the high cost, New Jersey residents accused of committing violent crimes such as aggravated assault or murder may want to consult with a criminal defense attorney.

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