Category Archives: Essex County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Essex County politician arrested for drunk driving

Victor Cirilo, the president of the West Orange township council and the executive director of the Passaic Housing Authority, was arrested in November for driving while intoxicated. He was pulled over in Verona when officers noticed him driving erratically and … Continue reading

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Appeals court reverses unlawful weapons conviction in Essex County case based on incorrect jury instructions

The New Jersey Appellate Division reversed a conviction for fourth degree weapons charges in a recent Essex County case, State v. Sales, because the trial judge failed to explain to the jury that self defense was an available defense. Because … Continue reading

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Two Newark men charged with theft and burglary related to auto break-ins

Two men were arrested in Millburn and charged with theft and burglary for taking two GPS units and a cell phone charger from parked cars. The vehicle burglaries occurred on Parkview Drive and Southern Slope, and were discovered in the … Continue reading

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New Jersey corrections officer charged with sexual assault

A New Jersey corrections officer was recently arrested for sexually assaulting a woman at the Northern State Prison in Essex County. The corrections officer was taken into custody and charged with second degree sexual assault, third degree criminal restraint, and … Continue reading

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Essex County sexual assault charges

In New Jersey, a person is guilty of sexual assault if he engages in sexual penetration with another person by physical force or coercion. In order for the charge to be sexual assault instead of aggravated sexual assault, it is … Continue reading

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Plea deal in death by auto case in Essex County

First degree aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide (also referred to as death by auto) are two charges that may result when a person is charged with drinking and driving and an innocent person dies as a result. Sometimes, the prosecution … Continue reading

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New Jersey juvenile drug charges

In New Jersey juvenile drug cases, the charge is heard in the county court where the juvenile resides. Generally, a family court judge presides over the case and makes all decisions regarding the drug charge. However, if a drug crime … Continue reading

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Prescription drug charges in New Jersey

A prescription drug ring was recently uncovered in Essex County, New Jersey, and charges have resulted against at least 33 individuals, including two teachers. Oxycontin was the main drug sold in the distribution ring, and some of the individuals apprehended … Continue reading

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Burglary in New Jersey and structures

The crime of burglary in New Jersey requires that the following elements be proved in order for the accused to be convicted: The defendant must enter into; A structure or research facility; Which is not open to the public or … Continue reading

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New Jersey man accused of homicide

On March 18, 2009, Kenneth Duckett, a man accused of murdering his wife, pled not guilty to the charges. Authorities allege that Duckett shot his wife Monica Paul last summer at the YMCA in front of their young daughter. The … Continue reading

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