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Ocean County Among Top Counties in New Jersey for Drug-Related Deaths

A recent study investigated drug-related deaths in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. Ocean County was ranked number two in the state for drug fatalities, marking a catastrophic increase from the prior year. The investigation's results were recently released by NJ.com, which evaluated drug overdose deaths for 2016 and 2015 in each county in NJ. Comparing population data and tracking the evolution year-over-year revealed some startling results. Although Ocean County is the sixth-most ...

Read More March 14, 2018

Weapons and Threats in Ocean County NJ

There have been several weapons threats in Ocean County, New Jersey recently, which raises an important question: what are the consequences of causing a security scare? The criminal defense attorneys at Proetta & Oliver regularly handle criminal charges arising out of weapons incidents. In this article, we will explain some of the charges that you or a loved one may face if accused of having a weapon or threatening to commit an act of violence in New Jersey. To discuss your specific ...

Read More March 7, 2018

Seaside Heights Criminal Charges

Do I Need an Attorney for Criminal Charges in Seaside Heights, NJ? When the weather warms and the nearly 3,000 residents in Seaside Heights welcome approximately 50,000 more people to their shores, police come out in full force to patrol the area. In fact, the Borough hires additional officers for the season known as "specials," who assist in law enforcement activities. With the increased police presence, charges for marijuana possession, DWI, underage drinking, disorderly conduct, ...

Read More February 27, 2018

Two Jackson NJ Little League Leaders Facing Theft Charges

Two former high-ranking leaders from the Holbrook Little League team in Jackson, New Jersey, Tony Del Vecchio (former president) and John Lehmann (former treasurer), are facing theft charges after allegedly stealing money from the Little League team. The theft of nearly $120,000 includes funds earned by the team during its pursuit of the Little League World Series in 2016, in which they earned a fourth place national finish. Both Del Vecchio and Lehmann were charged with second-degree ...

Read More February 20, 2018

Charged with a Disorderly Persons Offense

One of the most common type of criminal charges issued in Ocean County, New Jersey is known as a disorderly persons offense. Our criminal defense lawyers are often asked: "what is a disorderly persons offense?" "Have I been charged with a crime?" "Is disorderly persons the same as disorderly conduct?" At Proetta & Oliver, our attorneys understand this may be the first time you are involved in a criminal case and we can help. In this article, we will explain what a disorderly persons ...

Read More February 14, 2018

Long Beach Township Burglary Results in Two Arrests

When a residence in Long Beach Township, New Jersey was burglarized recently, police identified two suspects who were subsequently charged with multiple theft offenses. The incident in question was investigated after property and a motor vehicle were stolen from a Long Beach Island home. The investigation led police to 44-year-old Branchville resident John C. Jensen and 49-year-old Ewing resident Elizabeth A. Remboske. Both suspects were arrested and charged with theft of movable property, ...

Read More February 7, 2018

Toms River Joins Shore Towns Planning Marijuana Ban

As more and more municipalities in Ocean County move toward banning the sale of recreational marijuana, township officials in Toms River recently introduced an ordinance that would outlaw selling and growing marijuana within town limits. Since New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's election earlier this year, residents and lawmakers in New Jersey have engaged in an ongoing dialogue about marijuana legalization. If the new Governor fulfills on his promise to legalize recreational marijuana use, ...

Read More February 1, 2018

Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death Charges Filed after Ocean County Woman’s Death

Two South Jersey residents have been charged with strict liability for drug-induced death after a woman died of a heroin overdose in Ocean County, New Jersey. According to officials from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, 42-year-old Lisa Guadagno, of Jackson Township, NJ, died on August 1st at her home. Jackson police responded to the scene after receiving a report that Guadagno was unresponsive. Although they attempted to revive her, she could not be resuscitated. The toxicology and ...

Read More January 24, 2018

Harassment of Jackson Student with Autism via Social Media

A student with special needs in Jackson, New Jersey recently received an alarming message on Snapchat. The threatening language used in this social media post gave rise to discussions about cyber-bulling among local residents and may constitute harassment. According to Jackson Township School District spokeswoman Allison Erwin, officials have already identified the origin of the message sent to an autistic boy who is currently a student at Jackson Liberty High School. The post includes a ...

Read More January 16, 2018

Two Men Arrested after Allegedly Eluding Police in Lacey Township NJ

Two men were recently charged with eluding police, among other offenses, after allegedly vandalizing public property and leading officers on a chase in a stolen vehicle in Lacey Township, New Jersey. This case arose after a power outage at the Lacey Business Park on January 3rd. Police sought to identify the cause of the outage just after 5:00 a.m., at which time they discovered vandalized power lines and a transformer that was completely destroyed. Investigators determined that someone ...

Read More January 10, 2018

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