7 New Jersey High School Teens Face Sex Crime Charges
Date: October 27, 2014

Parlin, N.J. – According to the school’s superintendent, abuse by the Sayreville War Memorial High School students was so pervasive he had no other option but to call off the season for a team that has won 3 sectional titles in 4 years. His decision made team parents angry but the advocates were happy who called it the kind of bold stand which is important to solve the issue. No coaches have been charged for the incident and it is not clear if anyone had information about the incidents. On Saturday in his first public comments, head coach George Najjar… Read More

New Jersey Man Faces Felony Charges After Driving Drunk With Daughter
Date: October 9, 2014

NORTH HILLS – 44-year-old Carlos Araujo-Gomez, a New Jersey man, is facing felony charges on Long Island after police said that he drove under the influence of alcohol with his daughter in his motor vehicle. Just before 6 p.m. on Sunday, he was taken into custody in North Hills in Nassau County. He was seen swerving on the westbound Long Island Expressway, according to the authorities. His 8-year-old daughter was in the motor vehicle at the time when he was driving drunk. The child was released to a family member at the scene. Police charged Araujo-Gomez with DWI, felony DWI… Read More

Suffern Man Critical After Crash, N.J. Man Charged With Assault, DWI
Date: September 29, 2014

Attorney James Abate comments on news item in about Suffern man who was in critical condition after being hit by a truck in Mahwah, New Jersey. The driver has been charged with assault and DWI. I am often asked, how can I prevent being charged for driving while intoxicated. The simple answer is do not get behind the wheel after you have been drinking.  There are a number of options that a driver has.  You can call a cab. You can get a ride from a friend.  You can call a family member. As a parent, I can promise… Read More

Suspect Accepts Murdering New Jersey Teen As Revenge For U.S. Military Killings In Middle East
Date: September 26, 2014

The man accused of shooting at least 4 individuals in two states said that he murdered a New Jersey teenager as revenge for Muslims killed in the Middle East. Ali Muhammad Brown explained his June murder of 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin as a “just kill” and said it was an act of “vengeance” meant to compensate for U.S. military killings in the Middle East, according to the court documents. According to a report by, Brown has been charged will fatally shooting 3 men in Seattle. All four men were shot dead in remote areas late at night. He is currently… Read More

N.J. Man Charged With Assault, DWI After Crash That Critically Injured Suffern Man
Date: September 15, 2014

MAHWAH, N.J. – On Wednesday, a Suffern man was in serious condition after being struck by a truck driven by a suspected DUI driver. On Tuesday morning, 62-year-old Francisco Perez was riding a bicycle on Ramapo Valley Road almost a mile into New Jersey when he was hit by a 1990 Dodge Ram near North Railroad Avenue, said Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli. According to the authorities, Perez fell from the bike and hit his head. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey, where he was admitted. Molinelli said the driver; Thomas Rinaldi, was… Read More

Somerville Man Sentenced To 18 Months After Fifth DWI Conviction
Date: September 15, 2014

SOMERVILLE – On Friday, a Somerville man was sentenced to 18 months in jail for driving on the revoked list after his 5th drunken-driving conviction. State Superior Court Judge Robert Reed told to 56-year-old Marshall Smit that it has been “pure luck” that he is not dead or caused a death due to his drunken driving. Smit has previous drunken-driving convictions in the years 1998, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2013. His 5th conviction came after what his attorney, Frank Taddeo, called a “fender bender” on 20th of March 2013, on Union Avenue in Bridgewater. Taddeo accepted, “He has a horrible… Read More