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Crime In New Jersey By The Numbers
Date: November 11, 2015

President Barack Obama visited New Jersey this week with the purpose of paying attention to the programs returning ex-cons to society. A report released by NJ State Police last week showed that the rate of crime reduced almost 14.2 percent in the 9 months of this year as compared with the first 9 months of the previous year. The crimes in which the reduction is seen include homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. The rate of different crimes reduced from the year 2013 to the year 2014 except for rape crime, which showed an increase in… Read More

New Jersey Town First In US To Use Uber To Curb Drunken Driving
Date: October 29, 2015

If you are a resident of Evesham, then you are lucky as there is no need to rely on a sober friend or wait until the effects of alcohol fade away if you are drunk, as the town has partnered with Uber to provide a free ride home to individuals who consume alcohol and are unable to drive safely. A New Jersey town with high number of DUI accidents and fatalities is the first U.S. municipality to use ride service app Uber to stop impaired drivers from driving. Last week, the service started in Evesham Township where almost 45,000 individuals… Read More

New Jersey Supreme Court Enhances Warrantless Auto Searches
Date: October 26, 2015

Attorney James Abate gives his opinion about Roadside Search article in www.TheNewsPaper.com. The day after this decision, I consulted with a client who been a victim of a roadside search.  She said the police laughed and said “if this had happened yesterday, we would have needed a warrant.”  This is nothing more than the police creating an excuse why it could not abide by the procedures laid out by the courts. The idea that police were being forced to coerce people into volunteering to consent is of no moment.  Stop the police from coercing consent and keep the warrant requirement! This… Read More

New Jersey Woman Charged With Drunk Driving After Billy Joel Concert
Date: October 14, 2015

42-year-old Alison Cantor, resident of Short Hills, was charged with drunk driving and leaving the scene of a crime scene after she was returning from a Billy Joel concert. The incident took place over the weekend when she rear-ended her 2015 Mercedes Benz sedan and high-tailed out of Manhattan. According to police reports, she might just be in a ‘Get Out Of New York As Fast As Humanly Possible State Of Mind’. She rear ended a 2002 Mercedes Benz station wagon, which was being driven by a 54-year-old man on Varick Street. The incident took place around 12:30 a.m. Sunday… Read More

New Jersey Man Charged With Driving Under The Influence In Delaware
Date: October 13, 2015

25-year-old Michael B. Fitzpatrick has been charged for DUI after his pickup truck crashed near Milton on Sunday. The location of the accident was Union Street Extended approaching Coastal Highway, told the Delaware State Police. Police also told that the pickup truck that Fitzpatrick was driving crossed the north and southbound lanes of Coastal Highway, then struck 2 tree stumps and a tree. His motor vehicle, along with a tree, burnt as the vehicle caught fire after crashing and the home was also damaged due to the fire. A trooper took the driver outside from the motor vehicle as he… Read More

Drunken Driver Slams Car Into Barrier Outside World Trade Center
Date: September 21, 2015

47-year-old Paul Cederdahl, who was driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, was stopped by a security barrier outside One World Trade Center when he collided with the building. According to Port Authority Police, the incident happened at Church and Fulton streets around 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Port Authority Police Officer Henri Portner approached the incident spot and found a black Volvo with Indiana license plates crashed into a barrier. He saw that Cederdahl was impaired and was not in a condition to stand properly as he got out of his motor vehicle; he was also speaking incoherently.… Read More

Attorney James Abate’s Opinion On Use Of UBER Service Leading To Decrease In DUI Deaths In New Jersey
Date: September 16, 2015

Attorney James Abate comments on an article in www.Entrepreneur.com about a research claiming the UBER services lead to decrease in DUI deaths. This summer I became a big supporter of Uber. It’s a luxury, a time saver and there is always a car for you. Traditional car service is not like that at all and is usually seems like a punishment. If I have to take car service, I’m likely to just drive. However, with an Uber, I would leave the car home and enjoy have a car waiting for me just when I need it. The sharing economy is real and… Read More

DWI Checkpoints And Increased Patrols Planned Throughout New Jersey
Date: September 8, 2015

In an attempt to make people safe and keep impaired drivers off the roadways, checkpoints will be setup by the Law enforcement all over New Jersey. Other than that, extra patrols will be on-duty to keep individuals driving on the roads secure by arresting any intoxicated drivers. Multiple DWI checkpoints and increased patrols planned in New Jersey are as follows: DWI checkpoints will be setup by the Monmouth County DWI Task force on Ocean Avenue in Monmouth Beach. The checkpoint will be set up from Saturday 10 p.m. and will end on Sunday 2 a.m. On-duty cops will stop motor… Read More

Crackdown On Drunk Drivers Planned By East Brunswick Police
Date: August 28, 2015

Through the statewide 2015 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, East Brunswick police will be cracking down on drivers who will choose to consume alcohol and get behind the wheel. The campaign will start from 21st of August and will end on 7th of September. The statement issued by Lt. Raymond Trigg of the New Brunswick Police Department stated, “Drunk driving is a deadly and preventable crime that places our community in danger. Our officers will be highly visible and will show zero tolerance for drunk driving as they focus on keeping our roads safe”. Local and… Read More

Anti-Crime Rally To Take Place In New Jersey
Date: August 17, 2015

A report by NJ.com confirmed that Activist and Rapper Common will be in New Jersey’s biggest city on Saturday to attend the rally against crime and violence. According to City officials, the main purpose of the event is to unite the people living in the state against violence and high rate of crime that take the life of many every year. The rally will begin with a march that has 5 beginning points, one in each ward of the city and the march will finish in the heart of the city’s downtown. The event is planned after the Occupy movement… Read More