The following statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(13), was amended by L. 2017 C. 240 for the purpose of providing that strangulation of a victim resulting in bodily injury during the commission of an act of domestic violence constitutes aggravated assault. The revised statute reads: 2C:12-1. b. Aggravated assault. A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he: […]
Can A Person Still Be Convicted of Assault if The Victim Doesn’t Press Charges?
The simple answer to this question is, yes. Regardless of whether the victim cooperates with law enforcement, the officers that arrive at the scene of the alleged assault can make an arrest that will lead the State to pursue charges. However, it all depends on the unique situation in which the alleged assault took place […]
When Prescription Drug Use Becomes a Crime
Prescription Drug use is a common practice in today’s society. The advances in medicine and science have made it much easier to cope with pain from injuries, surgeries, diseases, etc. But, there are significant downsides to these drugs. They have the potential to become very addictive and can turn a perfectly legal activity into an […]