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November 2014 Archives

What three tests are commonly used for field sobriety tests?

Some readers from New Jersey may be interested in learning more about the Standardized Field Sobriety Test. The SFST is actually a compilation of three separate tests created by the Southern California Research Institute and sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The compilation includes the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, the walk-and-turn test and the one-leg-stand test. All three are intended to aid police officers in detecting someone who has been driving while intoxicated.

New Jersey man charged with DWI

A New Jersey man accused of driving while intoxicated was taken into police custody on Nov. 3. The incident occurred after the authorities allegedly observed the man attempting to make a right-hand turn, only to end up in the oncoming lanes of Center Street in Garwood.

Understanding sexual assault in New Jersey

New Jersey residents may benefit from learning more about the state laws against sexual assault crimes. Sexual assault is considered a crime of the second degree. Several scenarios exist where someone may be accused, charged and convicted of sexual assault. Anyone may be convicted of sexual assault if they are proven to have made sexual contact with a victim at least four years younger and under the age of 13.

Information relating to juvenile crime in New Jersey

In New Jersey, the courts define a juvenile as an individual who is under the age of 18. When juveniles are accused of committing a criminal act, they are typically tried in a juvenile court. This court focuses on resolving juvenile delinquency cases in such a way that promotes rehabilitation and greater accountability. Moreover, each case is heard and handled on an individual basis.

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