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April 2015 Archives

Dealing with allegations of statutory rape in New Jersey

New Jersey courts and law enforcement authorities take rape very seriously. Allegations of statutory rape fall into the category of sex crimes. It's important to understand how statutory rape is viewed under the law. If there are sexual relations with a person who is younger than the 'age of consent" under the law, that means the person who was underage was not legally able to agree to have sex.

Star of "Real Housewives" faces further sentencing for fraud

Joe Guidice, star of the TV show "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," was sentenced on April 2 for charges related to driver's license fraud. This is in addition to a sentence of 41 months he is already serving on other fraud charges. He will be able to serve the 18 months of his driver's license sentence concurrently with that one. Guidice was also ordered to pay $10,000, and his driver's license was suspended for two years. Both of these are the maximum punishment.

Penalties for a third DWI in New Jersey

The penalties for driving drunk in New Jersey can be severe, and those who have already been convicted of driving while intoxicated or permitting DWI on two prior occasions face particularly harsh sanctions for a third offense. However, the court will treat the third offense as if it was a second offense as far as sentencing is concerned if the second offense occurred ten or more years previously.

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