When a person faces criminal charges in New Jersey, he or she may be unsure of the available legal options. Depending on the severity of the charges, the decisions that the accused individual makes could potentially have significant consequences. In fact, a man has recently opted to plead guilty to manslaughter after he was arrested in connection with the death of an alleged drug dealer.
Most people would agree that living with a family member can be stressful. Regardless of the conflict that may occur, however, such an arrangement does not typically result in violence. Despite this, a man in New Jersey now faces criminal charges after the alleged murder of his mother.
When a person is accused of a crime in New Jersey, he or she is left facing multiple life-changing decisions. These decisions are often ones that are difficult to make without appropriate legal training. In fact, a man recently made the decision to enter a guilty plea after he was charged with murder.
Until now, people caught with marijuana in New Jersey could have faced criminal charges from municipal prosecutors. However, the top law enforcement official in the state has advised all prosecutors in New Jersey to hold off on pursuing convictions for crimes related to cannabis. The criminal defense news comes as the Attorney General's office prepares to establish a working group on marijuana decriminalization.