Category Archives: Criminal Law

N.J. law shields 911 callers reporting drug overdoses | Maiken Scott | newsworks.org | 5/2/13

New Jersey aims to reduce the number of drug overdoses — which have killed more than 6,000 people in the last decade — with a new law protecting people who call 911 to report drug overdoses from criminal charges… Under … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania House Passes Victim Advocate Parole Law | By Tony Romeo | 3/20/13

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The state House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill to ensure that victims or their representatives have a voice when someone who committed a violent crime against them is up for parole. The legislation was … Continue reading

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Pa. Law Enforcement Wants Easier Access to Your Internet Activities | By Eric Boehm | PA Independent | 3/17/13

Should law enforcement have easier access to Pennsylvanians’ Internet records? HARRISBURG – Law enforcement officials say they should not have to go to a judge before seeking personal data about Internet users in Pennsylvania. The state House is set to vote early next week on … Continue reading

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Use Of Breathalyzer Under Review Among Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Agencies | Bethany Hofstetter | 2/20/13

Many law enforcement agencies in western Pennsylvania are reviewing the use of breathalyzer tests during DUI stops after a ruling in the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas raised concerns about the tests’ reliability. On Dec. 31, Judge Lawrence F. … Continue reading

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N.J. Court: Cocaine In Newborn’s System Does Not Equal Neglect | newsworks.org | Zack Seward | 2/7/13

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled that a Cape May County woman did not neglect her newborn baby who was born with cocaine in his system in 2007. The ruling overturned a finding of neglect by a lower court… Writing for … Continue reading

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