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US military veteran was at risk for deportation

New Jersey veterans often encounter challenges when they return home from deployment overseas. Especially if they've faced combat, the sudden change in circumstances and return to daily living can be a shock to their systems. A U.S. marine in another state served in Afghanistan, but he was totally unprepared for the unfortunate events that unfolded after he came home. Even though he was born in the United States, the man was arrested by immigration officers and threatened with deportation.

The situation unfolded after an initial incident at a hospital where the military veteran was arrested for trespassing on a heliport at the medical facility. The young man suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, and his family says he often disappears and has no memory of where he's been or what he's done once he is located. He pleaded guilty to the trespassing charge, and his release from jail was secured.

Rescue agencies combined efforts in fatal personal injury crash

Traveling in New Jersey can be risky, especially in winter. One never knows when inclement road conditions or a negligent driver will cause a collision. Fatal personal injury is a common result of such incidents, as was the case in a recent crash involving multiple vehicles.

Preliminary investigations showed that one car had veered into an opposing lane of traffic moments before the crash occurred. A 25-year-old woman was reportedly traveling in a southwest lane when her car crossed over the dividing line and collided head-on with another vehicle. The impact caused the car that was hit to roll over a nearby embankment.

Could you inadvertently commit tax fraud?

The end of January begins the tax season for 2018 returns, and it could be an extraordinarily confusing year. The new tax laws go into effect for this tax year, and with all of the changes, you may find it a challenge to get things right.

If you do make mistakes, the IRS could somehow think that you intended to commit tax fraud. Believe it or not, seemingly simple oversights could cause the agency to initiate an investigation for just such a crime.

Personal injury suit filed against bar for over serving patron

Parents are grieving the loss of their young son who was killed in a recent drunk driving accident, and the parents claim the bar that served the driver may share part of the blame for what happened. The 20-year-old student at The College of New Jersey was taking fellow students home from a party when his vehicle was struck. This tragic personal injury incident illustrates the dangers of intoxicated driving.

The family of the deceased has filed a civil claim against a local bar, claiming that the drunk driver was over served before he left and got behind the wheel of his vehicle. They claim that the reckless behavior of the servers at the bar played a significant role in the death of their son. The suit claims the driver was visibly drunk, and yet employees of the bar continued to serve him.

4 young men suffer fatal personal injury in New Jersey crash

New Jersey highways can be challenging to navigate, and those who do are often at risk for collision. While it is sometimes possible to avoid a crash if a potential problem is spotted and a driver is able to safely maneuver to avert an accident, more often than not, impact occurs suddenly, without warning. Personal injury is often the result of such accidents, the worst of which include fatalities.

One such incident occurred on the parkway near Toms River a few days after Christmas. The tragedy resulted in the deaths of four men who ranged in ages from 21 to 24. They were college students who were traveling in the same vehicle, which somehow became involved in a collision with a tanker truck.

Fatal personal injury to several in recent New Jersey crash

Just before 3 a.m. the day after Christmas, several young men were traveling together in New Jersey. Sadly, they never reached their destination because a tragic collision occurred. A tanker truck was also involved in the crash.

There are still a lot of unanswered questions as to what exactly may have caused the two vehicles to collide. What is known so far is that, at some point, the sport utility vehicle carrying the four men whose ages ranged from 21 to 24 slammed into the rear of the tanker truck. Sudden impact in such situations is often so forceful that it is highly unlikely anyone inside the vehicle will survive. Evidence of tremendous force could be seen in the post-accident wreckage of this incident, as the roof of the SUV was sliced off the vehicle.

Police lineups and eyewitness accounts have flaws

If part of the probable cause for your arrest involved an eyewitness identification in a police lineup, either live or using photographs, you have every reason to be concerned. Eyewitness testimony carries significant sway with juries even though the science behind it is weak. In fact, in the past three decades, 29 percent of overturned convictions resulted from witnesses wrongly identifying a suspect.

Knowing how police lineups work and the recent reforms in lineup procedures may help you understand whether police in your case may have accidentally or intentionally swayed the decision of the witness who picked you out of a lineup.

Immigration detention, on the rise in New Jersey and beyond

As in most other states, New Jersey has numerous facilities filled to the brim with people accused of committing crimes. In many cases, those accused are immigrants who supposedly violated U.S. immigration law. The problem is that many immigrants say they are not being provided the same legal protections that others who are incarcerated are regularly afforded.

Anyone facing detention in the United States is guaranteed the right to speedy trial and also protection from cruel or unusual punishment. However, many immigrants report that not only are they being held for great lengths of time, but they are also suffering human rights violations at the hands of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Such violations are said to include physical and sexual abuse, as well as substandard medical care.

Immigrants often need certain visas or green cards for employment

Many immigrants come to the United States to build better lives for themselves and their families. This action often means finding gainful employment in New Jersey or whatever state they may choose to reside. Of course, obtaining employment as an immigrant is not always easy to understand.

If you are coming from another country specifically to work for a U.S. company, it is important to know whether your employment status will be temporary or permanent. This factor could influence whether you need a visa or green card. The type of employment you will hold can also affect your visa or green card.

A man in another state facing immigration detention problems

If someone in New Jersey gets arrested, he or she may be held in a county jail until a judge determines the next course of action. However, if that person is actively being sought by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers for immigration detention issues, things can get messy when the two jurisdictions intersect. This is exactly the type of situation a man in another state is currently facing.  

The 52-year-old man was arrested at a local hotel when SWAT members moved in on him. They were searching for him in connection with a possible murder. It seems that a co-worker of the man had been shot while riding a tractor, and because he is said to have had a long-standing dispute with the deceased, he was suspected of the crime.  

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