The Paterson Criminal Law Blog

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Tag Archives: Paterson NJ Criminal Defense Attorneys

Harrison, Paterson Authorities Search for Suspects in North Jersey Robberies

Posted in Theft Offenses
Police are looking for four suspects who allegedly committed a string of robberies in multiple North Jersey towns, including Paterson, Harrison, Belleville, and Union City. The victim of the robbery in Harrison is a 45-year-old Harrison NJ resident. He was allegedly assaulted during the robbery. According to law enforcement, the suspects in this robbery attempt… Continue Reading

Police Capture Three Suspects in Paterson NJ Shooting

Posted in Assault Offenses
Paterson New Jersey police officers arrested three men who were reportedly responsible for a shooting that left a teen girl with critical wounds. The suspects are a 20-year-old man, a 22-year-old man, and a 24-year-old man, all of whom are from Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey. According to authorities, the three suspects committed the… Continue Reading

Paterson Man, Firefighter Brother Both Face Murder Charges

Posted in Homicide
A Paterson man has been charged with first degree murder for a fatal shooting on a city street. The suspect is a 27-year-old man who lives in Paterson in Passaic County, NJ. His brother, a 30-year-old Paterson resident and firefighter, was already arrested and criminally charged in connection with the murder. According to the Passaic… Continue Reading

Paterson Police Investigate Shooting That Injured Local Teenager

Posted in Assault Offenses
Paterson law enforcement is investigating a shooting on a local street that resulted in a teenager sustaining serious injuries. The violent shooting happened a short time after 10:30 p.m. According to Passaic County NJ law enforcement officials, the 15-year-old victim was walking on Carroll Street in Paterson NJ when someone used a firearm to shoot… Continue Reading

Heroin Distribution Suspects Arrested in Paterson, Plead Guilty to Drug Crime Charges

Posted in Drug Crimes
Two men were recently sentenced to prison for their roles in a drug distribution operation that distributed heroin throughout NJ, including Paterson. The two suspects are a 27-year-old New Jersey man and a 40-year-old New Jersey man. They were arrested in Paterson, New Jersey after a major police investigation into an alleged drug distribution operation.… Continue Reading

Paterson NJ Woman Charged with Domestic Violence, Allegedly Smashed Ex’s Car with Hammer

Posted in Domestic Violence
A Paterson NJ woman was placed under arrest and charged with domestic violence for allegedly using a hammer to attack her ex-boyfriend’s car while the couple’s children were present. The suspect is a 31-year-old female resident of Paterson, NJ. According to Paterson law enforcement officials, the suspect became enraged at her former boyfriend and went… Continue Reading

Paterson Homicide Suspect Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

Posted in Homicide
A New Jersey man convicted of committing a homicide on a Paterson street corner more than 10 years ago has been sentenced to a lengthy term of incarceration. The suspect was reportedly a member of the Bloods gang when he shot and killed a woman on a street in Paterson, New Jersey. According to federal… Continue Reading

Paterson Firefighter Charged in Shooting Death

Posted in Homicide
A Paterson NJ firefighter has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of a man. The suspect is a 30-year-old resident of Paterson, New Jersey. He is also employed as a member of the Paterson Fire Department, for which he has worked since June 2012. The fatal shooting happened around 4:45 p.m.… Continue Reading

Paterson NJ Police Search for Suspect in Shooting That Wounded Two People

Posted in Assault Offenses
Police in Paterson NJ are currently investigating a non-fatal shooting that led to two people suffering severe injuries. The shooting occurred around 9:20 p.m. near the intersection of Governor Street and Carroll Street in Paterson, New Jersey. The Paterson Police Department received a report of gunshots being fired and dispatched officers to the scene. When… Continue Reading

DYFS Investigates Alleged Illegal Recruiting at Eastside High in Paterson, NJ

Posted in DYFS
New Jersey authorities are currently conducting a criminal investigation into a high-profile basketball scandal at Paterson Eastside High School in Paterson, NJ. The scandal involves allegations that teachers and coaches at Eastside High have been illegally recruiting foreign minors to play basketball for the school. Some school workers have been accused of forging documents. Additionally,… Continue Reading

Waldwick NJ Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping Taxi Driver in Paterson

Posted in Kidnapping
A Waldwick New Jersey man reached a deal with federal prosecutors and pleaded guilty to criminal charges for kidnapping a cab driver in Paterson, NJ. The suspect, a 21-year-old male from Waldwick in Bergen County, was allegedly one of several men who committed an armed robbery at a Hawthorne NJ tavern on Christmas Day and… Continue Reading

FBI Looks into Alleged Bribes, Fraud at Recycling Yard in Paterson, NJ

Posted in Fraud Offenses
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reportedly conducting an investigation into several companies after reportedly learning that the businesses were committing fraud crimes at the Paterson municipal recycling yard. According to officials, the FBI has subpoenaed surveillance video footage from the Paterson NJ recycling yard on East 16th Street. Law enforcement believes that multiple… Continue Reading

Suspect in Paterson Gas Station Homicide Captured in Pennsylvania

Posted in Homicide
A Paterson New Jersey man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a local gas station worker was apprehended in Pennsylvania. The suspect, a 28-year-old resident of Paterson, NJ, allegedly used a handgun to shoot and kill the victim during a robbery attempt on January 23, 2017. The victim was a 57-year-old resident of… Continue Reading

Paterson Woman Allegedly Stole Cash from Passaic County Police Union

Posted in Theft Offenses
A corrections officer with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested and charged with theft after she allegedly stole cash from her local police union. The suspect, a 53-year-old resident of Paterson, is employed by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office and formerly served as the treasurer for Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) Local #197. According… Continue Reading

Man Accused of Murder in Paterson NJ Arrested in North Carolina

Posted in Homicide
North Carolina police recently captured a Paterson New Jersey man who was wanted on murder charges out of Passaic County. The suspect, a 19-year-old man from Paterson NJ, has been accused of fatally shooting someone walking along Hamilton Avenue in September 2016. After the shooting, the victim was transported via ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional… Continue Reading

Two Paterson NJ Men Arrested in Connection with Cockfighting Ring

Posted in Drug Crimes
Paterson New Jersey police recently arrested two men who were allegedly running a cockfighting ring operating out of a local bar. According to authorities, the illegal cockfighting and gambling ring was run out of the basement of Ranchi City Bar & Liquor, which is located on Market Street in Paterson, NJ Law enforcement began an… Continue Reading

Paterson NJ Police Officer Reportedly Shoots Suspect on City Street

Posted in Assault Offenses, Weapons Offenses
Passaic County authorities are investigating a police shooting that involved a Paterson cop and left a man with injuries requiring medical attention. According to Passaic County prosecutors, the Paterson NJ police officer shot the suspect late Friday night in the area of Oak Street and Madison Street in Paterson, New Jersey. One person sustained injuries… Continue Reading