Many people in New Jersey and New York have fallen victim to the opioid epidemic. Unfortunately, many people have died from overdoses of heroin and fentanyl. In some cases in which other drug users shared drugs with the overdose victims or provided drugs to them, prosecutors are filing murder charges against these bystanders.
In the state of New Jersey, arson is defined as the malicious burning of property with intent. However, there are different degrees of arson and different types of arson crimes in general. While all of these arson crimes do involve the intentional burning of property, the consequences may vary.
If you have ever been arrested or detained—regardless of whether you were later convicted—you now have a criminal record. This event remains in your permanent history and follows you wherever you go. There are many deficits of having a criminal record, which can negatively impact other areas of your life. It can affect your ability to get a job, rent or buy a home or enroll in school.