Grewal issues directive instructing prosecutors to waive mandatory minimum prison terms for nonviolent drug offenses

Grewal issues directive instructing prosecutors to waive mandatory minimum prison terms for nonviolent drug offenses

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued a statewide directive to law enforcement on April 19, instructing prosecutors to waive mandatory parole disqualifiers — commonly known as mandatory minimum prison terms — for nonviolent drug offenses. Directive 2021-4 addresses both current and past cases. Going forward, it directs prosecutors to waive the mandatory […]

Annual initiative warns motorists against distracted driving

Annual initiative warns motorists against distracted driving

TRENTON, NJ — As distracted driving continues to claim more lives on New Jersey roadways than any other risky driving behavior, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety have announced the launch of a statewide public awareness campaign aimed at providing motorists with good reasons to give the road their undivided […]

Correctional officer from Orange charged with official misconduct

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that a suspended senior correctional police officer at Northern State Prison was indicted March 17 on charges, including official misconduct for falsifying a New Jersey Department of Corrections record to conceal his membership in an outlaw motorcycle gang. The Office of Public Integrity and Accountability obtained a […]

AG announces Community-Based Services Consortium to benefit confined youth

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced March 2 a transformative step in New Jersey’s juvenile justice system through the creation of a Community-Based Services Consortium that will bring a wide array of prosocial programs to youth in secure care settings and residential community homes operated by the Juvenile Justice Commission. The skills, habits, […]

School bus company indicted for having unsafe buses, unqualified drivers

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced March 2 that the owner of a Paterson-based school bus company, its manager and the company were indicted for allegedly providing false information to school districts — including in Essex County — in connection with contracts to cover up the fact that the company hired unqualified drivers, […]

Grewal announces action to promote access to mental health care

NEWARK, NJ — As part of the state’s efforts to expand access to mental health care during the COVID-19 public health emergency, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Feb. 25 that the Division of Consumer Affairs is taking action to encourage mental health care professionals to provide free services to New Jerseyans in need. Under an […]

Owners of school bus company charged with contract fraud

Owners of school bus company charged with contract fraud

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 8, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced criminal charges against the owners of an East Orange–based school bus company for allegedly providing false information to school districts to cover up the fact that the company hired unqualified drivers; failed to conduct mandatory drug testing and criminal background checks for drivers […]

Division of Consumer Affairs institutes penalties against alleged price-gougers

Division of Consumer Affairs institutes penalties against alleged price-gougers

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — N.J. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced actions against a dozen merchants for consumer protection violations related to COVID-19, with penalties totaling tens of thousands of dollars, according to a Sept. 21 press release. Among those subject to enforcement actions are two North Jersey businesses that allegedly […]

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