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Update, April 8: Courts and Law Enforcement Respond to Coronavirus

In light of the national emergency due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), courts and law enforcement agencies at every level of Government have taken extraordinary actions:

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STATE OF NEW JERSEY

  • The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and the State Police jointly announced that law enforcement continues to charge people with criminal offenses related to the virus ranging from misdemeanor disorderly persons offenses for “violations of emergency orders” to second-degree indictable offenses aggravated assault, result from defendants allegedly coughing on law enforcement officers while claiming that they have COVID-19. Second-degree offenses carry a potential sentence of five to ten years in state prison and a fine of up to $150,000. The Attorney General's Office has also moved to revoke the liquor license of a Warren County pub that allegedly continued to serve patrons in-house in violation of the Governor’s Executive Orders.
  • For more information, see our prior posts.

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