Eluding & Weapons charges issued in Bergen County New Jersey

A routine traffic stop in Glen Rock New Jersey ends up in a police chase. The alleged defendant, a Paterson resident, was finally apprehended following a brief chase. According to the reports, the defendant also led the Glen Rock police officer on a brief foot chase before he was finally tackled and placed into custody. Apparently, there was another defendant in the car, who was also subsequently charged as well. The reports indicate that the two defendants were also in possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin), hypodermic needles and a knife as well.

The driver of the vehicle currently remains in the Bergen County Jail on a $25,000 bail. He was formally charged with resisting arrest, eluding, unlawful possession of a weapon, receiving stolen property, along with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Most of these charges are third degree felonies, however, the eluding charge may be upgraded by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office to a second degree felony. The passenger of the vehicle was only being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and was released on her own recolonize. 

If you or someone you know has been charged with eluding, drug possession, drug distribution or carjacking in towns like Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, Montvale, Bogota or Lodi, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. We are an experienced Bergen County criminal defense firm. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with one of our eight criminal defense attorneys on staff please contact one of our Bergen County Office at 1-800-682-4037.