Sunday, January 01, 2006

Conviction for failing to provide ID overturned in New Jersey

The appeals court in New Jersey has overturned the conviction of man who refused to provide ID to a state trooper and was subsequently charged with obstruction. The reversal is on a bit of a technicality, as the law in that state requires physical interference, which was not present in this case. The court noted that the defendant did "obstruct", but it was not an offence under state law. See: CourierPostOnline - South Jersey's Web Site.

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