Dozens hit with violations, non-essential business closed in Newark and Paterson

Police departments across New Jersey are cracking down on people who violate Gov. Phil Murphy's stay-at-home order, including Paterson and Newark.

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2020, 9:44 AM

Updated 1,477 days ago

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Police departments across New Jersey are cracking down on people who violate Gov. Phil Murphy's stay-at-home order, including Paterson and Newark.
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In Newark, three non-essential businesses were ordered to close Tuesday, and 34 more people were hit with violations. At least 44 businesses have been ordered closed in total, just in Newark.
Police in Paterson shut down two non-essential businesses Monday and issued 40 violations.
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Violations of the emergency orders constitute a disorderly person’s offense carrying a potential sentence of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Violators can also potentially face criminal charges, including second, third, and fourth degree indictable offenses.
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