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Municipal Court Rundown: DWI and Shoplifting Charges Announced in Livingston


LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three individuals recently appeared at Livingston Municipal Court on various charges, including driving while intoxicated (DWI) and shoplifting in Livingston.


Christopher Asimou was charged with DWI as well as multiple motor vehicle charges that were dismissed as part of a plea agreement, according to Livingston Municipal Court. After pleading guilty to the DWI, Asimou had his license suspended for seven months, a lock put on his car for six. He is also required to serve 12 hours at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) and was charged a $306 fine, $33 in court costs, $50 to the Victims of Crime Compensation Board (VCCB), $75 to the Safe Neighborhood Fund (SNF) and a $225 DWI surcharge.

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Shamen Shulka of Stanford, CT, was also charged with DWI among several charges, according to Livingston Municipal Court. With the exception of the DWI and a charge for unsafe lane change, the additional charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

For the unsafe lane change, Shulka received a $156 fine and $33 in court costs. For the DWI, Shulka received a three-month suspension, 12 hours at the IDRC, a $256 fine, $33 in court costs, $50 to the VCCB, $75 to the SNF and a $225 DWI surcharge.


Taijeeh Tate of East Orange was charged with shoplifting a packet of Polo underwear valued at $39.50 from Lord & Taylor at the Livingston Mall. According to Livingston Municipal Court, Tate entered into a conditional dismissal and received no fine. Instead, he received a one-year term, $33 in court cost, $50 to the VCCB, $75 to the SNF and a $100 assessment. 

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