For now, possession of small amounts of marijuana is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4). But that could change if the state finally follows through on the idea of legalizing the drug. While that may seem like it would free up police officers to focus on other crimes, some experts say
Hollywood has done much to present a fearful and terrifying image of stalkers. For those who feel they are being stalked, these images are very accurate. What happens, however, if the shoe is on the other foot? If you feel you have been unjustly accused of stalking, what should you do to avoid serious trouble?
Back in April, stun gun manufacturer Taser International announced a major rebranding initiative. The company changed its name to Axon Enterprise and revealed it would be focusing on new surveillance products. Axon, which has been selling body and dash cameras to police agencies for more than a decade, said in a statement earlier this year
The risk of an injury is just part of our daily lives—but when does an injury become a “personal injury” in the legal context? There are numerous types of situations that can lead to personal injuries and which would allow the victim to pursue legal action and obtain the compensation he or she deserves. What
While you can buy “No Parking” signs at Home Depot or fake stop signs on Amazon.com, some people have been known to swipe the real deal right off the street. To young people it can seem like harmless fun to snag a street sign or traffic sign. Unfortunately, the consequences can be more serious than
You likely consider yourself a law-abiding citizen. You don’t steal. You don’t drive drunk. But there is one law that almost 40% of Jerseyans break on a regular basis. Worse, they are committing it right in their very home. And you might be too. In 1987, New Jersey made recycling mandatory statewide (N.J.A.C. 7:26A-1) .
Bad news, Law & Order junkies: Dick Wolf has been lying to you for decades. Big- and small-screen crime shows have featured many falsehoods about policing, legal procedures, and the rights of suspects. Some are mere technical inaccuracies while others are downright fabrications. Of particular note is the way crime shows depict the rights of
Americans love fireworks, especially on the Fourth of July, and Jerseyans are no exception. However, setting off large fireworks displays require a special permit in New Jersey, which is only offered to entertainment professionals. Thankfully, there’s nothing wrong with lighting up some simple sparklers and Roman candles in the backyard or driveway – right? Wrong!
Lawmakers advanced a bill that would ban flavored electronic smoking products in New Jersey. The state Assembly’s health committee voted 7-2 on Monday, February 27 to approve bill A3704, which would ban the sale of vaping devices and products in all flavors other than clove, menthol, and tobacco. Businesses that continue to sell outlawed products
Now that the weather is warming up, New Jersey’s beaches are finally open for the season. While we are all entitled to have a little fun in the sun, there are laws to keep in mind. Here are four things that, while fun, could get you arrested at the beach. Drinking too much. Most beaches