Advocates and some lawmakers have been fighting for years to raise the age at which teenagers are automatically tried as adults. In April, they scored a victory when the governor signed a bill increasing that age from 16 to 18. The bill requires that children aged 16 or 17 who are accused of a misdemeanor
Our previous article detailed the warning signs of a stalker. If you think you have are being stalked, then you need to take action. There are a number of strategies you can use to protect yourself. Be clear. Before taking any legal action, tell the person in clear language that you do not want their attention.
New Jersey may soon allow its cities to regulate or even ban the use of Airbnb. Airbnb allows users to rent out their homes or apartments for as little as one night. There are currently no state regulations for such agreements. However, there are two bills in progress that would authorize restrictions on rental agreements
New Jersey drivers have a bit of a reputation for aggressiveness and poor judgment, but Jerseyans aren’t nearly as frightening as some of the roads they are forced to drive on. NJ.com recently compiled a list of some of the worst roads in the state. The list is not based on the number of accidents,
Being stalked is a frightening and often traumatizing experience. The first step to getting help is to recognize the signs of stalking as early as possible. Despite what Hollywood and TV would have you believe, stalkers aren’t always weird or socially inept. In fact, they can appear very normal on the surface. New Jersey defines
The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office Division of Consumer Affairs has proposed a rule change that would allow medical marijuana to be used for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The new rule is in response to a bill signed in September by Governor Chris Christie that added PTSD to the list of conditions that
New Jersey has taken a big step toward curbing opioid addiction in the state. On February 15, Governor Chris Christie signed legislation limiting initial opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply. The bill was signed just minutes after the Assembly approved the measure. Limiting the number of doses available with a first-time prescription serves several purposes.
Minor accidents happen. When the damage is minimal or superficial, people sometimes try to settle the matter without getting the police or insurance companies involved. Other times, people go the opposite route — they file the claim, collect the money, and then choose not to fix the car. After all, if it’s just a messed-up
It’s okay if you get into the occasional flame war on Twitter or Reddit. However, if you let your passions get the better of you, you run the risk of getting charged with cyberbullying. New Jersey defines cyberbullying (sometimes called cyber harassment) as any online communication that intentionally harasses or threatens another person. Cyberbullying is
Plenty of us do it – one study even found that one in 10 U.S. workers doesn’t see it as wrong. After all, what does a roll of Scotch tape, some pens, and a stack of Post-It note pads really cost your company? It seems like a victimless crime; can you really get arrested for