Year: 2018

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Facing DUI with a Minor in the Car Charges in Middlesex County, NJ New Jersey has some of the most extensive, highly enforced, and harshly punished DWI laws in the country, and these laws are consistently upheld by police and prosecutors. Moreover, things can go from bad to worse for a person accused of driving […]

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Under a New Jersey law known as Megan’s Law, individuals convicted of certain sexual offenses are required to register as sex offenders in New Jersey. This law, which was originally enacted in 1994, was expanded in 2002 to impose a lifetime registration requirement. If you are sentenced to lifelong sex offender registration in NJ, it can have a […]

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The last few weeks of New Jersey news have been filled with reports predicting the impending legalization of marijuana and creation of a marijuana industry in the state, allowing New Jersey businesses to grow and sell the drug. However, not everyone is supportive of this idea. Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Stephen Reid has strongly opposed […]

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In a joint hearing last week, the appropriations committees for the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly recommended a bill to legalize the adult possession and use of marijuana and permit its commercialization in New Jersey through growers and shops. So, does this mean that pot is now legal in New Jersey? Not quite. The bill must […]

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If you have been following the legislative developments likely pointing toward the eventual legalization of marijuana in New Jersey and feel an entrepreneurial itch to open a marijuana shop, you might want to tap your brakes a little bit. The legalization of marijuana for adult use and the sale of pot in New Jersey is […]

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In a joint hearing last Monday, the New Jersey Senate budget committee and the Assembly appropriations committee voted to approve a bill that, if passed, will legalize marijuana for adult use and permit the growing and selling of the drug, subject to taxes and regulations. The entire process is far from completed, as the full […]

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How Common Is Drug and Alcohol Use Among College Students? Consumption patterns and trends are not all that different between college students and non-students. However, if you are enrolled in a college or university, you also face additional penalties if you are caught using drugs or drinking underage in New Jersey. For example, if you are […]

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Elizabeth, the largest city in Union County, New Jersey, is home to approximately 125,000 people. Like any big city, Elizabeth has its share of crime, with some neighborhoods experiencing higher rates of crime than others. With a crime index of 10 out of 100 (100 being the safest), Elizabeth is only safer than 10% of […]

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Vaping and electronic cigarettes is a relatively new trend, and using them with a legal substance like nicotine is not illegal in New Jersey. However, many people smoke marijuana with vape pens and E-cigarettes, which may lead to drug charges if police find an electronic cigarette containing weed or another controlled dangerous substance in your car or on your […]

In New Jersey and many other jurisdictions, criminal law categorizes assault offenses based on the severity of the injuries or accompanying circumstances of the assault. Under New Jersey law, there are two different types of assault: simple assault and aggravated assault. If you have been charged with either of these offenses, it is important to […]