4 Myths About Getting Arrested

July 18, 2017 · by admin · in

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 […]

Flash! Bang! Jail!

June 28, 2017 · by admin · in

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! […]

Could NJ Outlaw Flavored E-Cigarettes?

June 21, 2017 · by admin · in

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 […]

4 Things That Could Get You Arrested at the Beach

June 14, 2017 · by admin · in

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 […]

Exceptions Abound to NY ‘Raise the Age’ Law

June 7, 2017 · by admin · in

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 […]

Up in the Air: NJ Advances Bill to Regulate Airbnb

May 29, 2017 · by admin · in

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’s Worst Roads, Ranked

May 11, 2017 · by admin · in

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, […]