Consequences of Stealing Traffic Signs

September 11, 2017 · by admin · in

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 […]

Trash This Illegal Behavior

August 14, 2017 · by admin · in

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) . […]

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 […]