5 Ways to Get Charged with a Weapons Offense in New Jersey

December 2, 2016 · by Lindsay Bernstein · in

New Jersey is arguably one of the strictest states for guns and is one of only a few states that does not guarantee its residents’ right to bear arms. It is notoriously difficult to obtain a permit for a weapon in New Jersey and it is very easy for individuals to have their rights revoked. […]

What Happens When Your Family Gathering Gets Out of Control?

November 23, 2016 · by Jobin Joseph · in

Oh, the holidays! It’s a great time to be with family, but unfortunately, not everyone’s family is a great time to be with. Between alcohol, politics, and Aunt Ethel still being mad that you never wear the pink sweater she knitted for 10 years ago (I’m a 43-year-old man, Aunt Ethel. Just let it go!), […]

NJ Aims to Regulate Toy Guns: 4 Things You Should Know

November 9, 2016 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Already considered one of the toughest states for gun control, New Jersey is poised to go even further by regulating the sale and registration of toy guns. In response to the recent police shooting of 13-year-old Tyre King in Ohio, who authorities say was carrying a realistic-looking BB gun, New Jersey legislators have taken up […]

Clifton Taxi Fined for Refusing Service to Deaf Woman During Blizzard

November 2, 2016 · by RLF Attorneys · in

A Clifton taxi company has been ordered to pay $42,000 for refusing to provide a cab to a deaf woman during a blizzard. According to prosecutors, Nicole Perkins of Queens contacted the company three times on Jan 21, 2014, only to be hung up on. On the third attempt, a Clifton Taxi operator told the […]

Of Ghouls, Ghosts, and Vandalism

October 28, 2016 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Along with trick-or-treating, Halloween brings with it the not-always-appreciated tradition of egging and toilet papering homes and cars. While the rowdy kids who commit such acts often think of it as harmless fun, for homeowners it can be quite the nuisance. But is it criminal? According to New Jersey law, the act of throwing eggs […]

See-Through Bikini Could be Clear Case of Lewdness

October 19, 2016 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Some things are better left to the imagination. Case in point: A sunbather on Long Beach Island was arrested after beachgoers complained about his swimsuit made from plastic wrap. Stephen Wojciehowski of Stafford, NJ was taken into custody on suspicion of lewdness. On Sept. 28, police announced, “Based on the reported information, Stephen Wojciehowski spent […]

Will NJ Reinstate the Death Penalty?

October 12, 2016 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Legislators are grappling with whether or not to allow the death penalty for certain crimes. Last month, Assemblyman Ron Dancer (R-Ocean) announced plans to introduce a bill to restore capital punishment for murder convictions involving children, police, or corrections officers. It would also apply to terror suspects, he said. The announcement comes in the wake […]