The Full Cost of a ‘Five-Finger Discount’

December 7, 2016 · by admin · in

For many, money is tight this holiday season. Sometimes, that can lead to the temptation to apply the old “five-finger discount” during a holiday shopping trip. Unfortunately, a little shoplifting can carry huge consequences. Under New Jersey law, there are six ways a person can commit the crime of shoplifting. Attempting to carry away or […]

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

November 30, 2016 · by admin · 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 admin · 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 admin · 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 Tax Fined for Refusing Service to Deaf Woman During Blizzard

November 2, 2016 · by admin · 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 admin · 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 […]

Man Arrested for Lewdness Over See-Through Bikini

October 19, 2016 · by admin · 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 […]