It’s possible you read the title of this article and thought, “Wait, isn’t calling 911 the same as calling the police?” Aside from the fact that 911 can also connect you to fire and medical emergency teams, there is actually a significant difference. Moverover, knowing when to call 911 as opposed to your local police
Each year the proportion of holiday gifts (or products in general) purchased online surges. According to Adobe Digital Insights, shoppers spent about $6.6 billion in online purchases on Cyber Monday, which is $1 billion more than was spent that day in 2016. As shoppers get increasingly comfortable with having packages left at their door while
Thanksgiving officially kicks off the Holiday Season. This time of year is typically associated with family and cheerful revelry. Still, sometimes people get a little naughty during the holidays. The following are some common crimes committed from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Identity Theft (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17) The holidays are prime time for shopping. Unfortunately, they
For now, possession of small amounts of marijuana is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4). But that could change if the state finally follows through on the idea of legalizing the drug. While that may seem like it would free up police officers to focus on other crimes, some experts say
Hollywood has done much to present a fearful and terrifying image of stalkers. For those who feel they are being stalked, these images are very accurate. What happens, however, if the shoe is on the other foot? If you feel you have been unjustly accused of stalking, what should you do to avoid serious trouble?
Back in April, stun gun manufacturer Taser International announced a major rebranding initiative. The company changed its name to Axon Enterprise and revealed it would be focusing on new surveillance products. Axon, which has been selling body and dash cameras to police agencies for more than a decade, said in a statement earlier this year
The risk of an injury is just part of our daily lives—but when does an injury become a “personal injury” in the legal context? There are numerous types of situations that can lead to personal injuries and which would allow the victim to pursue legal action and obtain the compensation he or she deserves. What
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
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) .
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