One of New Jersey’s most picturesque areas is the Jersey Shore, featuring 130 miles of coastline that spans from Sandy Hook to Cape May. The Jersey Shore’s beautiful beaches boast barrier islands and bays, complete with charming lighthouses, fishing villages, and scenic views. However, many people think of the Jersey Shore as seedy and debaucherous—a place overrun with clubbing, drinking, and partying. The MTV reality television show, “The Jersey Shore”, is a likely culprit for the negative connotations associated with the Jersey Shore. “The Jersey Shore” featured eight young adult housemates living in a shore house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. So, is Seaside Heights deserving of its bad rap as the party-central, boozy Jersey Shore town? It’s hard to say, but one interesting statistic to look at is the ranking of all 44 towns along the Jersey Shore from least to most Driving While Intoxicated (“DWI”) arrests made, according to the square mileage of the town. NJ.com published these rankings, using data obtained through the New Jersey Municipal Court statistics form July 2016 to June 2017. These statistics for each Jersey Shore town include DWI arrests made by both local and state police. [Read more…] about By the Numbers: Which Jersey Shore Town Arrests the Most People for DWI?
Look Out for These Additional Red Flags When Choosing a Lawyer (Part 2 of 2)
In the previously published Law Office of Eric M. Mark blog entitled “Look Out for these Red Flags when Choosing a Lawyer (Part 1 of 1)”, we discussed these three red flags that may indicate that you picked the wrong attorney and you should strongly consider alternate legal representation: [Read more…] about Look Out for These Additional Red Flags When Choosing a Lawyer (Part 2 of 2)
Look Out for these Red Flags when Choosing an Attorney (Part 1 of 2)
There is certainly no shortage of attorneys in this country. In fact, in 2018 there were approximately 1.34 million attorneys in the United States. In New Jersey in 2017, there were approximately 41,168 resident and active attorneys in the state—this means there are 45.7 resident and active attorneys per every 10,000 New Jersey residents. New Jersey ranks seventh out of all the states for its active-and-resident attorney concentration. [Read more…] about Look Out for these Red Flags when Choosing an Attorney (Part 1 of 2)
What You Need to Know About New Jersey’s Open Container Law
New Jersey, like the majority of states, has an open container law. Under New Jersey’s open container law, NJ Rev Stat § 39:4-51b (2013), all occupants (whether the occupant is the driver or just a passenger) of a motor vehicle located on a public highway, or the right-of-way of a public highway, shall be prohibited from possessing any open or unsealed alcoholic beverage container. [Read more…] about What You Need to Know About New Jersey’s Open Container Law
Weird New Jersey Laws
Every state has its own unusual, seemingly wacky laws—and New Jersey is no exception. Perhaps you’ve seen some of these bizarre New Jersey laws before. These wacky laws are often posted on the Web or circulated in “How weird is our state?” group emails among easily amused friends and coworkers. Books about weird and wacky laws such as “You May Not Tie an Alligator to Fire Hydrant: 101 Real Dumb Laws” are also frequently on display in the legal or humor section of bookstores and are a popular, light-hearted gift for attorneys.
“Don’t Waste Our Open Space”: New Jersey Amps Up Enforcement and Penalties for Illegal Dumping
While I certainly object to the stereotype that New Jersey is a dump, I will concede that this state has had a major problem with illegal dumping, which is the illegal, improper disposal of waste. Oftentimes, people will improperly dispose of their waste in order to avoid the inconvenience and expense of proper waste disposal. To combat this growing problem, New Jersey has enacted stringent legislation to deter illegal dumpers.