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.
New Jersey School Officials Take Action to Protect Undocumented Students from Immigration Enforcement
On Monday, March 26, 2018, Hackensack, New Jersey school board officials unanimously approved the Access to Education, Student Privacy and Immigration Enforcement policy. The regulations under this policy will help protect undocumented public school students and their families in two ways:
Don’t Drink and Drone! Drunk Droning is Now Illegal in New Jersey
As we’ve discussed in many previously published blog posts on the Law Office of Eric M. Mark’s blog, if you’ve been drinking, don’t operate a vehicle, a commercial vehicle, a boat, or even a bicycle. And now, if you live in New Jersey, you can add another “don’t” to that list. Specifically, if you’ve had too much to drink or are under the influence of drugs, don’t operate a drone.