New Jersey has a reputation as a driving state, featuring one of the densest interstate structures in the country and a massive web of turnpikes, bridges, tunnels, parkways, and traffic bottlenecks. New Jersey’s car culture is so strong that many residents refer to where they live not by town or street name but rather by exit number. Even Simon & Garfunkel sang, “Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike, they’ve all come to look for America.” While being in your car is an integral part of life in Jersey City, NJ and all parts of New Jersey, this state also boasts an increasingly popular boating culture. Especially during the summer, large numbers of people use New Jersey’s rivers, oceans, and bays for recreational boating. With so many people operating vessels, the potential for accidents causing property damage, injury, and death rises. This risk exponentially increases when the operator of the vessel is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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“Baby DWI”: Overview of Underage DWI Laws in New Jersey
In this recently published blog, I discussed the legal consequences for underage drinking in New Jersey. Not only is underage drinking rampant in New Jersey but also underage drinking and driving. Regardless of the age of the driver, driving under the influence is a significant legal offense.
What Is Statutory Rape
Statutory rape occurs when a person who is over the age of consent has intercourse with a person who is under the age of consent. In the state of New Jersey, the general age of consent is 16.
What Is “Probable Cause?” Jersey City Criminal Defense Attorney Explains
If you’re facing charges for DWI or drug possession, you may have heard the term “probable cause.” Generally speaking, probable cause is a standard that is established when a reasonable person would believe that a crime is being committed or has been committed.
Is the Smell of Marijuana Probable Cause for a Warrantless Search in New Jersey?
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects citizens from illegal searches and seizures. This is why probable cause must be established before a police officer can conduct a warrantless search.
What Are the Penalties for Oxycodone Possession in New Jersey?
In 2015, there were nearly 300 million prescriptions written for pain relievers in the United States. Oxycodone was one of the most often prescribed pain medications, which is why many people assume that possessing the drug without a prescription is not a serious offense. However, the potential penalties of being convicted for unlawful possession of oxycodone include a lengthy prison term and a steep fine. The conviction will also go on your permanent record.