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.
What Are the Penalties for Shoplifting in New Jersey?
About 2 million shoplifters are caught every year on average in the United States, which makes it one of the most frequently committed crimes. You might think, then, that shoplifting isn’t a serious offense, but the penalties of a conviction include prison time, community service, and a steep fine. A conviction will also go on your permanent record.
What Are the Penalties for DWI with a Minor in the Vehicle?
Even when there are no aggravating circumstances, being charged with DWI is a very serious matter, and a conviction could impact your career, relationships, and financial security. But when circumstances exist that aggravate or enhance DWI charges, the penalties can be much more severe.
Should I Refuse the Breathalyzer Test?
Many people believe that it is better to refuse the breathalyzer test if they are stopped under suspicion of DWI. Some drivers assume that if they blow over the limit, the State will have more evidence to use against them than if they refuse to take the test.
U.S. Supreme Court Strikes down N.C. Law Banning Sex Offenders from Social Networking Websites
A North Carolina law that banned sex offenders from accessing social media websites that could be used by children has been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. According to The Verge, the law made it a felony for sex offenders to use Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites.