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Learn more about juvenile curfew laws

Juvenile curfew laws vary from one location to the next, which can often make it difficult for juveniles and their parents to fully understand what is expected of them.

Generally speaking, these laws are in place to prohibit people of a particular age group – usually under the age of 18 – from being in a public place during certain hours (such as after 11 p.m.)

New law means prison time for fatal drunk driving crashes

Drunk driving is something that can lead to a lot of issues. While many drivers think that they can make it home safely, they underestimate the effects of the alcohol.

There is a chance that you will face criminal charges if you are caught while you are drinking and driving. Another thing that you have to think about is what will happen if you are involved in a car accident while you are driving drunk.

Don't get your hands dirty laundering money

Money laundering is a crime under both New Jersey's legal system and the federal system -- because there's simply no way to be engaged in the process of creating "clean" money without being involved in a dirty crime -- like drug trafficking, arms dealing, sex trafficking or terrorism.

Essentially, money laundering exists because it's very difficult for criminals who use large amounts of cash for their illegal activities to actually spend any of that money -- at least, not without attracting a considerable amount of attention from the authorities.

Body camera footage reveals possible police misconduct

If you are facing drug charges in New Jersey, it can be easy to feel like conviction is inevitable. The police might tell you they have plenty of evidence against you, and prosecutors can urge you to plead guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence.

However, before you make any decisions or statements, it can be crucial to consult an attorney who is determined to protect you and your rights. And this includes challenging the charges and evidence against you. In some cases, further investigation can reveal misconduct that exonerates you or leads to reduced charges.

Alcohol and teens: Is it really such a problem?

Now that the school year is over for the summer, New Jersey teens are spending the summer hanging out with their friends -- possibly unsupervised. Many parents may not have anything to worry about, but others will discover that their teenagers drink with their friends to stave off boredom, to fit in or just because they can.

In fact, underage drinking continues to affect the health and well-being of teenagers across the country, and any young person who runs into alcohol-related trouble with law enforcement should have experienced legal representation to help minimize the negative consequences.

New Jersey teen facing attempted murder charges

For those who have had children, you know that youngsters get into trouble all the time. They are curious and mischievous. However, most children face only small issues, the effective reprimanding of which is little more than a slap on the wrist or harsh admonishment. Some children get into more serious trouble, and they may require the aid of an attorney to avoid serious consequences.

Legal representation for New Jersey residents accused of dui

Drunk driving is a very serious criminal charge, but not without good reason. The fact is that vehicles are capable of causing serious property damage and catastrophic or even fatal injuries, and thus the improper use of cars and motorcycles can cause not only death or injury to oneself, but also to other drivers. Because of this, it is understandable that the law and law enforcement officials take dui accusations so seriously. However, if you are accused of a DUI, it is important for you to remember that you still have rights.

New Jersey authorities arrest two for drug possession

Many illegal drugs are illegal for good reason. Substances such as cocaine and heroin are extremely addictive and extremely dangerous, often causing users to do reckless or dangerous acts while under the influence or simply to get another fix. It is for this reason that law enforcement officials are so persistent and zealous in their attempts to keep drugs off the streets, with many drug busts coming after weeks, months or even years of investigative labor. However, not all investigations are as accurate or legal as they could be.

Factors that can lead to aggravated DUI charges

Drunk driving charges are extremely serious criminal charges that can lead to fines, license suspension or even jail time. Being convicted of drunk driving may not only affect your social standing and your permanent record but may also affect your ability to drive at all. However, there are certain factors that may make a drunk driving conviction even more serious, leading to enhanced penalties.

Forced sex with a spouse is still sexual assault

Domestic violence is a serious criminal accusation that can result from many different circumstances or activities. There are many types of domestic abuse recognized by the law, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse and more. It's not uncommon for simple arguments to result in heightened emotions, and accidents do happen, but one particular area in which there is little legal latitude is with domestic violence involving sex crimes.

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