- When is it legal to use force to defend yourself in New Jersey?
May 8, 2023In New Jersey, the concept of self-defense is enshrined in the state's laws to protect citizens who find themselves in situations where they must defend themselves or others from harm. Though the right to self-defense is not absolute, it is essential to understand when it is legally permissible to use force in response to a perceived threat. The use of force in self-defense According to The Castle Doctrine New Jersey adheres to the Th...Read More
- From misdemeanor to felony: The consequences of shoplifting
May 5, 2023Many people consider shoplifting a minor crime because it often involves taking small items without causing physical harm to anyone. In reality, shoplifting can have serious consequences that can affect your life for years to come, even if you are a first-time offender. Depending on The law in New Jersey Shoplifting will be charged as a misdemeanor when the value of the stolen goods is less than $200. This is considered a disorderly persons offens...Read More
- Navigating the waters: Understanding BUI laws in New Jersey
May 3, 2023Boating is a popular recreational activity in New Jersey, offering residents and visitors countless opportunities to enjoy the vast coastal and inland waterways. However, you must understand the legal implications of mixing alcohol with boating. If caught doing this, it can lead to severe consequences, including charges like driving under the influence (DUI). Boating Under the Influence (BUI) laws in New Jersey New Jersey's BUI laws are stipulated under Potential consequences of a BUI convictio...Read More
- Why do people falsely confess?
Apr 25, 2023Have you ever wondered why an innocent person would possibly confess to committing a crime that they didn't commit? There are actually numerous reasons why someone might falsely confess, but there is still much research and debate around the issue of false confessions. In some cases, people wrongly convicted due to false confessions can face lifelong repercussions, including jail time, financial constraints, social stigma and more. What causes someone to wrongfully confess? Law enforcement techniques There ar...Read More
- Can the police question a minor in the parents' absence?
Apr 25, 2023Children make mistakes, and unfortunately, some may get them on the wrong side of the law. If a child is accused and arrested of a crime, they may be treated like an adult, including being interrogated. According to New Jersey's No names or addresses When a child is arrested, the police will ask for their parents' names and addresses. If they refuse to provide this information, the interview can be conducted without their presence...Read More
- How to explain a charge to your child
Apr 19, 2023Facing a charge can affect your relationships, especially with your kid(s). While some parents can Tell them sooner If you are facing a charge, you should tell your kids before they hear it from someone else. This way, you can tell them your side of the story. When they hear the story from someone else, you may be painted in a negative way, which can affect your relationship.Nonetheless, you should be honest, but le...Read More
- Should you worry about eyewitness testimony?
Apr 19, 2023Eyewitness testimony is one of the most powerful pieces of evidence used in a court of law. It is often pivotal in proving guilt or innocence, but how reliable are they? While many people like to believe they have perfect recall, in reality, multiple factors can impact a person's recollection of events. The fallibility of memory Eyewitness testimony is a crucial part of the legal system, with many cases relying heavily on the accounts of thos...Read More
- DUI and DWI charges can be “aggravated” when minors are present
Apr 12, 2023Most adults fully understand that it is not a good idea to drink and drive. Therefore, they do their best to wait a reasonable amount of time after drinking before getting behind the wheel of a car. The logic in this approach is sound, as the only thing that can lower a motorist’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) below the legal limit is time.However, despite many motorists’ best intentions, the arrest of individuals whose BAC i...Read More
- What is the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine?
Apr 12, 2023Different legal doctrines exist. While they may not be used in everyday conversations, you should be informed of them, especially when facing a What is it? The fruit of the poisonous tree is a doctrine that makes illegally obtained evidence inadmissible in court. Thus, if the police collect evidence in a way that violates your rights, you may use this doctrine to defend yourself from any charge.For example, if the police illegally search you...Read More
- What should you do when accused of a white-collar crime?
Apr 9, 2023Despite being non-violent, white-collar crimes are considered serious and can lead to significant legal consequences. Anyone can be accused of 1. Stay calm It can be tempting to burst out of anger when accused of a crime at work. However, while you may be trying to fight for your rights, this may disadvantage you. Your feelings should not get in the way, as you may say or do something that can incriminate you. I...Read More
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