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  • New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

    Cannabis Laws in New Jersey vs. New York: Know the Difference As of March 31, 2021, New York became the 15 th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults age 21+. This is significant, as pot smokers could face little to no consequences for using cannabis in the Empire State. As such, any adult who is 21 and over can use and possess marijuana in New York. Although New Jersey legalized ...
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  • What to Do at a DUI Checkpoint

    How Do You Handle a DUI Checkpoint? Sobriety checkpoints function to help detect and arrest drunk drivers while deterring other drivers from committing DUI. The perceived risk of arrest has a strong influence on people’s decisions, as these checkpoints are highly visible, publicized, and conducted regularly in many cities. The thought of getting caught at a DUI checkpoint is enough to convince ...
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  • COVID-19 Brings Increase in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

    Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Increasing During Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic brought more than a virus into our nation. It also brought a wave of anti-Asian hate crimes in populous US cities, such as the Bay Area, New York, and Los Angeles. A report by California State University’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism reveals a nearly 150% increase in anti-Asian hate crimes across 16 major cities ...
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  • Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal in New Jersey

    Recreational Marijuana Legalized In NJ: What It Means for You On February 22, 2021, New Jersey made history as Governor Phil Murphy signed three cannabis reform bills into law. These bills legalize and regulate adult-use cannabis and possession as well as decriminalize marijuana and hashish possession . In addition, one of the bills reduces the penalties for underage possession of marijuana . ...
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  • Romance Scammers on Online Dating Apps

    Are You a Romance Scammer? Online dating apps are increasingly common in this day and age. Single people use online dating apps to meet and mingle, hoping to find a casual hookup or committed love. In fact, a Pew Research Center study reveals that 48% of 18-to-29-year-olds report using a dating site or app, while roughly 57% of online daters report having an overall positive experience with these ...
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  • Is Spanking Considered Child Abuse?

    Examples of Child Abuse You may have been spanked as a child, but can you spank your own child these days? Over the years, spanking has become a less common form of discipline among US parents. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, as countless parents still use physical discipline to put their children in place. Although parents tend to use non-physical forms of discipline with their kids, ...
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  • How Drunk Is Too Drunk to Consent to Sex?

    People who attend bars, nightclubs, and college parties are more than likely to have a drink or two. Or three or four. The point is, it is not surprising that these attendees typically go home intoxicated. Maybe they went home with the same people they arrived with, or maybe they met a “special someone” during their night out. With this in mind, our attorneys are often asked, “Can I legally ...
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  • What Are the Dangers of Online Dating?

    Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, Grindr, and OKCupid, are common online dating apps these days. However, they can come at a cost. According to Pew Research Center (PRC), 30% of U.S. adults say they have used a dating site or app. While most online daters report positive experience overall, many users – particularly younger women – report being harassed or sent explicit messages on these dating platforms, ...
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  • 6 Reasons Domestic Violence May Increase During the Holidays

    COVID-19, The Holidays & Domestic Violence The holiday season is a cheerful time for many people, but 2020 has made it difficult for families to enjoy the “most wonderful time of year” as they initially expected. Family gatherings, parties, traveling, and holiday shopping are some of the various holiday activities that people are forced to forego due to COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, various ...
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  • Porch Pirates: Data, Penalties & Legal Defense

    Key Findings on Porch Piracy Since March 2020, an increasing amount of people have resorted to online shopping to better avoid going out in public and taking the risk of spreading or getting ill from COVID-19. For instance, people can order groceries, clothes, household supplies, and holiday gifts from the comfort of their own homes. In fact, government officials have encouraged Americans to ...
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  • Has Crime Decreased During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

    COVID-19 Impacts on Crimes The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate the lives and wellbeing of millions of Americans. To help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, city officials have been forced to make drastic decisions such as imposing stay-at-home orders, civil penalties for violating safety regulations, and releasing low-level offenders from correctional facilities. With this in ...
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  • Prescription Drug Abuse: Signs, Symptoms & Key Facts

    What Is Prescription Drug Abuse? The US Department of Health and Human Services defines prescription drug abuse as the use of a medication without a prescription, in a way other than as prescribed, or for the experience or feeling elicited. The only way to legally obtain a prescription drug is to have a valid prescription from a licensed doctor or physician and purchase it through a pharmacy, use ...
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  • 3 Tips to Avoid Disorderly Conduct Charges on Halloween

    Halloween is full of activities, whether they be costume contests, trick-or-treating, pranks or parties. That is why people do not waste the opportunity to make the most of this beloved holiday by participating in the fun. But sometimes, Halloween activities can come to an abrupt halt when actions and behaviors get “out-of-hand.” Maybe someone had too much to drink, a Halloween prank went awfully ...
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  • Is Marijuana Odor Probable Cause for a Warrantless Search in NJ?

    Warrantless Searches Under The “Plain Smell” Doctrine Marijuana use continues to be a widely debated topic in the US. In New Jersey, recreational marijuana has yet to be legalized, although its medical counterpart was passed into law in 2010. Qualified medical marijuana patients can access a variety of marijuana treatments but must be cautious when transporting such items in their vehicles. ...
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  • When Does a Legal Firearm Become Illegal?

    Limitations on Your Right to Bear Arms The Second Amendment is a crucial constitutional right in America. While countless citizens exercise their right to bear arms, many people don’t realize that strict rules govern who can and cannot possess a firearm. New Jersey, like many states, strictly enforces the legal possession of firearms, therefore it’s beneficial to learn its firearm laws to best ...
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