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April 2018 Archives

Marijuana possession is still a crime

Medicinal marijuana is legal is New Jersey and several states have legalized recreational use of the drug as well. It seems as though attitudes are changing about marijuana – even former Speaker of the House John Boehner, a marijuana opponent throughout his elected career, has changed his mind.

Detailing New Jersey's self-defense law

Claims of self-defense may seem to be cited so often as justification for crimes allegedly committed in Cranford that many may have trouble assigning any validity to them. Yet there certainly are legitimate cases where the use of force (even deadly force) may be justified. Indeed, information compiled by the Violence Policy Center shows that as recently as 2012, 259 of the gun-related homicides reported in the U.S. were determined to be justifiable. 

Why you should never leave an accident site

There may be many reasons that a New Jersey driver who is involved in an accident leaves the scene. A drunk driver is not thinking clearly; that he or she got behind the wheel in the first place is proof of that. A driver with a suspended license or one who is avoiding arrest for any number of reasons may simply bolt. Perhaps the driver means to report the accident anonymously. With adrenaline pumping through the body, triggering the “flight or fight” instinct, flight may seem the right choice to some. Regardless of the reason, leaving the scene of an accident is never a good decision and can result in criminal charges.

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