New Jersey Law for Drivers Under 21 Just Became More Restricted

On Wednesday, Governor Corzine put more restrictive driving laws into effect for young drivers (i.e. those under 21 years old).  The new law includes a provision requiring placement of a car decal on vehicles operated by permit holders or provisional license holders. The rules have also been refined to limit the times that teens on a provisional license may operate a car. The law now prohibits Continue Reading...

NJ Underage Drinking Law May Include Amnesty Provision

Various youth organizations have been pushing for an amnesty provision under the New Jersey Underage Drinking Law, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15. Currently, a minor is guilty of a Disorderly Persons Offense if he or she possesses or consumes alcohol while being under the legal drinking age of 21 years old.  While such a violation is not a crime, a conviction nevertheless gives rise to a record.  The Continue Reading...

NJ High Schools Moving Toward Random Drug Testing

Reports and surveys in New Jersey have continually revealed a high incident of alcohol and drug use by high school students. In fact, a survey conducted by the Freehold Regional School District indicated that as much as 50% of high school juniors used these substances. Similar data has been generated by other districts including Hunterdon Central Regional. It also appears that a significant source Continue Reading...

New Jersey Supreme Court Ruling Invalidates Juvenile Confession

NJ has adopted guidelines for how juvenile proceedings, including communications with minors, are to be undertaken by police and other officials. In this regard, N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-39 mandates that juveniles be represented by counsel at all critical stages of a case. The question addressed by the Court last week in State in the Matter of P.M.P concerned when a "critical" stage of a juvenile case is Continue Reading...

Monmouth County Juveniles Operate Print Shop

When individuals imagine what a counterfeiter might look like, it does not include a vision of a Colts Neck High School student. I guess you get where I am going with this - high school kids in Monmouth County were counterfeiting fake 10s and 20s.  The money was sold to other juveniles in return for lesser domination of real money.  The United States Secret Services is involved in the Continue Reading...