Underage drinking is a rampant problem nationwide. Approximately one in five teens consumes alcohol, and one in seven struggles with binge drinking, according to the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. In New Jersey, those numbers are even starker: Nearly 30 percent of minors aged 12-20 have had alcohol in the past month, and 20 percent have engaged in binge drinking.
It's a milestone for teens - and the start of many sleepless nights for parents. Your son or daughter has just gotten their driver's license. Raising a safe, responsible driver is one of your highest priorities. Traffic violations can not only put your teen's life at risk; they can also rack up points against your son or daughter's driving record.
Everyone knows juvenile records are sealed and can't be viewed by anyone....right? Wrong. While it is true that juvenile records are "strictly safeguarded" in New Jersey, they are not completely hidden from public view. In fact, juvenile records are accessible by more people than you may think.