It's a pretty common question. You may have even talked to your friends about it at the bar. Can you refuse to take a breathalyzer test?
If you are convicted of shoplifting in New Jersey, you will pay for two things: your crime and your conviction. In New Jersey, shoplifting penalties include fines, community service and possible jail times. But, they also allow store owners to recover all of their monetary losses linked to the shoplifting. This might even include the store owners' court fees.
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.
In New Jersey, it is illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police have tools, like the Breathalyzer, to measure the amount of alcohol in a driver's blood. However, determining whether a driver is under the influence of drugs - and whether those drugs have caused impaired driving - is more difficult.
The legalization of marijuana is a hot topic in the U.S. Many states have taken steps toward its de-criminalization, while others still issue severe criminal punishments for possessing even small amounts of marijuana - New Jersey lies somewhere in the middle. While it is still illegal to possess marijuana for non-medical purposes, the laws have lightened the punishments for users possessing very small amounts of pot.