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Conjugal Visits

Conjugal visits have never been allowed in New Jersey. They were allowed in 17 states in 1993, but by the 2000s, only six states allowed conjugal visits, and by 2015, even that number had decreased to just four states.

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The Doctrine Of Self Defense

Self-defense immunity from criminal conviction in New Jersey is available under certain circumstances. In New Jersey, a defendant must show that he had a reasonable belief of imminent danger, and that the force used was necessary to defend himself from the danger. If the court finds that the defendant acted reasonably and in self-defense, the defendant may be found not guilty of the charges.

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Don't Drink And Drive

In New Jersey, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, hallucinogens, or other habit-producing drugs. If you are convicted of DWI, the penalties can include license suspension, fines and/or jail time.

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Wear Your Seat Belt

Besides not wearing a seat belt increasing your risk of serious injury or death in a motor vehicle accident, depending on the severity of the accident, not wearing a seat belt can also be considered negligent behavior and may result in additional charges being brought against you.

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Environmental Issues With Land

If you have recently received a “no further action” letter from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), it is important to understand what the letter means and how it affects your property. A "no further action" letter is a letter issued by the NJDEP indicating that they have completed their review of the environmental condition of a property and have determined that no further investigation or cleanup is necessary.

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Damage From A Neighbor

In order to succeed in a lawsuit against a neighbor, you need proof showing that your neighbor did something to the land or property, that the action caused the damage to your property, and that the damages are of a certain amount.

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Changing Gender In New Jersey

The process for legally changing your gender in New Jersey involves obtaining a court order. The New Jersey Courts have packets to help with this process.

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Carrying A Handgun In New Jersey

To obtain a permit, applicants must apply through the NJSP or local law enforcement, have four reputable persons endorse the application, demonstrate that they are not subject to any of the disabilities set forth under state law to obtain a permit to purchase a handgun or a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card, and demonstrate “thorough familiarity” with the safe handling and use of handguns.

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Diversionary Programs For Certain Offenses

New Jersey offers a range of diversionary programs for first-time offenders, including Pre-trial intervention (PTI), Conditional Discharge and Conditional Dismissal. PTI involves a program of supervision administered by the state, while Conditional Discharge and Conditional Dismissal involve a period of supervision and meeting certain conditions.

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Guardianship Of Minor Children

Judges in New Jersey consider a variety of factors when determining guardianship of a minor child. These factors include: the relationship between the proposed guardian and the child, the financial stability of the proposed guardian, the wishes of the child and the parents, the mental and physical health of the proposed guardian, and the best interests of the child.

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