Thanks to the many casinos and the many bars found along the world-famous Jersey Shore, there is never a dull moment on the weekends here in Atlantic City. This is especially true for this coming weekend, as young people will be out in droves -- and in costumes -- to celebrate Halloween at area hotspots.
In a previous post, we began discussing New Jersey's Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991, examining how it defines this offense and the various people granted protected under its provisions. Our purpose in this undertaking was not to cause undue alarm among people facing domestic violence charges, but rather to help them understand the law and the road ahead.
For years, people from across the nation and across the state of New Jersey have flocked to Atlantic City to take in the sights and sounds, especially the casinos. While some enjoy the city's numerous casinos for their shows, spas and dining experiences, the majority come for the sole purpose of gambling.
In our previous post, we discussed how two state lawmakers recently introduced measures calling on New Jersey to alter what many view as its intractable and largely draconian stance toward marijuana.
All individuals who are convicted of a crime are stigmatized in some way. However, individuals who are convicted of crimes of a sexual nature are particularly so. Part of this stems from the fact that, even after carrying out the terms of a criminal sentence, individuals who are convicted of certain sex crimes must continue to register with the state's sex offender registry.