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Questions concerning the laws, criminal justice system, civil court procedures and related topics specific to the state of New Jersey.

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Advice on second-hand smoking in apartment building (USA)

I live in an apartment building in the State of New Jersey, USA area. A neighbor living a floor above me smokes cigarettes all day on his balcony. The smoke consistently travels down and through my ...
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Car Seat Placement

I have been told that in most states, children of a certain size must be placed in a child car seat and that seat must be attached in the rear auto seat. I am most interested in New Jersey. Is this ...
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At what stage of production is marijuana illegal?

We are in New Jersey, USA. We have a client who has some abandoned warehouse space. I suggested re-purposing it as a giant greenhouse. Our choice of plant for maximum profit is obvious. Legalized ...
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In reference to a citizen's complaint of official misconduct, in what rule is "proximity" to the crime specified?

This is a followup to No probable cause found in NJ for citizen complaint of official misconduct by chairman of Port Authority. Judge ruled complainant has no standing I forget the exact terminology, ...
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No probable cause found in NJ for citizen complaint of official misconduct by chairman of Port Authority. Judge ruled complainant has no standing

UPDATE: Common law was abolished in New Jersey in 1979. Another source. I am a journalist with minimal legal experience. Over the past three weeks I attended a probable cause "hearing" in ...
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Can grand juries indict people without the prosecutor asking?

According to this article about Bridgegate: Then, in a dramatic twist, Brennan called for any New Jersey citizen currently serving on a grand jury to exercise their legal right to summon him to ...
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Dollar value in verbal agreements

Background: This story describes how a waitress told a patron a bottle of wine was "thirty seven fifty" and turned out to be $3,750. It's not mentioned but for the sake of the question assume the ...
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Non payment on (Phone) Handset Lease

I am in a situation where my friend was not able to get a phone contract under his name, and I being a good friend agreed to add a line to my account and leased a phone for him (all under my account). ...
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NJ Estate: is there a time frame for settlement and distribution?

I'm a beneficiary in an estate in NJ with another beneficiary (my brother who I don't talk to) that is the executor. We both get a 50% share. All assets have been disposed of and now there is nothing ...
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Husband is in Jail and wife has the posession the car in his name, how can he remove his name from title/registration in NJ

I know someone who is in jail and his ex-wife has the possession of the car which is registered in his name in the state of NJ and car is paid off. How can he remove his name from title/registration ...
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Is it legal to vote in the state of New Jersey in the primary if you turn 18 by November election day?

I am trying to determine if it is legal to vote in the New Jersey state presidential primary if you're 17 years old, but turning 18 by November election day. I honestly thought that it was a ...
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Marital property in NJ: spouse have right to use car?

The question is simple, but the situation is anything but. The bare bones info: my friend's son is a new driver who just had a minor, but scary, brush with the law. There is an extra car in this ...
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In New Jersey USA, if married couple buys a house, is the default "tenants in common" or "joint tenants"?

In New Jersey USA, if a married couple acquires real estate, is it by default "tenants in common" or "joint tenants" (if not expressly stated on the deed)?
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Unilaterally changing house from "joint tenants" to "tenants in common"

I need to unilaterally change a house's ownership from "joint tenants" to "tenants in common" without the involvement of the other owners. I don't trust the other owners anymore! (In New Jersey, if it ...
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Plaintiff didn't respond to discovery - and later settled - can I get any legal fees back?

I was sued in New Jersey on (IMHO) pretty shaky grounds. I hired a pricey lawyer ($495/hr) to try to take care of it quickly. It was clear to me that the other side didn't have any intention to go ...
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Should I Reinstate My Business In Order To Dissolve It?

I have an LLC (in New Jersey) that I created about 8 years ago purely for tax purposes. I was self-employed at the time, and I thought by having an LLC, I could write off a bunch of expenses, and save ...
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Does NJ law prohibit alcohol consumption in public parks?

Does NJ law prohibit alcohol consumption in public parks?
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Can I carry this pocket knife in the state of New Jersey?

I have a knife that folds open. Its blade is about 3-4 inches long. It looks kind of like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HR5G30?ref_=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t I was looking at New Jersey state ...
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Can you take an employer to court for false promise?

When I was interviewing for a contractor job, the hiring manager indicated many times that they would convert my position to full time job within one year. (I resigned from my full time job to take ...

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