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February 2017 Archives

Probation is a better option than incarceration for juveniles

If a young person gets off track and in trouble with the law, it is important that he or she is held accountable. But that accountability should be within reason. Juveniles are not the same as adults. They have not reached mental and emotional maturity, and as such, when meting out penalties to juveniles, it is best that emphasis is placed on helping them become better citizens. And to this end, incarceration often does just the opposite.

State Supreme Court issues important ruling on youth sentencing

When a juvenile commits a serious criminal act, he or she should face some measure of consequences. However, often in such cases, juveniles have been handed sentences that keep them behind bars until they grow very old or even die. This course of legal action is typically not appropriate in most circumstances; at least that is what the New Jersey Supreme Court believes according to a recent ruling.

A DUI conviction could put your job in jeopardy

Being arrested for driving under the influence can cause you more problems than you realize. You are likely aware that you could be issued a fine or even a jail sentence for a DUI conviction. Either of these penalties can create short-term hardships. But even worse, a DUI conviction could cost you your job.

Man pleads guilty in New Jersey court to child porn charges

Law enforcement officials will go to great lengths to locate and prosecute individuals who are in possession of child pornography. But recently, a story has come to light that indicates that members of a federal agency are taking their investigative techniques to a new and controversial level.