One of the main reasons for having a system of laws is to make sure that citizens can feel safe and secure. Knowing that there are penalties for actions that put others at risk will often prevent people from behaving dangerously and will make others feel more confident in their safety.
Over the past several years, the number of deaths related to the use of heroin have skyrocketed throughout the nation. New Jersey is no exception. Every state has laws that prohibit the possession and sale of illegal narcotics, but New Jersey has addressed the possession and sale of heroin specifically as part of its drug crimes law.
Most New Jersey residents likely give little or no thought to what could happen when they make the decision to go out to run errands or travel to and fro to work. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents often occur with no warning and little time to react. One such crash recently claimed yet another victim.