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Younger teens face pressure to break the law

Has your child gotten arrested for breaking the law? Common crimes that young kids commit include shoplifting, drinking, using drugs and, when they're old enough to drive, breaking the speed limit.

No matter what your child has been accused of doing, though, you may find yourself wondering why they would have done it in the first place. You tried to teach them right from wrong. Why did they move away from those ideals?

Wrestling star gets sixth DWI charge in New Jersey

A former WWE wrestling star is in legal trouble after she was arrested for drunk driving in New Jersey. The case is notable because it is her sixth charge. It is also the third time that she has been picked up on these charges in the previous 12 months.

According to the authorities, the 46-year-old woman was going down Dupont Avenue in Seaside Heights. It is a one-way road, and she was driving the wrong direction. That was enough to warrant a stop, and the officers who talked to her then said that they discovered her license had been suspended. She was driving anyway.

The risks of driving with a suspended license

Most teenagers count down the days until they receive their driver's license in the mail. It's a symbol of personal freedom and the ability we have to transport ourselves. Most adults take this freedom for granted - until it's too late.

Reasons behind a license's suspension

Despite popular belief, suspensions are pretty common for most drivers, especially for drivers involved in multiple accidents. In New Jersey, driver's licenses operate on a point system where each traffic offenses is a specific amount of points. If you accumulate a particular number of points, you may receive a suspension.

Is it illegal for an officer to ignore excessive force?

The police use excessive force when arresting you. You don't know why. You're trying to cooperate, but one officer assaults you anyway. You suffer serious injuries during the arrest.

However, it's not just one officer at the scene. There is another officer who doesn't do anything to harm you, but who also doesn't do anything to stop the use of excessive force. They just stand by and watch as you plead for it to end.

Domestic violence continues to be a problem in New Jersey

Domestic violence - one partner's abuse of another - continues to be a problem in New Jersey with a 3 percent increase in reported offenses over the prior year.

Domestic violence is identified as a threat of physical, sexual, emotional or economic abuse on one person by another with whom they have had an intimate relationship.

Parents need to set a good example with distracted driving

Teens often take a lot of the blame for the rise in distracted driving accidents, and there's a good reason for it. They are involved in a heavy amount of these accidents. They often lack the experience to know just how dangerous it is to text and drive or talk to passengers while behind the wheel.

However, just telling teens not to participate in distracted driving is not enough. Parents have to take that next step and lead by example. That's the only way to really show teens how they should behave. If parents were committed to doing this, we could see a reduction in these avoidable accidents.

New Jersey saw a big decrease in traffic deaths in 2018

Recent data suggests that traffic deaths were down a good deal in New Jersey last year.

This data, from the New Jersey State Police, is the preliminary traffic fatality count for the state for 2018. As a note, as this is a preliminary count, the numbers could change by the time the final count is issued.

DWI is a serious charge in New Jersey

Drunk driving is serious–if you choose to get behind the wheel after drinking, you put yourself and others in jeopardy. Driving when you’re drunk is not only illegal but dangerous. Motor vehicle crashes involving drunk drivers claim the lives of 10,000 people each year nationwide.

Many people underestimate the consequences of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) but being pulled over and charged with DWI is scary and potentially life-altering. If you are found guilty and convicted, you face stiff fines and penalties, and a conviction could affect your job and reputation–both personally and professionally.

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