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Question & Answers

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Can the Attorney General or members of his/her staff provide me with legal advice?

No. The Attorney General is authorized to provide legal advice only to departments, agencies and instrumentalities of State government. State law restricts the Attorney General from providing legal advice to private citizens or organizations. This is reflected in the state law indicating that the Division of Law in the Attorney General's Office is authorized only to counsel agencies of state government. Per N.J.S.A. 52:17A-4 (e) and 52:17A-11.

You may get a referral to a private attorney in your county through the New Jersey Bar Association's referral service.

You may also qualfiy for free legal advice or representation. For more information, contact Legal Services of New Jersey at 1-888-576-5529 (www.lsnj.org/hotline.htm) or locate the Legal Services office that serves your county at www.lsnj.org/directory.htm.

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Where can I find out more about New Jersey state laws?

You may access the New Jersey Legislature home page at www.njleg.state.nj.us. The text of statutes may be searched and viewed there.

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What agency do I contact to file a Lemon Law complaint about my automobile or wheelchair?

You may contact the Division of Consumer Affairs, Lemon Law Unit at 124 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey 07101 or telephone that agency at (973) 504-6200.Here are links for lemon law information on new automobiles, used automobiles and motorized wheelchairs.

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Whom should I contact about Megan's Law and the registration of sex offenders?

You may contact your County Prosecutor.
Addresses and telephone numbers of local County Prosecutors

Megan's Law Information

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What agency should I contact if I am transporting firearms through the State of New Jersey?

You may contact the Division of State Police, Firearms Bureau at P.O. Box 7068, West Trenton, New Jersey 08648 or call (609) 882-2000, ext. 2487. Visit the NJ State Police FAQs for related questions.

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Where do I file a complaint against a mortgage company?

You may file a complaint with the Department of Banking and Insurance, P.O. Box 325, Trenton, New Jersey 08625.

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Where do I file a complaint against the Motor Vehicle Commission?

You may write to the Motor Vehicle Commission, Motor Vehicle Commission, Customer Advocacy Office, P.O. Box 403, Trenton, NJ 08666-0403 or telephone that agency at (609) 292-6500 or call (888) 486-3339 (toll free in New Jersey).

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What State agency would I contact to discuss child support issues?

You may contact the Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, Office of Child Support and Paternity Enforcement, P.O. Box 716, Trenton, New Jersey 08625 or call that agency at (609) 588-4533.

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Where can I get more information on the New Jersey State Police?

Visit the New Jersey State Police web site at www.njsp.org or call (609) 882-2000.

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Where can I get more information about becoming a New Jersey State Trooper?

Visit the Division's web site at www.njsp.org/recruit/recruit.html or call toll-free 877- NJSP-877.

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Does New Jersey recognize a valid marriage license from another country?

Yes. For additional information, please contact the Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Vital Statistics at (609) 292-4087 ext. 505.

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Does the Department of Law and Public Safety award any grants to law enforcement agencies, municipalities and other entities or groups?

Yes. List of Federal and State grants

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