NJ Police Respond to Trend of Parents Shoplifting with Young Children

May 18, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

In response to a growing trend of women shoplifting with their young children in tow, NJ police have instituted a new policy of reporting cases to Child Protection and Permanency, a state agency with the power to remove children from harmful family situations. This new policy comes in the wake of two separate instances of [...]

New Technology Helps Police Build a Case on DNA Profiling

April 2, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

In South Carolina, police released a sketch of a possible suspect in the murder of a young woman and her daughter. This sketch was not drawn by a sketch artist. Rather, it was generated by a computer using DNA found at a crime scene. Investigators are increasingly able to determine physical characteristics based solely on [...]

Automated License Plate Readers Gaining Traction in New Jersey

March 11, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

As reported in the Press of Atlantic City, Linwood, NJ police have asked the City Council to purchase an automatic license plate reader (ALPR) for their department. The police department has currently been utilizing a borrowed ALPR, that they have access to until June. ALPRs have been around for years and have become more and [...]

The Battered Child Syndrome Defense in New Jersey

February 16, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

As recently reported, there is currently a case being heard in our courts involving the tragic case of a son, John Mahoney, who shot and killed his father, Jerry Mahoney, a 49 year old veteran of the police department. John, 19 at the time of the incident, is claiming self defense – specifically battered child syndrome. [...]

Obama Supports Booker’s Call to Reform Criminal Justice System

January 23, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

President Obama, in his State of the Union address, included a call for the overhaul of the nation’s criminal justice system. As reported on NJ.com, this issue has been a focus of New Jersey’s Senator Cory Booker. The president intends to work with both sides of the aisle to allow for alternatives to incarceration of [...]

New Jersey Cracking Down on Drug Dealers

January 16, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Two drug operations took place in New Jersey recently. These operations managed to take down two substantial sources of illicit drugs. Police Seize 21 Kilos of Cocaine Two men plead guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, both of whom were sentenced to ten years in state prison, which includes 3 years of [...]

NJ Appeals Court Rules Pot Use Not Enough to Remove Child from Home

January 9, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

As recently reported, a NJ Appeals court has ruled that the use of marijuana, in and of itself, is not sufficient to warrant the removal of a child from a home. The ruling was handed down after a ruling on the case of “RW,” an 18 year old mother. RW was arrested for a parole [...]