NJ Supreme Court Makes it a Crime to Not Wear Seatbelt

October 24, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed two lower court rulings making it a crime that endangers public safety if you fail to wear a seat belt. The ruling arose out of the death of a 16-year-old passenger who was killed in a car crash caused by an 18-year-old who had been “huffing” an aerosol spray [...]

Will Happy Street Signs Reduce Crime in Newark?

October 15, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Believe it or not, signs with all sorts of positive messages will be posted in Newark, NJ in an attempt to counter crime through positivity and inspiration. According to a New York Magazine report, British artist, Killy Kilford, is working with local officials to install street signs with positive messages on them throughout Newark. Over [...]

“Marc Anthony’s Law” Passed to Increase Penalties for Stolen Guns

October 3, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Landmark legislation recently passed the New Jersey Assembly and is making its way to through the State Senate. The bill is named after a Jersey City police officer who was killed in the line of duty five years ago. The law would outlaw the use of a defaced or stolen firearm for the purposes of [...]

Governor Christie Wants to Bring Sports Betting to New Jersey

September 19, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Governor Chris Christie wants to legalize sports betting in New Jersey. Not only that, but the governor and his administration decided to suspend the enforcement of state laws that ban it. However, his administration did note that casinos and racetracks will not want to run afoul of existing federal anti-gambling laws. Nelson Rose, a gaming [...]

Ray Rice Makes NJ Lawmakers Rethink Pre-Trial Intervention for Violent Offenders

September 12, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Recently, the Atlantic County Prosecutor allowed for Ray Rice to enter the pre-trial intervention (PTI) program. Amidst all of the scandal surrounding his assault charges, a South Jersey Assemblywoman suggested that NJ seriously reconsider whether it ought to allow people who commit violent acts to gain admission into PTI. State Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera raised the [...]

Justin Bieber Arrested on Assault Charges

September 5, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Justin Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collided with a mini-van in Canada last week, according to a police spokesman for CNN. The incident allegedly happened in Perth County, Ontario, the community where Mr. Bieber grew up as a child. Ontario Provincial Police spokesman Kees [...]

NJ Court of Appeals Vacates Contempt Ruling for Refusing to Remove Hat

August 27, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A New Jersey appellate court vacated a contempt finding against a man who refused to remove his knit ski cap in Egg Harbor City, N.J., municipal court for religious reasons. The court found that the adjudication of contempt—which carried a $50 fine—was procedurally defective since Egg Harbor City Municipal Court Judge William Cappuccio failed to [...]