The Real Reason NJ Should Allow Self-Serve Gas: Not What You Think

August 25, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

There’s been much ado about possibly repealing New Jersey’s long-standing ban on self-service gas stations. Some legislators claim that allowing NJ drivers to pump their own gas could save up to 10 cents per gallon, which could help offset the 23-cents-per-gallon increase lawmakers are considering to fund road repair projects. It sounds like a decent […]

NJ Cat Killer May be at it Again

August 10, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Animal lovers in Dover, Delaware should be wary. A former New Jersey resident convicted of killing 19 cats may be up to his old tricks. Anthony Appolonia, formerly of Aberdeen, NJ, was sentenced to five years in prison in 2008 for torturing and killing 19 cats. He would respond to ads on Craigslist or in […]

NJ Supreme Court: Pulling Over Drivers for Use of High Beams Unconstitutional

August 5, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Driving with your high beams on is not justification for police to pull you over, ruled the New Jersey Supreme Court. On July 20, the court decided unanimously that such traffic stops are unconstitutional. The ruling is the result of a case stemming from an incident in November 2013. Essex County police officer David Cohen […]

NJ Bans Smoking on Public Lands, But Not Parks and Beaches

August 2, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Gov. Chris Christie issued a conditional veto to a bill that would have banned smoking at all public parks, beaches, and other outdoor sites. Christie’s veto leaves intact the ban on state-owned property, but leaves it up to counties and local communities to decide whether or not to allow smoking in their public spaces. Christie […]

NJ Courts Rolls Out New Technology to Reduce Jail Time

July 28, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New technology being developed by New Jersey Courts is expected to keep offenders out of prison – at least until their case is heard. Bergan and Passaic Counties began piloting the program earlier this year and a statewide implementation is targeted for January 2017. The new software will compile information to create risk profiles of […]

NJ Senate Bill Cracks Down on Puppy Mills

July 27, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey legislators are taking a big step toward ending puppy mills. The state Senate approved a bill in the first week of July that would require pet stores to only sell cats and dogs brought in from shelters. The bill passed by a vote of 27-8 and will head to the Assembly for debate. […]

NJ Woman Faces Jail for 30-Year-Old Crime

July 19, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

After three decades of slipping through the fingers of the legal system, an Elizabeth, N.J. woman is finally facing the consequences of her past. On July 17, Nelly Rincon-Rodriguez, 54, was ordered by a Superior Court judge in Salem, MA to begin serving a one-year sentence for possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to […]