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 [...]

5 Common Misconceptions NJ Residents Might Believe About Criminal Law Cases

January 2, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

This guest post comes to us from The Cibula Law Firm in Redding, California.– There are numerous crime shows on TV these days but not all of them portray the law very accurately which leads to a lot of misconceptions among the general public. Criminal law is complex and difficult enough to understand without all [...]

New Jersey Pushes to Ease Expungement

December 26, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Many people make mistakes that warrant the involvement of our criminal justice system. A large tenet of this system is to rehabilitate those people so they learn from their mistakes and are better able to abide by society’s laws. Our justice system has a process in place where we formally forgive rehabilitated offenders for their [...]

NJ Courts to Take Post-Conviction Action into Account When Sentencing

December 17, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

There are two general concerns for any defendant facing prosecution:  (1) will I be found guilty, and, (2) if so, what will my punishment be. In New Jersey, as in many jurisdictions, there is often a delay between conviction and sentencing and the New Jersey Supreme Court has issued a new ruling that the defendant’s [...]

NJ Prosecutors Attempt to Change Law Requiring Warrant to Obtain Cell Phone Records

December 10, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Cell phones are a way of life for most Americans.  As such, a possible change as reported in the Asbury Park Press  to the privacy laws regarding these devices has the potential to affect many of us. Presently, in order to obtain cell phone records, our State Supreme Court requires police officers to first obtain [...]