US Justice Department Launches Study of Racial Bias in Law Enforcement

November 14, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The United States Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities. The team is expected to recommend strategies to address the problem nationally. Former Attorney General Eric Holder initiated the program prior to leaving office, noting that the Michael Brown case in [...]

New Jersey to Limit When Defendants May Invoke Spousal Privilege

November 5, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The New Jersey Legislature is expected to limit when a criminal defendant will be allowed to invoke a special privilege barring communications between spouses from being admissible as evidence in court. Recently, Senator Nicholas Scutari introduced a bill that would create a crime-fraud exception to the marital communications privilege. This exception is precisely what the [...]

How to Avoid Tickets While Vacationing in Florida

October 30, 2014 · by admin · in

Orlando and its surrounding metropolitan area are constantly bustling with local industry, government and, above all, tourism. As such, traffic violations abound and traffic patrols are always vigilant for erratic and reckless drivers. As tourists it isn’t unlikely that undue attention falls on you and there are certain things you should know about Florida driving [...]

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 [...]