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 […]

Should New Jersey Make Declawing Illegal?

July 4, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey lawmakers recently introduced Bill A3899, legislation that would make it illegal to declaw a pet. Declawing, which is performed mostly on cats, is a controversial topic among pet owners and veterinarians alike. Some vets simply won’t do it, while others feel the procedure can be performed humanely. Either way, the practice is quite […]

Atlantic City Considers Legalizing Marijuana

June 27, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

As Atlantic City’s financial woes continue, one New Jersey Assemblyman has floated the idea of legalizing marijuana as a possible solution to the crumbling tourist spot’s issues. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer) has introduced a bill that, if passed, would place a question on the ballot asking voters to permit the commercial cultivation, sale, and consumption […]

NJ Bill Would Require People to Pay for Grocery Bags

June 17, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A new bill currently under consideration by the New Jersey State Legislature would require grocery shoppers to pay for paper and plastic bags. The bill, which is slated to go into effect on June 1, 2017, would add a five cent charge to every plastic or paper bag used by shoppers to carry their purchases. […]

Proposed Bill Would Create Animal-Abuse Registry for NJ

June 16, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A new bill pending in the New Jersey State Legislature would create an animal abuse registry in New Jersey. This would require individuals who are criminally convicted and/or found civilly liable for acts of animal cruelty to add their names to a publicly accessible database. Around 5,000 incidents of animal cruelty are reported to the […]