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 [...]

What an NYC Marijuana Citation Means for New Jersey Residents

December 4, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New York is the city that never sleeps and attracts many New Jersey residents on a daily basis.  We make the short trip over for both employment and recreation. For some, that recreation includes marijuana use. It is therefore important for us to be aware of a change in policy towards the enforcement of marijuana [...]

NJ Set to Clarify How to Handle Out-of-State Gun Permits and Licenses

November 24, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Previously, we blogged about a woman facing prison time after bringing a gun she legally owned in PA into NJ. Recently, new updates surrounding her case have emerged. The Press of Atlantic City reported that Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain told a judge that he is considering whether it would be appropriate to let Shaneen [...]

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 [...]