NJ Supreme Court Limits Criminal Record Expungement

August 24, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The NJ Supreme Court has placed further restrictions on who may have their criminal records expunged.  On August 10th, the court held that individuals with more than one conviction cannot have their records expunged, even if the crimes occurred within a short period of time and were disposed of in a single plea. Only those […]

NJ Bill Protects ID Theft Victims from Debt Collectors

August 17, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Identify theft is expected to soon surpass traditional theft as the leading form of property crime in the United States. 7.5 percent of households reported some type of identity theft in 2014 and there have been numerous recent stories of attempts to hack into major retailers to steal credit card numbers by the thousands. Some […]

Body Cameras Coming to NJ State Police

July 30, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

By early 2016, all New Jersey State Troopers will be equipped with body cameras for recording interactions with the public. Governor Chris Christie has allocated $1.5 million of the State Police’s budget for recording devices and state officials have announced an additional $2.5 million in grants to help with purchasing costs. Once cameras are fully […]

NJ Bill Expands DNA Testing for Criminals

July 23, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The New Jersey Legislature has recently passed a bill that expands the availability of DNA testing to all criminal defendants who say they were wrongfully convicted. Prior to this bill, only defendants who were incarcerated on a criminal offense could take advantage of  DNA testing at the cost of the state. New Jersey was one […]

Amber Alert System Stirs Controversy In New Jersey

July 8, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Earlier this week, nine-month-old William Merino Jr. was abducted by his father, 26-year-old William Merino, at knifepoint. An Amber alert was issued and then later canceled when the child was found safe and sound, sitting on a bench with his father in New Brunswick, NJ. Merino was charged with kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a […]

NJ Courts Adopt New Formula for Setting Bail

July 7, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

According to a recent New York Times article, New Jersey and 20 other jurisdictions across the US will be adopting a new algorithm for setting bail. The new method, developed by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, calculates a defendant’s bail based on two given scores: one for their likelihood of committing a crime and […]

NJ Police Announce New Body Camera Pilot Programs

June 28, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

According to a Police Executive Research Forum survey, a quarter of police departments nationwide are using body-worn cameras. Recently, select Monmouth and Bergen County precincts have announced that they will initiate pilot programs equipping police officers with body camera technology in New Jersey. Officers in the pilot program will wear the weatherproof cameras to record […]