Wait Period for Expungement Gets Shortened in NJ

February 21, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Governor Chris Christie signed legislation last month which will shorten by half the wait period for expungement. The expungement process seals records of a person’s arrests, detention, or conviction if the expungement is approved by a judge. The new law shortens the wait period from 10 to five years for a criminal conviction  and from […]

NJ Bill Would Have Raised Smoking Age to 21

January 21, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey could have been the second state to raise the smoking age to 21. The state legislature passed a bill that would fine retailers up to $1,000 if they sold cigarettes or e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21, though the bill would not have punished the underage smokers themselves. However, Governor Chris […]

NJ Commission Seeks to Loosen Gun Control Laws

January 11, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey has a reputation for strict gun laws. In 2013, the state was ranked as third strictest for firearm laws and fifth lowest for deaths related to gun violence. However, the state’s reputation may be shifting due to recent decisions by the Firearm Purchase and Permitting Study Commission, which was founded by Governor Christie. […]

Former NY Giants Player Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

December 24, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress pled guilty to tax evasion earlier this month for failing to pay $46,000 in taxes in 2013. He filed his 2013 income tax return with the New Jersey Division of Taxation, but the electronic payment did not go through. The Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services notified […]

New Jersey Passes Law Allowing Medical Marijuana in Schools

December 9, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey has passed a law that allows parents to give medical marijuana to sick or disabled children at school, the first law of its kind to be passed in the U.S. The change was inspired by 16-year-old Genny Barbour, who was diagnosed with severe autism and epilepsy. Her doctor recommended she take 4 doses […]

NJ Lawmakers Propose New Law for Selling Smart Guns

November 12, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Smart guns are technologically advanced weapons that can only be fired by their owners. They are designed to recognize fingerprints or specific handgrips and can also interact wirelessly, unlocking if the owner wears something like a special ring or watch. However, there are doubts about the high cost of the technology as well as its […]

De Blasio Announces Plans to Reform NYC Cash-Bail System

October 29, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced an initiative to replace the cash-based bail system currently in place in New York City. The purpose for setting bail is to ensure that the accused will come back to court when scheduled.  However, according to de Blasio, there is no research to support the idea that bail is […]