NJ Court Holds Medical Marijuana Act Doesn’t Preclude Police Searches

September 17, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Since 2010, New Jersey has run a medical marijuana program, but the drug has not been legalized for everyone in the state.  A New Jersey appellate court recently ruled that even though medical marijuana has been legalized, police may still search people or their property without a warrant when they detect the smell of marijuana. […]

Leaving Child Alone in Car Not Always Abuse, NJ Supreme Court Rules

September 11, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A woman found to have neglected her 19-month-old daughter by leaving the child in a car while she went shopping  will get another chance to argue her case. Last week, the NJ Supreme Court reversed an appeals court ruling that found the woman guilty of child endangerment, saying simply leaving a child alone in a […]

New NJ Car Seat Law Now in Effect: What You Need to Know

September 9, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

In March 2015, Governor Chris Christie signed legislation imposing more stringent regulations on car seat use in New Jersey. The revisions, which took effect on September 1st, will adhere to recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics on car seat safety. “In New Jersey we have not updated our child seat safety laws in more […]

NJ Insurance Bill Adds Criminal Penalties for Auto Premium Evaders

August 31, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

There is a growing problem in New Jersey with drivers who lie about where they garage or who drive their vehicles in other states to save on auto premiums. In May 2015, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill making it a crime for drivers to falsely register vehicles in other states. With the passage of […]

The Real Reason NJ Should Allow Self-Serve Gas: Not What You Think

August 25, 2015 · by admin · in

There’s been much ado about possibly repealing New Jersey’s long-standing ban on self-service gas stations. Some legislators claim that allowing NJ drivers to pump their own gas could save up to 10 cents per gallon, which could help offset the 23-cents-per-gallon increase lawmakers are considering to fund road repair projects. It sounds like a decent […]

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 […]