NJ Supreme Court Issues Major Ruling on Life Sentences for Juveniles

January 25, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled to overhaul the way judges sentence juveniles convicted of violent crimes. The decision, made on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, requires judges to factor in age and attendant characteristics before issuing life sentences. The ruling stemmed from appeals filed by two men who were both 17 when, in unrelated cases, […]

Woman Sues City for Not Serving Restraining Order Against Killer Ex

January 18, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

On July 27, 2012, Frederico Bruno used stolen keys to break into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend, Saydee Lee Figueroa. He entered the apartment and pushed her out of the third-story window while she held their three-month-old son, Damien, in her arms. The fall killed Damien and seriously injured Figueroa. A lawsuit filed by Figueroa […]

8 Things You Need to Know About NJ’s New Court System in 2017

January 11, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey rang in the New Year by implementing new criminal justice reforms aimed to guarantee a speedy trial to all those charged with crimes. The new rules also do away with the state’s bail system in favor of using software that helps judges determine whether an individual poses a flight risk or a danger […]

5 Charges You Absolutely Need A Lawyer to Fight

January 4, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

NorthJersey.com recently published an extensive expose about the controversial practices of New Jersey’s municipal court system. In particular, the article focused on how municipal courts throughout the state are designed to generate revenue, and how, as a result, residents can get trapped into paying hundreds of dollars in fines for minor offenses. The article paints […]

7 Surprising Facts About Those Who Shoplift

December 28, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The holidays may be over but the retail bonanza will continue through the end of the year, along with high rates of shoplifting attempts. Shoplifting defies a lot of criminal norms, including the fact that there is no standard profile for a shoplifter. Here are some surprising facts about those who commit the crime, according […]

Of Alcohol and Age Limits

December 21, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The holidays makes everyone a little extra merry. This weekend, many of us will undoubtedly enhance that merriment with a bit of alcohol. Some of us may also offer that merriment-enhancement to those friends and family members who may be a bit shy of the legal drinking age. Providing alcohol to a minor can have […]

Have Yourself a Merry Little Xanax

December 14, 2016 · by admin · in

The holidays mean spending time with family, and spending time with family can sometimes be stressful. Between backhanded compliments from your mother-in-law (“Oh, are you still doing that freelancing thing? I guess it’s good to have a hobby while you’re not working.”), Uncle Ira’s endless war stories, and Cousin Sydney bragging about his latest business […]