When a Fender Bender Becomes Insurance Fraud

March 30, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Minor accidents happen. When the damage is minimal or superficial, people sometimes try to settle the matter without getting the police or insurance companies involved. Other times, people go the opposite route — they file the claim, collect the money,  and then choose not to fix the car. After all, if it’s just a messed-up […]

Beyond Cyberbullying: Other Charges You Could Face for Online Harassment

March 22, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

It’s okay if you get into the occasional flame war on Twitter or Reddit. However, if you let your passions get the better of you, you run the risk of getting charged with cyberbullying. New Jersey defines cyberbullying (sometimes called cyber harassment) as any online communication that intentionally harasses or threatens another person. Cyberbullying is […]

Can You Get Arrested for Stealing Office Supplies?

March 15, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Plenty of us do it – one study even found that one in 10 U.S. workers doesn’t see it as wrong. After all, what does a roll of Scotch tape, some pens, and a stack of Post-It note pads really cost your company? It seems like a victimless crime; can you really get arrested for […]

Feigning Credit Card Fraud is Credit Card Fraud

March 8, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Nobody likes paying bills. If your credit card bill seems higher than expected and you find a fraudulent charge, rest assured you can call the credit card company and dispute it. Federal law ensures that credit card companies will side with you unless there is evidence that the charge was in fact legitimate. What would […]

How to Avoid Spending Spring Break in Prison

March 1, 2017 · by admin · in

Ah, Spring Break! This time-honored college tradition offers a much-needed break from studying. It’s a great opportunity for kids to kick back and party — including, in many cases, a lot of drinking. Given the age of most college kids, it’s also an opportunity to break in a fake, stolen, or borrowed ID. (I’m looking […]

New Law Helps Defendants Found Not Guilty Clear Their Name

February 22, 2017 · by admin · in

Governor Chris Christie signed a new bill on Friday, February 13 that helps those acquitted of charges clear their names. Bill A1945 requires prosecutors to update or take down public statements about defendants who are found not guilty. In such cases, the state’s attorney general and county prosecutors must scrub their websites of “any press […]

Court Ruling Makes it Easier for Police to View Private Twitter Messages

February 15, 2017 · by admin · in

New Jersey police do not need a wiretap warrant to view private messages sent on Twitter, an appeals court found earlier this month. On February 3, 2017, a three-judge panel ruled in favor of Essex County prosecutors who attempted to access video posts from two Twitter profiles. The crux of the case was an argument […]