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 […]

The Full Cost of a ‘Five-Finger Discount’

December 7, 2016 · by admin · in

For many, money is tight this holiday season. Sometimes, that can lead to the temptation to apply the old “five-finger discount” during a holiday shopping trip. Unfortunately, a little shoplifting can carry huge consequences. Under New Jersey law, there are six ways a person can commit the crime of shoplifting. Attempting to carry away or […]

5 Ways to Get Charged with a Weapons Offense in New Jersey

November 30, 2016 · by admin · in

New Jersey is arguably one of the strictest states for guns and is one of only a few states that does not guarantee its residents’ right to bear arms. It is notoriously difficult to obtain a permit for a weapon in New Jersey and it is very easy for individuals to have their rights revoked. […]