Q & A: What to Do When Confronted by Police

June 12, 2012 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Q: Do I have to talk to the police if they stop me? A: No. If you get stopped on the street or in your car, you are under no legal obligation to talk to them. However, if you do not, at a minimum, verbally acknowledge their presence and act courteously, you will be shooting […]

NJ Threatens Criminal Charges for Unbuckled Pets

June 11, 2012 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

According to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, New Jersey drivers who fail to buckle up their cat or dog could face criminal charges as well as fines totaling up to $1,000. State officials are working in tandem with the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in order to enforce laws […]

NJ Senate Votes to Give Drug Offenders Second Chance

June 4, 2012 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

By a vote of 33-2, the New Jersey senate recently approved a measure that would make more drug offenders eligible for substance abuse programs. The bill is designed to allow for drug addicts to truly get the help they need instead of being put behind bars and treated like convicted felons. NJ Senator Ray Lesniak, […]

Children of Deceased NJ Father Not Entitled to Social Security Benefits

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In a landmark ruling, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held that children conceived with a dead father’s frozen sperm are not entitled to Social Security benefits if they were not eligible to inherit property from him under state law. This outcome has the potential to reshape the way in which society views Social Security […]

18-Year-Old Killed By NY Police for Possessing Marijuana

May 24, 2012 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Being caught with drugs is very serious and carries with it the possibility of serious jail time, depending on how much is in your possession and whether you were trafficking in it. Sometimes, unfortunately, the punishment does not always fit the crime. Recently, an 18-year-old and resident of New York was shot in the chest […]

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Gains Ground in NJ

May 23, 2012 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Recently, the New Jersey Assembly voted to forward a bill to the full legislative chamber that would decriminalize possession of up to one half of an ounce of marijuana. The bill is advancing with bipartisan support and has the potential to reshape the landscape of drug-related offenses in New Jersey. Currently, if you are caught […]

Offering a False Instrument and Immigration

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Many people who enter the United States from other countries try to obtain licenses. However, when they do, many put down on the application a different name or address in order to avoid having their true identity and legal status identified. They believe that lying about their name or address is far better than being […]