NJ Sheriff’s Office Arrests 133 for Delinquent Child Support Payments

March 13, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A recent sweep in New Jersey led to the apprehension of more than 100 parents who had failed to pay child support. The state-wide sweep was conducted by the local sheriffs in conjunction with the NJ Division of Criminal Justice, Trenton Police Department, and the US Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. The sweep […]

First Life Sentence for Cyberstalking Leading to Murder

February 29, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Earlier this month, 70-year-old Lenore Matusiewicz was sentenced to life in prison. She is reportedly the first person in the United States to be convicted in a case of cyberstalking that led to the death of the victim. In NJ, this offense would full under NJSA 2C:33-4.1. Lenore, her husband Thomas (an ex-cop from South […]

NJ Law Allows Mental Health Care for Teens without Parental Consent

February 25, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Governor Chris Christie recently signed a bill that allows teens aged 16 and older to access mental health care treatment without the permission of a parent. New Jersey is the 17th state to pass such a law, but it is the first state where teenagers actually helped construct the law and advocated for it in […]

Wait Period for Expungement Gets Shortened in NJ

February 21, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Governor Chris Christie signed legislation last month which will shorten by half the wait period for expungement. The expungement process seals records of a person’s arrests, detention, or conviction if the expungement is approved by a judge. The new law shortens the wait period from 10 to five years for a criminal conviction  and from […]

NJ Bill Would Have Raised Smoking Age to 21

January 21, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey could have been the second state to raise the smoking age to 21. The state legislature passed a bill that would fine retailers up to $1,000 if they sold cigarettes or e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21, though the bill would not have punished the underage smokers themselves. However, Governor Chris […]

New Jersey Passes Law Allowing Medical Marijuana in Schools

December 9, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey has passed a law that allows parents to give medical marijuana to sick or disabled children at school, the first law of its kind to be passed in the U.S. The change was inspired by 16-year-old Genny Barbour, who was diagnosed with severe autism and epilepsy. Her doctor recommended she take 4 doses […]

NJ Lawmakers Propose New Law for Selling Smart Guns

November 12, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Smart guns are technologically advanced weapons that can only be fired by their owners. They are designed to recognize fingerprints or specific handgrips and can also interact wirelessly, unlocking if the owner wears something like a special ring or watch. However, there are doubts about the high cost of the technology as well as its […]