NJ Courts Leverage Technology to Reduce Jail Time

July 27, 2016 · by admin · in

New technology currently being developed by the New Jersey Courts is expected to keep offenders out of prison – at least until their case is heard. The software will compile information to create risk profiles of alleged criminals so judges can quickly and accurately determine which ones are safe to release back into the community. […]

Should New Jersey Make Declawing Illegal?

July 4, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey lawmakers recently introduced Bill A3899, legislation that would make it illegal to declaw a pet. Declawing, which is performed mostly on cats, is a controversial topic among pet owners and veterinarians alike. Some vets simply won’t do it, while others feel the procedure can be performed humanely. Either way, the practice is quite […]

Atlantic City Considers Legalizing Marijuana

June 27, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

As Atlantic City’s financial woes continue, one New Jersey Assemblyman has floated the idea of legalizing marijuana as a possible solution to the crumbling tourist spot’s issues. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer) has introduced a bill that, if passed, would place a question on the ballot asking voters to permit the commercial cultivation, sale, and consumption […]

NJ Bill Would Require People to Pay for Grocery Bags

June 17, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A new bill currently under consideration by the New Jersey State Legislature would require grocery shoppers to pay for paper and plastic bags. The bill, which is slated to go into effect on June 1, 2017, would add a five cent charge to every plastic or paper bag used by shoppers to carry their purchases. […]

Proposed Bill Would Create Animal-Abuse Registry for NJ

June 16, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A new bill pending in the New Jersey State Legislature would create an animal abuse registry in New Jersey. This would require individuals who are criminally convicted and/or found civilly liable for acts of animal cruelty to add their names to a publicly accessible database. Around 5,000 incidents of animal cruelty are reported to the […]

New Jersey Criminalizes Upskirting

May 22, 2016 · by Dan · in

A new law has been signed in New Jersey that makes upskirting punishable as a crime. In addition to upskirting, defined as the act of taking a picture or video up a woman’s skirt, the new law also makes it illegal to photograph or record any clothed area if the individual has not consented and […]

Proposed Legislation to Decriminalize Smoking in Banned Public Places

May 20, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A bill has been passed by the New Jersey Senate that, if also passed by the New Jersey Assembly, would decriminalize smoking in public places where it has been banned. Currently, smoking in a banned place in New Jersey constitutes a disorderly persons offense and those who violate the law face fines, the possibility of […]