NJ Bill Expands DNA Testing for Criminals

July 23, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The New Jersey Legislature has recently passed a bill that expands the availability of DNA testing to all criminal defendants who say they were wrongfully convicted. Prior to this bill, only defendants who were incarcerated on a criminal offense could take advantage of  DNA testing at the cost of the state. New Jersey was one […]

NJ Courts Adopt New Formula for Setting Bail

July 7, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

According to a recent New York Times article, New Jersey and 20 other jurisdictions across the US will be adopting a new algorithm for setting bail. The new method, developed by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, calculates a defendant’s bail based on two given scores: one for their likelihood of committing a crime and […]

NJ Police Respond to Trend of Parents Shoplifting with Young Children

May 18, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

In response to a growing trend of women shoplifting with their young children in tow, NJ police have instituted a new policy of reporting cases to Child Protection and Permanency, a state agency with the power to remove children from harmful family situations. This new policy comes in the wake of two separate instances of […]

The Battered Child Syndrome Defense in New Jersey

February 16, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

As recently reported, there is currently a case being heard in our courts involving the tragic case of a son, John Mahoney, who shot and killed his father, Jerry Mahoney, a 49 year old veteran of the police department. John, 19 at the time of the incident, is claiming self defense – specifically battered child syndrome. […]

Obama Supports Booker’s Call to Reform Criminal Justice System

January 23, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

President Obama, in his State of the Union address, included a call for the overhaul of the nation’s criminal justice system. As reported on NJ.com, this issue has been a focus of New Jersey’s Senator Cory Booker. The president intends to work with both sides of the aisle to allow for alternatives to incarceration of […]

New Jersey Cracking Down on Drug Dealers

January 16, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Two drug operations took place in New Jersey recently. These operations managed to take down two substantial sources of illicit drugs. Police Seize 21 Kilos of Cocaine Two men plead guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, both of whom were sentenced to ten years in state prison, which includes 3 years of […]

NJ Appeals Court Rules Pot Use Not Enough to Remove Child from Home

January 9, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

As recently reported, a NJ Appeals court has ruled that the use of marijuana, in and of itself, is not sufficient to warrant the removal of a child from a home. The ruling was handed down after a ruling on the case of “RW,” an 18 year old mother. RW was arrested for a parole […]