How to Avoid Spending Spring Break in Prison

March 1, 2017 · by admin · in

Ah, Spring Break! This time-honored college tradition offers a much-needed break from studying. It’s a great opportunity for kids to kick back and party — including, in many cases, a lot of drinking. Given the age of most college kids, it’s also an opportunity to break in a fake, stolen, or borrowed ID. (I’m looking […]

New Law Helps Defendants Found Not Guilty Clear Their Name

February 22, 2017 · by admin · in

Governor Chris Christie signed a new bill on Friday, February 13 that helps those acquitted of charges clear their names. Bill A1945 requires prosecutors to update or take down public statements about defendants who are found not guilty. In such cases, the state’s attorney general and county prosecutors must scrub their websites of “any press […]

Court Ruling Makes it Easier for Police to View Private Twitter Messages

February 15, 2017 · by admin · in

New Jersey police do not need a wiretap warrant to view private messages sent on Twitter, an appeals court found earlier this month. On February 3, 2017, a three-judge panel ruled in favor of Essex County prosecutors who attempted to access video posts from two Twitter profiles. The crux of the case was an argument […]

NJ Senate Passes Bill to Overhaul Parole Process

February 1, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Lawmakers in New Jersey are moving forward with a proposed bill that would allow individuals convicted of minor crimes to be given earlier parole dates if they meet certain requirements. The bill has passed the Senate and is now awaiting a vote in an Assembly committee. Sen. Raymond Lesniak, D-Hudson, who sponsored the bill, said […]

Woman Sues City for Not Serving Restraining Order Against Killer Ex

January 18, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

On July 27, 2012, Frederico Bruno used stolen keys to break into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend, Saydee Lee Figueroa. He entered the apartment and pushed her out of the third-story window while she held their three-month-old son, Damien, in her arms. The fall killed Damien and seriously injured Figueroa. A lawsuit filed by Figueroa […]

NJ Senate Bill Cracks Down on Puppy Mills

July 27, 2016 · by admin · in

New Jersey legislators are taking a big step toward ending puppy mills. The state Senate approved a bill in the first week of July that would require pet stores to only sell cats and dogs brought in from shelters. The bill passed by a vote of 27-8 and will head to the Assembly for debate. […]

NJ Woman Faces Jail for 30-Year-Old Crime

July 19, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

After three decades of slipping through the fingers of the legal system, an Elizabeth, N.J. woman is finally facing the consequences of her past. On July 17, Nelly Rincon-Rodriguez, 54, was ordered by a Superior Court judge in Salem, MA to begin serving a one-year sentence for possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to […]