New Jersey’s Worst Roads, Ranked

May 11, 2017 · by admin · in

New Jersey drivers have a bit of a reputation for aggressiveness and poor judgment, but Jerseyans aren’t nearly as frightening as some of the roads they are forced to drive on. NJ.com recently compiled a list of some of the worst roads in the state. The list is not based on the number of accidents, […]

NJ Aims to Limit Opioid Addiction with New Legislation

April 6, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey has taken a big step toward curbing opioid addiction in the state. On February 15, Governor Chris Christie signed legislation limiting initial opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply. The bill was signed just minutes after the Assembly approved the measure. Limiting the number of doses available with a first-time prescription serves several purposes. […]

When a Fender Bender Becomes Insurance Fraud

March 30, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Minor accidents happen. When the damage is minimal or superficial, people sometimes try to settle the matter without getting the police or insurance companies involved. Other times, people go the opposite route — they file the claim, collect the money,  and then choose not to fix the car. After all, if it’s just a messed-up […]

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 […]