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 […]

New Jersey Dash Cam Law Struck Down

May 15, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A New Jersey law requiring police cars to be outfitted with dashboard cameras has been invalidated on the grounds that it would be unconstitutionally expensive for local governments. The dash cam law was first enacted in 2014. It was sponsored by a New Jersey assemblyman who was arrested for a DUI and used evidence from […]

Hunterdone Healthcare Funds Heroin Antidote

May 9, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Hunterdon Healthcare, a local New Jersey hospital, has donated $3,800 to supply Hunterdon County law enforcement officials with Naloxone. Naloxone is a medication that temporarily blocks the effects of heroin and other opiates so that an overdose victim can be kept alive long enough to be taken to a hospital and treated. Hunterdon Healthcare donated […]

Assemblyman Bramnick Proposes Changes to Strict New Jersey Bullying Laws

May 7, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey assemblyman Jon Bramnick plans to submit legislation requiring schools to immediately notify parents if their child is accused of bullying. The state has some of the toughest anti-bullying laws in the nation, many of which were put into place after the death of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi in 2010. Under New Jersey […]

Controversial New Bill Would Lower NJ Drinking Age to 18

May 5, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll has submitted a bill to New Jersey’s Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee that, if passed, would lower New Jersey’s drinking age from 21 to 18.  Carroll calls the proposed change common sense, reasoning that a person old enough to serve in the military is old enough to have an alcoholic […]

New Bill Would Include Women’s Health in NJ Medical Marijuana Law

April 26, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A recently submitted New Jersey bill aims to add dysmenorrhea to the list of conditions covered under the state’s medical marijuana laws. Advocates of the bill argue that conventional medications don’t fully treat the symptoms of severe dysmenorrhea, a condition that causes a woman’s uterine muscles to contract repeatedly, causing pain and other side effects. […]

NJ Supreme Court Approves Roving Wiretaps

March 30, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

According to a recent ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court, police can tap additional cell phones without a new warrant when a suspect “deliberately switches phones to avoid surveillance.” The court held that New Jersey’s Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act allows officers to switch which phones are monitored during an ongoing wiretap investigation, […]