New Jersey Extends Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) to Municipal Courts

November 11, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

On September 6th, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill establishing a conditional dismissal program for cases concerning disorderly person offenses under municipal court jurisdiction. The new law, which creates a municipal version of Pre-Trial Intervention, will take effect January 4, 2014. Previously, such interventions were only available for cases adjudicated at the Superior Court [...]

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Caught With Fireworks in New Jersey (N.J.S.A. 21:3-2)

July 5, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

As you gear up for your Fourth of July barbeque or family get-together, it is worth remembering that possessing fireworks or firecrackers in New Jersey is illegal and can be quite dangerous. There are many types of fireworks people use: aerial repeaters (“cakes”), “artillery shells”, “festival balls”, aerial display tubes, firecrackers, fountains, ground spinners, mines, [...]

New DNA Tagging Technology Helps Catch Criminals

July 1, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

For years DNA tagging has been used by law enforcement on objects found at crime scenes throughout the United States and United Kingdom. However, it is now being used on actual people.  In Stony Brook, New York, Applied DNA Sciences developed technology that has been called “DNA Fog.” The device fills a room with smoke in [...]

Federal Law Requires Healthier Snacks in Schools

June 28, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Say goodbye to school vending machines filled with cheese doodles, potato chips, cookies, and candy. Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture launched its new “Smart Snacks in School” campaign. These nutrition standards represent the first nutritional overhaul of school snacks in over 30 years. According to the new rules, school foods must contain at least [...]

Mug Shot Website Takes Advantage of People With Criminal Charges

June 27, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Christopher Jones thought his arrest was behind him. After all, it was 7 years ago and the case was dropped by the prosecution. However, Chris was in for a rude awakening after he visited mugshots.com. Chris found himself face-to-face with his 2006 mug-shot and a host of information available for anyone with an Internet connection to [...]

Newark Man Robbed Of Marijuana

April 3, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Last week a man in Newark, NJ was brutally beaten and robbed however the assailants did not steal the man’s jewelry or money but rather took his marijuana.  The interesting part is that the man who was robbed called the police and reported the incident and was found by the police to be in possession [...]

Should I Hire a Private Attorney? … Or Use the Public Defender?

March 28, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

If you’re in desperate need of legal representation you may feel like running to the nearest lawyer that you can find.  Decisions like these that are made under stress can often not be wise ones.  It is imperative to understand the differences between the different types of legal representatives that are available for you and [...]