Failing to Wear Your Seat Belt Can Be a Crime in NJ

August 27, 2012 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

According to a recent NJ case, failing to wear seat belts can support a criminal conviction if it is accompanied by aggravating factors. The technical way of putting this unprecedented result is that the Appellate Division found that a violation of the Passenger Automobile Seat Belt Usage Act of 1984 (which makes wearing seat belts […]

Supreme Court Upholds Decal Requirement for Young Drivers

August 17, 2012 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A controversial law that took effect in May 2010 was recently upheld by the New Jersey Supreme Court. The law requires drivers under the age of 21 to display reflective decals on the upper left corner of their license plates. The decals signal to police officers and to other motorists that the driver of the […]

What are Miranda Rights?

August 13, 2012 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Most of us saw enough television to know the term Miranda rights. Some of us can even recite them from memory. However, how many of us really know what they mean? The following information is designed to help you better understand what your Miranda rights really entail.   The Language Used Our Miranda rights come […]

NJ to Focus on Rehabilitation Instead of Incarceration

August 7, 2012 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Governor Christie recently signed into law a bill that dramatically changes the way New Jersey’s criminal justice system deals with drug users and drug-related crimes. Under the new legislation, the focus will be more on prevention and rehabilitation than punishment. The new law expands eligibility for New Jersey’s drug court program and requires non-violent, drug-dependent […]

Former NJ Community College President Pleads Guilty to Array of Charges

August 1, 2012 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Peter Burnham, former Brookdale Community College President, recently appeared in New Jersey criminal court for abusing his power as head of the county college. As per a plea agreement that he worked out with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Burnham pled guilty before Judge Thomas F. Scully to two counts of official misconduct and one […]