Body Cameras Coming to NJ State Police

July 30, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

By early 2016, all New Jersey State Troopers will be equipped with body cameras for recording interactions with the public. Governor Chris Christie has allocated $1.5 million of the State Police’s budget for recording devices and state officials have announced an additional $2.5 million in grants to help with purchasing costs. Once cameras are fully […]

NJ Bill Expands DNA Testing for Criminals

July 23, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The New Jersey Legislature has recently passed a bill that expands the availability of DNA testing to all criminal defendants who say they were wrongfully convicted. Prior to this bill, only defendants who were incarcerated on a criminal offense could take advantage of  DNA testing at the cost of the state. New Jersey was one […]

NJ Bill to Protect Sexual Assault Victims Goes to Governor Christie for Approval

July 21, 2015 · by RLF Attorneys · in

The Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act 2015 has unanimously passed both houses of the New Jersey legislature and is currently awaiting approval by Governor Christie. The bill, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Gabriela Mosquera, John McKeon, Daniel Benson, and Shavonda Sumter, would make restraining orders more accessible to victims of sexual assault. Currently, […]

Amber Alert System Stirs Controversy In New Jersey

July 8, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Earlier this week, nine-month-old William Merino Jr. was abducted by his father, 26-year-old William Merino, at knifepoint. An Amber alert was issued and then later canceled when the child was found safe and sound, sitting on a bench with his father in New Brunswick, NJ. Merino was charged with kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a […]

NJ Courts Adopt New Formula for Setting Bail

July 7, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

According to a recent New York Times article, New Jersey and 20 other jurisdictions across the US will be adopting a new algorithm for setting bail. The new method, developed by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, calculates a defendant’s bail based on two given scores: one for their likelihood of committing a crime and […]