First Life Sentence for Cyberstalking Leading to Murder

February 29, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Earlier this month, 70-year-old Lenore Matusiewicz was sentenced to life in prison. She is reportedly the first person in the United States to be convicted in a case of cyberstalking that led to the death of the victim. In NJ, this offense would full under NJSA 2C:33-4.1. Lenore, her husband Thomas (an ex-cop from South […]

NJ Law Allows Mental Health Care for Teens without Parental Consent

February 25, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Governor Chris Christie recently signed a bill that allows teens aged 16 and older to access mental health care treatment without the permission of a parent. New Jersey is the 17th state to pass such a law, but it is the first state where teenagers actually helped construct the law and advocated for it in […]

Wait Period for Expungement Gets Shortened in NJ

February 21, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Governor Chris Christie signed legislation last month which will shorten by half the wait period for expungement. The expungement process seals records of a person’s arrests, detention, or conviction if the expungement is approved by a judge. The new law shortens the wait period from 10 to five years for a criminal conviction  and from […]

When Aggressors File for Restraining Orders Against Victims

February 16, 2016 · by RLF Attorneys · in

In a recent decision, Judge Lawrence Jones held that the courts should not grant a restraining order to someone who provoked the defendant into committing a violent act. In R.C. v. R.W., the plaintiff suspected that his ex-girlfriend was seeing someone. He looked through her cellphone to confirm his suspicions and found multiple messages with […]