NJ Supreme Court Issues Major Ruling on Life Sentences for Juveniles

January 25, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled to overhaul the way judges sentence juveniles convicted of violent crimes. The decision, made on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, requires judges to factor in age and attendant characteristics before issuing life sentences. The ruling stemmed from appeals filed by two men who were both 17 when, in unrelated cases, […]

Woman Sues City for Not Serving Restraining Order Against Killer Ex

January 18, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

On July 27, 2012, Frederico Bruno used stolen keys to break into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend, Saydee Lee Figueroa. He entered the apartment and pushed her out of the third-story window while she held their three-month-old son, Damien, in her arms. The fall killed Damien and seriously injured Figueroa. A lawsuit filed by Figueroa […]

8 Things You Need to Know About NJ’s New Court System in 2017

January 11, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey rang in the New Year by implementing new criminal justice reforms aimed to guarantee a speedy trial to all those charged with crimes. The new rules also do away with the state’s bail system in favor of using software that helps judges determine whether an individual poses a flight risk or a danger […]

5 Charges You Absolutely Need A Lawyer to Fight

January 4, 2017 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

NorthJersey.com recently published an extensive expose about the controversial practices of New Jersey’s municipal court system. In particular, the article focused on how municipal courts throughout the state are designed to generate revenue, and how, as a result, residents can get trapped into paying hundreds of dollars in fines for minor offenses. The article paints […]