Blog

Is Bail Reform Coming to Municipal Court?

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on July 31, 2018

Beginning in 2017, New Jersey all but eliminated cash bail for those arrested for crimes prosecuted in Superior Court.  Under Bail Reform, those arrested for crimes remain in pre-trial detention based on an assessment of the  danger they pose to the community and the risk that they will show up for court, rather than the…

Read Full Article icon-forward

New Jersey Suspends Prosecution of Marijuana Cases

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on July 24, 2018

On July 24, 2018, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that effective immediately, all marijuana cases pending in municipal courts statewide have been adjourned until September 4, 2018. Possession of any amount of marijuana is illegal in New Jersey.  Possession of small amounts of marijuana, less than 50 grams, are prosecuted in municipal courts…

Read Full Article icon-forward

Federal Ruling Declares it Unconstitutional to Suspended Driver's License of People Too Poor to Pay Fines

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on July 16, 2018

FEDERAL JUDGE IN TENNESSEE DECLARES LICENSE SUSPENSIONS FOR PEOPLE TOO POOR TO PAY FINES UNCONSTITUTIONAL On July 2, 2018, Judge Aleta Trauger, a United States District Judge, ruled Tennessee’s systemic use of driver’s license suspensions as a tool to collect fines unconstitutional.  It’s about time. James Thomas was approximately forty-three (43) years old and suffered…

Read Full Article icon-forward

Attorney STEPHEN J. BODNAR joins DANIEL M. ROSENBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on June 27, 2018

In May, 2018, Daniel M. Rosenberg & Associates added to its team of diligent, compassionate and aggressive criminal defense attorneys. Retiring from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office with over 20 years’ experience prosecuting cases, Stephen Bodnar adds to the Firm’s already experienced team of seasoned and aggressive trial attorneys.  As an Assistant County Prosecutor, Steve served…

Read Full Article icon-forward

NEW CASE PERMITS RELIEF FROM MEGAN’S LAW FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on May 17, 2018

NEW CASE PERMITS RELIEF FROM MEGAN’S LAW FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS Most people view “Megan’s Law” as an umbrella term, but it classically refers to two (2) restrictions: First, there is “Registration and Notification of Release of Certain Offenders,” which generally requires individuals convicted of certain sexual offenses to be classified and registered with the State. …

Read Full Article icon-forward

NEW CASE PERMITS WEEKEND SENTENCES FOR DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on April 18, 2018

On April 12, 2018, the New Jersey Appellate Division issued a decision that dramatically alters the sentencing provisions of N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26, Operating a Motor Vehicle During Period of License Suspension (Fourth Degree). Ordinarily, driving while a license is suspended is a motor vehicle ticket, albeit one of the more serious tickets in New Jersey.  However,…

Read Full Article icon-forward

Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey

Posted by Nathan Mammarella on April 9, 2018

The Department of Justice’s approach to prosecuting state marijuana cases was abruptly changed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Jan. 4, 2018. Up until then, the Department of Justice’s official policy was to focus on marijuana law enforcement on organizations that: sell to children engage in violence sell illegally under state law However, in Sessions’…

Read Full Article icon-forward

Easier Criminal Record Expungements in NJ

Posted by Nathan Mammarella on January 5, 2018

New law changes in NJ will make it easier for a petitioner to have their record expunged. This new law takes effect on October 1, 2018.

Read Full Article icon-forward

Possible Outcomes for Criminal Defense Cases in New Jersey

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on October 26, 2017

New Jersey does not have “Felonies” or “Misdemeanors”. Rather, New Jersey characterizes its criminal conduct as “Crimes” (Felonies) and “Offenses” (misdemeanors). Criminal charges are heard in the Superior Court, Law Division and are more serious than non-criminal charges, which are heard in the Municipal Court where the offense occurred.

Read Full Article icon-forward

Rosenberg, Perry Named ‘Top Attorneys’

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on September 7, 2017

Daniel Rosenberg and Robert Perry of Daniel M. Rosenberg & Associates were named two of New Jersey’s industry icons in SJ Magazine’s Top Attorneys 2017. The annual feature highlights peer-nominated attorneys based in Southern New Jersey who are doing standout work in various legal fields.

Read Full Article icon-forward