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Virtual Grand Juries are a Huge Mistake

Virtual Injustice  New Jersey has started to use virtual grand juries.  It’s a huge mistake. Since the onset of COVID-19 there has been growing tension in the Criminal Justice System.  On one hand it is unsafe for groups of people to be physically present in a confined space.  This has made jury trials impossible.  On the other hand, a “pause”…

CBD in New Jersey

Article written by Nathan J. Mammarella, Esq CBD & Marijuana in NJ at a Glance Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, does not contain THC CBD is derived from hemp and provides positive effects such as calmness, relief from anxiety and pain CBD is legal in New Jersey and can be purchased without a prescription Marijuana remains illegal in New…

Decriminalization & Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey – Status Update

Article written by Nathan J. Mammarella, Esq Is Cannabis Being Decriminalized in NJ? Is it Going to be Legal?  At a Glance: The State Assembly has voted to pass legislation to decriminalize marijuana in New Jersey Decriminalization still must be voted on and passed by the Senate Marijuana still provides reasonable suspicion to search your vehicle Legalization will be determined…

Can you get a DUI/DWI on a Bike in NJ?

Article written by Nathan J. Mammarella, Esq Can you be Charged with DUI/DWI while Riding a Bicycle? Drinking and “riding” (a bike) is illegal, but does not result in a license suspension.  New Jersey’s case law is clear: it is illegal to not just operate a motor vehicle while under the influence, but a bicycle as well. The laws that…

Your Constitutional Rights When Protesting & If You’re Arrested in NJ

Peaceful protest is a fundamental right that we embrace. It is a right each of us enjoy under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. In the wake of the death of George Floyd, protests are taking place nationwide. Although in most instances, the protests take place without incident, there have been instances resulting in the arrest…

Insurance Premium Relief During the Pandemic

Article written by Steven J. Bodnar, Esq You are entitled to relief of your insurance premiums Individuals and businesses will pay less for insurance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For each month of the declared public health emergency, the following lines of insurance must make a premium refund or adjustment to New Jersey policyholders: Private passenger automobile insurance;…

Bridgegate convictions overturned 6 years after an epic traffic jam

Bridgegate Verdict Overturned Convictions of Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni were overturned On May 7, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the convictions of Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni for their roles in “Bridgegate”, the politically motivated scheme to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, for not endorsing former Governor Chris Christie’s 2013 reelection campaign. Kelly,…

NJ Courts using Video Conference to conduct Court Proceedings, Updated

Updates on the usage of Video Conferencing in New Jersey Court’s due to COVID-19 Updated on 4/27/20 On April 20, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court released an Order providing further guidance to the judiciary.  It reiterated that most court events which can be handled via video conferencing or phone calls will proceed as scheduled, regardless of any objection by…

Law of the New Jersey Stay at Home Order

What Happens if I Violate the Governor’s Executive Order (the Shelter in Place Order)? Am I getting Arrested if I leave my house? What can I be charged with? Will I be sent to Jail? Can I be Charged and Arrested for Violating the Order? The short answer is, yes. There are multiple criminal penalties that may be imposed if the…

How we are Representing Our Clients and Supporting Our Community During COVID-19

How we are Representing Our Clients and Supporting Our Community During COVID-19 We have your back. That’s what we do. We at Rosenberg│Perry & Associates, LLC want to ensure the safety of our clients, our office team, and our colleagues during COVID-19. We are aware that the coronavirus raises new issues our clients, along with everyone else. Now more than…

Price Gouging During COVID-19: NJ Laws to Know

What is Price Gouging? Price gouging laws were enacted in 2002 when legislators found that during emergencies and major disasters some merchants would take advantage of consumers and raise prices on goods. Price Gouging is identified in the Law as “excessive price increases”. Excessive price increases are defined as a price that is considered excessive when compared to the price…