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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…

High Risk Inmates being released in NJ due to COVID-19

The Release High-Risk Inmates In New Jersey During COVID-19 Governor Murphy is expanding the number of inmates eligible for release during COVID-19 On April 10, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 124 significantly expanding inmates who are now eligible for release, via either Parole or emergency home confinement.  The Governor, by virtue of his Executive Order, tasked the Department of…

Concern Escalates as Four Burlington County Correction Officers Test Positive for COVID-19

Concern Escalates as Four (4) Correction Officers Test Positive for COVID-19 On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Burlington County Administration confirmed that four (4) Corrections Officers have tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus.  The County asserted that no inmates have tested positive at this juncture and outlined the procedures employed, including quarantine upon admission to the jail, that are being utilized…

Domestic Violence is up during quarantine

Potential Spike in Domestic Violence Cases During COVID-19 Pandemic During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, most families will be ordered to remain under quarantine.  Many individuals are either working from home or out of work all together. During this time, law enforcement officials are seeing an increase in domestic violence. While Most crimes are down, officials in Burlington County…