US Supreme Court: Evidence Found After Illegal Stop is Admissible

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On June 20, 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided Utah v. Strieff. In this case, Officer Fackrell was conducting surveillance on a home looking for drug activity. He observed the defendant Edward Strieff leave the home and stopped him … Continued

Appellate Division Vacates Rejection of Pre-Trial Intervention

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On September 20, 2012, pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement, defendant Eager pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree possession of marijuana. The prosecutor withheld consent for Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) on several grounds: (1) the nature of the offenses; (2) … Continued

New Change to Municipal Court Rule for Motions to Suppress

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The New Jersey Supreme Court adopted new changes to many of the court rules. Among these changes was an amendment to the rule governing Motions to Suppress Evidence in municipal court. The amended rule is as follows: 7:5-2. Motion to … Continued

New Ruling for Civil Reservations

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If you receive a traffic ticket as a result of an incident involving a motor vehicle accident, your attorney can ask the Municipal Court Judge for a “civil reservation.” This means that your guilty plea to a plea bargain in … Continued

Fort Lee New Jersey Underage DWI

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Today I appeared in the Fort Lee Municipal Court for a client who was charged with Underage DWI (39:4-50.14) and DWI with a BAC of .18 (39:4-50). He was facing a license suspension of 3 months for the Underage DWI … Continued

Should I Speak To The Police Without A Lawyer Present?

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In my experience, I cannot think of an example of when it is a good idea to talk to the police without a lawyer. Clients have approached me in the past because they have received a phone call from the … Continued