NJ Supreme Court Upholds Search and Overturns Pena-Flores

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On September 24, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a ruling in State v. Witt which overturned the Court’s previous ruling in State v. Pena-Flores regarding police searches of automobiles. In State v. Pena-Flores, the defendant was placed under … Continued

Warrantless Entry Permissible Under Emergency-Aid Doctrine

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On July 20, 2015, in State v. Reece, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the emergency-aid doctrine justified the officer’s warrantless entry into the defendant’s home. One exception to the warrant requirement set forth by the Fourth Amendment of … Continued

What is the Twenty Minute Observation Period?

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Many people who have been charged with DWI ask about the twenty minute observation period. They have heard that the Alcotest operator must give the arrestee a twenty minute period before his or her breath is tested. This requirement comes … Continued

New Jersey Will Equip State Troopers With Body Cameras

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Starting in 2016, all NJ State Troopers will be equipped with body cameras, according to NJ.com. The cameras are to be used during traffic stops, arrests, and criminal investigations. Jason T. Komninos, Esq. supports the use of police body cameras. … Continued