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

Odor of Marijuana and Probable Cause

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On September 8, 2015, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided the case of State v. Myers. In this case, the defendant was arrested for a marijuana offense. The defendant tried to argue that since medical marijuana is now allowed … 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