Appellate Division Upholds Denial of Motion to Suppress

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On October 14, 2015, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided the case of State v. Beerle. This case involved a traffic stop that resulted in the defendant being charged with possession of heroin under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(1). The defendant argued … Continued

US Supreme Court Rules Prolonged Traffic Stop Unreasonable

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On April 21, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided Rodriguez v. United States. The case involves a dog sniff conducted after the completion of a traffic stop. In this case, a K-9 officer pulled Rodriguez over after watching his … Continued

Supreme Court: Paraphernalia Conviction Does Not Trigger Deportation

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On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a conviction for the possession of drug paraphernalia does not trigger removal (deportation) under §1227(a)(2)(B)(i). §1227(a)(2)(B)(i) reads: “Any alien who at any time after admission has been convicted of … Continued