Special Master’s Report on Alcotest Calibration Process Released

On May 4, 2018, the New Jersey State Supreme Court released the Special Master’s report for State v. Cassidy. The Special Master was asked to make findings on whether the failure to test the Alcotest simulator solutions with a thermometer … Read More

Expungement Granted for Distribution of Marijuana and Shoplifting

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In October of 2017, I petitioned for an expungement on behalf of a client who had two arrests and convictions on his record. He was arrested for Shoplifting and convicted in the Teaneck Municipal Court. On another occasion, he was … Read More

Appellate Division Reverses Denial of Expungement for Probation Violations

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On March 19, 2018, the New Jersey Appellate Division decided the Matter of the Expungement of the Criminal Records of E.C. (A-5175-15T4). In this case, E.C. initially pled guilty to third-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. She was … Read More

NJ Supreme Court Upholds Police Search for Vehicle Registration

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On March 14, 2018, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided State v. Ornette M. Terry (A-23-16) (077942). In this case, the defendant was pulled over for initially failing to stop for a stop sign. The defendant did not provide the … Read More

Nonimmigrant Visitor Ordered Held Without Bond for DUI Convictions

On February 2, 2018, the Board of Immigration Appeals decided the Matter of Egidijus Siniauskas, 27 I&N Dec. 201 (BIA 2018). In this case, it was ordered that an alien should be detained without bond because of prior DUI convictions. … Read More

An Expungement Can Help Your Job Search

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One of the main reasons to get an expungement of your arrest or conviction is to help with your job search. Many employers will request a copy of your criminal history and may turn you down for the job based … Read More

Expungement Granted for Aggravated Assault, Obstructing, Resisting Arrest, and Improper Behavior Arrest

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In April, I petitioned for an expungement on behalf of a client who had an arrest on her record from 2014. She was arrested for Aggravated Assault under NJSA 2C:12-1B(5)(A), Obstructing under NJSA 2C:29-1A, Resisting Arrest under NJSA 2C:29-2A(1), and … Read More

Exceeding Maximum Speed 30 MPH or More Over Limit

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I have helped many clients who have been charged with speeding by 30 mph or more over the limit under N.J.S.A. 39:4-98. When people call me because they have received this ticket, many are surprised to find out that not … Read More

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