More State Lab Tests Mishandled

The Record reported today that at least 11 other cases were mishandled by State Police lab technician Kamalkant Shah. It was previously reported that Mr. Shah had allegedly faked over 7,000 lab reports involving the testing of possible illegal drugs. … Read More

Thousands of Drug Lab Reports May Have Been Faked

Big news in the legal community this week as it has come to light that Kamalkant Shah, a New Jersey State Police lab technician, may have faked thousands of reports. Mr. Shah allegedly “dry-labbed” results, which would mean he never … Read More

South Orange Municipal Court Civil Reservation Granted

On February 8, 2016, I appeared in the South Orange Municipal Court. My client was charged with failure to yield (39:4-90) and failure to observe traffic signals (39:4-81) as a result of an accident. I was able to negotiate a … Read More

Manville Municipal Court Civil Reservation Granted

On December 3, 2015, I appeared in the Manville Municipal Court. My client was issued a ticket for an improper turn (39:4-123) as a result of an accident. A violation of 39:4-123 carries 3 motor vehicle points. I successfully negotiated … Read More

Appellate Division Remands PCR Appeal for Evidentiary Hearing

On November 30, 2015, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided the case of State v. Lepianka. Mr. Lepianka was indicted for two counts of third-degree distribution of heroin, one count of third-degree possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute, … Read More

Can You Be Guilty of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Without Making Contact?

In a case of first impression, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld the defendant’s conviction of leaving the scene of an accident even though the defendant may not have actually made contact with the victim. In State v. Sene, the … Read More

Appellate Division Upholds Denial of Motion to Suppress

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 … Read More

Bergen County Announces Crackdown on Crosswalk Violations

On October 6, 2015, Bergen County officials announced a crackdown on violations of pedestrians and crosswalk safety laws. Officials seek to reduce the amount of pedestrian-related traffic accidents. During this crackdown, pedestrians who violate the law may see an increase … Read More

Appellate Division Vacates Rejection of Pre-Trial Intervention

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) … Read More

DWI and Child Endangerment in New Jersey

In New Jersey, if you are charged with DWI and a child is present in the car, you could also be charged with endangering the welfare of a child under 2C:24-4. DWI and child endangerment charges are both very serious. … Read More

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