The United States Supreme Court ruled in Heien v. North Carolina that a police officer’s misunderstanding of the law does not make a traffic stop illegal. In this case, the police officer pulled the defendant over for a broken brake … Read More
I appeared today in the Fort Lee Municipal Court on behalf of a client who was charged with Careless Driving. I was able to negotiate a plea bargain that carries no points. In addition, since my client lives out of … Read More
I appeared today in the Rochelle Park Municipal Court, where I serve as an Alternate Public Defender. I was able to get my client’s three drug-related charges dismissed. Since there were two other co-defendants involved in the case, the State … Read More
Tonight I will be appearing in the Edgewater Municipal Court. My client is being arraigned on Child Endangerment charges. The case will then be reviewed by the County Prosecutor and a new court date will be scheduled.
In my experience, I cannot think of an example of when it is a good idea to talk to the police without a lawyer. Clients have approached me in the past because they have received a phone call from the … Read More