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

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

US Supreme Court: Warrantless Breath Tests are Permissible

On June 20, 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided Birchfield v. North Dakota. This case dealt with the refusal offense and if states are allowed to criminally punish defendants for refusing to take a blood alcohol test pursuant to … Read More

Appellate Division Rules Police Station Video is Discoverable

On May 2, 2016, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided State v. Miraj Patel (Docket No. A-1683-14T3). In this case, the defendant was charged with DWI (39:4-50) and his attorney requested a copy of the video from the police … Read More

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 … Read More