How Does the Expungement Process Work?

1. If I am hired to take your case, I will draft the “Verified Petition for Expungement” that we will be filing with the court. 2. I will send it to you for you to review. 3. You will then … Read More

Driving While Suspended: Do You Need a Lawyer?

I have been approached by people who were ticketed for driving while suspended (39:3-40) and went to court without a lawyer. They were caught unaware when the judge suspended their license for another period of suspension or were even sentenced … Read More

New Jersey Will Equip State Troopers With Body Cameras

Starting in 2016, all NJ State Troopers will be equipped with body cameras, according to The cameras are to be used during traffic stops, arrests, and criminal investigations. Jason T. Komninos, Esq. supports the use of police body cameras. … Read More

NJ Appellate Division Rules Miranda Rights Were Violated

On July 6, 2015, the New Jersey Appellate Division reversed the conviction of Terrance Atkins and remanded the case for a new trial. Atkins was arrested for various drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop. The Court found that … Read More

Appellate Court Authorizes Alternative Sentences for NJSA 39:3-40(e) and NJSA 39:6B-2

On May 14th, the Appellate Division decided State v. Toussaint. The Court concluded that N.J.S.A. 39:3-40(e) [driving on the revoked list involving injury] and N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2 [driving without insurance] authorize the sentencing court to impose a term of imprisonment that … Read More

Appellate Division of New Jersey Clarifies 2C:40-26

The Appellate Division of New Jersey ruled on State v. Perry on March 3, 2015. The Court ruled that 2C:40-26 does not apply to defendants who have served a period of license suspension for DWI, but have not yet restored … Read More

Palisades Interstate Court Marijuana Possession Conditional Discharge

This afternoon I appeared in Palisades Interstate Court for a client who was charged with possession of marijuana under 2C:35-10A(4). My client was accepted into the Conditional Discharge program. If my client successfully completes the program, the charge against him will … Read More

Edgewater NJ Municipal Court Child Endangerment Arraignment

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.

Should I Speak To The Police Without A Lawyer Present?

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