NJ Supreme Court Vacates Conviction for Obstruction of the Administration of Law

On March 12, 2019, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided State v. Andrew J. Fede (A-53-17) (079997). In this case, the Cliffside Park Police responded to the defendant’s home after receiving a domestic violence call. The defendant had his door … Read More

Appellate Division Reverses Denial of Expungement for Probation Violations

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

New Amendments to the Expungement Statute

On April 18, 2016, the new amendments to New Jersey’s expungement statute went into effect. Two of the most notable changes are as follows: NJSA 2C:52-2(a) now allows for the expungement of one indictable offense and up to two disorderly … Read More

Filming Victim Did Not Violate Final Restraining Order

On March 20, 2015, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided State v. D.G.M. In this case, the victim had a final restraining order (FRO) against D.G.M. He was accused of violating it when he showed up to their son’s … Read More

Supreme Court: Paraphernalia Conviction Does Not Trigger Deportation

On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a conviction for the possession of drug paraphernalia does not trigger removal (deportation) under §1227(a)(2)(B)(i). §1227(a)(2)(B)(i) reads: “Any alien who at any time after admission has been convicted of … Read More