NJ Supreme Court Upholds Search and Overturns Pena-Flores

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

NJ Supreme Court Overturns Murder and Manslaughter Convictions

On August 17, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court overturned the murder and manslaughter convictions in State v. Michael A. Maltese. In this case, the defendant was accused of killing his parents. The defendant was read his Miranda rights and … Read More

NJ Supreme Court Rules on Expungements for Multiple Crimes

On August 10, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided In the Matter of the Expungement Petition of J.S. and In the Matter of the Expungement Petition of G.P.B. In the case of J.S., the defendant was arrested twice within … 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 NJ.com. 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