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

Exceeding Maximum Speed 30 MPH or More Over Limit

I have helped many clients who have been charged with speeding by 30 mph or more over the limit under N.J.S.A. 39:4-98. When people call me because they have received this ticket, many are surprised to find out that not … Read More

Can You Be Guilty of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Without Making Contact?

In a case of first impression, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld the defendant’s conviction of leaving the scene of an accident even though the defendant may not have actually made contact with the victim. In State v. Sene, the … Read More

Appellate Division Upholds Denial of Motion to Suppress

On October 14, 2015, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided the case of State v. Beerle. This case involved a traffic stop that resulted in the defendant being charged with possession of heroin under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(1). The defendant argued … Read More

Warrantless Entry Permissible Under Emergency-Aid Doctrine

On July 20, 2015, in State v. Reece, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the emergency-aid doctrine justified the officer’s warrantless entry into the defendant’s home. One exception to the warrant requirement set forth by the Fourth Amendment of … 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

Police Not Exempted from Search Warrant Requirement in State v. Wright

On May 19, 2015, the Supreme Court of New Jersey decided State v. Wright. In this case, a landlord discovered drugs in a tenant’s apartment after letting himself in with a plumber to repair a leak. The landlord called the … Read More