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Jail Alternatives Okay For Revoked Driving And Driving Without Insurance

On May 14th, 2015 in State v. Toussaint, the New Jersey App. Div. ruled that alternative sentences to mandatory jail terms, such as home confinement,… Read More

State V. Taylor

5/15/15 This week, the Appellate Division ruled that a defendant who has been convicted of the refusal offense under NJSA 39:4-50.4a may be eligible for… Read More

Forced Representation By Associate Deemed Unconstitutional

A New Jersey judge’s decision to force a criminal defendant to go to trial while being represented by a partner’s associate because of the partner’s… Read More

Nj Justices Retroactively Apply Scotus Dwi Ruling Michael Booth, New Jersey Law Journal May 4, 2015

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that a 2-year-old U.S. Supreme Court decision that says police generally must obtain a search warrant before they… Read More

NJ Justices Retroactively Apply SCOTUS DWI Ruling Michael Booth, New Jersey Law Journal May 4, 2015

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that a 2-year-old U.S. Supreme Court decision that says police generally must obtain a search warrant before they… Read More

State V Christopher M. Chavies

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY APPELLATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. A-0786-07T40786-07T4 STATE OF NEW JERSEY, Plaintiff-Respondent, CHRISTOPHER M. CHAVIES, Defendant-Appellant. ________________________________________________________________ Submitted April 1, 2009 –… Read More

State v. Christopher M. Chavies part 2

Superior Court of New Jersey,Appellate Division. STATE of New Jersey, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. Christopher M. CHAVIES, Defendant-Appellant. Decided: November 9, 2001 Before Judges HAVEY, BRAITHWAITE and… Read More

NJ Court Mulls Easing Rules for Warrantless Auto Searches Michael Booth, New Jersey Law Journal April 14, 2015 |

The New Jersey Supreme Court on April 14 heard arguments over whether it should scrap its six-year-old ruling that governs the standards police must follow… Read More

Limited License Legal Technicians

What is a Limited License Legal Technician, or a non-lawyer legal tech? Apparently the legal world’s answer to a nurse practitioner. The State of Washington will… Read More

Prosecutors Immune From Civil Suits, NJ Appeals Court Says

A New Jersey appeals court has ordered the dismissal of claims of malicious prosecution and civil rights violations against three deputy state attorneys general and… Read More