NJ May Reclassify Marijuana in the New Jersey Drug Schedules

A New Jersey Appellate Court recently decided the State should reconsider its current classification of marijuana as Schedule I drug. The request to reclassify marijuana in the New Jersey Drug Schedules was brought before the Appellate Division by Steven Kadonsky, who was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted on marijuana trafficking charges. Kadonsky […]

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Prior DWI Convictions Inadmissible in New Jersey Vehicular Homicide Case

In a recent case brought before the New Jersey Appellate Division, the Court decided that prior convictions for driving while intoxicated (DWI) should not be allowed into evidence in cases involving vehicular homicide charges. The case in question, State v. Green, involved defendant Carlos B. Green, who was charged with first degree vehicular homicide while […]

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NJ Appellate Court Says Pregnancy Isn’t a Get out of Jail Free Card

A New Jersey Appellate panel recently reversed the ruling of a Superior Court judge who ordered a pregnant woman charged with robbery and aggravated assault released pending the resolution of her criminal case. In its decision, the Appellate Court clarified that pregnancy should not be given more weight than other factors during pretrial detention hearings […]

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Dash Cam from Fatal Police Shootings May be Public, NJ Supreme Court Rules

In the past several years, the law enforcement community has come under fire for fatal police shootings that sparked controversy over the excessive use of force. In New Jersey, the State’s highest court recently ruled in favor of releasing police dash-cam videos associated with fatal shooting incidents involving police officers. This decision came in response […]

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NJ Supreme Court Says Homeowners Can Possess Weapons for Self-Defense

It is well known that New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. For instance, New Jersey does not provide state-to-state reciprocity for gun owners who legally obtain gun permits and firearms in other states, often arresting and charging visitors who travel through New Jersey with their guns, completely unaware that […]

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New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Searches of Motor Vehicles During Traffic Stops

In a recent case, the New Jersey Supreme Court further delineated the circumstances under which officers can use the “protective sweep doctrine” as an exception to the warrant requirement when seeking to search a motor vehicle during a traffic stop. The case that gave rise to this precedential decision was State v. Robinson, which involved […]

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What Evidence Does the Prosecutor Have to Provide at a New Jersey Bail Hearing?

Since the New Jersey Criminal Justice Reform Act took effect on January 1st of this year, the courts have presented several significant questions that require further clarification. In the most recent development involving bail reform, the New Jersey Supreme Court delineated the specific evidence that prosecutors must provide to criminal defendants during detention hearings. The overarching purpose of […]

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New Jersey Appeals Court Addresses Key Questions about Bail Reform

New Jersey implemented its Bail Reform Act, which took effect in January of 2017, to level the playing field for criminal defendants statewide. Bail Reform arose out of a system which significantly favored higher-income defendants over those who may not be in a financial position to post bail. Under the new system, courts employ a risk-assessment […]

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NJ Supreme Court Considers Mandatory Lie Detector Testing for Sex Offenders

The New Jersey Supreme Court is currently considering the constitutionality of mandatory lie detector tests for paroled sex offenders. The questions regarding this issue abound: should a registered sex offender on parole be forced to submit to polygraph tests? Should they be entitled to counsel during these tests? And should they be allowed to invoke their […]

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New Jersey Official Misconduct Charges Confined to Public Servants

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently affirmed that a volunteer member of the First Aid Squad cannot be charged with official misconduct in New Jersey because this position cannot be considered a “public employee.” The aforementioned decision arose in the context of a criminal case against Brandon T. Morrison, a former treasurer of the Pemberton First Aid […]

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