Vacating an Old Final Restraining Order in Morris, Essex, and Sussex Counties New Jersey

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Final Restraining Orders in New Jersey are permanent and can ruin a person’s life years after the event occurred.  When a temporary restraining order is issued by a judge, the defendant has 10 (ten) days to either retain the services of a private attorney or handle the hearing themselves. Often … Read More

Appellate Court Denies Defendant’s Attempt to Reopen Pre-Trial Detention Hearing

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The New Jersey Superior Court denied a defendant’s attempt to reopen a pre-trial detention hearing in a recently published decision.  The defendant did not retain counsel prior to the pre-trial detention hearing and the State proffered a photograph to implicate the defendant during the hearing. The trial court granted pre-trial … Read More

TRO Dismissed

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The importance of seeking representation when defending a TRO cannot be overstated.  When a TRO is issued an FRO (Final Restraining Order) date is scheduled 10 days after. This does not give the defendant much time, but he or she should use that time and select an experienced attorney that … Read More

New Jersey DWI Convictions and Alcotest Coordinator Marc Dennis

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Courts now requiring the prosecutor to provide proof that prior DWI conviction was not permissible and that Alcotest device had not been calibrated by coordinator Marc Denis, and to prove so to the defendant. On November 28, 2017, the Supreme Court of New Jersey Ordered that: 1) In any proceeding … Read More

DNA Samples and Disorderly Persons Offenses

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Clients will need to provide DNA samples if found guilty of certain Disorderly Persons offenses. The Administrative Director of the Court recently enacted legislation requiring defendants found guilty of certain offenses to provide DNA samples. Moreover, the municipal court judge must check the defendant’s criminal history prior to entering of … Read More

DWI Dismissed With an Assault by Auto on The Town Fire Chief

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I appeared in court on a DWI this week where the defendant was charged a few traffic violations along with assault because his vehicle stuck the vehicle of the town fire chief causing injuries to the vehicle and the fire chief. I represented this same client several years ago for … Read More