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Woolcock Patton is thrilled that our client, Anna Stubblefield’s conviction was overturned and vacated and she was granted a new trial by a New Jersey Appellate Court. NJ.com reports: Former Rutgers-Newark professor Anna Stubblefield, who was accused of sexually assaulting a disabled man who was unable to speak, has had her convictions overturned after an appellate […]

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Everyone has an estate. Your estate consists of everything you own at the time of your demise. Knowing you have properly prepared and planned your estate will give you and your family peace of mind. Planning your estate is one of the most thoughtful and considerate things you can do for yourself and for those […]

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A current client of the law firm of Woolcock Patton is charged with aggravated sexual assault. The prosecution alleges that the client engaged in sexual relations with a man whom she knew or should have known was physically helpless or mentally defective.  The client denies these allegations and alleges consent obtained through facilitated communication. The client […]

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Imagine you get a call one night and learn that your 18 year old child has been seriously injured and important medical decisions have to be made immediately.  However, you find out that as a parent or guardian, the hospital cannot release information to you on your child’s condition and cannot confirm whether your child […]

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Sandra Woolcock recently did an interview with Lisa Singer on the WRNW1.  Check out the interview below or on WRNW1.com! Sandra talks about how she got her start, her history in the law field, why she decided to start her own practice and Estate planning!   If you’re interested in hearing more of what Sandra had […]

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Due to a “troubling lack of reliability in eyewitness identifications,” the New Jersey Supreme Court has issued new regulations to assist defendants in challenging this kind of evidence in criminal cases. Now the defendant has the ability to request a hearing if he or she wishes to present evidence that a witness was unduly influenced […]

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After the landmark ruling that was issued last year, the New Jersey Supreme Court finally issued new eyewitness identification jury instructions which will likely reduce wrongful convictions based on eyewitness mis-identification.  The new instructions, which will take effect on September 4, 2012, are the response to the problems identified by the State Supreme Court last […]

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