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4 11, 2020

Marijuana Isn’t Legal Yet In NJ

By |2020-11-04T23:17:36+00:00November 4, 2020|Criminal Law, Drug Charges|Comments Off on Marijuana Isn’t Legal Yet In NJ

While New Jersey voted yes to legalized adult use of cannabis, the Attorney General (Gurbir Grewal) wants to make sure NJ understands... “All of the state’s criminal laws relating to marijuana continue to apply, until, among other things, the Legislature enacts a law creating that regulatory framework,” Grewal said. “It is important that residents accurately [...]

14 06, 2017

Conviction Overturned in Essex County, NJ

By |2017-06-14T15:52:06+00:00June 14, 2017|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Conviction Overturned in Essex County, NJ

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 [...]

5 08, 2015

When Your Estate Attorney Is Avoiding You

By |2015-08-05T17:13:11+00:00August 5, 2015|Criminal Law|Comments Off on When Your Estate Attorney Is Avoiding You

NJ.com just posted a great article about what to do when your Estate Attorney is avoiding you.  Below is an excerpt, but make sure you read the whole article at NJ.com “Your Money: My estate attorney is avoiding me.” […]

11 11, 2014

Tender Legal Age Of 18

By |2014-11-11T15:27:26+00:00November 11, 2014|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Tender Legal Age Of 18

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 [...]

28 08, 2014

Initial Appearance on Indictable Offenses in New Jersey

By |2017-05-31T19:47:15+00:00August 28, 2014|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Initial Appearance on Indictable Offenses in New Jersey

If you are charged with a crime in New Jersey, your first court appearance will be in the CJP Court in the County in which the charge is filed. You will be given a copy of the complaint and informed of the charges. You will be advised of your right to remain silent and your [...]

24 09, 2012

Improving the Reliability of Eyewitness Identification

By |2012-09-24T15:52:07+00:00September 24, 2012|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Improving the Reliability of Eyewitness Identification

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 [...]

15 08, 2012

New Jersey Supreme Court Issues New Jury Instructions for Eyewitness Identification

By |2012-08-15T18:06:22+00:00August 15, 2012|Criminal Law|Comments Off on New Jersey Supreme Court Issues New Jury Instructions for Eyewitness Identification

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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