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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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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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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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