My house was searched without a warrant and without any emergency circumstances!! How can the police do this?

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, IN THE INTEREST OF E.J., NEW JERSEY APPELLATE DIVISION  Decided March 15, 2019 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Summary: This case arises out of Defendant EJ’s Motion to Suppress evidence found by the police when they were given consent to enter a home by  third […] Read more »

Murphy, Sweeney, Coughlin reach deal on marijuana legalization

Submitted by New Jersey Drug Crime Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders have reached a broad agreement on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey, according to four sources familiar with the negotiations. “The consensus on the broad strokes is relatively fresh, so the details […] Read more »

The police never told me what I was being charged with before or after I gave a statement, is this allowed?

I did not know what I was being charged with when the police read me my Miranda rights. The police never told me what I was being charged with before or after I gave a statement, is this allowed? Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. One of the […] Read more »

Obstruction of Justice conduct, Community – Caretaking job of the police and their intersection on a domestic violence call be the police

State v. Andrew J. Fede Decided March 12, 2019 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In this appeal, the New Jersey Supreme Court reversed the appellate division decision and addresses head on whether defendant Andrew J. Fede violated the criminal obstruction of the administration of justice statute, N.J.S.A. […] Read more »

Slip and Fall Cases – Dismissed Again

Plaintiff injured party Could not sustain his burden of proof Submitted by Personal Injury Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark WILLY FRANKEL and JILLIAN FRANKEL,  v. EDGEWATER MULTIPLEX CINEMAS, NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS, INC., Decided March 7, 2019 In this case, yet another plaintiff’s slip and fall personal injury action, was dismissed at the Summary Judgment Motion […] Read more »

Timbs v. Indiana – Eighth Amendment’s Ban on Excessive Fines

Timbs v. Indiana Submitted by New Jersey Drug Crime Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. The Supreme Court in February 20,2019  ruled that the Eighth Amendment’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states’ efforts to seize forfeited Vehicles seized by local police from defendants allegedly charged with drug offenses.The decision is a victory […] Read more »