Recently in this column, I put forward the proposition that Municipal Courts, as we have come to know them, have changed dramatically with Covid and common internet use and that these changes would permanently affect the very nature of how these courts operate going forward.
During a normal session, most New Jersey municipal courts are bustling places.
Judges whirl through cases at something approaching auctioneer speed.
December 1, 2019 marked the date that sentencing provisions for most DWI offenses changed. These changes eliminated the penalty of drivers’ license suspension in favor of Interlock installation for most first and second DWI offenses.
Read about new laws that will impact DWI trials.
Who among us have not failed. Every one of my clients have. Friends and family members, lawyers with whom I have practiced, people I know and people I don’t, have. I look at myself each morning and see someone who has failed many times. The most fortunate of us however, learn from our mistakes and […]
Thirty-eight years after the comprehensive reformation, reorganization and modernization of the New Jersey judicial system, the Municipal Court Judicial Conference took a long look at the Municipal Court system based upon the report of the Supreme Court’s Task Force on the Improvement of Municipal Courts. Keynoting the Conference, Chief Justice Robert Wilentz commented on the project’s importance, stating that, “despite the importance of these courts, their performance has fallen short of our standards of fair and efficient justice.
No matter how disconcerting it may be, it is time for change in our Municipal Court system
Designed for Failure The Asbury Park Press article published on June 10th , 2018 talks about how the current court system is set up to fail. The amount of flaws within the justice system are astonishing. Peter Lederman, DWI attorney in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, explains this further. He is quoted “Too much of a […]
A program to help eligible veterans with mental health challenges who are arrested for certain crimes in New Jersey receive treatment and support services.
A number of prior clients have recently contacted our office after receiving letters from the County Prosecutor’s office. These letters informed them that a New Jersey State Trooper from the Alcohol Drug Test Unit, had been suspended from the State Police and criminally indicted for falsely certifying that Alcotest breath test devices he had inspected, […]