With the recent legislative enactments legalizing the use, possession, and sale of marijuana, many of our clients have asked how these laws will impact DWI defense in New Jersey.
On March 24, 2022 I moderated a seminar for the Middlesex County Bar Association, speaking along with Judge Paul Endler and Prosecutor Mark Cintron. The topic was obtaining Post-Conviction Relief in the Municipal Courts.
By Peter H. Lederman Paul Simon wrote a catchy, yet profound song back in the 70s about how we sometimes get so far, but then somehow, well, never make it to the end. “Slip slidin’ away, slip slidin’ away … you know the nearer your destination, the more you’re slip slidin’ away.” I suppose […]
I was seated in a small, crowded, Somerset County municipal courtroom, located above the town’s police headquarters, surrounded by attorneys and the band of unfortunates summoned to appear that night. Having just waited in a narrow hallway to speak with the prosecutor, who sat at a conference room table surrounded by this town’s “finest,” I […]
On March 18, 2021, I was privileged to conduct a seminar along with several distinguished members of the Middlesex County Bar Association
This is a comment from one of Mr. Lederman’s colleagues after a seminar he gave on March 18th 2021. “You have not only devoted your life to represent DWI defendants, but you have spent much time educating other lawyers. I just wanted you to know that we appreciate the commitment you have made.”
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.
Mr. Lederman received an email testimonial from one of his clients this past weekend stating what Peter has done for him and his future.
“We all make mistakes, and I made one back in December 2019. After the holiday party with my friends, I drove home, not realizing I had to drink more than I should.”
Seemingly, in a puff, the New Jersey Municipal Court system came crashing down as a result of a confluence of events. Taken by themselves, these events had little to do with the ministrations of the Courts.