Jury Trials Are Set to Resume, But Questions of Fairness Remain Article written by Stephen J. Bodnar, Esq The first criminal trial to utilize a hybrid procedure of virtual jury selection with a socially distanced in person trial is taking place in Bergen County. A challenge to the virtual selection of the jury panel has been denied by the Appellate Division. In…
COVID-19 Postponed All Jury Trials in New Jersey: When will Criminal Jury Trials Start Again? The New Jersey Supreme Court is starting to slowly try and start in person jury trials. On September 18, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court released its Eighth Omnibus Order on Court Operations and Legal Proceedings. These Orders detail significant changes implemented by the New Jersey Judiciary as to the…
Learn about the NJ Supreme Court ruling that will allow defendants to cross-examine witnesses who have “cut a deal” with prosecutors for a reduced sentence, and what this means for criminal legal proceedings in New Jersey.
In 2019, legislation was passed reforming the expungement process in New Jersey. Learn about the changes to NJ expungement laws, eligibility hearings, the waiting period for those that have gone through disposition programs, and how we can help.
Learn about the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling in State v. Andrews and the legal precedent that it sets for police officers to obtain your phone passcode to get information for an investigation, if it will go to the supreme court, and what it means for you.
Learn about partner Robert M. Perry’s stance on the use of virtual grand juries in New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic, including concerns over the use of this practice and how virtual grand juries may impact legal precedings.
Wondering if CBD is legal in New Jersey? Learn how CBD is treated, who can purchase it, how it compares to marijuana, marijuana laws in NJ, and how consulting an experienced lawyer in an arrest, charge, drug court, or criminal matter can help.
New Jersey decriminalization of marijuana laws have made their way to the state Senate. On November 3, 2020, legalization will be on the ballot. Learn about the changes that will come to if these NJ Marijuana laws are signed into law.
Can you get a DUI or DWI on a bicycle in New Jersey? Learn potential punishments if you are caught riding a bicycle on public roads under the influence, prior cases, how this impacts your drivers license, and how contacting an attorney can help.
Learn about your legal rights when protesting, what your rights are if you are arrested while attending a protest, charges you may face, if you will need bail, what to do after you are charged, and how consulting an attorney can help you.
COVID has decreased the risk of accidents or injuries due to decreased activity. Learn about premium relief for NJ citizens ordered by the NJ Department of Banking and Executive Order 123 that provides a 90 day grace period for insurance premiums.
Learn about the charges filed against DeAndre Baker, the New York Giants defensive back, circumstances that may affect the case, and the opinion of Robert Perry, Partner and Head of Criminal Litigation, on the status of the case.