Are the police allowed to threaten and actually bring a canine to a motor vehicle stop for a ‘sniff’ of a car?

Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Our New Jersey Supreme Court decided on July 10, 2017 that New Jersey police can bring a dog to a motor vehicle stop without reasonable suspicion so long as the dog sniff does not prolong the stop beyond the time required to […] Read more »

Is a police officer allowed to promise “No Jail” in exchange for cooperation and a ‘voluntary’ statement?

Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. “If you talk with us and tell us what happened, we will get you counseling and promise you will not go to jail!!!”  Is this lawful in New Jersey??? The key to this decision is a defendant’s decision to provide a statement after he was […] Read more »

Woman trapped under NJ Transit bus suffers leg injury

Submitted by New Jersey Bus Accident Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. A woman who became trapped under an NJ Transit bus at Van Houten Street and College Boulevard in Paterson early Wednesday morning was removed and transported to the hospital, according to police. She suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to Jerry Speziale, the city’s police director. The […] Read more »

Can Police Bring a Dog to a Motor Vehicle Stop? State of New Jersey v. Dunbar

Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark New Jersey Supreme Court decided July 10, 2017 that New Jersey police can bring a dog to a motor vehicle stop without reasonable suspicion so long as the dog sniff does not prolong a good Jetta meant proposed a traffic stop. In […] Read more »