Defendant Challenges the Introduction of Inculpatory Statements Made to Detectives During a Custodial Interrogation

State of New Jersey v. Jamal Wade Docket No. A-31-21 Decided November 16, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent published opinion, the Supreme Court of New Jersey decided defendant’s appeal challenging the introduction of inculpatory statements he made to detectives during a custodial interrogation. In September 2016, an officer responded…

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Denial Of A Post-Conviction Relief (“PCR”) Petition Without An Evidentiary Hearing Under Appeal

State of New Jersey v. Dasean Harper Docket No. A-1875-20 Decided November 10, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Court of New Jersey decided defendant’s appeal of the denial of his post-conviction relief (“PCR”) petition without an evidentiary hearing. In November 2013, an officer was investigating…

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Defendant Appeals Denial Of His Motion To Suppress A Loaded Handgun Seized During A Warrantless Search Of His Vehicle.

State of New Jersey v. Wadeworth Afflick Docket No. A-3747-20 Decided November 10, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Court of New Jersey decided defendant’s appeal of the denial of his motion to suppress a loaded handgun seized during a warrantless search of his vehicle. The…

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Police Did Not Have Reasonable, Articulable Suspicion to Justify the Stop

State of New Jersey v. Melvin Peralta Docket No. A-1065-19 Decided November 9, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Court of New Jersey decided defendant’s appeal of the denial of his motion to suppress physical evidence without a warrant. In November 2015, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s…

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Appeal of Judgment of Conviction and Order Denying Motion to Be Readmitted into the Pretrial Intervention Program (“PTI”)

State of New Jersey v. Jazmine Holloway Docket No. A-0107-20 Decided October 14, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Court of New Jersey decided defendant’s appeal of her judgment of conviction and the order denying her motion to be readmitted into the Pretrial Intervention Program (“PTI”).…

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Standard of Review Administrative Law Decision

Our scope of review of an administrative agency’s final determination is limited. In re Herrmann, 192 N.J. 19, 27 (2007). A “strong presumption of reasonableness attaches” to the agency’s decision. In re Carroll, 339 N.J. Super. 429, 437 (App. Div. 2001) (quoting In re Vey, 272 N.J. Super. 199, 205 (App. Div. 1993), aff’d, 135…

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Reinstatement Into Pretrial Intervention (PTI) After Defendant Was Alleged to Have Failed to Abide by the Original Terms of PTI

State v. Jazmine Holloway Appellate Docket No.: A-0107-20 Decided October 14, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Division of New Jersey reversed a denial of reinstatement into pretrial intervention (PTI) after defendant was alleged to have failed to abide by the original terms of PTI. In…

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State’s Appeal of An Order Granting Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Physical Evidence Seized from His Person Without a Warrant

State of New Jersey v. Raheem Reed Docket No. A-2111-21 Decided October 5, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Court of New Jersey decided the State’s appeal of an order granting defendant’s motion to suppress physical evidence seized from his person without a warrant. On September…

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Denied: Defendant’s Appeal of An Order His Motion for Admission into The Pretrial Intervention (“PTI”) Program

State of New Jersey v. Russell Olexa Docket No. A-0361-21 Decided October 3, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Court of New Jersey decided the defendant’s appeal of an order denying his motion for admission into the Pretrial Intervention (“PTI”) program. On May 28, 2019, defendant,…

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