What do the police need to put in a house search warrant?

Why is a search warrant so important? What do the police need to put in a search warrant to get into my house?  How can the police search my house?  What do the police need to tell a judge to get a search warrant?  My house was searched and i […] Read more »

My house was searched and I don’t have the search warrant?

Why is a search warrant so important? What do the police need to put in a search warrant to get into my house?  How can the police search my house?  What do the police need to tell a judge to get a search warrant? Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, […] Read more »

How much of my car can the police search if they pull me over and smell marijuana?

How much of my car can the police search when they pull me over and smell weed?  Can they rip my car apart??? Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. The appellate division answer this question on December 12, 2017 in State v. Houston.The issue: did the search of […] Read more »

Can my car be searched if I am out of the car, arrested, handcuffed, and placed in the back of a police cruiser?

State v. Houston   New Jersey Appellate Division Decision December 12, 2017 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Can my car be searched if I am out of the car, arrested, handcuffed, and placed in the back of a trooper/police cruiser?  Why can the police search my car?  […] Read more »

Tips for a Successful Appeal from Municipal Court

I was just found guilty in Municipal Court and I want to appeal. What do I have to do to be successful to appeal from municipal court? Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In this case the appellate division reviews the standard of review of the Law Division […] Read more »

What if you are charged with stealing chewing gum in New Jersey?

Are you charged with stealing chewing gum? Is this your only criminal charge? Have you been criminally charged with interfering with the custody and visitation arising out of a family case? Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. This is a very peculiar case addressing whether a parent’s decision […] Read more »

Have you been pulled over for a motor vehicle violation and asked to get out of your car (in New Jersey)?

Have you been pulled over for a motor vehicle violation in the state of New Jersey? Have the police asked you to get out of your car? Are the police asking you lots of questions once you were out of your car? How far can the police go to ask […] Read more »