Child Sex Abuse Accommodation Syndrome (CSAAS) and Expert Testimony in New Jersey

Submitted by New Jersey Sex Crime Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In this case the Supreme Court directed the trial court to examine the ability of the State to introduction expert testimony concerning child sex abuse accommodation syndrome (CSAAS). This case study is a perfect example of the trial court acting as […] Read more »

Are Your Indictments Specific Enough to be Distinguished?

14-2-3514 State v. D.C., N.J. Super. App. Div. (per curiam) (14 pp.) Submitted by New Jersey Sex Crime Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Indictments and subsequent verdict sheets have to be specific enough to differentiate the defendant’s conduct as to each separate count.  If the jury cannot differentiate the defendant’s conduct as […] Read more »

Did Your Megan’s Law Officer Prevent You From Accessing Social Media?

15-1194 Packingham v. North Carolina, U.S. (June 19, 2017) (24pp.) Submitted by New Jersey Sex Crime Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. The Supreme Court has just struck down a North Carolina law preventing sex offenders from accessing social media sites.  The North Carolina law made it a felony for a registered sex […] Read more »

Criminal Expert Witnesses, Child Pornography Distribution, and the Doctrine of Merger

Submitted by New Jersey Sex Crime Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. 14-2-2945 State v. Michael D. Miller, N.J. Super. App. Div. (Carroll, J.A.D.) (21pp) New Jersey’s Appellate Division has recently decided a case in which defendant was charged and convicted of fourth-degree child endangerment by possessing child pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(b) (Count One) […] Read more »

New Jersey Supreme Court Bars Defendant’s Prior Sexual Assault Acquittal

New Jersey Supreme Court bars introduction of a defendant’s 10 year old prior sexual assault Florida jury trial acquittal in a New Jersey criminal case regarding the same alleged activity. Submitted By New Jersey Sex Crime Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In this case the defendant, JM, is charged with sexually assaulting […] Read more »

14 New Jersey men face child porn charges

Originally posted here. TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two school bus drivers are among 14 men arrested in New Jersey in a child pornography sweep. Authorities say 28-year-old Andrew Schreiner of Williamstown and 28-year-old Armando Nortez of Egg Harbor Township drove students in Mays Landing. Federal and state authorities say the […] Read more »

N.J.S.A. 30:4-27.24: New Jersey Sexually Violent Predator Act Summary

Submitted by New Jersey Sex Crime Attorney, Jeffrey Hark. Purpose: Established a civil procedure for the involuntary commitment of sexually violent predators. Supporting cases: FT-2009 FT-2014 In the event that a sexually violent predator cannot be involuntarily committed due to lack of a “mental illness” they can be committed if […] Read more »

State of New Jersey vs. R.P. – Fourth-degree Criminal Sexual Contact

RECORD IMPOUNDED NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY APPELLATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. A-5394-10T4 STATE OF NEW JERSEY, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. R.P., Defendant-Appellant. _________________________________________________ Submitted September 10, 2013 – Decided Before Judges Sabatino and Hayden. On appeal from Superior Court of New Jersey, […] Read more »