Officers Had Probable Cause to Search Defendant’s Vehicle Due to a Canine Sniff, But Were Required to Request a Search Warrant

State v. Kyle A. Smart Appellate Docket No.: A-2334-21 Decided June 30, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent published decision, the Appellate Division of New Jersey affirmed a trial court’s granting of a motion to suppress after officers had probable cause to search defendant’s vehicle due to a canine sniff,…

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Is Searching Files on Someone’s Computer Considered a Warrantless Search?

State v. Lapczynski Appellate Docket No.: A-1671-19 Decided March 9, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Sex Crime Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Division of New Jersey affirmed a denial of a motion to suppress after child pornography was found by a cohabitant, reported to the police, and after police viewing some…

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Officers Conducted a Motor Vehicle Stop and Found a Firearm Upon Searching for the Driver’s Credentials After a Refusal

State v. Reid Appellate Docket No.: A-4238-19 Decided December 8, 2021 Submitted by New Jersey New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Division of New Jersey reversed a denial of a motion to suppress after officers conducted a motor vehicle stop and found a firearm upon searching for the driver’s…

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The Plain View and Exigent Circumstance Exceptions to The Warrant Requirement

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, Plaintiff-Appellant, RASHEED M. PHILLIPS, Defendant-Respondent. Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark Here at Hark&Hark we have already written about State v. Phillips, in 2019. We stay up to date on this June 14, 2021, appellate decision. See  State v. Phillips | New Jersey Criminal Civil Lawyer. The facts are…

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In Order for Search and Seizure, Officers Need Probable Cause Through A Warrant or Circumstances That Would Ordinarily Permit Officers to Get A Warrant

State v. Weaver Appellate Docket No.: A-4582-18 Decided April 6, 2021 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.             In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Division of New Jersey reviewed a police search of a home that lead to finding firearms under a mattress without a warrant and in search of the defendant who…

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State v. Alamilla Appellate Docket No.: A-5952-17T1 Decided September 23, 2020

New Jersey Supreme Court Established bright line ‘probable cause test” in 2015: State v. Alamilla Appellate Docket No.: A-5952-17T1 Decided September 23, 2020 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In an unpublished opinion, the Appellate Division of New Jersey reviewed a trial court’s denial of a motion to suppress 15 soil bags of marijuana…

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What is Probable Cause in New Jersey and what is Lawful Interaction of Police?

State v. Alamilla Appellate Docket No.: A-5952-17T1 Decided September 23, 2020 Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In an unpublished opinion, the Appellate Division of New Jersey reviewed a trial court’s denial of a motion to suppress 15 soil bags of marijuana found in the back of a tractor trailer, after the driver blurted…

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