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NJ Laws Newsletter E171 December 12, 2004

In this issue:

1. Our Holiday gifts to clients and friends:
2. Court Rules Handwriting That Completes Printed Will Form Did Not Make An Effective Holographic Will
3 Gift Certificates for Wills & Legal Services
4. Christmas/ Holiday song links to lyrics:
5. Six New articles on our website www.njlaws.com
6. Recent cases: Police Officer even in Minor Discipline matters entitled to representation by counsel.

1. Our Holiday gifts to clients and friends:
-Free Coffee Travel Mug with USA Logo,
-American Flag 2005 Calendar
- T- shirts: "My Attorney Fights to Win"
-Soda Can Holders,
-American Flag Pens,
for Clients and friends. Our gift to you. Please call the office and let our legal assistants know the date and time you will be coming in to pick up your holiday gifts.
After December 19th, we will have some additional American Flag Calendars available. If you would like additional copies to give to friends, family, co-workers stop in our office. Share our Flag and support the USA - America is #1!

2. Court Rules Handwriting That Completes Printed Will Form Did Not Make An Effective Holographic Will

IN RE PROBATE OF THE ALLEGED WILL OF FERREE. Chancery Division, Monmouth County, MON-P-287-02, March 11, 2003,
amended opinion approved for publication April 2, 2004, By Fisher, Presiding Judge

As a matter of first impression, the filling in of blanks on a pre-printed will form does not create a valid
holographic will. 13 NJ Lawyer 994

3 Gift Certificates for Wills & Legal Services
A Unique Holiday Gift Idea! .............................................................
Gift Certificates for Wills & Legal Services
During the Holiday season, we often buy gifts for our family and friends. May we suggest a holiday gift which truly shows how much you care. Purchase a Will Gift Certificate for loved ones. Secure their interests and make sure proper planning is done.
The Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen's Holiday special includes:
•A Simple Will without Trust
• Office Consultation on Estate Planning
- All for only $250.00! -
Call 732-572-0500 for the Gift Certificate
Other Legal Services for Gift Certificates:
-Traffic Tickets
-Demand Letters

Will Preparation

1. Office interview with client,
2. Review Will Questionnaire filled out by client.
3. Obtain information such as name, address and telephone number.
4. Obtain information regarding value of real estate, life insurance and other assets. 5. Obtain information regarding distribution of estate and selection of beneficiaries. 6. Obtain information regarding names of family members.
7. Discuss possible individuals to serve as Executor. 8. Discuss provisions regarding Power of Attorney, Probate and Living Will, answer legal questions. 9. Provide explanation brochures on Wills, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Answers to Questions about Probate, Website/ Elder Law on the Internet and other brochures available.
10. Provide free pen, magnet. Legal information also available on website www.njlaws.com and attend to opening of file.
11. Preparation of draft Will and Testament with Provisions regarding debts and taxes, distribution of estate, Trust for beneficiaries under 21, provisions for Executors, include provisions regarding no bond required and self- proving Will meaning family will not need to locate witnesses later.
12. Preparation of index of Last Will, Preparation of Will Envelope.
13. Prepare letter to client enclosing draft of Will for client to carefully read.
14. Office conference, attend to execution/ signing of Last Will and Testament, -Answer Questions and explain provisions.
15. Preparation of post Will letter to client

4. Christmas/ Holiday song links to lyrics:
1. Baby Just Like You
2. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
3. Blue Christmas
4. Christmas Dinner
5. Christmas For Cowboys
6. Christmas In Killarney
7. Deck the Halls
8. First Christmas
9. Frosty the Snow Man
10 . Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
12. Here Comes Santa Claus
13. Holly Jolly Christmas
14. Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
15. It's the most wonderful time of the year
16. I'll Be Home For Christmas
17. Jingle Bell Rock
18. Jingle Bells
19. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
20. Let It Snow!
21. Merry Christmas Darling
22. Must Be Santa
23. Nuttin' For Christmas
24. Christmas Tree
25. Pine Cones And Holly Berries
26. Rocking around the Christmas Tree
27. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
28. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
29. Silver Bells
30. Sleep Well, Little Children
31. Sleigh Ride
32. Tennessee Christmas
33. The Christmas Song
34. The Little Drummer Boy
35. The Night Before Christmas
36. The Twelve Days of Christmas
37. Up On the Housetop
38. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
39. White Christmas
40. Winter Wonderland

Website: http://catholic.net/RCC/music/midi/christmas/lyrics.html
The following songs were available:
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Angels we have Heard on High
Away in a Manger
Children, Go Where I send Thee
Christmas is now Drawing near at Hand
Christmas in the Trenches
Deck the Halls
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Here we come a Wassailing
I heard the Bells on Christmas Day
It came upon a Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World
Oh Come all Ye Faithful
Oh Holy Night
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
Silent Night
The First Noel
Twelve Days of Christmas
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child is This?

5. New articles: Laser Speed Detection System LTI Marksman
now used to issue speeding tickets in New Jersey

Search and Seizure Law without a Search Warrant and Suppression Motions

Plea Bargaining Criminal, Municipal Court and Traffic Cases to reduce penalties and charges

2C:35-10. Possession, Use or Being Under the Influence, or Failure to Make Lawful Disposition.

Catholic Lawyers Guild

Possession of gamma hydroxybutyrate
6. Recent cases: [outlined from the NJ Municipal Court Law Review] Police Officer even in Minor Discipline matters entitled to representation by counsel. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 v. City of Camden Police Department 368 NJ Super. 56 (Law Div. 2003).
A police officer in a civil-service municipality who faces minor disciplinary charges is entitled to representation by counsel, to cross-examine witnesses and to present witnesses on his or her behalf when there is a material fact in dispute.

PTI can be denied for weapons. State v. Motley 369 NJ Super. 314 (App. Div. 2004).
The state appeals from an order of the Law Division granting defendant's appeal from PTI denial and directing his admission into the PTI program. Defendant was indicted on two counts of possession of an assault firearm, a third-degree offense contrary to N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5f, and two counts of possession of a large-capacity magazine, a fourth-degree offense contrary to N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3. Investigation disclosed that the weapons were legally obtained when defendant was an out-of-state resident, and he brought them with him when he moved to New Jersey. Defendant had no permit to purchase or possess these firearms within this state.
Defendant's PTI application was rejected by the PTI program coordinator, as well as by the attorney general. Defendant appealed to the Law Division, where the judge noted that defendant was 62 years old, employed, a family man and had no prior criminal record. He found that defendant's rejection constituted an abuse of discretion. The Appellate Division reversed. The prosecutor has wide latitude to decide whom to divert into PTI and whom to prosecute, and a prosecutor's law enforcement policy with respect to weapons is relevant and proper to the prosecutor's decision to reject a PTI applicant. The hearing judge improperly substituted his own discretion for that of the attorney general.
Thank you for reading our newsletter! God Bless America USA #1
Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
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