In this issue:
1. Possession of Drugs on Exited Passenger Does Not Permit Search of Car. State v. Wilson 178 NJ 7 (2003).
Consistent with the State and federal constitutions, a warrantless search is presumed invalid unless it falls within one of the recognized exceptions to the warrant requirement, and the State bears the burden of demonstrating that the search falls within one of those exceptions. The automobile exception to the warrant requirement requires that the State demonstrate both probable cause and exigent circumstances. Probable cause requires, in turn, that the police action emanate from a well-grounded suspicion that a crime has been or is being committed. The definition of probable cause used to evaluate a warrantless search is the same as for a search warrant. The “four corners” concept applied to search warrants is applicable in the case of a warrantless search in that the trial court must decide whether the State has justified its warrantless conduct based on the “four corners” of the evidence presented at the suppression hearing. 2. Parents Permitted To Attend Minor's Trial Even If They Are a Witness. State in the interests of V.M. 363 NJ Super. 529 (App. Div. 2003). The parent of a juvenile charged with acts of delinquency may not be sequestered from the juvenile’s adjudicatory hearing even if the parent will be called as a witness.
3. Upcoming non profit events we are sponsoring, speaking at or attending:
March 1 - University Scranton Pre-Law Seminar
March 7 St Patrick Parade [Ride needed from East Brunswick area]
March 16 - Mid Bar Goes Local - LaFontana, New Brunswick
March 14 - Woodbridge St Patrick Parade-
March 12 - Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner Friday
March 14 - Equinox 20K charity race
March 15 - Mid Bar Mun Bar meeting - Judge speaking
March 15- Edison Wills 7:30
March 17 - Happy St. Patrick's Day
March 27 - Edison Elks Installation
March 29 - NJ Bar Mun Court Meeting-
March 29 - Taste of Middlesex-
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4. New website articles added February 28 on www.njlaws.com
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