E428 1. Courts should follow bail guidelines. State v Steele 2. State experts limited if opinion based only on facts and not science. State v Sowell 3. Driver needed 4. Charity events 5. Handling Drug DWI and Serious Motor Vehicle Cases in Municipal Court October 21, 2013
NJ Laws Email Newsletter E428
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law
October 3, 2013
1. Courts should follow bail guidelines. State v Steele
2. State experts limited if opinion based only on facts and not science. State v Sowell
3. Driver needed
4. Charity events
5. Handling Drug DWI and Serious Motor Vehicle Cases in Municipal Court October 21, 2013
1.Courts should follow bail guidelines. State v Steele430 N.J. Super. 24 (App. Div. 2013)
On leave granted, the court modified the $200,000 bail, of which $150,000 must be cash, set by the trial court on two indictments charging only fourth-degree offenses. The court construed N.J.S.A. 2C: 6-1, which generally imposes a limit of $2500 on bail for fourth-degree offenses. The court concluded the court may exercise its statutory power to exceed $2500 for "good cause" by applying the bail factors set forth in State v. Johnson, 61 N.J. 351 (1972) and incorporated in Rule 3:26-1(a). However, the court concluded the trial court inappropriately considered safety of the community when setting the amount of money bail. The court discussed the role of non-monetary conditions of bail to protect the community.
2.State experts limited if opinion based only on facts and not science. State v Sowell 213 N.J. 89 (2013)
The expert's opinion regarding the exchange of narcotics was improper because it related to a straightforward factual allegation that was not beyond the understanding of the average juror, and because the expert referred to facts not contained in the hypothetical question. Under the plain error standard, however, defendant's conviction is affirmed based on the overwhelming evidence of his guilt.
3. Driver needed
Ken V is having knee surgery again. I will be on crutches and not be able to drive to 5 weeks.
Driver for Law Office- misc. clerk duties
Monday-Friday 8:30am -5:00
November 18- December 23
Start North Brunswick, drive attorney to Edison law office or nearby courts. Park your vehicle North Brunswick and drive law office Ford Escape.
Stuff 2014 calendars for clients, judges, prosecutors & attorneys
Telephone contacts to clients and potential clients
$10.00 per hour & gas
If you can't drive every day, advise which days you can drive
General Office duties in Law Office including:
Preparation of legal documents on Computer and mail to courts
Update mailing/ client lists and learn marketing.Adding client names to computer database, prepare letters, and work on client traffic ticket matters.
All other work needed including working on litigation cases.
Donations in past Middlesex Bar President Renèe Anthony's honor can be made to the Susan G. Komen, Central NJ Race for the Cure or you can join us for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Six Flags Great Adventure on Sunday, Oct 6th.
TO JOIN THE WALK - it's not too late! You need to register at Great Adventure on the day of the event. The WALK begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Six Flags Great Adventure. The overall event begins at 7 a.m. with vendor tents, musical entertainment, kid's activities and giveaways. The walk portion begins at 10 a.m. and ends around noon.
TO DONATE: Go to Race for a Cure website and click on - MCBA/Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure. Click on "Donate to a Race Participant or Team". Click on "Search for a Team" and type in "Team MCBA for Renee". Then click on "Support TEAM MCBA FOR RENEE" to make a gift.
10/12/13 Rat Race Sat, 10:17am Wall Twp.
A hash style of running or walking 1 - 4 miles over woodland trails/swamp & stream followed by a fantastic party of beer, buns, burgers, pizza pie, music and games for prizes.
Editorial Assistance provided by Sara Quinlan. Ms. Quinlan is studying to become a Paralegal at Mercer County Community College and is currently participating in Kenneth Vercammen's Fall Internship Program.