2053 Woodbridge Avenue - Edison, NJ 08817

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

E442: 1. Defendant has the right to present expert to prove their defense 2. Community Events and Next Charity Runs 3. Real Estate- Time to Prepare your home for sale 4. Join the Edison Community Pool Now

Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law

May 20, 2014

1. Defendant has the right to present expert to prove their defense
2.Community Events and Next Charity Runs
3. Real Estate Sales- Time to Prepare your Home for Sale 
4. Join the Edison Community Pool Now

1. Defendant has the right to present expert to prove their defense State v Granskie 433 NJ 46 (App. Div. 2013)      
     The Court held that defendant had the right to present expert testimony concerning his heroin addiction and withdrawal symptoms and the potential impact of his physical and psychological condition on the reliability of his confession. The expert may explain how heroin withdrawal could have affected the defendant during the police interrogation, but may not opine that the defendant's confession was unreliable or was false, because such testimony would usurp the jury's role. While the expert may rely in part on hearsay to explain his opinions, N.J.R.E. 703, there must be some legally competent evidence that defendant was in fact suffering from withdrawal at the time he made the confession.
In evaluating a proffer of expert testimony, the court must apply the provisions of N.J.R.E. 702.
     [The rule sets forth three basic requirements for the admission of expert testimony: "'(1) the intended testimony must concern a subject matter that is beyond the ken of the average juror; (2) the field testified to must be at a state of the art that an expert's testimony could be sufficiently reliable; and (3) the witness must have sufficient expertise to offer the intended testimony.'"
     Those requirements are construed "liberally" in favor of admitting expert testimony.

2.  Community News and Next Charity Runs
   Congratulations Brendan Vercammen, graduated from University of Miami on May 9. He is planning on applying to Dental School.

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3. Real Estate Sales- Time to Prepare your Home for Sale
    To better serve our Probate and Senior citizen clients, Kenneth Vercammen had taken and passed the NJ Real Estate Salesperson test. The examination consists of numerous questions taken over a 4-hour period after taking numerous classes.  Mr. Vercammen is now also a licensed real estate agent. Even if we cannot handle the closing, we can refer you to realtors or attorneys experienced in real estate purchases or sales.

4. Join the Edison Community Pool Now!
     The Metuchen Branch YMCA and the Edison Elks are once again pleased to co-sponsor the Edison Community Pool, located on Old Post Road in Edison. They look forward to serving the South Edison Community and surrounding areas this summer.
      The newly renovated Edison Community Pool located on Old Post Road in South Edison is surrounded by a wooded picnic area. The facility boasts a 25-yard, 4-lane pool, water slide and a kiddie pool for youngsters.
        Bathrooms with showers and a snack area with vending machines are conveniently located around the pool area. A sand-filled volleyball court, basketball courts and playground make this swim club a place for family fun.

Edison Pool Dates and Hours of Operation:
     The Pool opens on weekends only from Memorial Day through June 15- Hours Sat. 11am-8pm and Sun.12-8pm
    The pool will be open fro the summer starting June 15 through Labor Day. Also available this year swim lessons for children ages 4-6 and 7-8.

or call for info 732-548-2044