E535February 15, 2018 Index 1. Recent cases: Dash cam video in fatal shooting public record. 2. Canine dog sniff search cannot be long delay. 3. Defendant had a constitutional right to possess the machete in his home. 4. Non-running Community events & St. Patrick parades. 5. Fun Upcoming Charity Running Races.
NJ LAWS EMAIL NEWSLETTER E535
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law
February 15, 2018
1. Recent cases: Dash cam video in fatal shooting public record.
2. Canine dog sniff search cannot be long delay.
3. Defendant had a constitutional right to possess the machete in his home.
4. Non-running Community events & St. Patrick parades.
5. Fun Upcoming Charity Running Races.
1. Dash cam video in fatal shooting public record. North Jersey Media Group, Inc. v. Township of Lyndhurst. 229 NJ 514 (2017)
NJMG was entitled to disclosure of unredacted Use of Force Reports, under OPRA, and dash-cam recordings of the incident, under the common law. Investigative reports, witness statements, and similarly detailed records were not subject to disclosure at the outset of the investigation, when they were requested.
2. Canine dog sniff search cannot be long delay. State v. Dunbar 229 NJ 521 (2017).
The Court adopts the federal standard barring unnecessary delays for the purpose of canine sniffs. Officers do not need reasonable suspicion of a drug offense provided that the canine sniff does not prolong the stop beyond the time required to complete the stop's mission. (A-94-15; 077839)
3. Defendant had a constitutional right to possess the machete in his home. State v. Montalvo 226 N.J. 212 (2017)
The right to possess a weapon in one's own home for self-defense would be of little effect if one were required to keep the weapon out-of-hand, picking it up only "spontaneously." Defendant had a constitutional right to possess the machete in his home for his own defense and that of his pregnant wife. Because the trial court's instructions did not convey this principle, the instructions were erroneous. Further, because the erroneous instructions were capable of producing an unjust result in this matter, they constitute plain error.
4. Non-running Community events:
March 1, 2018NJAJ LAW OFFICE MARKETING: ONLINE AND OFFLINE Winter Seminar 2018 Thursday, The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ
11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Lunch & Registration, Exhibit Hall
Ethics of Internet Marketing: What is Appropriate on Your Website
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Networking and Building Your Referral Base 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Law Office Marketing Panel Discussion 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cocktail Reception Exhibit Hall Registration fees between $200-$350
March 7, 2018 Annual Review of the Major Municipal Court Cases affecting Law Enforcement 2017-2018 at 12 noon,Sponsored by Retired Police & Fire Middlesex & Monmouth Local 9 meeting NJRPFAat South Amboy Ancient Order of Hibernians AOH 271 2nd St, South Amboy, NJ 08879 free for police & law enforcement
March 8, 2018 Catholic Financial Foundations: Protecting your family with insurance and estate planning. at 7pm St. Thomas the Apostle One St. Thomas Plaza Old Bridge
March 11, 2018 Asbury Park, NJ St. Patrick Parade@ 1:00 PM Sunday,
March 14, 2018 Sayreville Public Library
Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar at 6:30pm free
March 15 Piscataway Library Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar at 7pm free
March 16 Highland Park Office of Aging at 11am Wails & Estates Free program
March 18 Elks Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner Central District held at Carteret Elks Ken V is Edison 2017-2018 Citizen of the Year
March __ 2018, MCBA awards Annual Awards Dinner at The Pines Manor in Edison. Middlesex County Bar Awards Dinner [Ken V is a past winner of Municipal Court Attorney of the Year]
March 24 Highlands Saint Patrick's Day Parade 2pm park near Central, go to Claddagh, then Inlet Cafe
March 25 Keyport, NJ St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, Kick-off will be at 1:00 PM
5. Fun Upcoming Charity Running Races
February 17, 2018 Manasquan Mid-Winter 2 mile Beach Run/Walk 11:00Race starts on Ocean Ave, Boardwalk and you run l 1/4 mile on the Beach, ending at Leggett's restaurant.Post race party at Leggett's, plenty refreshments and food. Wakefern Shoprite co-sponsor jerseyrunner.com
Feb 18, 2018 ORC Winter Series 10am Ocean County Park, Lakewood
Feb 25, 2018 Johnny Mac house of Spirits Train Run Snowball Express approx 10:30 AM when train leaves jsrc.org
March 10 Guinness run Highlands Bahrs Landing Restaurant
2 Bay Ave., Highlands, NJ 07732. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2PM. Registration is $30.00 and includes a commemorative t-shirt, a Guinness Pint glass and access to the Post-Race Party at Bahrs Landing Restaurant, with complimentary appetizers and Guinness Beer. The race will begin at Bahrs, 2 Bay Avenue, where contestants will fill their cup and race to Miller St., and back to the finish line at Bahrs. The contestant with the most liquid in their cup at the finish line, wins the 1st Place trophy . There will be a Post-Guinness Run Pub Crawl from 3PM-5PM, included with RUN registration or $10.00 without RUN registration and $3.00 Imported Beer specials at participating restaurants.
March 18, 2018 St. Paddy's 5 mile 9:30 Freehold great FARC event Dress warm. FARC is a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization. which typically donate over $25,000 each year to local charities. farcnj.com
3/24/18 Jersey Shore Kilt Run/Walk (Lake Como) 11AM