2053 Woodbridge Avenue - Edison, NJ 08817

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E469

Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law
In this Issue:

1.  Reflections on Memorial Day
2.  Recent cases: ALJ can Reduce Suspension Proposed by MVC.  
3.  Lawyer Had No Duty to Disclose Client's possible Indictable Offense. 
4.  Ken V is a Certified Municipal Court Law Attorney
5.  If A Loved One Is A Victim Of Nursing Home Abuse, We Can Help.
6.  Next community events:
7.  For Rent Coffee Shop/Deli- 2045 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817 Available Immediately, Price Reduced
1. Reflections on Memorial Day
     Memorial Day used to be a solemn day of mourning, a sacred day of remembrance to honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. Stores and Businesses closed for the day. Towns held parades honoring the fallen, the parade routes often times ending at a local cemetery, where Memorial Day speeches were given and prayers offered up. People took the time that day to clean and decorate with flowers and flags the graves of those the fell in service to their country.
      We need to remember with sincere respect those who paid the price for our freedoms; we need to keep in sacred remembrance those who died serving their country. We need to never let them be forgotten. However, over the years the original meaning and spirit of Memorial Day has faded from the public consciousness.
     "If it is considered a holiday, why is it so? I consider it to be a national day of mourning. This is how we observe this day in our home. Because of what that day represents the rest of the days of the year are our holidays." -- F L Lloyd West Chester, Pa USA - February 26, 2000
      I fly the Flag 365 days a year, wear a USA flag tie to court and USA flag shorts to the running races. On Memorial Day we need to stop and pay with sincere conviction our respects for those who died protecting and preserving the freedoms we enjoy, for we owe those honored dead more than we can ever repay.

2. Recent cases: ALJ can reduce suspension proposed by MVC.   Bamfo v. New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission App. Div. unreported  docket A-1110-13T2  decided  Jan. 8, 2015
 Bamfo appealed from a final decision of the Motor Vehicle Commission suspending his driver's license for 30 days because he was convicted of a moving violation while his license was on probationary status as a result of prior violations. Affirming, the panel found that the MVC had applied the applicable statutes and regulations in determining that a suspension was required because of Bamfo's record of moving violations and that the period of suspension, which had been reduced from 90 days, was an appropriate accommodation of his hardship request (that his job required that he drive and he might lose the job), and that Bamfo had provided no ground for the court to disagree with the MVC's decision.   Daily Briefing is a member benefit of the NJ State Bar Association. More benefits can be found atwww.njsba.com.

3. Lawyer Had No Duty to Disclose Client's possible Indictable Offense. State v. Kane App. Div. docket 12-07-0449  unreported  decided February 17, 2015  
A lawyer whose client pleaded guilty in municipal court to the traffic offense of driving with a suspended license was not obligated to inform the judge and prosecutor that the client was subject to indictment and harsher penalties because her license had been suspended for drunken driving, a New Jersey appeals court has held. The court, however, faulted the lawyer, Steven Kaplan, for having his client, Davi Kane, later withdraw the guilty plea without explaining to her that she would lose her protection against double jeopardy and be exposed to prosecution for a fourth-degree crime carrying a minimum half-year in jail, which is what eventually occurred. Source New Jersey Law Journal  February 25, 2015

4.   Ken V is a Certified Municipal Court Law Attorney
   Kenneth Vercammen passed the test to be designated as a "Certified Municipal Court Law Attorney" by the NJ Supreme Court. He is part of the first group of attorneys ever been found qualified by the Board, and authorized to designate themselves as Municipal Court Law Attorneys before the public, the bar, and the courts of this State in accordance with the Rules of this Court during their good behavior for a term of five years from the date of this Order, as announced by Stuart Rabner Court Justice.
Metuchen Municipal Court help: Ken also was sworn in again as Metuchen Public Defender. Court typically sits Wednesday Night. If an attorney needs coverage Metuchen fax our office 732-572-0030 and we will try to help.

5.  If A Loved One Is A Victim Of Nursing Home Abuse, We Can Help. 
     Over 1.5 million seniors live in nursing homes. Although they are entitled to receive proper care, unfortunately many suffer from severe abuse and neglect, including poor medical care, bad sanitation, and physical and verbal abuse.

    If you have a loved one in a nursing home make sure he or she is being treated properly. If you think a loved one is being abused or neglected, call us. We can contact persons to help stop the wrongful conduct and obtain damages for it.

6. Next Community Events:
May 22, 2015 Friday  - "Start of Summer Happy Hour with the Legends of Belmar"  Join Ken V and friends the Friday night before Spring Lake 5 race for "Legends Night" in Belmar at D'Jais 5:30 PM free food 1803 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719 , then 7:30 Bar Anticipation 16th Ave Not a race, just social event

May 23, 2015 Spring Lake 5 mile  8:30AM  free food and reduced price drinks Bar A after race benefiting Spring Lake Recreation

May 30, 2105 Avon 5k, 8:30 Avon, N.J. Sponsor Wakefern/ Shoprite
Free Cedar backyard swing set w slide, tire swing and little clubhouse. We purchased the best swing set around when my kids were young. My children are in college now. The swing set has some years and needs some repairs, but still works. Email us if interested. Pick up in North Brunswick.

7.  For Rent Coffee Shop/Deli- 2045 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817  Available Immediately... Price Reduced
Great Store Front On Corner Lot. Great Location For A New Deli, Coffee Shop Or other Personal Service Business. New tile floor, freshly painted, and other recent remodeling.  Approximately 700 Sq. Ft.   Reduced to $1575  per month.  For more information or to schedule a time to see space please contact:

Listed by: 
Michael McDonald, Realtor
Keller Williams Elite
481 Memorial Parkway
Metuchen, NJ 08840