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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

E581 1. Court claims parked car with engine running is operation. Attorney seeks Supreme Court reversal 2. Expungement seminars Reminder-Remove criminal charges 3. Learn at Ken Vercammen Spring Seminars 4. Spring Fun Running Races

1. Court claims parked car with engine running is operation. Attorney seeks Supreme Court reversal
  2. Expungement seminars Reminder-Remove criminal charges  
3. Learn at Ken Vercammen Spring Seminars
4.  Spring Fun Running Races

Congratulations Office Manager Mike McDonald and ToniAnne on the birth of baby #2

Welcome our Winter-Spring 2020 Law Clerks
Christopher Russo      Rutgers University
Arti Sunder        Drew University
Steve Arciniega Castro        New Jersey Institute of Technology
Mikala Valosin     Rutgers University
Derrick Moore    Fort Hays State University
Puja Mahendru   Rutgers University
Samantha Morgan- Ricketts         Monroe College NY
       We partner with Rutgers, NJIT and other Universities for the college student mentor-internship program.http://www.njlaws.com/intern.html

1. Court claims parked car with engine running is operation. Attorney seeks Supreme Court reversal
State v. ThompsonDocket A-1909-19T6  
    In this appeal, the court held that an intoxicated defendant asleep and behind the wheel of a parked motor vehicle with its engine running is "operating" the vehicle within the meaning of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50(a).
     Defendant appealed from his convictions for DUI and refusing to submit to a breath test. Defendant argued that the state failed to present sufficient evidence to prove the statutory element that defendant was "operating" his vehicle under the influence of alcohol or that he had a conscious intent to do so. The court rejected defendant's argument and affirmed his conviction. The court noted that the evidence at trial showed that police were called to a convenience store where defendant was observed sleeping in his car with the engine running. As officers woke defendant, they noticed the strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Defendant acknowledged to officers that he had "a couple of drinks." After failing field sobriety tests, defendant was arrested. At the police station, defendant acknowledged that he had prescriptions for methadone, hydrocodone, Xanax, and Cymbalta and that he had consumed two alcoholic drinks within a three hours period. The court held that this evidence was sufficient for the factfinder to concluded that defendant was intoxicated while sleeping behind the wheel of his vehicle. The court ruled that defendant was "operating" his vehicle since operation of a motor vehicle could include sitting or sleeping behind the wheel of a vehicle with the engine running, even if the vehicle is not observed in motion. Finally, the court found defendant's other contentions on appeal to have insufficient merit to warrant discussion. 
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       Ken Vercammen was featured speaker in the American Bar Association ABA January Podcast
- Estate Planning and the Successful Practice GPSolo's podcast program. Listen online    

GPSolo Podcast Wills & Estate is posted

     Kenneth Vercammen was published in New Jersey Police Chief Magazine January 2020
  Top Criminal and Traffic Cases in NJ Municipal Courts 2019 page 28

    Kenneth Vercammen was published in ABA GP Solo Magazine
February 2020
Transitioning from Criminal Law to Estate Planning

  2. Expungement seminars Reminder-Remove criminal charges  If someone has a criminal charge, get it expunged /removed now before it appears on the internet everywhere. More information on what an attorney can do at:

March 4 Piscataway Expungement Seminar 7pmPiscataway Library https://www.facebook.com/events/163803638384261
 Speakers Allan Marain Esq. and Kenneth Vercammen Esq. Mr. Marain notes on his exceptional website: Are you applying to nursing school? Would you like to be a teacher? Drive a school bus? Be a school crossing guard? Are you seeking a New Jersey firearms identification card? Perhaps you want to adopt a child or be a foster parent, or coach a Little League® baseball team. Maybe you're looking for a job in securities, or at Home Depot. Maybe you're just looking for a job, period. Any job. Were you ever charged with shoplifting? Or busted over a little weed? Are any felony convictions, or even just arrests, on your record?
Expungement (or expunction) in New Jersey is the isolation of a criminal record. The actual record is not literally “erased.” Expungement do, however, erase many civil disabilities that convictions bring. Thus citizens whose criminal record has been expunged again become eligible to vote. They qualify for jury service and do not even have to mention they were ever arrested, or charged with an offense. Statutory firearms disqualifications are removed. And expunged records become generally not available from government sources. So in that sense, these records are erased from the sight of people doing public records searches through the courts, through the police, and even through the FBI. 
Learn more about clearing your records.
March 10 North Brunswick Public LibrarySeminar: Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions –Free Seminar    at 7pm-8pm
North Brunswick Public Library
880 Hermann Rd.
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

    3. Learn at Ken Vercammen Spring Seminars. We have our busiest schedule of seminars and speaking events this Spring. In 2019 I ran 60 charity races. For 2020 I am speaking at 60 community and non-profit events.
 2020. All are free and open to public unless noted

Mar 4 Review of the Major Municipal Court Cases affecting Law Enforcement 2019-2020 12 noon South Amboy AOH police only

March 11, 2020 East Brunswick Library Wills & Probate 7pm

March 19 the Criminal Law Section of NJ State Bar Association is having several DWI  Ignition Interlock Device companies each talk about their products at 5:30 before the 6pm Criminal Law section meeting of NJ Bar.
  Four companies invited. Each will talk for 5-6 minutes.
Questions to follow.
Interlock portion ends at 6pm.
Non-members of Criminal Law Section of NJ State Bar Association may attend this informal non-credit CLE
New Jersey State Bar Association
One Constitution Square | New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  For information on joining the Criminal Law Section of NJ State Bar Association, go to https://tcms.njsba.com

Apr 14  Edison Wills Edison Main Library at 7:00 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/441124216549593

April 15 Sayreville Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar 6:30pm

April 16 South Plainfield Library Wills 6:30

April 20 Winning Strategies in Municipal Court NJ Bar now webinar $$

Apr 22 Milltown Senior Center Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar 1pm

April  22 Piscataway Library Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar at7:00 PM 

April 27 Clara Barton Library Will seminar 6pm   [middle Edison]

May 4 Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration NJ Bar $$

May 5, 2020 Fords Library Wills seminar at 6:30 PM  

May 12 Metuchen Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar 6:30

May 18 Woodbridge Library Wills, Estates & Probate Seminarat 7:00 PM 

May 27 Monroe Senior Center Wills at 10:30 [Registered Monroe Seniors only]

June 10 Jamesburg Seniors Will Seminar 1pm

2020 St Patrick Parades & events 
Mar 1  Belmar St. Patrick Parade   Sun 1pm
Mar 6  Emerald Society Police bagpipes New Brunswick Elks- 6pm
Mar 7  Mt. Holly St Patrick parade & 5k Sat race11am, parade 1pm
Mar 8  Woodbridge  St. Patrick's Parade
       http://www.amerirish.com/id4.html   1:30
Mar 13 Newark St. Patrick Parade  1pm
Mar 14 Union St. Patrick Parade  1pm
Mar 15 Freehold St. Patrick's parade 12 noon  after 5-mile race 
Mar 15 So Amboy St. Patrick's Parade 2pm     
Mar 17 NYC St Patrick parade 
Mar 21 HighlandsSt Patrick Parade 2pm park near Central, then go to Inlet Cafe

4.  Spring Fun Running Races participated by Kenneth Vercammen 

Mar 7 Saturday Mt Holly St Patrick’s Parade 5K run 11am https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/MountHolly/MtHollyStPatricksParade5K?remMeAttempt=

March  15, 2020 St. Paddy’s 5 mile    10:30 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

4/4/20  Runapoloza Jersey Shore relay & TheAsbury Park Half Marathon   & 5k Wakefern Shoprite Corporate Team Past Champion  jsrc.org 8:30

4/25/20 Lake Como 5k Sat 10am        Start Bar A  Benefit BPOE Elks Camp Moore for Children with Special Needs & Lake Como Giving Tree       

4/26 Tour de Franklin,Franklin Food Bank  62 mile & 40-mile bike 62 Mile Metric Century or 40 Mile Starts at Franklin High School http://www.franklinfoodbank.org/events

5/9/20 Step Up for the Arc 5k   Sat 9:00am Oak Ridge Park in Clark
Wakefern Shoprite team event

5/-17/20NJ Sharing Network 5k Long Branch 8:30 Sunday 
Wakefern Shoprite team event

May 22/20 “Legends of Belmar” Friday night of Memorial Day - “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 free food Ocean Ave. Belmar, 7:30 Bar Anticipation 16thAve not a race, just social event. The greats of Belmar beach volleyball, friends of Holme band and the beach start Memorial Day at D’Jais & Bar A. Give out American Flag stickers to lucky customers to show your support for USA and those who served. Marty P, John C. Chris K, Loud Scott, Legendettes, maybe even Daniel-son
May 23 Spring Lake Five Mile  Run    Saturday    8:30am then free food at Bar A.  

5/24/20 Navesink 1.2 mile swim   8:15 AM

5/25/20 North Brunswick Memorial Day 5k  8:30am North Brunswick Community Park Route 130 South