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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

E600 Kenneth Vercammen Attorney at Law September 16, 2020 In this issue: 1. Blood and urine samples could be taken before issuance of the search warrant as part of defendant's medical care 2. Wills & Estate Seminars online 3. Final Outdoor fun, inexpensive outdoor concerts & September events 4 Help Wanted Clerk for Law Office PT 5 Handling Drug, DWI and Serious Cases in Municipal Court Seminar October 26, 2020 6 Fall Running events

In this issue:
1. Blood and urine samples could be taken before issuance of the search warrant as part of defendant's medical care
2. Wills & Estate Seminars online
3. Final Outdoor fun, inexpensive outdoor concerts & September events
4 Help Wanted Clerk for Law Office PT
5 Handling Drug, DWI and Serious Cases in Municipal Court Seminar October 26, 2020  
6  Fall Running events

1. Blood and urine samples could be taken before issuance of the search warrant as part of defendant's medical care
State v. Uppal, Appellate Division, Per Curiam. Defendant appealed from his judgment of conviction for vehicular homicide. Defendant's vehicle caused a chain reaction of rear-end collisions, causing one vehicle to burst into flames and kill the occupants of that vehicle. Defendant's vehicle flipped over; an off-duty EMT at the scene found defendant lying on the ground near his vehicle and began administering aid, noting the smell of alcohol on defendant's breath and the slow reaction of his pupils. Defendant admitted to the EMT that he had consumed alcohol; however, defendant later denied consuming alcohol to the investigating trooper. At the hospital, the treating physician ordered samples of defendant's blood drawn pursuant to normal procedures; state police later arrived and directed hospital personnel to retain the blood samples for law enforcement. 
           Police subsequently obtained a telephonic warrant to collect blood samples, and hospital personnel drew a sample of defendant's blood. The trial court also ordered the release of defendant's toxicology report and medical records related to the analysis of samples taken from defendant for medical treatment purposes. The records disclosed the presence of opiates in defendant's system and a BAC of at least .08. The trial court denied defendant's subsequent motion to suppress the initial blood and urine samples taken prior to the search warrant, finding no evidence that hospital staff drew the samples at the request of law enforcement. 
           On appeal, defendant challenged the denial of his motion to suppress the results of a toxicology test from samples taken from defendant by hospital personnel during the course of defendant's treatment following the accident. The court rejected defendant's challenge and affirmed his conviction, agreeing with the trial court that the blood and urine samples taken before issuance of the search warrant were drawn as part of defendant's medical care for injuries he suffered in the crash, as medical personnel suspected possible internal injuries. Unpublished
Source: Daily Briefing - 08/28/2020
2. Wills & Estate Seminars online free. There have been many changes to NJ Estate Planning and Probate and Elder Law. 
     As my clients mature, we do more Estate Planning & Probate, Estate Administration and Orders to Show Cause. We invite you and friends to attend one of the Library WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION zoom seminars. 
Sept 21 Spotswood Library Will & Estates
Sept 22 North Brunswick Will & Estates                                                 
Free but registration requested via the link
Registration is required at 
October 6 Piscataway Library Will & Estates
Link for free registration:
Oct 19 Metuchen Library Will & Estates
Programs are also posted on our blog Will seminars
     If you do not have an up to date Power of Attorney or Will, have one prepared. 

3. Final Outdoor fun, inexpensive outdoor concerts & September events. If you are going to any events email Ken V
RAINBOW FULL of SOUND The Complete Europe 72 Album at the BIERGARTEN HAMILTON NJ  Pay at the door The BierGarten @ the German - American Society 
SEP 19 Kindred Spirit at Mercer County Park Drive-in Concert 
9/24  Edison Elks Thirsty Thursday with free outdoor band. Open to the public. You pay your food and beverage.
SEP 25 Drunken Clams Band at Coopers Riverview! 
9/26 Oktoberfest Hamilton German club 2020 Buy tickets ahead
Public · Hosted by 80's UnderCover, The Adlers Band and 3 others
Free Woodbridge Summer concerts at Woodbridge High School  
  9/20 Southern Steel  7pm
4 HELP WANTED Clerk for Law Office PT - Answer phones, schedule appointments, envelope stuffing, misc. clerk duties 
start 8:55am 1:30
$11.00 per hour start
-Telephone Answering & get out mail, stuff client letters
-Adding client names to computer database, prepare letters, and work on client traffic ticket matters.
- Preparation of documents on Computer and mail to courts
-General Office duties in Law Office
-Update mailing/ client lists and learn marketing
-All other work needed including working on litigation cases
 A good way to learn NJ Law Office procedures
Must be dependable and committed to perfection. 
    Call Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen & Associates at 732-572-0500 if interested.
Check out our website at www.njlaws.com to see more information on our law office.
 5 Handling Drug, DWI and Serious Cases in Municipal Court Seminar  October 26, 2020  3-6:35
Virtual seminar via Zoom
     Speakers: Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq., Past Municipal Court Attorney of the Year
Norma M. Murgado, Esq. Chief Prosecutor (Woodbridge)  Chief Prosecutor (Elizabeth)
Lorraine Nielsen, Esq. Municipal Court Prosecutor, Milltown, North Brunswick & others
John Menzel, Esq. Past Chair, NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Section
-New Expungement Law
-Decriminalization of pot
-New DWI penalties
-Can new Dwi law apply to older dwi charges
 This informative seminar on Municipal Court practice and procedure will familiarize you with recent new developments affecting cases that are heard in Municipal Court. An authoritative panel of experienced attorneys will be joined by well-respected Municipal Prosecutors to explore a wide variety of matters that you are likely to encounter.
 They will also bring you up to date on recent developments you need to understand in order to effectively represent your clients. 
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION NJICLE, A Division of the NJSBA NJ State Bar For lawyers $150- $190 tuition depending on NJSBA membership   ½ price for Judges. 
One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Phone: (732) 214-8500 · CustomerService@njsba.com
6  Fall Running events
9/19 Hash run Saturday: 10:17a.m. Meet up at Fox Hollow Vineyards
9/20  of Hunterdon County 5k Race for Hunger XC 5k
SEP 26 RVRR  General Membership Meeting and Member Appreciation Day
9/27 Phoenix Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon hosted by The Joseph Citta Scout Reservation in Barnegat NJ.
Monday nights Long Branch open water swim 6pm

Oct 17 Sea Girt 5k 8:30 start when you want
Oct 24 Sea Turtle 5k
8:30AM West Orange 
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