NJ Laws Email Newsletter E394


Greetings Kenneth Vercammen,

1. Roadside Field Sobriety Tests Require Articulable Suspension. State v. Bernokeits 423 NJ Super. 365 (App. Div. 2011)

The court holds that standard, roadside field sobriety testing does not require the police to have probable cause to arrest or to search, but rather may be undertaken on the basis of a reasonable articulable suspicion alone that defendant was driving while intoxicated.

2. Less Expensive Testing Thermometer is Sufficient with DWI. State v. Holland 423 NJ Super. 309 (App. Div. 2011)

The court holds that sufficient credible evidence supports the remand court's findings that the Control Company digital thermometer is comparable in all material respects to the Ertco- Hart digital thermometer previously used during the Alcotest calibration process, and that the Control Company certificate is facially valid and satisfies the requirements as a foundational document as required by State v. Chun, 194 N.J. 54, cert. denied, 129 S. Ct. 158 (2008).

3. Real Estate Sales - Spring is the Time to Prepare your Home for Sale

To better serve our Probate and Senior citizen clients, Kenneth Vercammen has 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, is affiliated with is one of the largest real estate agencies in the country. Even if we cannot handle the closing, we can refer you to realtors or attorneys experienced in real estate purchases or sales.

4. April is National Donate Life Month- Organ Donation

While New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network (NJ Sharing Network) works to educate New Jersey residents year round about the critical need for more organ and tissue donors, the month of April, associated with renewal and spring, is also National Donate Life Month.

Established in 2003, the month features local, regional and national educational activities designed to encourage Americans to become organ and tissue donors. We recommend all NJ citizens between 18 and 80 have a Living Will/ Advance Directive prepared. Select organ donation in your Living Will.

Nationally, more than 110,000 people wait for a life-saving transplant-close to 5,000 of them are here in New Jersey. For many, tragically, the gift will never be received. Nearly 6,000 people die a year - about 18 per day - awaiting the gift of life.

One of the most important life-saving decisions you can make is to become a registered donor. Say "yes" to donation on your New Jersey driver license or state ID when you first apply for and each time you renew. The words "Organ Donor" will appear on the front of your license and will be included in your computer record with the Motor Vehicle Commission. Not renewing anytime soon? You can register online today by visiting www.sharenj.org. NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit, federally designated organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for New Jersey residents in need of life-saving transplants. For information about donation and transplantation in NJ, contact us at 1-800-SHARE-NJ or info@sharenj.org

5. Join theEdison Community Pool Now and Save!

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, 2012.

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.

Dates and Hours of Operation:

The Pool opens on weekends only from May 26 through June 21- Hours Sat. 11am-8pm and Sun.12-8pm

The pool will be open fro the summer starting June 16 through Labor Day

Also available this year swim lessons for children ages 4-6 and 7-8.



Editorial Assistance provided by Sonal Bhatnagar. Ms. Bhatnagar is currently participating in Kenneth Vercammen's Spring Internship Program and will be attending law school in the fall.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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