E399 NJ Laws Email Newsletter

by Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E399

Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law

June 20,2012

Office Phone Number:

(732) 572-0500


In This Issue:

1. You are Invited to

Kenneth Vercammens

Annual Summer Blast

Happy Hour, Friday, July 20, 2012, 5-7PM

Bar Anticipation, Belmar, NJ

2. DWI Guilty Plea Reversed where No Reasonable Suspicion Under the Influence.

3. Judge is Reprimanded for Helping Prosecutor in DWI Trial.

4. New statewide ban on the manufacture, distribution, sale, and possession of any of the hundreds of dangerous, manmade chemicals designed to mimic the effects of marijuana.

5.Belmar 5 Mile Race

6. Coming Soon.... Mobile App for Iphone and other SmartPhones!

Greetings Kenneth Vercammen,

1. You are invited to:

Kenneth Vercammens

Annual Summer Blast Happy Hour

Friday, July 20, 2012

5:00PM - 7:00PM

atBar Anticipation Where Summer Never Ends

703 16th Avenue

Lake Como/ Belmar, NJ 07719

Free for you and two friends.

5-7PM Hot & Cold Buffet with carving station

The reduced price Happy Hour is 6-7PM with $1 House Drink, Bud/BudLt draft & House Wine Specials

We will be at the outside Boardwalk bar under the tent.

Email Kens Law Office so we can put your name on the VIP list for wristbands.


Bring a canned food donation for the St. James Food Bank Hands of Hope or drop off at:

Kenneth Vercammen Law Office,

2053 Woodbridge Ave,

Edison, NJ 08817.

Meet the SuperLawyers of NJ and past award winners of Municipal Court Attorney of the Year

More details at:


2. DWI Guilty Plea Reversed where No Reasonable Suspicion Under the Influence.State v. Maclay, App. Div.Docket No. A-4542-10T4) Unreported.

Defendant appealed from the order of the Law Division, denying de novo his motion to suppress a motor vehicle stop that led to his arrest and conditional plea to driving under the influence. The Law Division sustained defendants objection to consideration of the 911 recording, finding the state violated its continuing duty to provide it; defense counsel did not have an opportunity to cross-examine witnesses regarding it; and he did not have the opportunity to argue its significance before the municipal court.

The appellate panel found the state failed to present sufficient facts on which one could draw a reasonable and articulable suspicion of driving under the influence. There was no observation of inebriation or alcohol consumption before defendant entered his vehicle; nor was there any record evidence - after suppression of the 911 recording - that defendant was observed driving erratically, or unusually, or in violation of other motor vehicle laws. The panel reverses and remands to the municipal court to allow defendant to withdraw his conditional guilty plea.

Source-Daily Briefing - March 1, 2012

3. Judge is Reprimanded for Helping Prosecutor in DWI Trial.In the Matter of Gregory R. McCloskey, JudgeDocket ACJC 2010-283Unreported

A municipal judge who fed questions to the prosecutor during an ex parte chat in a drunken-driving case was publicly reprimanded on Feb. 24. The state Supreme Court agreed with the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct that Gregory McCloskey undermined confidence in the benchs independence and impartiality by showing a preference for the prosecution and should have disqualified himself. According to the ACJC presentment, McCloskey directed the prosecutor - outside the presence of defense counsel - to ask two questions of a witness that were specifically central to the States case and specifically critical to the defense theory.

Unreported Source:


DailyBriefing - February 28, 2012

4. New statewide ban on the manufacture, distribution, sale, and possession of any of the hundreds of dangerous, manmade chemicals designed to mimic the effects of marijuana.

Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced a statewide ban on the manufacture, distribution, sale, and possession of any of the hundreds of dangerous, manmade chemicals designed to mimic the effects of marijuana, commonly known as synthetic marijuana, K2, or Spice.

Attorney General Chiesa noted that the ban, issued by the Division of Consumer Affairs, is much more comprehensive than previous efforts to eliminate synthetic marijuana. It includes both broad and specific language that includes all possible variants of the drug.

More Information at: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/press/02292012.htm

5. Belmar 5 Mile Race fun teams July 14, 8:30am

Kenneth Vercammen is again putting together 5 teams of both competitive and non- competitive runners. If you can finish 5 miles in less than 1 hour, you can be on our teams of fun.

Our winning team last year won free beer tickets. Individual Application online at: http://www.belmar5.com/belmar.pdf or visit:


The names of Kens teams are US Olympic Development 1, RVRR Beer Mile Champs, and US Olympic Development 3 [just trying to finish] and our masters, know

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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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