Category Archives: Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Entry into defendant’s apartment upheld in Monmouth County marijuana case

The New Jersey Appellate Division upheld convictions for marijuana possession and distribution in a Monmouth County case decided in July. Even though the police officers entered the defendant’s home without a search warrant, the court found that their conduct was … Continue reading

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New trial required in Monmouth County child endangerment case due to inadequate jury instructions

The conviction and sentencing of a high school baseball coach for endangering the welfare of ten children was irreparably tainted by faulty jury instructions, a New Jersey court ruled in October. The error, the court held, required a reversal of … Continue reading

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Retroactive application of Sex Offender Monitoring Act is unconstitutional, court holds

A state appellate court recently held that retroactive application of the New Jersey Sex Offender Monitoring Act of 2007 violates the ex post facto clauses of the federal and state constitutions. As a result, the Act’s GPS monitoring and supervision … Continue reading

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Weapons and assault charges filed against man who pointed handgun at Belmar police officers

After allegedly pointing a handgun at four Belmar police officers, a New Jersey man was shot in the foot by one of the officers and arrested on aggravated assault and weapons charges. The incident occurred when the officers responded to … Continue reading

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Court finds drugs seized during Monmouth County raid inadmissible

In State v. Rockford, 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2151 (Aug. 9, 2011), the New Jersey Appellate Division reversed a Monmouth County man’s convictions for possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana and other drugs because the … Continue reading

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Ecstasy found in Monmouth County college student’s bedroom held inadmissible by New Jersey appeals court

Violations of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures, as well as the corresponding provision in the New Jersey constitution, can sometimes result in drug possession charges being thrown out completely. This was the result in State v. … Continue reading

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Monmouth County teacher faces child porn charges

A Monmouth County teacher was recently charged with possession and distribution of child pornography and endangering the welfare of a minor after he was arrested at his Cranford residence. The 24 year old music teacher at Ocean Township HIgh School … Continue reading

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Sexual assault charges in Middletown, Monmouth County

The former dean of students at Middletown’s Mater Dei Prep, who was also an English teacher and boys’ soccer coach at the school, has been accused of sexually assaulting a then-16 year old female student in Monmouth County. The teacher … Continue reading

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Red Bank man who discarded marijuana while fleeing Monmouth County police charged with drug offenses

A Red Bank man who tried to flee from Monmouth County police was recently charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute, possession within 500 feet of a public park, resisting arrest, … Continue reading

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Woman charged with DUI after hit and run crash in Monmouth County

Police arrested a 50 year old woman and charged her with various offenses including driving while under the influence of alcohol following a one-vehicle crash in Monmouth County. Officers were initially called to the scene by a witness who observed … Continue reading

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