Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog post – Vacating Restraining Orders

By Michael R. Ascher, Esq. Since the beginning of the domestic violence procedure in New Jersey, innumerable final restraining orders have been entered. Months or even years often pass, and the final restraining orders continue in full force and effect. Unless the order is removed, the final restraining order will continue to interfere with the

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At the Intersection of Social Media, Text Messages, Tweets, Screen Shots and the New Jersey Rules of Evidence: State v. Hannah.

By Matheu D. Nunn, Esq. On December 20, 2016, the Appellate Division (Judge Leone) published the decision of State v. Hannah. The case itself — a de novo appeal from a conviction in Municipal Court — is not of great importance (other than to Ms. Hannah). However, this case is an important published decision that centers

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Einhorn Harris Partner, Matheu Nunn, Comments on Private Complaint Issued Against New Jersey Governor

Einhorn Harris partner, Matheu Nunn, was interviewed regarding a citizen’s complaint which was issued against New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie for official misconduct in the Bridgegate matter.  Nunn, who formerly worked in the Morris County prosecutor’s office, said “citizens can file complaints in municipal courts if they  believe someone has committed a crime and a prosecuting

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Criminal Law Blog post: Rahami Legal Limbo

By: Michael Ascher, Esq. The alleged Chelsea bomber, Ahmad Khan Rahami, remains in legal limbo with no ability to obtain legal representation. The federal public defender has been stymied in his efforts to provide legal counsel to the suspect since the federal magistrate found that federal jurisdiction has not yet attached. New Jersey has filed

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What Happens Between Spouses, Stays Between Spouses – Even If It’s A Crime

By Michael R. Ascher, Esq.   The New Jersey Rules of Evidence contain a strong privilege protecting communications between married couples.  The Rule provides that “no person shall disclose any communication made in confidence between such person and his or her spouse.” The privilege is based upon the strong societal policy encouraging spouses to share confidences and

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