Criminal Law Blog

Impact of DCP&P Investigatory Findings and the Danger of their Future Use

By Michael R. Ascher, Esq. The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is New Jersey’s child protective services agency (formerly “DYFS”).  The Division functions to protect children from acts of abuse and neglect pursuant to the provisions of various statutes. N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.9, N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.6-1 and N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.21.  All acts of abuse and neglect must

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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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