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Kenneth Vercammen & Associates
A Law Office with Experienced Attorneys for Your New Jersey Legal Needs

2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison NJ 08817

Personal Injury and Criminal
on Weekends 732-261-4005

Princeton Area
68 South Main St.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
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NJAC13:59-1.1 Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

Access means to instruct, communicate with, store data in, gain entry into, retrieve data from, disseminate, or otherwise make use of any computer, computer system, computer network, or other element of a central repository.

Administration of criminal justice or criminal justice purpose means:

1. The detection, apprehension, detention, pretrial and post-trial release, prosecution, adjudication, correctional supervision or rehabilitation of accused persons or criminal offenders;

2. The hiring of persons for employment by criminal justice agencies or the granting of access to a criminal justice facility; or

3. Criminal identification activities, including the accessing of the New Jersey Criminal Justice Information System, the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS), National Crime Information Center (NCIC) or other states computerized repositories containing criminal history record information, by criminal justice agencies for the purposes set forth in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this definition.

Attorney General means the Attorney General of New Jersey and, when authorized by the Attorney General to access criminal history record information, his or her Assistants and Deputies.

Criminal history record information or CHRI means information collected by criminal justice agencies concerning persons and stored in the central repository of the New Jersey State Police SBI, the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) or other states computerized repositories containing criminal history record information consisting of identifiable descriptions and notations of arrests, indictments, or other formal criminal charges, and any dispositions arising therefrom, including convictions, pending court actions, dismissals, acquittals, sentencing, correctional supervision and release.

Criminal justice agency means:

1. The courts of the State of New Jersey, any other state or the Federal government; or

2. A governmental entity of the State of New Jersey, any other state or the Federal government which performs functions pertaining to the administration of criminal justice pursuant to statute, ordinance, resolution or regulation, and which allocates a substantial portion of its budget to the administration of criminal justice.

Dissemination of criminal history record information means the process whereby the State Bureau of Identification accesses and distributes information from the central repository of the New Jersey State Police SBI, the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS), National Crime Information Center (NCIC) or other states computerized repositories containing criminal history record information.

FBI means the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States Department of Justice.

Fee means that cost established for performing services authorized by this chapter, as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:59-1.3.

Governmental entities means the Federal government or any state, any office, department, division, bureau, board, commission or agency of the Federal government or a state, and any county, municipality, district, public authority, public agency and any other political subdivision or public body within a state.

National requesters means persons, agencies or entities who are requesters authorized by a Federal statute or a state statute approved by the FBI, to obtain for a noncriminal justice purpose dissemination of New Jersey, Federal and out-of-State criminal history record information accessed by the State Bureau of Identification from the central repository of the New Jersey State Police SBI, the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and other states computerized repositories containing criminal history record information.

New Jersey Criminal Justice Information System means a computerized network which is under the management and control of the New Jersey State Police.

New Jersey Criminal Justice Information System Users Agreement means an agreement signed by a criminal justice agency, the Division of State Police and the Office of Information Technology permitting the criminal justice agency to directly access the computerized databases of the New Jersey Criminal Justice Information System, or NCIC or other states repositories of computerized CHRI for the performance of administration of criminal justice purposes.

Noncriminal justice purpose means any purpose, other than administration of criminal justice or criminal justice purpose.

Nonprofit youth serving organization means a corporation, association or other organization established pursuant to Title 15 of the Revised Statute, Title 15A of the New Jersey Statutes or other law of this State, but excluding public and nonprofit schools, and which provides recreational, cultural, charitable, social or other activities or services for persons younger than 18 years of age, and is exempt from Federal income taxes.

Processing criminal history record checks means the process whereby the SBI compares a set of fingerprints or conducts a name search request with those in its files for a determination as to the criminal history of the person identified by the request.

Public safety volunteer means any person who is applying for or performing a public safety task in an unpaid position for a state, county or municipal criminal justice agency, fire department or first aid squad. These tasks are defined as public safety functions normally conducted by paid criminal justice agencies, fire departments or first aid squads, that are now being accomplished by unpaid volunteers.

Public servant means any officer or employee of a state or the Federal government or of any political subdivision or public body of a state or the Federal government, including any advisor or consultant retained by government to perform a governmental function.

Requester means any person, agency or entity authorized by Federal or state statute, rule or regulation, executive order, administrative code, local ordinance, resolution or by N.J.A.C. 13:59-1.2 to obtain dissemination of CHRI from the central repository of the New Jersey State Police SBI for a noncriminal justice purpose in accordance with this chapter.

Securing applicant fingerprint images means the procedure used by a law enforcement agency to obtain an applicants fingerprints on a New Jersey and/or FBI fingerprint card and demographic data for submission to the SBI for processing criminal history record checks.

SBI means the State Bureau of Identification created by N.J.S.A. 53:1-12 as a bureau within the Division of State Police.

SBI Number Flag means an electronic note entered on or attached to a specific SBI number in the New Jersey Computerized Criminal History System (CCH) indicating that a request has been made for a service authorized by N.J.A.C. 13:59-1.8.

SBI Number means the identification number assigned to the criminal history record file of the State Bureau of Identification for a particular individual as identified by fingerprints.

Superintendent means the Superintendent of the New Jersey Division of State Police (N.J.S.A. 53:1-2).

Volunteer means any individual who is applying for or performing tasks in an unpaid position for a nonprofit youth serving organization, a qualified entity, as that term is defined by the National Child Protection Act of 1993 or an entity that has been qualified by the Internal Revenue Service as exempt from Federal income tax pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3).

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Since 1985, KENNETH VERCAMMEN has worked as a personal injury attorney, working for injury victims and their families. By taking a hard-hitting, aggressive approach toward the insurance companies, KENNETH VERCAMMEN and our co-counsel have consistently obtained outstanding results for many injured clients over the years I am proud to have worked on cases in various capacities, small and large. While obviously prior results cannot guarantee the outcome of future cases, I can guarantee that you case will receive the same degree of dedication and hard work that went into each of these prior cases.

In direct contrast to the hard-hitting approach we take toward the insurance companies is the soft approach we take toward our clients. I am proud of my compassionate staff as I am of the outstanding financial results they have achieved. For many years, I have watched them treat our clients with patience, dignity and respect. I would have it no other way.

Many years ago, I attended a seminar sponsored by the American Bar Association on Law Practice Management. This was to help insure that each of our clients is always treated like a person -- not a file! We recognize that you are innocent victims and that you have placed your trust in us. Please understand that we understand what you are going through. Feel comforted that we are here to help you.

If you retain KENNETH VERCAMMEN to represent you, we will give you the same advice we give each of our clients -- concentrate on your life, you family and your health. We will take care of everything else. Leave all of the work and worry about your legal rights to us. Trust us. Believe in us. Have faith in us as your attorneys. Understand that we will always to do what we believe is best for you and your case. Helping you is our job. In fact, it is our only job -- guiding injury victims like you through one of the most difficult times of your lives, with care and concern -- while fighting aggressively to the limits of the law to obtain compensation and justice for each of you!

Print our Personal Injury Questionnaire on our Website, Fill it out and Fax back, so we can determine if we can help you obtain an injury settlement. We would welcome an opportunity to prove to you what we have proven to thousands of injured clients -- that you can feel comfortable and secure in the fact that KENNETH VERCAMMEN - Trial Attorney We Fight To Win.

When you have been injured in an accident or collision, you are worried about who is going to pay your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. The last thing you want is to be taken advantage of by an insurance company. If you dont protect your rights, you may not be able to make a claim.

Insurance companies have attorneys and adjusters whose goal is to pay you as little as they can. You need a New Jersey personal injury lawyer to fight for you. I am dedicated to helping your recover as much money as possible under the law.

You need an attorney who will work hard to protect your rights, maximize your insurance settlement and minimize the hassles of dealing with the insurance companies. You need an experienced and aggressive New Jersey trial lawyer with PROVEN RESULTS who will fight for you. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer can make the difference between getting what you deserve and getting nothing.

Without the threat of a lawyer who is willing to go to trial and seek a big jury verdict, why would an insurance company pay you what your claim is really worth? Lawsuits can be expensive, and many people do not have the money to pursue their claim. In every case, I advance all costs associated with pursuing your case and I do not ask you for a penny until we recover from the other side.

I am an experienced aggressive trial lawyer and a 3rd degree Black Belt. I am not afraid to take your case to trial if that is what it takes to maximize the amount of money your recover for your personal injury. I offer one-on-one service, and I will not hand your case off to an inexperienced lawyer or a paralegal.

Reduce the stress of making a claim.

Personal injury accidents can turn your life upside down. Making a personal injury claim can be difficult and time consuming. Once I take your case, you can stop worrying about dealing with the insurance companies and focus on recovering from your injuries. I take care of all of the paperwork, phone calls, and negotiations, so you can get on with your life.

p.s. For those clients who are afraid or reluctant to go to Court, KENNETH VERCAMMEN also offers a special -- For Settlement Only -- program. This means that if we are unable to settle with the insurance company, we will not go any further -- unless you want us to. You have my personal assurance that there will be absolutely no pressure and no obligation.

We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.

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Kenneth A. Vercammen is the Managing Attorney at Kenneth Vercammen & Associates in Edison, NJ. He is a New Jersey trial attorney has devoted a substantial portion of his professional time to the preparation and trial of litigated matters. He has appeared in Courts throughout New Jersey each week on personal injury matters, Criminal /Municipal Court trials, and contested Probate hearings.

Mr. Vercammen has published over 125 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on criminal, elder law, probate and litigation topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation issues for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer. He is the Editor in Chief of the American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Committee Newsletter.

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