Criminal and Motor vehicle violations can cost you. If convicted of a criminal offense you could face Jail Time and loss of Job. You will have to pay fines in court or receive points on your drivers license. An accumulation of too many points, or certain moving violations may require you to pay expensive surcharges to the N.J. DMV [Division of Motor Vehicles] or have your license suspended. Dont give up! The Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen can provide experienced attorney representation for criminal motor vehicle violations.

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2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
732-572-0500
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Kenneth Vercammen was the Middlesex County Bar Municipal Court Attorney of the Year.
E399 NJ Laws Email Newsletter

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E399
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law

June 20,2012
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Office Phone Number:

 

(732) 572-0500

 

 

www.njlaws.com

 

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 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, known as The Legends of Belmar. We will have runners from several running clubs, including RVRR, JSRC, CJRR & Sandy Hooker Tri Club and Rumson Hash.

 

You do not need to be a member of USATF or any club to be on a team. We would like 30 people of different abilities.

 

Post Race Activities -
Enjoy a complimentary massage and stop by the sponsor and merchant tables in Silver Lake Park, for sampling and giveaways.

 

Team awards, music and Beach party, after the race at Bar Anticipation.

 

Bring your Belmar Five Mug - mug discounts all day after the Race!

 

Bar Anticipation - 703 16th Avenue, Lake Como (formerly South Belmar)

 

If you have or will enter the Belmar 5, email Ken V at:KenV@njlaws.com

 

Call Kenneth Vercammen at: 732-572-0500

 

More details on the Belmar 5 at:

 

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

 

 

Editorial Assistance provided by Kylie Cohen. Ms. Cohen will be entering her second year at Seton Hall University School of Law. She is currently participating in Kenneth Vercammens Summer Internship Program.

 

 

 

Editors Note and Disclaimer:

All materials Copyright 2014. You may pass along the information on the NJ Laws Newsletter and website, provided the name and address of the Law Office is included.

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Consequences of a Criminal Guilty Plea

1. You will have to appear in open court and tell the judge what you did that makes you guilty of the particular offense(s)

2. Do you understand that if you plead guilty:

a. You will have a criminal record

b. You may go to Jail or Prison.

c. You will have to pay Fines and Court Costs.

3. If you are on Probation, you will have to submit to random drug and urine testing. If you violate Probation, you often go to jail.

4. In indictable matters, you will be required to provide a DNA sample, which could be used by law enforcement for the investigation of criminal activity, and pay for the cost of testing.

5. You must pay restitution if the court finds there is a victim who has suffered a loss and if the court finds that you are able or will be able in the future to pay restitution.

6. If you are a public office holder or employee, you can be required to forfeit your office or job by virtue of your plea of guilty.

7. If you are not a United States citizen or national, you may be deported by virtue of your plea of guilty.

8. You must wait 5-10 years to expunge a first offense. 2C:52-3

9. You could be put on Probation.

10. In Drug Cases, a mandatory DEDR penalty of $500-$1,000, and lose your drivers license for 6 months - 2 years. You must pay a Law Enforcement Officers Training and Equipment Fund penalty of $30.

11. You may be required to do Community Service.

12. You must pay a minimum Violent Crimes Compensation Board assessment of $50 ($100 minimum if you are convicted of a crime of violence) for each count to which you plead guilty.

13. You must pay a $75 Safe Neighborhood Services Fund assessment for each conviction.

14. If you are being sentenced to probation, you must pay a fee of up to $25 per month for the term of probation.

15. You lose the presumption against incarceration in future cases. 2C:44-1

16. You may lose your right to vote.

The defense of a person charged with a criminal offense is not impossible. There are a number of viable defenses and arguments which can be pursued to achieve a successful result. Advocacy, commitment, and persistence are essential to defending a client accused of a criminal offense.

Jail for Crimes and Disorderly Conduct:

If someone pleads Guilty or is found Guilty of a criminal offense, the following is the statutory Prison/Jail terms.

NJSA 2C: 43-8 (1) In the case of a crime of the first degree, for a specific term of years which shall be fixed by the court and shall be between 10 years and 20 years;

(2) In the case of a crime of the second degree, for a specific term of years which shall be fixed by the court and shall be between five years and 10 years;

(3) In the case of a crime of the third degree, for a specific term of years which shall be fixed by the court and shall be between three years and five years;

(4) In the case of a crime of the fourth degree, for a specific term which shall be fixed by the court and shall not exceed 18 months.

2C:43-3 Fines have been increased recently! 2C:43-3. Fines and Restitutions. A person who has been convicted of an offense may be sentenced to pay a fine, to make restitution, or both, such fine not to exceed:

a. (1) $200,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the first degree;

(2) $150,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the second degree;

b. (1) $15,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the third degree;

(2) $10,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the fourth degree;

c. $1,000.00, when the conviction is of a disorderly persons offense;

d. $500.00, when the conviction is of a petty disorderly persons offense;

If facing any criminal charge, retain an experienced attorney immediately to determine you rights and obligations to the court. Current criminal charge researched by Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. 732-572-0500

   
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Kenneth Vercammens Law office represents individuals charged with criminal, drug offenses, and serious traffic violations throughout New Jersey. Our office helps people with traffic/ municipal court tickets including drivers charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal and Driving While Suspended.

Kenneth Vercammen was the past NJ State Bar Municipal Court Attorney of the Year and past president of the Middlesex County Municipal Prosecutors Association.

Criminal and Motor vehicle violations can cost you. You will have to pay fines in court or receive points on your drivers license. An accumulation of too many points, or certain moving violations may require you to pay expensive surcharges to the N.J. DMV [Division of Motor Vehicles] or have your license suspended. Dont give up! The Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen can provide experienced attorney representation for criminal motor vehicle violations.

When your job or drivers license is in jeopardy or you are facing thousands of dollars in fines, DMV surcharges and car insurance increases, you need excellent legal representation. The least expensive attorney is not always the answer. Schedule an appointment if you need experienced legal representation in a traffic/municipal court matter.

Our website www.benotguilty.com provides information on traffic offenses we can be retained to represent people. Our website also provides details on jail terms for traffic violations and car insurance eligibility points. Car insurance companies increase rates or drop customers based on moving violations.
Providing 21+ years of excellent service to clients. Kenneth Vercammen has been a trial attorney for more than 20 years. You want to have an experienced attorney.

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