Become familiar with the latest developments and learn effective strategies for representing your clients in Municipal Court
Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Municipal Court Section
You’ll receive a CD containing forms, discovery motions, briefs and orders, plus the 264 page Chun report
Monday, May 12, 2008
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sheraton at Woodbridge Place, Iselin / S1507d-14380
Click here to print paper registration form http://www.njicle.com/ICLEOrderForm.pdf
- State v. Chun and status of Alcotest
- Penalties have increased for DWI and drug cases.
- The Alcotest 7110 is now part of DWI practice.
- There are new Municipal Court rules.
Are you prepared to prosecute or defend your client in Municipal Court?
This guide to municipal court practice and procedure will discuss new developments that affect cases that are heard in Municipal Court. An authoritative panel of experienced attorneys will be joined by a Municipal Court Judge to delve into a wide variety of matters that you are likely to encounter. They will also bring you up to date on recent developments you need to understand in order to effectively represent your clients.
GAIN A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF MUNICIPAL COURT PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, & RECENT DEVELOPMENTS...
5:30 Criminal case law and legislative update - Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq.
6:15 The Prosecutor’s Perspective: DWI, no-insurance cases, recent directives from the Attorney General and Prosecutor, plea agreements in drug cases, double jeopardy issues - Christine M. Nugent, Esq.
7:00 Judicial Perspective: Expert arguments important court rules, common errors by defense attorneys and prosecutors, how to impress the court and not annoy the court stafff - Hon. Mark T. Apostolou, Sr.
7:45 Refreshment break
7:55 New developments in traffic control, etc.. - William G. Brigiani, Esq.
8:40 DWI and Chun - John Menzel, Esq.
9:25 Ask the Experts
Tuition fees Reg. Fee Reg. Type
GENERAL TUITION (REG) $159.00 REG
NJICLE Season Tickets (STX) 1 Season Ticket(s) STX
MEMBERS, CO-SPONSORING SECTION (COS) $119.00 COS*
MEMBERS, NJSBA (NJB) $129.00 NJB*
MEMBERS, NJSBA YLD (YLD) $119.00 YLD*
Recent admittees (past 2 years) (YL) $135.00 YL
Paralegals (PAR) $105.00 PAR
Law Students (with Student ID) (STU) $0.00 STU
Full Time Judges (JUD) $0.00 JUD
Credit Type Credit Amount
($16 fee for all PA credits)
(Included in PA credit fee)
NYP (t&n/t): 4.0
NYE (t&n/t): 0.5
Advance registration closes at noon of the day preceding the program. After that time you may still register, space permitting, for the Door Registration Fee. PLEASE CALL FIRST to confirm the seminar schedule and space availability.
* NJSBA Member Price – To qualify for this reduced price, you must provide your NJSBA Member# at the time you place your order. If you place your order without providing your NJSBA Member#, you will be charged the regular price.
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Municipal Court Law: Update 2008 Seminar, Books, CDs, and Audio Tapes available - Kenneth Vercammen is co-author
KENNETH A. VERCAMMEN, ESQ.
HON MARK T. APOSTOLOU, SR.
WILLIAM G. BRIGIANI, ESQ.
JOHN MENZEL, ESQ.
CHRISTINE M. NUGENT, ESQ.
Publish date 5/08
Audio packages are available 2 weeks after the last date of the seminar.
Please check seminar listings for related topics.
Audio Package Credits
NYP: 4.0 (only audio CD packages can be used for NY credits - non-refundable)
NYE: 0.5 (only audio CD packages can be used for NY credits - non-refundable)
CrT: 3.75 credits pending credits pending
Item # Product Price
CP52508 Handbook/Audio cassettes
CDP52508 Handbook/Audio CD
AFF CLE Affidavit for audio package - one package per person $0.00 *NJSBA Member Price – To qualify for this reduced price, you must provide your NJSBA Member# at the time you place your order. If you place your order without providing your NJSBA Member#, you will be charged the regular price.
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 driver's license for 6 months - 2years. 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