Category: Cases on Appeal


Can police use a drug sniffing dog without probable cause?

What happens if police show up to your New Jersey home with a drug sniffing dog? Are they permitted to use the dog around your home to search for drugs without probable cause? Or do they need permission or a warrant? The United States Supreme Court recently addressed this question, and the outcome will likely
  • criminal law, police, possession, warrant
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 16 Dec  0 Comments
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Can I go to jail for careless driving in New Jersey? (Updated)

  Updated Nov. 12 2018 As New Jersey traffic attorneys, we are sometimes asked, “can I go to jail for careless driving?” There is no clear cut answer, and you should consult with a New Jersey traffic defense attorney right away if you receive a ticket for careless driving. As we explain below, there are
  • careless driving, jail, reckless driving
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 12 Nov  0 Comments
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If you text someone while they are driving, it could expose you to a lawsuit

Updated August 13, 2018 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Texting while driving is a big problem in New Jersey and around the entire country. In New Jersey, the state is passing new laws making stiffer penalties for texting while driving. Certainly, if a driver is distracted while texting and causes a car accident, the
  • car accident, cellphone, personal injury
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 13 Aug  0 Comments
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Can Police Track My Cellphone Without a Warrant?

Related: Criminal Law, No Warrant Required for Facebook Postings, Understanding the Fee for a NJ Criminal Defense Attorney. UPDATED AUGUST 3, 2018 As New Jersey criminal defense attorneys, we are sometimes asked, “can police track my cellphone without a warrant?” Police do all sorts of things in their investigations, but if they are supposed to
  • cellphone, criminal law, warrant
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 03 Aug  0 Comments
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Store responsible for surrounding areas that they do not own

Related: Fall-Down Accidents, Personal Injury Practice, Slipping on Snow/Ice. UPDATED JULY 30, 2018 As New Jersey attorneys who represent those injured in fall-down accidents, we are frequently asked who is responsible for fall-down and trip-and-fall accidents outside of a store. Is the store responsible? Is the landlord who owns the shopping center responsible? The basics
  • fall down accidents, personal injury, premises liability
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 30 Jul  0 Comments
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If you drive while suspended for DWI, you will go to jail

As we have previously discussed, drunk driving convictions (whether by plea or trial conviction) are very serious in New Jersey and carry with them several mandatory penalties. The prosecutors take these cases seriously and they will not agree to drop the charges or plead them down to a lesser offense. One of the mandatory penalties
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 17 Feb  0 Comments
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Testifying against a spouse in a New Jersey criminal trial

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. When a person is charged in a criminal case, they may be concerned that their husband or wife will testify against them. In fact, people want to know if, under New Jersey law, conversations that they have with their spouse are confidential and protected by law. As discussed below,
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 19 Dec  0 Comments
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Lawsuits for children injured during youth sports

As part of our extensive New Jersey Personal Injury practice, we are occasionally asked by parents whether they can bring a lawsuit for injuries suffered by their child during a youth sporting event. Lately, there has been a lot more public education about the dangers of youth contact sports. The public is starting to better
  • personal injury, sports injuries
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 10 Dec  0 Comments
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Police cannot search a cell phone without a warrant

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Related: Police cannot track cellphones without a warrant, Can police detain me if they have a search warrant?, What to do if you are pulled over.   In my criminal defense practice, I hear clients complain that police officers stopped them and demanded that they inspect and search through
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 04 Jul  0 Comments
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Dan Levy wins appeal after NJ CURE refuses to honor insurance obligations

We are happy to report that Dan Levy just won an appeal against NJ CURE, an insurance carrier that refused to honor their legal obligations. The case, Khalid Sanders v. NJ CURE, A-3878-12T1 (Unpublished App. Div., March 13, 2014), involved a car crash. At the time, our client Mr. Sanders was a passenger in his
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 14 Mar  0 Comments
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