Category: Cases on Appeal

25July

Lawsuits for children injured during youth sports

  UPDATED JULY 25, 2019 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
  • personal injury, sports injuries
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09May

Police cannot track cell phones without a warrant, Supreme Court rules

UPDATED MAY 9, 2019 Related: Can police track my cellphone without a warrant?, Criminal Law, No Warrant Required for Facebook Postings, Understanding the Fee for a NJ Criminal Defense Attorney. Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. As a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, I am sometimes asked, “can police track my cellphone without a warrant?”
  • cellphone, criminal law, warrant
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 09 May  0 Comments
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21March

Can police detain me if they have a search warrant?

UPDATED MARCH 21, 2019 What happens if police show up to your New Jersey home with a search warrant? Can they detain you? Are you free to leave? What if you don’t even live there? In our criminal defense practice, especially our Passaic County, Essex County, and Hudson County cases, we hear questions like these
  • criminal law, detention, warrant
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 21 Mar  0 Comments
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05March

Understanding that domestic violence plea results in loss of firearm permits

UPDATED MARCH 5, 2019 As a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer, I am frequently asked by clients how a guilty plea will affect them.  In fact, criminal defense attorneys are prohibited from providing misleading material information that results in an uninformed plea.  This may be considered ineffective assistance of counsel. Several weeks ago, the Appellate
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27February

Transporting Firearms in New Jersey – getting searched, and getting caught

Updated Feb. 27 2019 Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Gun crimes and issues regarding carrying firearms and possessing weapons have been heavily covered by news sources lately. And our clients in New Jersey may have lots of questions about transporting guns in their cars and whether police may search a car for guns. Recently,
  • criminal law, firearms, police, vehicle search, warrant
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 27 Feb  0 Comments
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12February

Commercial property owner has duty to remove snow/ice from sidewalk at vacant building

Updated Feb. 12, 2019 As New Jersey attorneys who represent people seriously injured in falls on ice and snow, we are constantly working to make sure that our clients are able to make claims against all available insurance policies. Sometimes we must unfortunately advise our clients that they are not able to make a claim
  • fall down accidents, personal injury
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 12 Feb  0 Comments
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05February

Injuries caused by employees of charities

Updated Feb. 5, 2019 As New Jersey personal injury lawyers, we are sometimes consulted by people who have been injured by employees of charitable organizations. Normally, a business has a non-delegable duty to do certain things that prevent their employees from intentionally harming people. For example, a company should not ignore signs that an employee
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 05 Feb  0 Comments
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16December

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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12November

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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13August

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
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