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Law Office of Brian T. Goldenfarb
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In case of Reece, the Court ruled that a dropped 911 call was enough to permit the police to conduct a warrantless search of a home.  I believe that this decision could lead to other "invasions" by the police in future matter.  What is going to happen next, no one answered the door and the police thought that someone may be ill or hurt, so they will be allowed to enter a home.  This could be a slippery slope.     

State v. Evan Reece (A-79/80-13) (073284) 
Argued April 14, 2015 -- Decided July 20, 2015  “A dropped 9-1-1 call from a residence has been recognized as creating a presumptive emergency requiring an immediate response, although the presumption created is a rebuttable one. Therefore, the emergency-aid exception presents a fact-sensitive inquiry in which a court must weigh the competing interests at stake, more particularly, the privacy interests of an individual in the home, against the interest in acting promptly to render potentially life-saving assistance to a person who may be incapacitated.”  HELD: "The emergency-aid doctrine justified the officers’ warrantless entry into defendant’s home. Based thereon, defendant’s conviction for resisting arrest is affirmed, and defendant’s conviction for obstruction is reinstated."

Appeared in Court today with my client for a Disorderly Persons Offense. After filing a Motion and arguing the Motion before the Court, the Judge agreed with my position and the matter was Dismissed against my client.      

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The Governor of New Jersey struck down and vetoed this new bill, why???  I believe that even Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), supported this new legislation.  I am sure that it had something to do with money, it always does.   

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Higher fines for failure to keep to the right, does this really make sense???  So if there are 3 lanes of traffic on the roadway, why is it a traffic offense to use the center lane and left lane?  If that were the case, shouldn't there only be 1 lane, what is the point of the other two lanes.  I personally think that failure to keep right should not even be an offense as you are legally driving in a lane.

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People should certainly watch what they say, or type, as it is now a crime to harass someone over the internet.  I think the old expression of "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me," may need to be re-written.  Only time will tell...

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Christie had a great chance to give drivers that were convicted of a DWI to obtain a license by installing an ignition interlock device.  However, he chose to VETO this entire new law.  Good decision or bad, only time will tell...

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In the past, driving without liability insurance had a worse penalty than being convicted of a DWI with respect to the loss of license.  Now, the law gives discretion to judges whether or not to suspend a person's license if they are found guilty or plead guilty to driving without insurance.  This certainly seems like a more reasonable penalty for the charge of driving without insurance

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A law that allows community service in lieu of fines.  Certainly an interesting option.  I would like to see how this plays out in the real world.  Such as, who is going to monitor this to see if the community service is actually performed???  Only time will tell...

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I was recently recognized as one of the top DWI attorneys in New Jersey by NAFDD.  
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$3,250,000 recent personal injury settlement.  My client certainly deserved to be compensated for his injuries.  
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