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On February 10, 2020, the Appellate Division released an opinion approved for publication in the case State v. Thompson, Docket Number A-2011-18T4.  The defendant in Thompson appealed from his convictions for driving while intoxicated and refusing to submit to a breath test.  The issue involved was that of “operation.”  The […]

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is New Jersey’s child protective services agency (formerly “DYFS”).  The Division functions to protect children from acts of abuse and neglect pursuant to the provisions of various statutes. N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.9, N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.6-1 and N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.21.  All acts of abuse and neglect must […]

Will New Jersey’s new bail reform system effectively protect both the rights of defendants and the needs of the community? In 2016, New Jersey voters passed a referendum that established a package of bail reforms to allow non-violent, low-risk defendants to stay out of jail while awaiting trial. In theory, […]

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