Protecting Your Rights in a Criminal Trial
In January, The Supreme Court of New Jersey issued 3 new rulings protecting your rights in a criminal trial.
The Court limited the prosecution’s ability to introduce evidence against a Defendant without calling a witness to authenticate a map in 500 foot drug cases. (State v. Wilson)
Next, the Court reaffirmed that a man’s house is his castle and shot down a conviction based on a search of the home without a warrant. (State v. Legette)
Finally, The Court limited the ability of sentencing judges to impose consecutive (1 piled on top of the other) prison sentences in cases involving underage Defendants. (State v. Zuber)
The Law is always changing; pick a lawyer who stays current!!!