Kenneth Vercammen Law Office. 732-572-0500. Edison, NJ.
Kenneth Vercammen is a Middlesex County trial attorney who has published 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on Criminal Law and litigation topics. Appointments can be scheduled at 732-572-0500. He is author of the ABA's book "Criminal Law Forms". 2053 Woodbridge Avenue - Edison, NJ 08817 http://www.njlaws.com/
Monday, May 9, 2016
Municipal Court College Seminar and Book
2014 Municipal Court College
Monday, March 31, 2014
NJ LawCenter, New Brunswick
A guide to handling municipal court matters in your practice and a crash course designed to build your skills!
This information-packed program is designed for attorneys who do not concentrate in Municipal Court law, including practitioners seeking to expand into this practice area & attorneys looking to create a niche practice. Seasoned Municipal Court lawyers will learn new skills and obtain CLE credits.
Youll go back to school to attend 6 half hour segments and panel discussions that will provide you with a working knowledge of municipal court law basics. Youll quickly be able to represent clients in a wide range of matters you would normally have had to refer to others. Gain confidence in your ability to handle Municipal Court matters. Make an investment in your legal career and register today!
Initial client interview; getting retained; dealing with the prosecutor Plus an update on the conditional dismissal program-
Gain insight and information that will help you represent clients in every aspect of Municipal Court law, including: Initial interview getting retained and dealing with the prosecutor Driving while suspended Drug cases and DRE Assault and miscellaneous DWI - Blood DWI Alcotest
Speakers: Kenneth Vercammen Esq.. Past Chair, NJSBA Municipal Court Section Past GP Solo Section Attorney of the Year 2006 NJSBA Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year K. Vercammen & Associates (Edison)
John Menzel Esq Law Offices of John Menzel (Point Pleasant)
Who should attend: Judges & Prosecutors General practitioners Criminal law practitioners Municipal Court law practitioners Litigators New attorneys Members of law enforcement
Includes seminar, 400 page book, CD with over 1,000 pages of forms, dinner, coffee, desert Tuition ranges between $145- $189 depending on NJSBA membership Call : (732)214-8500 Seminar # S96200S4
NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.0 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 4.0 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in criminal trial law.
Location:New Jersey Law Center
One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
NJICLE, A Division of the NJSBA NJ State Bar Association
CANT ATTEND? Up to 12 of your 24 New Jersey MCLE credits can be earned via Audio CDs, Webinars & MP3s.
Order your audio package and earn New Jersey MCLE credits at your convenience.
Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Section and the NJSBA Young Lawyers Division
Consequences of a Criminal Guilty Plea
1. You will have to appear in open court and tell the judge what you did that makes you guilty of the particular offense(s)
2. Do you understand that if you plead guilty:
a. You will have a criminal record
b. You may go to Jail or Prison.
c. You will have to pay Fines and Court Costs.
3. If you are on Probation, you will have to submit to random drug and urine testing. If you violate Probation, you often go to jail.
4. In indictable matters, you will be required to provide a DNA sample, which could be used by law enforcement for the investigation of criminal activity, and pay for the cost of testing.
5. You must pay restitution if the court finds there is a victim who has suffered a loss and if the court finds that you are able or will be able in the future to pay restitution.
6. If you are a public office holder or employee, you can be required to forfeit your office or job by virtue of your plea of guilty.
7. If you are not a United States citizen or national, you may be deported by virtue of your plea of guilty.
8. You must wait 5-10 years to expunge a first offense. 2C:52-3
9. You could be put on Probation.
10. In Drug Cases, a mandatory DEDR penalty of $500-$1,000, and lose your drivers license for 6 months - 2 years. You must pay a Law Enforcement Officers Training and Equipment Fund penalty of $30.
11. You may be required to do Community Service.
12. You must pay a minimum Violent Crimes Compensation Board assessment of $50 ($100 minimum if you are convicted of a crime of violence) for each count to which you plead guilty.
13. You must pay a $75 Safe Neighborhood Services Fund assessment for each conviction.
14. If you are being sentenced to probation, you must pay a fee of up to $25 per month for the term of probation.
15. You lose the presumption against incarceration in future cases. 2C:44-1
16. You may lose your right to vote.
The defense of a person charged with a criminal offense is not impossible. There are a number of viable defenses and arguments which can be pursued to achieve a successful result. Advocacy, commitment, and persistence are essential to defending a client accused of a criminal offense. Jail for Crimes and Disorderly Conduct:
If someone pleads Guilty or is found Guilty of a criminal offense, the following is the statutory Prison/Jail terms.
NJSA 2C: 43-8 (1) In the case of a crime of the first degree, for a specific term of years which shall be fixed by the court and shall be between 10 years and 20 years;
(2) In the case of a crime of the second degree, for a specific term of years which shall be fixed by the court and shall be between five years and 10 years;
(3) In the case of a crime of the third degree, for a specific term of years which shall be fixed by the court and shall be between three years and five years;
(4) In the case of a crime of the fourth degree, for a specific term which shall be fixed by the court and shall not exceed 18 months.
2C:43-3 Fines have been increased recently! 2C:43-3. Fines and Restitutions. A person who has been convicted of an offense may be sentenced to pay a fine, to make restitution, or both, such fine not to exceed:
a. (1) $200,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the first degree;
(2) $150,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the second degree;
b. (1) $15,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the third degree;
(2) $10,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the fourth degree;
c. $1,000.00, when the conviction is of a disorderly persons offense;
d. $500.00, when the conviction is of a petty disorderly persons offense;