Saturday, November 16, 2019

Winning Strategies for Municipal Court Law (2019) Seminar book Authors Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq., AuthorABA Criminal Law Forms, NJ Bar “Handling Drug and DWI cases” plus John Menzel, Esq.,

Winning Strategies for Municipal Court Law (2019) Seminar book 

Authors Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq., AuthorABA Criminal Law Forms, NJ Bar “Handling Drug and DWI cases” plus John Menzel, Esq.,  

Speakers at Audio program

Norma Murgado Elizabeth & Woodbridge Prosecutor,

Lorraine Nielsen, Prosecutor Milltown, East Brunswick, North Brunswick

Joshua Reinitz, Esq., 

New Jersey’s #1 guide to handling municipal court matters.

This information-packed book is designed for attorneys who do not concentrate in municipal court law, including general practitioners seeking to expand into this practice area, and not novice attorneys looking to create a niche practice. Seasoned municipal court lawyers will also be able to brush up and enhance their skills.
·      List Price: $55.00 USD
·      NJ Bar Member Price: $44.00 USD

ISBN :M096219
NJ Law Center1 Constitution Sq. New Brunswick, NJ 08901

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

A Division of the NJSBA One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone: (732) 214-8500 · Fax: (732) 249-0383 ·

Winning Strategies for Municipal Court Law
 Table of Contents[1]

Letters, Motions/Briefs, Articles/Research
Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq.                                                             1  

         01 Municipal Court Questionnaire                                              1  
         02 Retainer – Municipal Court                                                   5
         03 Request for Complete Discovery                                          9
         04 Letter of Representation Only                                           10
         05 Discovery Request – Alcotest 7110                                   11
         06 Discovery Request – Driving While Suspended                     19
         07 Speeding Law and Discovery                                              23
         08 Discovery Request to MVC                                                 31
         09 Discovery – Complainant                                                    35
         10 OPRA – Field Sobriety – Chief of Police                               39
         11 OPRA – Required Officer Training                                       42
         12 CDS Motions                                                                      43
         13 DWI Motions                                                                      45
         14 Motion to Reduce Bail                                                        49
         15 Letter to Client re: Reading Discovery from Prosecution   57
         16 Reciprocal Discovery to Prosecution                                  58
         17 Notice of Specific Criminal Code Defenses                         60
         18 Letter to Client re: Reading and Signing Affidavit              61
         19 Second Request for Discovery – Missing Abstract              62
         20 Letter to Client re: DWI Expert                                         63
         21 Letter to Client re: Hearing                                              64
         22 Letter to Client re: Deadline and Attorney Fee for Appeal65
         23 Letter to Client re: No Show in Court                                67
         24 Suppression Motion                                                           68
         25 Suppress Statements: Violation of MirandaRights            69
         26 Dismissal Motion re: Failure to Provide Discovery              73
         27 Motion for Conditional Discharge                                        78
         28 Motion for Civil Reservation                                               79
         29 Objection to Lab Certificate                                               80
         30 Motion for SLAP                                                                81
         31 Order to Mark Case Try or Dismiss                                    82
         32 Order to Compel Discovery                                                83
         33 Order to Be Relieved as Counsel                                         84  
         34 Constructive Possession of Drugs in a Criminal Case          85
         35 Court Cannot Handle Discovery                                          87
         36 Motion for No Loss of Driver’s License Suspension             91
         37 Motion re:  Failure to Give Defendant Copy of AIR               93
         38 Motion to Provide Expert at Public Expense                      103
         39 DWI Fines and Penalties in NJ                                           109  
         41 Defending a Juvenile Delinquency Case                             119
         42 Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI)                                 125
         Expungement/Erase Criminal Charges                                   128  
         Plea by Mail                                                                          129
         Certification for Application for Appointment as Private Prosecutor
          (Storm)                                                                              131  
         Letter Thanking Witness                                                      133
         Client’s Sentencing and Duties                                              135
         Post Conviction Motion to Vacate Guilty Plea                        137
         Additional Discovery Brief                                                    145
         Brief to Suppress Blood Sample and Objection to Lab Report149
         Motion, Certification, Order in Support of Motion to Be Relieved163
         Notice of Appeal                                                                   167
         Miranda Brief in Support of Motion to Suppress Statements  169  
         Miranda Law Person is Subject to…                                      173
         2ndRequest for Hearing                                                        177  
         Failure to Timely Prosecute                                                  179
         Minimum and Maximum Fines – MV Offenses                          183
         Points in Motor Vehicle Violations                                         231
         “Pre-Trial Intervention to Dismiss Criminal Charges”            233
         Municipal Court Appeals                                                        235
         DWI Cross Examination Questions                                         241
         Hearsay Not Admissible at Trial in Municipal Court Based on
          Crawford Decision                                                               245
         Pamphlet, “Your Rights in Municipal Court”                           249  
         Be Not Guilty                                                                        251
         Criminal Indictable and Disorderly Offense Penalties              255
         Minimum Mandatory Fines and Penalties Relating to Selected       
          Motor Vehicle Offenses                                                       257
         “Speeding and Radar”                                                           275
         “Suspended Licenses: Don’t Be Caught Off Guard as a Defense 
          Attorney”                                                                           277
         “Defense to Possession of Drugs and Controlled Substances”279
         “Driving Without Insurance Defenses”                                  281
         Preparation for the Municipal Court Case                              283
         “Plead Guilty? Nah, DefendDWI Charges!”                             293
         Memo re:  Attorney General Guideline:  Prosecution of DWI & 
          Refusal Violations                                                               295
         Court Code Listing – MVC                                                      321
         No Point Violations                                                               325
         Crash Accident Report Abbreviations                                   327
         “Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Training for Attorneys”              335
         New Law Finally Establishes a Conditional Dismissal Program 
          in Municipal Court                                                                337  
         Brief in Support of Motion to Dismiss Refusal                       343
         Notice of Motion to Compel the Prosecutor to Fingerprint and DNA
          Test Evidence Seized                                                           345
         Certification to Compel the Prosecutor to Fingerprint and DNA Test
          Evidence Seized                                                                   347
         Order                                                                                   348
         Letter re:  No Representation                                               349
         Certification of Victim                                                         351
         Letter re: Summons/Criminal Statutes                                353
         Letter re:  Additional Fees & Appointment                            355
         Letter re:  Letters of Reference/Pre-Sentence Report         357
         Letter Requesting Hearing Notice                                         358
         Request to Adjourn so Defendant Can Retain Attorney          359
         Scientific and Medical Tests—Blood and Urine Documents 
          Requested                                                                           361
         Letter re:  Arrest Stop Video to Client                                 365
         Recommend DWI Expert to Client                                          367
         Objection to Alcotest Results Where No Expert Testimony Provided       369
         What Your Attorney Can Do For You                                      371
         Criminal – Flat Fee – Agreement to Provide Legal Service      375
         Field Sobriety Records Request and OPRA Request                379
         Letter re:  Recommend Substance Abuse Treatment & Inpatient383
         Letter re:  Old Records                                                         385
         Guidance Regarding Municipal Prosecutor’s Discretion in 
          Prosecuting Marijuana and Other Criminal Offenses              387
         Alcotest 9510 50 Adopted for Use by NJ Attorney General 
          N.J.R. 1818(c)                                                                     397
         N.J. Municipal Court Law Review, Fall 2018                            403
         N.J. Municipal Court Law Review, Summer 2018                     411           N.J. Municipal Court Law Review, Winter 2018421

Additional Vercammen Information (Letters, Motions, Briefs, 
Legal Research)                              [See additional material] 
John Menzel, Esq.                                                                                

         Fee Agreement Letter                                                          423
         Chris Hewitt Esq.’s Tolerance Calculator                               426
         Certification in Support of Motion for Ancillary Services       427
         Notice of Motion for Ancillary Services                                 433
         Order for Ancillary Services                                                 435
         First Contact With Prospective Clients                                 437
         Client Orientation                                                                 457  
         Discovery Order (General)                                                    463
         Discovery Order (Alcotest)                                                   465  
         Discovery Order (Blood/DRE)                                                471
         Discovery Order                                                                   477
         Discovery Order (Holup)                                                        481
         Request for Rescinding Order                                               483
         Substitution of Attorney                                                      485
         Suppression Letter                                                              487
         20XX Work Time Record                                                       489
         MTI Letter                                                                            491  
Additional Menzel Material on CD: 
         Chunmaterial                                   [see additional material]
           02-13-07 Special Master’s Report
           11-08-07 Special Master’s Report
           03-17-08 State v. Chun
           09-13-13 M-1538, 1539, 1540
         Additional Forms                              [see additional material]
Driving While Refused, Suspended, Revoked 
or Prohibited:  N.J.S.A. 39:3-40 & 2C:40-26
PowerPoint Presentation
Damian A. Scialabba, Esq.

Primary Author: Kenneth Vercammenis an Edison, Middlesex County, NJ trial attorney where he handles Criminal, Municipal Court, Probate, Civil Litigation and Estate Administration matters. Ken is author of the American Bar Association's award winning book Criminal Law Forms and often lectures to trial lawyers of the American Bar Association, NJ State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. As the Past Chair of the Municipal Court Section he has served on its board for 10 years. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Awarded the Municipal Court Attorney of the Year by both the NJSBA and Middlesex County Bar Association, he also received the NJSBA- YLD Service to the Bar Award and the General Practitioner Attorney of the Year, now Solo Attorney of the Year.
Ken Vercammen is a highly regarded lecturer on both Municipal Court/ DWI and Estate/ Probate Law issues for the NJICLE- New Jersey State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published by NJ Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, YLD Dictum, GP Gazette and New Jersey Lawyer magazine. He was a speaker at the ABA Annual meeting program “Handling the Criminal Misdemeanor and Traffic Case” and serves as is the Editor in Chief of the NJ Municipal Court Law. For nine years he served as the Cranbury Township Prosecutor and also was a Special Acting Prosecutor in nine different towns. Ken has successfully handled over one thousand Municipal Court and Superior Court matters in the past 27 years.
His private practice has devoted a substantial portion of professional time to the preparation and trial of litigated matters. Appearing in Courts throughout New Jersey several times each week on Criminal and Municipal Court trials, civil and contested Probate hearings. Ken also serves as the Editor of the popular legal website and related blogs. In Law School he was a member of the Law Review, winner of the ATLA trial competition and top ten in class.
         Throughout his career he has served the NJSBA in many leadership and volunteer positions. Ken has testified for the NJSBA before the Senate Judiciary Committee to support changes in the DWI law to permit restricted use driver license and interlock legislation. Ken also testified before the Assembly Judiciary Committee in favor of the first-time criminal offender “Conditional Dismissal” legislation which permits dismissal of some criminal charges. In his private life he has been a member of the NJ State champion Raritan Valley Road Runners master’s team and is a 4thdegree black belt.
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500

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