Andrew Frazell has been arrested and charged with two counts of vehicular homicide in Middlesex County. Police say that he was driving the wrong way on an entrance ramp onto the parkway. He then allegedly crahsed into another car causing the death of two people.
If you have had a commitment in a mental health institution, there will be a record of your commitment kept by the County Adjuster’s Office. This record of commitment gets entered into a database that can seriously impact a person’s rights. Quite often, clients contact us because they are looking to get a gun permit. Without a mental health expungement, obtaining a purchase permit or firearms ID card may be impossible. Even if one can obtain the permit, a NICS denial may make the permit worthless.
Our team of lawyers can help you with your mental health expungement in New Jersey. Call us at 732-773-2768 to discuss your case.
In New Jersey, a final restraining order is forever unless a judge dismisses it in response to a motion filed by either party. Quite often, it is the Defendant who wants to dismiss the FRO against him or her. There are actually two ways to do this, although almost all motions are the same. I’ll first address the one most people don’t know about.
Vacating a FRO pursuant to R. 4:50-1
A final restraining order in New Jersey is like any other and is therefore subject to Court Rule 4:50-1. This issue is lost among many lawyers and in fact, some judges don’t agree that this rule applies to FROs. However, the case law makes it clear that such a motion is proper. We knows this because this firm was successful on appeal for just such a motion. This motion attacks the procedural aspects of the FRO itself and not the merits. For example, in the case that we won on appeal, the defendant was not made aware of the serious consequences of an FRO. As a result, same was vacated pursuant to this rule. As judges become more familiar with the procedural aspects of domestic violence proceedings in New Jersey, these motions will be less viable. However, if the FRO is older, this motion may be successful.
Dismissing a FRO pursuant to Carfagno
Just about every single motion filed to dismiss a final restraining order in New Jersey is done pursuant to Carfagno v. Carfagno. That cases sets forth several factors that the court must look at to determine if such a motion should be granted. Keep in mind that dismissing a final restraining order is the exception and not the rule. It can be very difficult to win one of these motions if it is not filed correctly. Thus, these motions must be well thought out and hard hitting. There is no real time limit for these motions to be filed but in general, the longer the time period between the entry of the FRO and the motion, the greater the chance of success.
Our team of tough, smart lawyers have been successful in helping clients dismiss FROs in courts across New Jersey. Call us anytime at 732-773-2768 to discuss your case and how we can help you.
Our team of tough, smart lawyers have been successful at defending clients against restraining orders across New Jersey. Unfortunately, too many people go to court without a lawyer or they choose the wrong lawyer. Many of these people think that the restraining order hearing is not serious, that the other side will drop it or that they can just explain the situation to the judge. Far too many are wrong.
This is not a case where you can see what happens and then hire a lawyer. If you lose this case, you will have a final restraining order issued against you. This can last forever and can lead to very serious consequenes. Do not make this same mistake.
When you hire our lawyes to defend agaisnt your TRO, we will come up with a strategy to fight the case. We will perform the necessary research in an effort to craft winning legal arguments. We will prepare you for trial so that your testimony,if needed, will come across as credible. We will them combine all of these efforts to fight the case at trial.
No matter what court your case is in, call us at 732-773-2768 to discuss your case.
The situation with Kevin Roper has been clarified after this weekend’s horrific crash in Middlesex County. Reports are now indicating that Roper was awake for more than 24 hours before the crash. It will be interesting to find out exactly why he was awake so long. Was he trying to rush for personal reasons? Or was there pressure from Wal-Mart (or some other company) to finish his run by a certain time?
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Kevin Roper of Jonesboro, Ga has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in Middlesex County. He is the driver of the truck that hit a limousine bus carrying comedian Tracy Morgan among others. The crash killed comediain Jimmy Mack aka James McNair. Tracy Morgan and others were seriously hurt in the crash and were taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick.
Rober turned himself into the State Police on Saturday night. He was accompanied by his attorney. After being processed, he was released after posting a $50,000 bail.
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Loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution and soliciting prostitution charges in Wall Township for 15 men
Fifteen men were charged with with loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution and soliciting prostitution. This came after the State Police assisted members of the Wall police department with an undercover operation at a local motel during the first week of April. The ment arrested ranged in age between the ages of 20 to 61 and reside in Wall, Berkeley, Eatontown, Asbury Park, Middletown, Lakewood, Neptune, Toms River, Hazlet, Piscataway, Stafford and Howell.
If you have been charged with loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution and soliciting prostitution in Wall Township or any other town in New Jersey, call us today at 732-773-2768 to discuss.
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Two men, have been indicted on aggravated manslaughter charges in the death of a Kinnelon man who was killed when he was hit head-on while riding his motorcycle in East Rutherford, New Jersey in May 2012. A Bergen County grand jury also charged Joseph Ferretti and Joseph Meyer in the indictment with vehicular homicide for reckless driving which led to the death of 56-year-old Stephen Lenge, the owner of a popular record store in Cliffside Park. Lenge, a married father of two teenage daughters, was riding his motorcycle to work shortly before 8 a.m. on Mother’s Day heading for the weekend’s Electric Daisy Carnival music festival at MetLife Stadium.
Police said Ferretti and Meyer were driving Ferraris on Berry’s Creek Road when Meyer lost control while negotiating a curve. Ferretti, who was behind him, then lost control of his car and crossed over into oncoming traffic, hitting Lenge head-on according to police. Both were driving “at a high rate of speed,” police said, on a road where the speed limit is 25 mph. Lenge was pronounced dead at the scene while Meyer and Ferretti were taken to an area hospital where they were treated for minor to moderate injuries and released. Both men could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the aggravated manslaughter charges.
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Conspiracy to commit human trafficking lawyers
Five people face charges of human trafficking for allegedly operating brothels in Lakewood that were part of a large prostitution network in several states including New Jersey. Four Lakewood men and one Union City resident are charged with trafficking women from Mexico to the United States to work as prostitutes, according to a release from the State. The alleged ringleader’s girlfriend also was also arrested for assisting them in operating the brothels.
Popular. The arrests mark the first time that charges have been filed in New Jersey under a new new human trafficking law. The law created new crimes of human trafficking, including the offense of first-degree conspiracy to commit human trafficking, as well as enhanced penalties for such crimes.
The alleged “owner” of the Lakewood brothels, Jose Cruz Romero-Flores, 38, a.k.a. “Chato,” was arrested on Thursday, July 11, at his apartment on River Avenue in Lakewood on charges of first-degree human trafficking, second-degree promoting organized street crime, and third-degree promoting prostitution.
Also arrested on July 11 were:
Felix Rios-Martinez, 47, of Lakewood, who was charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit human trafficking, second-degree promoting organized street crime and third-degree promoting prostitution;
Raul Romero-Castillo, 30, of Lakewood, who was charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit human trafficking, second-degree promoting organized street crime and third-degree promoting prostitution.
Santos Lazaero Flores-Cruz, 58, of Union City, who was charged with second-degree conspiracy to commit human trafficking, second-degree promoting organized street crime and third-degree promoting prostitution.
Haliro Bueno, 21, of Lakewood, who was charged with second-degree conspiracy to commit human trafficking, second-degree promoting organized street crime and third-degree promoting prostitution.
Romero-Flores’s girlfriend, Odulia Bedran Trejo, 22, was arrested on Sunday, July 14, at Romero-Flores’s apartment on charges of second-degree promoting organized street crime and third-degree promoting prostitution.
The girlfriend and four others allegedly assisted Romero-Flores by watching the brothels, driving women and clients to-and-from the brothels and carrying out other tasks. The girlfriend also allegedly helped to find women for the brothels, according to the State. The first-degree human trafficking charge carries a sentence of 20 years to life in state prison.
On July 11, detectives and agents executed search warrants for the brothel on Brook Road and Romero-Flores’s home, as well as several vehicles, seizing about $5,800 in cash, identification documents including Mexican passports and driver’s licenses, cell phones, laptops, and ledgers that listed the names of women who worked in the brothels and dates they were scheduled to work.
Former Red Bank Mayor Edward McKenna Jr. has pleaded not guilty to driving while intoxicated during a single-car crash on the Garden State Parkway last month, according to the Asbury Park Press. McKenna was driving northbound on the Parkway in Tinton Falls at around 9:50 p.m. on May 13, when he struck the right guardrail, police said. His car then spun to face oncoming traffic and continued on the roadway before crossing into the shoulder where it came to a stop, police said. McKenna, who served as Red Bank’s mayor from 1990 to 2006, was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and unsafe lane change.