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. He is author of the ABA "Criminal Law Forms" book. He was awarded the NJ State State Bar Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year. Ken lectures and handles criminal cases, Municipal Court, DWI, traffic and other litigation matters. He is Co Chair of the ABA Criminal Law Committee,GP He was a speaker at the ABA Annual Meeting attended by 10,000 attorneys and professionals.
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Sunday, August 28, 2016

new rule5:22-5. Remand to the Family Part

5:22-5. Remand to the Family Part
(a) Remand with Consent of Parties. With the consent of the juvenile defendant and the
prosecutor, at any point in the proceedings subsequent to the decision ordering waiver, the
Criminal Division may remand to the Family Part if it appears that:
(1) the interests of the public and the best interests of the juvenile require access
to programs or procedures uniquely available in the Family Part; and
(2) the interests of the public are no longer served by waiver.
(b) Remand for Conviction ofNon-Waivable Offense. If a juvenile is not convicted of
an offense set forth in N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-26. l(c)(2), a conviction for any other offense shall be
deemed a juvenile adjudication and be remanded to the Family Part for disposition, in
accordance with the dispositional options available to the Family Part and all records related to
the act of delinquency shall be subject to the provisions of section I of P.L. 1982, c.79
(C.2A:4A-60).
Note: Adopted August 1, 2016 to be effective September 1, 2016.

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new rule 5 :22-4. Proceedings After [Transfer] Waiver

5 :22-4. Proceedings After [Transfer] Waiver
W Procedure. Whenever a juvenile [case] is referred to another court as provided by R.
5:22-1 or R. 5 :22-2, the action shall proceed in the same manner as if it has been instituted in that
court in the first instance[.], and shall be subject to the sentencing provisions available to that
Qi) Custodial Sentence Upon Conviction. Upon conviction for any offense that is
subject to waiver pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-26. l(c)(2), there shall be a presumption that the
juvenile shall serve any custodial sentence imposed in a State juvenile facility operated by the
Juvenile Justice Commission until the juvenile reaches the age of 21, except as provided in
N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-26.l(t).
Note: Source-RR. (1969) 5:9-S(e). Adopted December 20, 1983, to be effective
December 31, 1983; caption amended, text amended and designated as paragraph (a) with
caption added, and new paragraph (b) adopted August 1, 2016 to be effective September 1, 2016.

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New rule 5:22-3. Detention Hearing after Referral

5:22-3. Detention Hearing after Referral
When a case is referred to another court as provided by R. 5:22-1 or R. 5:22-2, the court
waiving jurisdiction shall, on hearing, determine pursuant to [the criteria set forth in] N.J .S.A.
2A:4A-36[(a)1 whether detention is necessary [the juvenile, if in custody pending trial, shall be
confined in an adult or juvenile detention facility]. If detention is deemed necessary, there shall
be a presumption that the juvenile shall be detained in a county juvenile detention facility, unless
good cause is shown that it is necessary to detain the juvenile in a county jail or other county
correctional facility in which adults are incarcerated. In no case shall a juvenile be remanded to
an adult detention facility prior to the hearing provided for herein.
Note: Source-RR. (1969) 5:9-5(d). Adopted December 20, 1983, to be effective
December 31, 1983; caption and text amended November 5, 1986 to be effective January 1,
1987; amended August 1, 2016 to be effective September 1, 2016.

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New rule 5:22-2. Waiver ofJurisdiction and Referral without the Juvenile's Consent

New rule 5:22-2. Waiver ofJurisdiction and Referral without the Juvenile's Consent
(a) Motion for Waiver of Jurisdiction and Referral. A motion seeking waiver of
jurisdiction by the Family Part shall be filed by the prosecutor within [30] 60 days after the
receipt of the complaint, which time may [shall not] be extended [except] for good cause shown.
The motion shall be accompanied by a written statement of reasons clearly setting forth the facts
used in assessing all factors contained in N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-26. l et seq., together with an
explanation as to how evaluation of those facts support waiver for the particular juvenile.
(hl [Probable Cause; Evidence] Waiver Hearing. At the waiver [referral] hearing, the
court shall receive the evidence offered by the State and by the juvenile [, limited to the issue of
probable cause]. No testimony of a juvenile at a hearing to determine referral by this rule shall be
admissible for any purpose in any subsequent hearing to determine delinquency or guilt of any
offense. The court also shall perniit cross-examination of any witnesses. The State shall provide
proof to satisfy the requirements ofN.J.S.A. 2A:4A-26. l(c)(l) with respect to the age of the
juvenile and N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-26. l(c)(2) with respect to probable cause to believe that the
juvenile committed one of the enumerated delinquent acts. The court also shall review whether
the State considered the factors set forth in N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-26.l(c)(3). [The court also shall
permit cross-examination of any witnesses.]
(c) Factors to be Considered. The court may deny a motion by the prosecutor to waive
jurisdiction of a juvenile delinquency case if it is clearly convinced that the prosecutor abused his
or her discretion in considering the factors set forth within N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-26. l(c)(3).
[(c)] (d) Standards for Referral. The court shall waive jurisdiction of a juvenile
delinquency action without the juvenile's consent and shall refer the action to the appropriate
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court and prosecuting authority having jurisdiction pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-26. l(c). [ under
the following circumstances:]
[(l) Judicial Discretion for Juveniles Age 14 or Older and Charged with a Chart 2
Offense. The juvenile must have been 14 years of age or older at the time of the alleged
delinquent act and there must be probable cause to believe that he or she committed a delinquent
act which if committed by an adult would constitute:]
[(A) a crime committed at a time when the juvenile had previously been adjudicated
delinquent, or convicted of:]
[1. criminal homicide, other than death by auto; or]
[2. strict liability for drug-induced deaths (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-9); or]
[3. first degree rnbbery; or]
[ 4. carjacking; or]
[ 5. aggravated sexual assault; or]
[ 6. sexual assault; or]
[7. second degree aggravated assault; or]
[8. kidnapping; or]
[9. aggravated arson; or]
[(B) a crime committed at a time when the juvenile had previously been sentenced to and
confined in an adult penal institution; or]
[(C) an offense against a person committed in an aggressive, violent, and willful manner,
other than a Chart 1 offense enumerated in N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-26a(2)(a); or the unlawful possession
of a firearm, destructive device or other prohibited weapon; or arson; or death by auto if the
juvenile was operating the vehicle under the influence of an intoxicating liquor, narcotic,
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hallucinogenic, or habit-producing drug; or an attempt or conspiracy to commit any of these
crimes; or]
[(D) a violation ofN.J.S.A. 2C:35-3 (Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network),
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-4 (Maintaining and Operating a CDS Production Facility), N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5
(Manufacturing, Distributing or Dispensing Narcotics), or an attempt or conspiracy to commit
any of these crimes, other than where the violation, attempt or conspiracy involves the
distribution for pecuniary gain of any controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance
analog while on any school property or within 1000 feet of such school property; or]
[(E) a crime or crimes that are part ofa continuing criminal activity in concert with two
or more persons, when the circumstances show that the juvenile has knowingly devoted himself
or herself to criminal activity as a source of livelihood; or]
[(F) theft of an automobile.]
[On a finding of probable cause for any of the offenses enumerated above, the burden is
on the prosecution to show that the nature and circumstances of the charge or the juvenile's prior
record are sufficiently serious that the interests of the public require waiver. Waiver shall not be
granted, however, if the juvenile can show that the probability of his or her rehabilitation prior to
reaching the age of 19 by use of the procedures, services, and facilities available to the court
substantially outweighs the reasons for waiver.]
[(2) Judicial Discretion for Juveniles Age 14 or 15 and Charged with a Chart 1 Offense or
with Certain Drug Offenses Committed Within a School Zone. The juvenile must have been 14
or 15 years old at the time of the alleged delinquent act and there must be probable cause to
believe that he or she committed a delinquent act that if committed by an adult would constitute]
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[(A) criminal homicide, other than death by auto; or strict liability for drug-induced
deaths; or first degree robbery; or carjacking; or aggravated sexual assault; or sexual assault; or
second degree aggravated assault; or kidnapping; or aggravated arson; or an attempt or
conspiracy to commit any of these crimes; or]
[(B) possession of a firearm with a purpose to use it unlawfully against the person of
another under subsection (a) of N .J.S.A. 2C:39-4, or possession of a firearm while committing or
attempting to commit, including the immediate flight therefrom, aggravated assault, aggravated
criminal sexual contact, burglary or escape; or]
[(C) a violation ofN.J.S.A. 2C:35-3 (Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network),
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-4 (Maintaining and Operating a CDS Production Facility), N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5
(Manufacturing, Distributing or Dispensing Narcotics), or an attempt or conspiracy to commit
any of these crimes; and which violation, attempt or conspiracy involves the distribution for
pecuniary gain of any controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog while on
any school property or within 1000 feet of such school property; or]
[(D) computer activity that would be a crime of the first or second degree pursuant to
section4 or section 10 ofP.L.1984, c.184 (N.J.S.A. 2C:20-25 or 2C:20-31).]
[On a finding of probable cause for any of these enumerated offenses, there is a
rebuttable presumption that waiver will occur. The juvenile can rebut this presumption only by
demonstrating that the probability of his or her rehabilitation prior to reaching the age of 19 by
use of the procedures, services or facilities available to the court substantially outweighs the
reasons for waiver.]
[(3) Prosecutorial Discretion for Juveniles Age 16 or Older and Charged with a Chart 1
Offense or Certain Other Enumerated Offenses. The juvenile must have been 16 years of age or
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older at the time of the alleged delinquent act and there must be probable cause to believe that he
or she committed a delinquent act that if committed by an adult would constitute J
[(A) criminal homicide, other than death by auto; or strict liability for drug-induced
deaths; or frrst degree robbery; or carjacking; or aggravated sexual assault; or sexual assault; or
second degree aggravated assault; or kidnapping; or aggravated arson; or J
[(B) possession of a firearm with a purpose to use it unlawfully against the person of
another under subsection (a) ofN.J.S.A. 2C:39-4, or possession of a firearm while committing or
attempting to commit, including the immediate flight therefrom, aggravated assault, aggravated
criminal sexual contact, burglary or escape; or J
[(C) a violation ofN.J.S.A. 2C:35-3 (Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network),
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-4 ~Maintaining and Operating a CDS Production Facility), or N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1
(Weapons Possession While Committing Certain CDS Offenses); or]
[(D) computer activity that would be a crime of the first or second degree pursuant to
section 4 or section 10 of P.L.1984, c.184 (N.J.S.A. 2C:20-25 or C.2C:20-31).]
[On a finding of probable cause for any of these enumerated offenses, no additional
showing is required for waiver to occur. Jurisdiction of the case shall be transferred
immediately. J
[( 4) Judicial Discretion for Juveniles Age 16 or 17 and Charged with Certain Drug
Offenses Committed Within a School Zone. The juvenile must have been 16 years of age or
older at the time of the alleged delinquent act and there must be probable cause to believe that he
or she committed a delinquent act that if committed by an adult would constitute J
[(A) a violation ofN.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 (Manufacturing, Distributing or Dispensing
Narcotics), or an attempt or conspiracy to commit this crime; and which violation, attempt or
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conspiracy involves the distribution for pecuniary gain of any controlled dangerous substance or
controlled substance analog while on school property or within 1000 feet of such school
property.]
[On a finding of probable cause for any such offense, there is a rebuttable presumption
that waiver will occur. The juvenile can rebut this presumption only by demonstrating that the
probability of his or her rehabilitation prior to reaching the age of 19 by use of the procedures,
services and facilities available to the court substantially outweighs the reasons for waiver.]
W, [(d)] Order to Waive Jurisdiction and for Referral [of Reference]. An order waiving
jurisdiction of the case and referring [a] the case to the appropriate court and prosecuting
authority [ and] shall [incorporate] specify therein [ not only] the alleged act or acts upon which
the referral is based, [but] and all other delinquent acts charged against the juvenile arising out of
or related to the same transaction.
[(e) Admissibility of Testimony Given at Referral Hearing. No testimony of a juvenile at
a hearing to determine referral by this rule shall be admissible for any purpose in any subsequent
hearing to determine delinquency or guilt of any offense.]
Note: Source-RR. (1969) 5:9-S(b), (c). Adopted December 20, 1983, to be effective December
31, 1983; paragraph (b)(2)(E) amended July 14, 1992 to be effective September 1, 1992;
paragraphs (a), (b)(2)(F) and (b)(4) amended July 13, 1994 to be effective September 1, 1994;
paragraphs (a) and ~b)(2)(D), (E) and (F) amended, paragraph (b)(2)(G) adopted June 28, 1996 to
be effective September 1, 1996; paragraphs (b) and (b )(1) amended, former paragraphs (b )(2),
(b)(3), and (b)(4) deleted, new paragraphs (b)(2), (b)(3), and (b)(4) added July 10, 2002 to be
effective September 3, 2002; paragraphs (b)(2)(B) and (b)(2)(C) amended, new paragraph
(b)(2)(D) adopted, paragraph (b)(3) caption amended, paragraphs (b)(3)(B) and (b)(3)(C)
amended, new paragraph (b)(3)(D) adopted July 28, 2004 to be effective September 1, 2004;
new paragraph (b) added, and former paragraphs (b ), ( c ), ( d) redesignated as paragraphs ( c ), ( d),
(e) June 15, 2007 to be effective September 1, 2007; caption amended, paragraphs (a) and (b)
caption and text amended, new paragraph ( c) adopted, former paragraph ( c) redesignated as
paragraph (d) and text amended, former paragraph (d) redesignated as paragraph (e) and caption
and text amended, former paragraph ( e) deleted with text relocated

New rule 5:21-3. Detention Hearings

New rule 5:21-3. Detention Hearings
Ca) Initial Detention Hearing .... no change.
(b) Probable Cause Hearing. If the juvenile is detained following the initial detention
hearing, the court shall conduct a probable cause hearing within two court days after the initial
hearing. Where a second detention hearing is required by paragraph (a), it shall be held with the
probable cause hearing. [If the prosecutor has filed a motion seeking waiver of jurisdiction
pursuant to Rule 5:22-2 or indicates an intention to file such a motion, or the court determines
based on the circumstances that such a motion is likely, the court shall permit the parties to
present evidence regarding the issues of age of the juvenile and other standards for referral which
may be addressed at the time of the probable cause hearing.] If the court determines that there is
no probable cause to believe that the juvenile has committed the conduct alleged in the
complaint, the juvenile shall be forthwith released. If probable cause is found, detention review
hearings shall be conducted as provided in paragraph ( c ).
(c) Detention Review Hearing .... no change.
(d) Findings .... no change.
Ce) Credit for Time Served .... no change.
Note: Source-R.R. (1969) 5:8-2(c) and (d); R. (1969) 5:8-6(d). Adopted December 20,
1983, to be effective December 31, 1983; paragraph (e) adopted November 1, 1985 to be
effective January 2, 1986; paragraph (b) amended July 14, 1992 to be effective September 1,
1992; paragraphs (a) and (e) amended July 13, 1994 to be effective September 1, 1994~
paragraph (b) amended August 1, 2016 to be effective September 1, 2016.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

PNC Arts Center Garden State Arts Center Holmdel Arrested in NJ

PNC Arts Center Garden State Arts Center Holmdel Arrested in NJ ? Hire a real criminal defense attorney, not someone who sends you solicitation letters in the mail.

Kenneth Vercammen's Law Office represents individuals charged with criminal, drug offenses, and serious traffic violations throughout New Jersey. Kenneth Vercammen was the NJ State Bar Municipal Court Attorney of the Year and past president of the Middlesex County Municipal Prosecutor's Association.

Try to Avoid Some of the 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. 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. You may be required to do Community Service.

Don't give up! The Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen can provide experienced attorney representation for criminal and serious motor vehicle violations.

1.      Telephone consultation with client;
2.      Office consultation with client;
3.      Offer sound legal advice to client, plus access to our legal info website www.njlaws.com
4.      Preparation of Letter of Representation to Municipal Court;
5.      Preparation of Letter of Representation to Municipal Court Prosecutor;
6.      Preparation of statement to provide legal services;
7.      Copies of all correspondence to Court and Prosecutor to client;
8.      Opening of file and client may have free client case folder, Municipal      Court brochure, MVC-DMV points brochure, and Website brochure;
9.      Review of necessary statutes and case law;
10.    Follow up with Municipal Prosecutor for discovery if suspension or jail is likely;
11.    Prepare defense and mitigating factors;
12.    Miscellaneous correspondence, preparation and drafting of pleadings and legal   documents in contested serious cases;
13.    Review documents supplied by client and court;
14.    Travel to Municipal Court
15.    Negotiations with the Prosecutor and Representation in Municipal Court.
16.    Preparation of End of Case Letter and client questionnaire.
17.    Free Brochures provided on other legal topics such as Worker's Comp, Wills, Personal Injury
18.    Free  monthly update e-mail newsletter. Provide your email address;
19.    Follow up telephone advice [If you call, provide the specific questions with the message].
20.    Invitation to annual client socials/ seminars and Community events via email.
21.    Hold and maintain file for seven years in storage as free client service.


When your job or driver's license is in jeopardy or you are facing thousands of dollars in fines, surcharges and car insurance increases, you need excellent legal representation.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

PNC Arts Center Garden State Arts Center Holmdel 33:1-81. Underage drinking and Misrepresenting age to induce sale or delivery to minor; disorderly person

PNC Arts Center Garden State Arts Center Holmdel
 33:1-81. Underage drinking and Misrepresenting age to induce sale or delivery to minor; disorderly person
Our office represents people charged with Underage drinking at PNC Arts Center/ Garden State Arts Center Holmdel, NJ.

 Criminal charges can cost you.  If convicted, you can face high fines, jail, Probation  and other penalties.  Don't give up!  Our Law Office can provide experienced attorney representation for criminal violations. Our website www.njlaws.com provides information on criminal offenses we can be retained to represent people.

The following is current criminal law plus amendments as of April. 2004 on 33:1-81. Underage drinking and Misrepresenting age to induce sale or delivery to minor

     33:1-81.  It shall be unlawful for:

      (a)  A person under the legal age for purchasing alcoholic beverages to enter any premises licensed for the retail sale of alcoholic  beverages for the purpose of purchasing, or having served or delivered to him or her, any alcoholic beverage; or

    (b)  A person under the legal age for purchasing alcoholic beverages to consume any alcoholic beverage on premises licensed for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages, or to purchase, attempt to purchase or have another purchase for him any alcoholic beverage; or

    (c)  Any person to misrepresent or misstate his age, or the age of any other person for the purpose of inducing any licensee or any employee of any licensee, to sell, serve or deliver any alcoholic beverage to a person under the legal age for purchasing alcoholic beverages; or

    (d)  Any person to enter any premises licensed for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of purchasing, or to purchase alcoholic beverages, for another person who does not because of his age have the right to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.

    Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500.00. In addition, the court shall suspend or postpone the person's license to operate a motor vehicle for six months.

    Upon the conviction of any person under this section, the court shall forward a report to the Division of Motor Vehicles stating the first and last day of the suspension or postponement period imposed by the court pursuant to this section.  If a person at the time of the imposition of a sentence is less than 17 years of age, the period of license postponement, including a suspension or postponement of the privilege of operating a motorized bicycle, shall commence on the day the sentence is imposed and shall run for a period of six months after the person reaches the age of 17 years.

    If a person at the time of the imposition of a sentence has a valid driver's license issued by this State, the court shall immediately collect the license and forward it to the division along with the report.  If for any reason the license cannot be collected, the court shall include in the report the complete name, address, date of birth, eye color, and sex of the person as well as the first and last date of the license suspension period imposed by the court.

    The court shall inform the person orally and in writing that if the person is convicted of operating a motor vehicle during the period of license suspension or postponement, the person shall be subject to the penalties set forth in R.S. 39:3-40.  A person shall be required to acknowledge receipt of the written notice in writing.  Failure to receive a written notice or failure to acknowledge in writing the receipt of a written notice shall not be a defense to a subsequent charge of a violation of R.S. 39:3-40.

    If the person convicted under this section is not a New Jersey resident, the court shall suspend or postpone, as appropriate given the age at the time of sentencing, the non-resident driving privilege of the person and submit to the division the required report.  The court shall not collect the license of a non-resident convicted under this section. Upon receipt of a report by the court, the division shall notify the appropriate officials in the licensing jurisdiction of the suspension or postponement.

    In addition to the general penalties prescribed for an offense, the court may require any person under the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages who violates this act to participate in an alcohol education or treatment program authorized by the Department of Health for a period not to exceed the maximum period of confinement prescribed by law for the offense for which the individual has been convicted.


33:1-81.1.  Hearing;  attendance by parent or guardian;  subpoena
    In any hearing for a violation of section 33:1-81 of the Revised Statutes the court in its discretion may require the attendance at such hearing of a parent or guardian, if there be no parent, of the minor charged with such violation if such parent or guardian is a resident of the State and may, in its  discretion, compel such attendance by subpoena.


33:1-81.1a.  Violations by parent, guardian, notification, fine
     A parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of a person under 18 years of age found in violation of R.S. 33:1-81 or section 1 of P.L. 1979, c.264 (C. 2C:33-15) shall be notified of the violation in writing.  The parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of a person under 18 years of age shall be subject to a fine in the amount of $500.00 upon any subsequent violation of R.S. 33:1-81 or section 1 of P.L. 1979, c.264 (C. 2C:33-15) on the part of such person if it is shown that the parent, guardian or other person having legal custody failed or neglected to exercise reasonable supervision or control over the conduct of the person under 18 years of age.

CONCLUSION

If charged with any criminal offense, immediately schedule an appointment with a criminal trial attorney. Don't rely on a real estate attorney, public defender or a family member who took a law class in school. When your life and job is on the line, hire the best attorney available.


 KENNETH  VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC
ATTORNEY AT LAW
 2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
(Fax)  732-572-0030
                                   
TRIAL AND LITIGATION EXPERIENCE
In his private practice, he has devoted a substantial portion of his professional time to the preparation and trial of litigated matters.  He appears in Courts throughout New Jersey several times each week on many personal injury matters, Criminal and Municipal/ traffic Court trials, Probate hearings,  and contested administrative law hearings.

Mr. Vercammen served as the Prosecutor for the Township of Cranbury, Middlesex County and was involved in trials on a weekly basis.  He also argued all pre-trial motions and post-trial applications on behalf of the State of New Jersey.

He has also served as a Special Acting Prosecutor in Woodbridge, Perth Amboy, Hightstown, Carteret, East Brunswick, Jamesburg, South Brunswick,  South River and South Plainfield for conflict cases.  Since 1989, he has personally handled hundreds of criminal and motor vehicle matters as a Prosecutor and now as defense counsel and has had substantial success.

Previously, Mr. Vercammen was Public Defender for the Township of Edison and Borough of Metuchen and a Designated Counsel for the Middlesex County Public Defender's Office.  He represented  indigent individuals facing consequences of magnitude.  He was in Court trying cases and making motions in difficult criminal and DWI matters.  Every case he personally handled and prepared.

His resume sets forth the numerous bar associations and activities which demonstrate his commitment to the legal profession and providing quality representation to clients.

Since 1985, his primary concentration has been on litigation matters.  Mr. Vercammen gained other legal experiences as the Confidential Law Clerk to the Court of Appeals of Maryland (Supreme Court) with the Delaware County, PA District Attorney Office handling Probable Cause Hearings,  Middlesex County Probation Department  as a Probation Officer, and an Executive Assistant to Scranton District Magistrate, Thomas Hart, in Scranton, PA.