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New Jersey Supreme Court Reviews Post Conviction Relief Procedure

Post-Conviction Relief is New Jersey’s equivalent of the Federal Writ of Habeaus Corpus and is intended to permit a defendant to challenge the legality of a conviction, even after a defendant has failed at the Appellate level.  Under the Current state of New Jersey Law, a defendant seeking Post-Conviction Relief, must show that there is […]

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36 Year-Old Murder Trial in Union County

In 1976, 57 year old Lena Triano was found dead in the apartment where she lived alone in Westfield, New Jersey.  She was the victim of a grisly murder where she was sexually assaulted, hog tied, strangled, and stabbed to death.  Her murder remained a mystery until the Union County Cold Case unit matched DNA […]

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Running From the Police

In a recent 3rd Circuit Decision, an Federal Appeals Court held that a defendant’s flight from Officers who are seeking to stop and talk with him does not elevate “reasonable suspicion” to “probable cause” to arrest.  In United States of America V. Alexander Navedo, Mr. Navedo was seen talking with another individual on the street.  The second individual […]

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Convicted of Aggravated Assault

An Elizabeth man faces up to 20 years in prison following a jury verdict which found him guilty of charging at an unarmed man with a box cutter and trying to stab him in the chest. Reinaldo Gonzalez was convicted Thursday of aggravated assault, weapons charges and resisting arrest. The assault occurred on the evening […]

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Jail Credits

Recent changes in the way a defendant’s jail credits are calculated may mean that you or someone you love is entitled to additional credit.  As a result, you may spend less time in prison and reunite with family, friends and other loved ones sooner than expected.  If you were sentenced withint the last year you […]

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