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 was awarded the NJ State State Bar Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year. He lectures and handles criminal cases, Municipal Court, DWI, traffic and other litigation matters. He is Co Chair of the ABA Criminal Law Committee, GP and was a speaker at the ABA Annual Meeting. To schedule a confidential consultation, call us or New clients email us evenings and weekends go to www.njlaws.com/ContactKenV.htm

Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C,

2053 Woodbridge Avenue,

Edison, NJ 08817,

(732) 572-0500,

www.njlaws.com

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New Jersey Municipal Court and Criminal Interview Form





PLEASE FILL OUT BOTH PAGES OF OUR CONFIDENTIAL INTERVIEW FORM AND FAX OVER TO OUR OFFICE at FAX # (732) 572-0030.
KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC
ATTORNEY AT LAW
2053 WOODBRIDGE AVENUE
EDISON, NJ 08817
732-572-0500
PLEASE PRINT
NAME ____________________________________________________
ADDRESS _________________________________________________
CITY _______________________ STATE ____ ZIP ______________
CELL #(_____)_________________ PHONE-DAY(____)________________
NIGHT (______)_________________
TODAYS DATE ____/_____/_____ E-MAIL ________________________
Referred By: __________________________________
If referred by a person, is this a client or attorney?
CHARGES/TICKETS ISSUED [provide tickets, hearing notice and other important
papers to front desk to be copied]

1. ____________________________________________________

2. ____________________________________________________

3. ____________________________________________________

4. ____________________________________________________

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Date of Offense: __________________ Time: _____ (A.M./P.M.) Your Age _____

Town: ___________________________ (street/location)?________________________

What Happened: ______________________________________________________________

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Write additional details on the back of this page.


Other Persons Arrested or Witnesses:

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co-defendant/ Witness Name Their Address Phone No.

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Name Address Phone No.

What statements did you give to the police? ____________________________________

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Occupation: _____________ Employer: _______________ Town: ________

Do you need your drivers license for work? _______ Distance driven to work: _______


Prior criminal convictions or arrests (include description of each charge, date of conviction, and place of conviction. If none, write none):

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Prior motor vehicle convictions, town and year(ex: drunk driving, no insurance, driving while suspended, etc. If none, write none):

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Prior Traffic ticket downgrades to no point tickets since 1999 [39:4-97.2]:

1. Town _______________________ Year ___________ [if none, write none]

2. Town _______________________ Year ___________


[Please note the DMV/MVC only permits 2 "no point" downgrades in 5 years.]


What questions do you have/ how can we help you and anything else important:

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All paid clients receive a T-shirt upon request. This page must be filled out before meeting with the attorney. Thank you.
YOU MUST FILL OUT ALL THE PREVIOUS QUESTIONS PRIOR TO SEEING THE ATTORNEY.
Thank you for contacting Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, PC for representation in a Municipal Court matter.
Legal Services To Be Provided- Please read!
1. Office consultation with client
2. Preparation of statement to provide legal services [ retainer agreement ] setting forth fees and work to be performed;
3. Offer sound legal advice to client;
4. Preparation of letter of representation to Municipal Court after fee paid;
5. Preparation of letter of representation to Municipal Court Prosecutor;
6. Review documents supplied by client and court;
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, 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, drafting of brief/ pleadings if needed;
13. Review Court hearing notice and send letter to client to remind them of hearing
14. Travel to Municipal Court and Representation in Municipal Court.
15. Preparation of End of Case Letter with client questionnaire.
16. Free Brochures provided on other legal topics such as Personal Injury, Workers Comp, Wills, Probate and other matter we help clients
17. Free subscription to monthly e-mail newsletter providing legal updates
and Invitations to client socials
19. Answer specific questions after the case is over
18. Free T-shirts, Can Koozie, Water bottle for clients - Please ask.
20 Free Magnets, USA Keychains, USA Flag Calendar We will review and research necessary statutes and caselaw, speak with the prosecutor, prepare defenses and determine mitigating factors. We agree to provide conscientious, competent and diligent services and at all times will seek to achieve solutions which are just and reasonable for you.
Legal Fees. Fees are to be paid at initial consultation (today).
Fees must be paid by VISA, Master Card, American Express, check, money order or cash.
Make checks payable to Kenneth Vercammen Law Office today. Fees must be paid in full prior to a Letter of Representation being sent to the Court. Neither this office nor other area attorneys accept payment plans if the fees are less than $2,500. Fees are not reduced and not negotiable. Under the NJ Rules of Professional Conduct and Court Rules, we cannot send a letter of representation to the court until the Retainer is paid in full
What you should do: After you have retained [paid] your attorney, call the court, plead not guilty. In traffic tickets, the phone number is on the back of the ticket. Judges will often ask you how many tickets you have had in the past 5 years. You want to be accurate with your response. In traffic matters we recommend you contact DMV, now Motor Vehicle Commission and obtain a drivers license abstract. Call 888-486-3339 or 609-292-6500. Please note the DMV/MVC only permits 2 "no point" downgrades in 5 years. If you have 2 downgrades to unsafe driving 39:4-97.2, you must wait 5 years for another downgrade to unsafe driving 39:4-97.2. If you do not wait 5 years, the MVC computer will impose 4 points against you.

Write your notes on the back of this paper during your interview

[Mun Ct Questionnaire-rev 5/7/08 Non cl- G3]