Kenneth Vercammen is a Middlesex County Trial Attorney who has published 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on Criminal Law, Probate, Estate 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.

To schedule a confidential consultation, call us or New clients email us evenings and weekends via contact box www.njlaws.com.

Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C,

2053 Woodbridge Avenue,

Edison, NJ 08817,

(732) 572-0500

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

DWI - Protocol Should Be Followed; State v. Kashi, ___ NJ Super. ___ A-3319-01T2 (App. Div. June 5, 2003)


      Defendant was charged with driving while intoxicated. The municipal court judge found defendant guilty based on the Breathalyzer reading but also found that testimony about defendant's physical condition did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt he was intoxicated. In a trial de novo, defendant was found guilty on both theories. On appeal, we rejected the Breathalyzer readings as unreliable because the officer did not comply with the proper protocols in administering the test, but affirmed the finding of guilty based on the physical observations. There was no violation of double jeopardy because he was not acquitted in municipal court.

Hire a Trial Attorney To Represent You If Charged With a Criminal Or Serious Motor Vehicle Matter Kenneth Vercammen's Law office represents individuals charged with criminal, drug offenses, and serious traffic violations throughout New Jersey. Our office also helps people with traffic/municipal court tickets including drivers charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal and Driving While Suspended. Criminal and Motor vehicle violations can cost you. You may have to pay high fines in court or receive points on your drivers license. An accumulation of too many points, or certain moving violations may require you to pay expensive surcharges to the N.J. DMV/MVC [Motor Vehicle Commission] or have your license suspended. Don't give up!

The Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen can provide experienced attorney representation for criminal and motor vehicle violations. When your job or driver's license is in jeopardy or you are facing thousands of dollars in fines, DMV/MVC surcharges and car insurance increases, you need excellent legal representation. The least expensive attorney is not always the answer. Schedule a free in-office consultation if you need experienced legal representation in a traffic/municipal court matter.

Our website KennethVercammen.com provides information on traffic offenses we can be retained to represent people. Our website also provides details on jail terms for traffic violations and car insurance eligibility points. Car insurance companies increase rates or drop customers based on moving violations. Call the Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen at 732-572-0500 to schedule a free in-office consultation to hire a trial attorney for Criminal/ DWI/ Municipal Court Traffic/ Drug offenses.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

New York ABA Estate Planning, Probate and Trust and Elder Law Joint Committee Meeting


ABA Estate Planning, Probate and Trust and Elder Law Joint Committee Meeting Friday, August 11 GPSolo 2:00– 3:00 pm Seminar and round table Free to attendees
 at the ABA Annual Meeting Westin New York at Times Square New York, NY  270 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

    Ideas to be discussed:
- BUILDING THE MILLION DOLLAR ESTATE PLANNING PRACTICE
 A Lawyer’s Guide to Creating a Winning Estate Planning Practice

Scheduling Appointments for Potential Client Callers
Email, fax, or mail potential client an interview form and appointment letter.
What to Do When Potential Clients Come In for Appointments
Marketing Your Wills & Estate Administration Practice
Happy Hour networking party for professionals such as Accountants, CPA’s, Financial Planners plus clients and friends.
Wills and Power of Attorney for AARP members Seminar                                   
Brochures to Bring to Wills and Elder Law Program
WILLS AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION SEMINAR EVALUATION                         

Calling to Invite Clients to Events and Annual Will Seminar
 
Ethically Building Your Practice using free and low-cost online methods
1.          Website specific http://www.njwillsprobatelaw.com
2.          Blog https://njprobate.blogspot.com [no comments permitted]
3.          Facebook Law Office
4.          LinkedIn- post articles, events
5.          Google+ aka Google Plus
6.          Twitter
7.          YouTube
8.          Avvo Legal rating
9.          JD Supra
10.     Justia Lawyer Directory:
11.     Yelp for Business Owners
     ABA registration and Expo is at New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue Of The Americas New York, NY 10019-6012

August 11, 2017
   Friday, Yankee Pre-game reception from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. on the Budweiser Party Deck 
Game Time:  7:05 p.m.

Pregame reception features food, draft beer and nonalcoholic beverages 
starting when gates open 
• Menu  includes  Nathan’s  hot  dogs,  burgers,  garden  salad,  domestic  draft  beer,  Pepsi  products  and  Poland  Spring  Water

• Seats  are  located  in  Section  426 for University of Scranton 7:05 Yankees Game start

Friday, November 24, 2017

Kenneth Vercammen is the Edison Citizen of the Year presented by the Edison Elks

    Kenneth Vercammen is the Edison Citizen of the Year presented by the Edison Elks
    Madelyn Lenox PVP wrote: I would like to congratulate Ken Vercammen  our Justice who has been chosen as our lodge's Citizen of the Year. Ken runs races for different charities. He donates to our local food banks. He shares his knowledge of the Law at seminars for free. He was given the award at the District Dinner at the East Brunswick Lodge.
       Each Elk Lodge is encouraged to select a citizen, not necessarily an Elk, who has contributed in a special way to improving the local community. This individual should be someone who has shown leadership in the community; has contributed voluntary service and is recognized as being an all-around good citizen. Recognizing such a person show that the Elks are concerned with building a good community, and demonstrates "Elks Care - Elks Share." After the selection, the Elks honor him or her by presenting the award at a dinner sponsored by the Lodge.
                  Reasons to join the Elks clubs
       The Elks have been synonymous with charity and community for over 100 years.  They have distributed more than 3 billion dollars in cash, goods, and services to our country’s youth, veterans and disadvantaged.  In Edison and other towns, they sponsor Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot, college scholarship and drug education and prevention programs.
       I have enjoyed my Community Elks membership in the Edison Elks for 25 years.

ELKS - MY TOP 15 FUN EDISON EVENTS

1.     Wildwood Convention
2.     Steak Night
3.     St. Patty’s Corned Beef Dinner
4.     Good Friday Fish Dinner
5.     Officers Installation & Dinner
6.     Outdoor concerts
7.     Friendship at hundreds of clubs on the USA
8.     Swim Club opening for Elks  Edison Pool
9.     Family Pool Day
10.   Beef & Brew
11.   Family Pool Night
12.   Nascar Night
13.   Soccer Shoot out for Children
14.   Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Party
15.   Motorcycle Toys for Tots and Poker run
16.   Christmas Party for Children

      Elks are a nationwide fraternal organization of well over a million American citizens.  We love our country and desire to preserve its cherished institutions, traditions and values.  We respect our neighbors and constantly seek to promote their well-being.  We love and enjoy life and believe this enjoyment is increased by sharing it with family, friends and all with whom we come in contact.

       We expend over two million dollars yearly to bring encouragement, cheer and comfort to hospitalized veterans throughout the United States in fulfillment of our solemn pledge: “So long as there are veterans in our hospitals, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”
       Through our local Lodge, district, state and national programs, we provide healthful activities, guidance and assistance to over eight million boys and girls every year.  We fund scholarships, athletic teams, summer camps, scouting, and drug education programs,  We encourage civic, environmental, and patriotic involvement through essay contests, seminars and distribution of materials; as well as family-oriented activities in our Lodges.
       Elks operate numerous camps, hospitals, clinics, training centers and in-home services for the care and treatment of children and adults with  physical disabilities including vision and speech problems, all across the county.
        In our many benevolence Elks and Lodges throughout the United States spend over forty-five million dollars annually in our various works of community betterment and charitable programs.  This does not take into consideration donated hours equivalent to over thirty-five million dollars.
        In approximately 2,300 Elks Lodges throughout the United States, persons prominent in public, business and professional life can be found.  In these Lodges, located in the principal cities and towns throughout America, the hand-clasp of fraternity and a warm welcome as a visiting Brother await you.
       The Edison Hall is available for rentals. Contact the Lodge (732) 985-2487
                                       
     To be eligible for membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, you must be a citizen of the United States over the age of 21 who believes in God. You must be sponsored by a member of the Elks Lodge and reside in the jurisdiction of the Lodge you wish to join.

You can be sponsored by any member in good standing from any lodge in the country. You'll also need two other Elks who will be your references. The Elk who proposes you for membership will provide you with a copy of the Membership Application, or will email you a link to the online version of the form. Please follow all instructions and answer all questions. If applying via hard copy, please return your completed application to the Lodge Secretary.
      Your application will be read at a regular Lodge meeting. It will then be forwarded to the Investigating Committee, who will call you and set up a time for you and your sponsor to meet with the committee so that they can interview you.
        After the interview is concluded, the committee will report to the Lodge concerning your membership. The members will be given a notice not less than 10 days nor more than two months before the vote will be taken.
       When the vote is concluded, you will be notified and asked to present yourself and your spouse for indoctrination. During indoctrination, you will learn more about the Order's programs and charities. You will also be told during the program the date you will be initiated.
      After initiation as an Elk, you can take part in all meetings and social functions of the Lodge.

    Local lodges are everywhere and can be found using our online directory to locate a Lodge near you. https://www.elks.org

Friday, November 17, 2017

E400 NJ LAWS Email Newsletter

E400 NJ LAWS Email Newsletter

Greetings!
Happy 4thof July!

1. Police Cannot Search Home for Noise Complaint.State v. Kaltner210 NJ 114 (2012).

The decision of the Appellate Division is affirmed substantially for the reasons expressed in Judge Parillos opinion. Because the police officers warrantless search of the home after they were called to address a noise complaint was not objectively reasonable, the evidence obtained during the search was properly suppressed.

2. Arrest Permitted Where Sign Said No Loitering.State v. Gibson425 NJ Super. 523(App. Div. 2012) A-1513-10T4. 5-8-12
In this appeal, defendant argued, among other things, that the trial judge erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence seized from him following his arrest for defiant trespass. The court rejected this argument, concluding that the arresting officer possessed probable cause that defendant had engaged in a defiant trespass even though the property owner posted a no loitering instead of a no trespassing sign.

3. New YouTube Videos

We recently posted new videos on YouTube. These videos cover a number of different legal areas such as criminal, traffic, personal injury, wills and estate planning, etc. Visit our YouTube channel to view these videos....

http://www.youtube.com/user/kvercammen

4.Termination of Child Support After High School Graduation and Upon Emancipation.

Child support is usually paid through a wage withholding garnishment at the parents job. Child Support Orders and wage withholding continue forever against you until a Superior Court Judge signs a Formal Court Order terminating or modifying support. It is not sufficient for the payor to simply wait for the child to finish school. Many Divorce decrees and Property Settlement Agreements state that child support will end upon emancipation. For example, the term emancipation is sometimes defined as follows: (i) The completion of the childs formal education on a matriculated basis, whether it be graduation from a four year undergraduate school or high school, it being understood that so long as the child is diligently pursuing his formal education through a four year undergraduate college education and obtaining passing grades the child shall not be considered emancipated. (ii) Upon the completion of any of the aforesaid segments of the childs education, and upon the failure to commence the next segment of his education, or upon leaving school, the child shall be deemed emancipated unless failure to continue on with his education has resulted from injury or illness or some other cause beyond the childs control. (iii) The marriage of the child. (iv) Entry into the military or armed forces by the child.

Your attorney can draft the appropriate Motion to terminate child support if the child is emancipated. You will need to provide your attorney with relevant papers including a copy of the Final Judgment for Divorce, any other Child Support Orders, a copy of the birth certificate if available, proof of graduation from school or working full time, etc. Sometimes the child support recipient, usually the mother, will sign a Consent Order, which your attorney can file without the need for a Formal Motion. However, generally a Formal written Notice of Motion must be filed in the County Superior Court where the Child Support Order was entered. The requirements of the Motion are detailed and must include the correct filing fees. Child support does not end merely if the child reaches 18 and graduates high school. Most Child Support Orders continue child support if the child is in college full time. However, dont give up. In the unreported Appellate Division decision of Kozak v. Kozak __ NJ Super. __ (App. Div. decided January 9, 2003) the court reduced child support during the period of time the child resided at the college campus. The judge properly determined it was appropriate to calculate child support only for the period of time the child was not residing at college.

5. You are Invited to Kenneth Vercammens Annual Summer Blast Happy Hour.

Friday, July 20, 2012
5:00PM - 7:00PM

atBar Anticipation Where Summer Never Ends
703 16th Avenue
Lake Como/ Belmar, NJ 07719

Free for you and two friends.

5-7PM Hot & Cold Buffet with carving station

The reduced price Happy Hour is 6-7PM with $1 House Drink, Bud/BudLt draft & House Wine Specials

We will be at the outside Boardwalk bar under the tent.

Email Kens Law Office so we can put your name on the VIP list for wristbands. VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com

Bring a canned food donation for the St. James Food Bank Hands of Hope or drop it off at Kenneth Vercammens Law Office, 2053 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, NJ 08817. Meet the past award winners of Municipal Court Attorney of the Year.

More details at:
http://www.facebook.com/events/437918506222131

Editorial Assistance provided by Kylie Cohen. Ms. Cohen will be entering her second year at Seton Hall University School of Law. She is currently participating in Kenneth Vercammens Summer Internship Program.
For more information please visit this link http://www.njlaws.com/E400NJLawsEmailNewsletter.html?id=3588&a=

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E399 Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law

                                                NJ Laws Email Newsletter E399
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law
Greetings Kenneth Vercammen,

1. You are invited to:
Kenneth Vercammens
Annual Summer Blast Happy Hour
Friday, July 20, 2012
5:00PM - 7:00PM

atBar Anticipation Where Summer Never Ends
703 16th Avenue
Lake Como/ Belmar, NJ 07719

Free for you and two friends.

5-7PM Hot & Cold Buffet with carving station

The reduced price Happy Hour is 6-7PM with $1 House Drink, Bud/BudLt draft & House Wine Specials
We will be at the outside Boardwalk bar under the tent.

Email Kens Law Office so we can put your name on the VIP list for wristbands.

Bring a canned food donation for the St. James Food Bank Hands of Hope or drop off at:
Kenneth Vercammen Law Office,
2053 Woodbridge Ave,
Edison, NJ 08817.

Meet the past award winners of Municipal Court Attorney of the Year
More details at:


2. DWI Guilty Plea Reversed where No Reasonable Suspicion Under the Influence.State v. Maclay, App. Div.Docket No. A-4542-10T4) Unreported.
Defendant appealed from the order of the Law Division, denying de novo his motion to suppress a motor vehicle stop that led to his arrest and conditional plea to driving under the influence. The Law Division sustained defendants objection to consideration of the 911 recording, finding the state violated its continuing duty to provide it; defense counsel did not have an opportunity to cross-examine witnesses regarding it; and he did not have the opportunity to argue its significance before the municipal court.
The appellate panel found the state failed to present sufficient facts on which one could draw a reasonable and articulable suspicion of driving under the influence. There was no observation of inebriation or alcohol consumption before defendant entered his vehicle; nor was there any record evidence - after suppression of the 911 recording - that defendant was observed driving erratically, or unusually, or in violation of other motor vehicle laws. The panel reverses and remands to the municipal court to allow defendant to withdraw his conditional guilty plea.
Source-Daily Briefing - March 1, 2012

3. Judge is Reprimanded for Helping Prosecutor in DWI Trial.In the Matter of Gregory R. McCloskey, JudgeDocket ACJC 2010-283Unreported

A municipal judge who fed questions to the prosecutor during an ex parte chat in a drunken-driving case was publicly reprimanded on Feb. 24. The state Supreme Court agreed with the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct that Gregory McCloskey undermined confidence in the benchs independence and impartiality by showing a preference for the prosecution and should have disqualified himself. According to the ACJC presentment, McCloskey directed the prosecutor - outside the presence of defense counsel - to ask two questions of a witness that were specifically central to the States case and specifically critical to the defense theory.

Unreported Source:
DailyBriefing - February 28, 2012


4. New statewide ban on the manufacture, distribution, sale, and possession of any of the hundreds of dangerous, manmade chemicals designed to mimic the effects of marijuana.

Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced a statewide ban on the manufacture, distribution, sale, and possession of any of the hundreds of dangerous, manmade chemicals designed to mimic the effects of marijuana, commonly known as synthetic marijuana, K2, or Spice.
Attorney General Chiesa noted that the ban, issued by the Division of Consumer Affairs, is much more comprehensive than previous efforts to eliminate synthetic marijuana. It includes both broad and specific language that includes all possible variants of the drug.
5. Belmar 5 Mile Race fun teams July 14, 8:30am

Kenneth Vercammen is again putting together 5 teams of both competitive and non- competitive runners. If you can finish 5 miles in less than 1 hour, you can be on our teams of fun.

Our winning team last year won free beer tickets. Individual Application online at: http://www.belmar5.com/belmar.pdf or visit:

The names of Kens teams are US Olympic Development 1, RVRR Beer Mile Champs, and US Olympic Development 3 [just trying to finish] and our masters, known as The Legends of Belmar. We will have runners from several running clubs, including RVRR, JSRC, CJRR & Sandy Hooker Tri Club and Rumson Hash.

You do not need to be a member of USATF or any club to be on a team. We would like 30 people of different abilities.

Post Race Activities -
Enjoy a complimentary massage and stop by the sponsor and merchant tables in Silver Lake Park, for sampling and giveaways.

Team awards, music and Beach party, after the race at Bar Anticipation.

Bring your Belmar Five Mug - mug discounts all day after the Race!

Bar Anticipation - 703 16th Avenue, Lake Como (formerly South Belmar)

If you have or will enter the Belmar 5, email Ken V at:KenV@njlaws.com

Call Kenneth Vercammen at: 732-572-0500

More details on the Belmar 5 at:

6. Coming Soon... Mobile App for Iphone and other SmartPhones!


Editorial Assistance provided by Kylie Cohen. Ms. Cohen will be entering her second year at Seton Hall University School of Law. She is currently participating in Kenneth Vercammens Summer Internship Program.
For more information please visit this link 
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E386 NJ Laws Email Newsletter

E386 NJ Laws Email Newsletter

E386 NJ Laws Email Newsletter
Kenneth Vercammen,
Attorney at Law

February 1, 2012

Office Phone Number: (732) 572-0500

Website: www.njlaws.com

Recent Cases: 1. Text Messages between Parents Not Automatically Harassment. 2. Personal Use Does not Permit Growing Medical Marijuana. 3. Fun Upcoming Events.

Greetings,

Recent Cases:
1. Text Messages between Parents Not Automatically Harassment. L.M.F. VS. J.A.F. 421 NJ Super 523 (App. Div. 2011)

In this appeal from a final domestic violence restraining order, the court applied the principles articulated by the Court in J.D. v. M.D.F., _____ N.J. _____ (2011), and concluded the trial court erred in finding the predicate offense of harassment.

The parties are divorced parents. They used text messaging as the primary means of exchanging information about their two children. The domestic violence complaint alleged harassment based on defendant sending plaintiff eighteen text messages over a three-hour period. The content of the messages was not threatening or menacing in any way. The court also held there was insufficient evidence of a history of domestic violence to substantiate that a restraining order was necessary to prevent further abuse as required under Silver v. Silver, 387 N.J. Super. 112 (App. Div. 2006).

2. Personal Use Does not Permit Growing Medical Marijuana. State v. Wilson 421 NJ Super 301 (App. Div. 2011)The principal issue in this case is whether the personal use defense for manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-2, applies to the growing of marijuana under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. After reviewing the relevant statutory language, as well as the purpose for the personal use exemption, the court affirms the trial courts determination that there is no personal use exemption for growing marijuana.

3. Fun Upcoming Running

2/4 Long Branch Hot Chocolate 5k 10am 2/4 RVRR Annual dinner Piscataway

Saturday, Feb 11, 10 AM, 5K, Sandy Hookers Winter Series [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=be4bcacab&t=gzrm6ajab.0.0.be4bcac ab.0&id=preview&ts=S0727&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.raceforum.com%2Fchoc olate], Long Branch, NJ

2/11 Cupids Run New Brunswick & Princeton for Community Options, Inc. (COI)

2/26 Four Mile Beach Run 2PM Pier Village in Long Branch, NJ Sandy Hookers party afterward.

Kenneth Vercammens St. Patrick Happy Hour,
Friday, March 16, 2012 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Bar Anticipation Where Summer Never Ends 703 16th Avenue
Lake Como/ Belmar, NJ 07719
Free for both invited guests and their friends

5-8PM Hot & Cold Buffet with carving station on 1st floor
Our Happy Hour is 6-7PM with $1 House Drink, Bud/BudLt draft & House Wine Special

We are located in the back room past the stage, called the Mahogany Room, near the outdoor bar.

Email Kens Law Office so we can put your name on the VIP list for wristbands.

VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com [mailto:VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com]

Bring a canned food donation for the St. James Food Bank Hands of Hope.


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(Phone) 732-572-0500 (Fax) 732-572-0030
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