Dash Farrow partner Tim Farrow was recently asked by the New Jersey Law Journal to comment on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the case of State v. Zalcberg, regarding blood draws by police in reference to investigations of Driving While Under the Influence (D.W.I.). Drawing blood is considered a search under the…

Misidentification by eyewitnesses still happens in NJ but much less thanks to changes in our law. I have successfully challenged witness identifications and carefully examine them in every case, but since NJ changed the law regarding identification procedures seven years ago in the case of State v. Henderson, challenges are much less necessary. Since that…

Several districts dealt with police investigations and arrests on Monday as NJ continues to be on edge following the Florida shootings. From Patch.com: “Several school districts dealt with security scares on Monday, leading to at least two arrests, a lockdown and three police investigations. In one district, a student was even reportedly led away in…

Chris Christie Signs 5 Bills Into Law, 2nd Chances For Offenders Photo Credit “Patch.com NJ” Gov. Chris Christie signed 5 bills into law this week, including one that helps New Jerseyans with a criminal record “reclaim their lives.” From Patch.com: “Christie on Wednesday signed a bipartisan package of bills that changes and modernizes the state’s…

New Twists in N.J. Murder Case Where a Body Was Buried in a Backyard Excerpt from Patch.com Article By Jan Hefler (Philly.com Staff Writer) Last Halloween, the police were knocking on doors and asking if anyone had seen Justin DuBois. A few weeks earlier, DuBois, 23, had moved in with two brothers, Bryan and Christopher…

More Than 20,000 People Charged with DWI Could Get Some Sort of “Relief” Because of a Falsifying-Records Scandal Excerpt from Patch.com Article By Tom Davis (Patch Staff) More than 20,000 people charged with driving-while-intoxicated could get some sort of “relief” — and their cases could be dismissed — because of a falsifying-records scandal involving the…

Congratulations to Dash Farrow, LLP partner Tim Farrow for being named a 2017 Top Attorney by SJ Magazine! Photo Credit “David Michael Howarth Photography” From South Jersey Magazine: “Every year, we ask SJ attorneys to tell us which of their peers are standouts in the legal arena. They’re the esteemed attorneys who have risen to…

Penn State death followed others blamed on hazing in US fraternities Excerpt from GMA article via Yahoo.com by Michael Edison Hayden The recent charges filed against fraternity members in the death of Penn State student Timothy Piazza during a fraternity pledge ceremony have stoked interest in the detailed allegations of inaction among group members in coming…

Testilying – Swearing to tell a lie Changing stories told on the stand after convictions is so common, court watchers have a name for it. The challenge is what to believe, and when. Excerpt from Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com article by Emilie Lounsberry & Michaelle Bond It was a giant step for Deirdre Jones to take the…

Virginia Is for Felonies? Petty Theft Law From 1980s Sticks Originally by Alanna Durkin Richer via AP “Stealing a $230 pair of eyeglasses would land you a misdemeanor conviction in most states. Shoplifting the same item in Virginia could make you a felon for life. To keep pace with inflation, at least 30 states have raised…