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…

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 became law on December 22, 2017, and with it, tax professionals across the country cancelled their holiday plans to make sense of the sweeping changes to the tax code. The changes to the estate tax provisions are not so hard to understand, and they probably won’t affect…

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…

The “Exit Tax” is Not Even a Tax, It Is An Estimated Tax Payment. When a home is sold in New Jersey, sellers have to make an estimated tax payment at the time of closing. This estimated tax payment is actually the “exit tax” that have so many New Jersey homeowners have questions about. New…

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…

N.J. Rethinks Bail – Who Gets Out, Who Stays Jailed Originally by Maddie Hanna via Trenton Bureau “As of Sunday, suspects arrested in New Jersey will no longer face the prospect of being stuck in jail solely because they can’t make bail. But some accused offenders will no longer have any chance of being released before…

Photo credit Nancy Rokos | For BCT.com “It was a very challenging case, and even more so considering the jury did not have the option of lesser-included manslaughter charges. That among other potential appeal issues will be discussed with my client” – Tim Farrow Excerpt from article by Rose Krebs (BurlingtonCountyTimes.com): “A jury found a Cinnaminson man…