State v. A.M.C., Docket No. A-2271-18

Howard Pashman, as Designated Pro Bono Counsel for the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, successfully obtained the reversal of A.M.C.’s conviction after the Appellate Division found that the police did not have a reasonable and articulable suspicion to stop his vehicle and thus evidence collected against him at that time was inadmissible. Although the trial court declined to suppress that evidence and convicted A.M.C. of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, the Appellate Division found that the police officer who stopped A.M.C. had incorrectly used the failure-to-signal statute to justify the traffic stop, which only requires a turn signal if other traffic “may be affected” by the movement.

Our firm is proud of the results it has achieved for clients, some of which are noted here.  Of course, each legal matter is unique on many levels, and past successes are not a guarantee of results in any other pending or future matters.


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