2053 Woodbridge Ave. Edison, NJ 08817

Ken is a NJ trial attorney who has published 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on litigation topics. He has been selected to write the new ABA book: DUI and Drug Possession Defense".

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Handling Drug, DWI and Serious Cases in Municipal Court Seminar cases to be discussed by Ken Vercammen at seminar

 October 30, 2017 5:30PM-9:05PM
NJ Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ

Index to Major cases to be discussed by Ken Vercammen at seminar

 

1. DWI Refusal notice withstands challenge. State v Quintero

443 NJ Super. 620 (App. Div. 2016)

2. Sup Mt denied where police looking in house for missing dementia patient found pot plants State v Mordente

444 NJ Super. 393 (App. Div. 2016) 

3. Police video is public record under OPRA  

Paff v Ocean County Prosecutors Office

446 NJ Super. 163 (App. Div. 2016)

5. No Jury trial for DWI. State v. Denelsbeck

223 NJ 103 (2016) 

6. Police can stop for one broken taillight out of 4

State v. Sutherland

445 NJ Super. 358 (App. Div. 2016) 

7. US Supreme Court permits DWI breath tests but rejects blood test without warrant.

Birchfield v. North Dakota  136 S. Ct. 2160 (2016)

8. Out of state DWI counts for criminal driving while suspended. State v. Luzhak  

445 NJ Super. 241 (App.Div. 2016) 
9. Prosecutor must provide videotape and audiotape plus names of officers from other towns involved in stop State v. Stein 225 NJ 582 (2016)

10. Suppression granted where stop based only for high beam not affecting driving State v. Scriven

226 NJ 20 (2016)  

12. Driver with prior school zone DWI sentenced as 2nd Offender. State v. Wheatley

447 NJ Super. 532 (App. Div. 2016

13. Town outside surveillance camera not subject to OPRA but maybe subject to common law. Gilleran v. Township of Bloomfield

14. Twitter statement admissible in criminal trials. State v Hannah 

448 NJ Super. 78 (App. Div. 2016)

15. No obstruction charge for failure to provide DL for parking ticket. State v Powers 448 NJ Super. 69 (App. Div. 2016)

16. School Zone map admissible if properly authenticated State v.  Wilson 227 NJ 34 (2017)

17 Municipal Court can stay DL suspension after DWI if appeal
 State v. Robertson 228 NJ 138 (2017)
18. DNA on towel not admissible without proper foundation and chain of custody
State v Mauti 208 NJ 519 (2017)
19. Defendant’s furtive movement after car stop justified removal of Passenger State v. Bacome __ NJ __ (2017) (A-9-15)

20. Plain feel search not permitted with strip search for DP State v Evans  449 NJ Super. 66 (App. Div. 2017) 
21 Dash cam video in fatal shooting public record
North Jersey Media Group, Inc. v. Township of Lyndhurst  
__ NJ __ 2017 a-35-15
21. Errors by police in warrant and search held ok by court
State v Hamlett
22. Dash cam video in fatal shooting public record
North Jersey Media Group, Inc. v. Township of Lyndhurst
23. Police have duty to preserve video and evidence
State v Richardson
24. Mandatory DNA samples in serious Municipal court criminal
 Effective July 1, 2017 person who pleads guilty to cds and assault criminal disorderly criminal offenses must provide a DNA sample upon a guilty plea.

25. New Criminal rules effective Jan 1, 2017
26. New Court Rule: The Committee proposed two new rules to provide
limitations on the monetary sanctions
27  New Expungement Law
New law effective April 18, 2016 for dismissed cases

     Please forward to any attorneys, prosecutors or judges you believe may be interested.
     Speakers: Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq., Metuchen Public Defender, Past Municipal Court Attorney of the Year
Tara Auciello, Esq. Municipal Prosecutor (South River)
William Brigiani, Esq. Past Middlesex Bar President
Gregory DeMichele, Esq. NJSBA Trustee
John Menzel, Esq.
Past Chair, NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Section 
Norma M. Murgado, Esq. 
Chief Prosecutor (Elizabeth), Chief Prosecutor (Woodbridge)
      This informative seminar on Municipal Court practice and procedure will familiarize you with recent new developments affecting cases that are heard in Municipal Court. 

An authoritative panel of experienced attorneys will be joined by well-respected Municipal Prosecutors to explore a wide variety of matters that you are likely to encounter. They will also bring you up to date on recent developments you need to understand in order to effectively represent your clients. 

Free for law students based on space available.
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
NJICLE, A Division of the NJSBA NJ State Bar Association 732-214-8500 CustomerService@njicle.com Seminar # ICMCP150717 
For lawyers  $170- $190 tuition depending on NJSBA membership 
½ price for Judges.

    Municipal Court and Criminal Law attorneys may also be interested in the ABA’s CRIMINAL LAW FORMS book
Award winning book from the American Bar Association
Solo & Small Firm Division Author: Kenneth Vercammen
 Use Criminal Law Forms to help represent persons charged with criminal and traffic offenses. Detailed instruction and valuable insight is offered beginning with the initial contact with the client, to walking into the courthouse, and managing the steps that follow. Two hundred and ten modifiable forms help make criminal lawyers more efficient and productive, while also reducing the chance for mistakes. Criminal Law Forms helps lawyers face the challenges of:
     Criminal defense
     DWI cases
     Juvenile offenses
     Domestic violence
     Traffic violations
     Auto Accidents
     And much more
Regular price $139.95,  GP SOLO Member Price $129.95 To order contact ABA Customer Care, 1-800-285-2221 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60653 or fax to 312-988-6030 (PC: 5150457) 
ISBN:
978-1-61438-879-1
http://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/index.cfm?section=main&fm=Product.AddToCart&pid=5150457


      Author: Kenneth Vercammen is an Edison, Middlesex County, NJ trial attorney where he  handles Criminal, Municipal Court, Probate,  Litigation and Estate Administration matters. Ken is author of the American Bar Association’s new book “Criminal Law Forms” and often lectures to trial lawyers of the American Bar Association, NJ State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association.  As the Past Chair of  the Municipal Court Section he has served on its board for 10 years. 
     Awarded the Municipal Court Attorney of the Year by both the NJSBA and Middlesex County Bar Association, he also received the NJSBA- YLD Service to the Bar Award and the General Practitioner Attorney of the Year, now Solo Attorney of the Year.
        Ken Vercammen is a highly regarded lecturer on both Municipal Court/ DWI and Estate/ Probate Law issues for the NJICLE- New Jersey State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published by NJ Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, YLD Dictum, GP Gazette and New Jersey Lawyer magazine.  He was a speaker at the 2013 ABA Annual meeting program “Handling the Criminal Misdemeanor and Traffic Case” and serves as is the Editor in Chief of the NJ Municipal Court Law Review.
       For nine years he served as the Cranbury Township Prosecutor and also was a Special Acting Prosecutor in nine different towns. Ken has successfully handled over one thousand Municipal Court and Superior Court matters in the past 27 years.
   Ken also serves as the Editor of the popular legal website www.njlaws.com and related blogs. In Law School he was a member of the Law Review, winner of the ATLA trial competition and top ten in class.
       Throughout his career he has served the NJSBA in many leadership and volunteer positions. Ken has testified for the NJSBA before the Senate Judiciary Committee to support changes in the DWI law to permit restricted use driver license and interlock legislation. Ken also testified before the Assembly Judiciary Committee in favor of the first-time criminal offender “Conditional Dismissal” legislation which permits dismissal of some criminal charges. He is the voice of the Solo and Small firm attorneys who juggle active court practice with bar and community activities. Recently, the ABA Solo Division has selected Ken to write its new book on “Marketing for the New and Small Firm Attorney”. In his private life he has been a member of the NJ State champion Raritan Valley Road Runners master’s team and is a 4th degree black belt.
KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC
ATTORNEY AT LAW
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
(Fax)   732-572-0030



Friday, October 06, 2017

Proposed new DWI breath machine in NJ

Proposed new DWI breath testing machine in NJ
Authorized By: Christopher S. Porrino, Attorney General, Department of Law and Public Safety.
Authority: N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.3, 39:3-10.25, and 12:7-56. Calendar Reference: See Summary below for explanation of
Proposal Number: PRN 2017-192.
Submit written comments by October 20, 2017, to:
Elie Honig, Director
Division of Criminal Justice
Attention: Public Comments-Chemical Breath Testing Regulations
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
PO Box 085
Trenton, NJ 08625-0085
or electronically at: Prospolice@njdcj.org.
The agency proposal follows:
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.3, 39:3-10.25, and 12:7-56, N.J.A.C. 13:51 establishes the approved methods of chemical breath testing and approved instruments and methods of operation for chemical breath testing of arrested persons. N.J.A.C. 13:51 also establishes general maintenance of approved instruments and recordkeeping, and establishes how and who can be certified as breath test operators and breath test coordinators/instructors for the chemical breath testing of persons arrested for violations of the driving while intoxicated (DWI) statutes. See N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 et seq., 39:3-10.13, 39:3-10.20, 39:3- 10.24, 39:3-10.25, 12:7-46, 2A:4A-23, and 12:7-55 et seq.
The Attorney General is proposing amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:51 to revise the list of acceptable devices that can be used to measure a person’s blood alcohol concentration. The proposed amendments introduce a new approved instrument, the Alcotest 9510, and removes antiquated instruments that are no longer manufactured or approved for use. The proposed amendments also address changes in the training requirements for Breath Test Operators and Coordinators/Instructors, and related changes concerning certification and documentation, with amendments to the controlling definitions.
N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.2 is proposed for amendment to add the new term, “breath alcohol concentration.” The term uses the language previously included under the definition of “chemical analysis.” For purposes of clarity, the breath alcohol concentration proposed definition details the actual scientific levels to determine the concentration of ethanol in the breath.
The definition of “calibrating unit” is updated to incorporate a new legal citation in the Federal Register and remove an outdated reference to “Model Specifications for Calibrating Units for Breath Alcohol Testers.”
The definition of “chemical analysis” is further revised to cite current Federally approved devices for performing chemical analysis. These devices are approved pursuant to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Highway Safety Programs.
The definition of “electrochemical analysis” is revised to more accurately describe the scientific process that takes place during the analysis. This proposed amendment does not indicate a change in procedure or process. Rather, the revised definition more closely describes the science behind the analysis.
The definition of “law enforcement officer” is revised to expand the definition to those who have completed either the Basic Course for Police Officers or the Basic Course for Investigators.
The proposed revisions also remove the definitions of “photometric instrument” and “photometry” as these instruments and their replacement parts are no longer made by manufacturers. Removing these instruments from the list means the instruments are no longer approved devices or methods for measuring breath alcohol concentration.
The definition of “replica” and “alcohol influence report” are revised for clarity and to reflect actual practice.
N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.5 is proposed for amendment to allow the Division of State Police the flexibility to determine the method, whether in writing or electronically, by which breath test operator applicants shall submit their application for certification.
Proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.6(a) include the deletion of paragraph (a)1. The deletion of this paragraph removes the initial operator training requirements to become a certified operator of the Breathalyzer and the Dominator Albreath, as these are no longer approved instruments. The proposed amendments also incorporate the new approved device, the Alcotest 9510, into the initial operator certification requirements. The amendments also increase the number of training days that must be completed from “a minimum of three days” that the regulation currently requires to become a Certified Alcotest Operator, to “a minimum of four days of training.” The change reflects the current number of training days needed to become a Certified Alcotest Operator.
N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.6(a), (b), and (c) are proposed for amendment to remove reference to enumerated areas of training. These proposed revisions do not reflect an intention to remove any area of operator certification training that is currently performed. Rather, the proposed revisions remove training specifics that are more appropriately located in training curriculum documents or in a training manual.
The proposed amendments also add subsection (f), which requires the Division of State Police to track certifications either in paper or electronic format. The proposed amendment also codifies the current practice of issuing a paper certification known as a “replica” to operators.


N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.9(d) is proposed for amendment to add the Attorney General, or his or her designee, as a person authorized to initiate a recommendation for the removal of a breath test operator’s certificate.
N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.12(b) is proposed for amendment to allow the Chief of Police or executive head of an organized police department the ability to appoint a designee to request replacement certificates for breath test operators. This subsection is also proposed for amendment to allow the Division of State Police the flexibility to determine the method, in the manner prescribed, by which a request for breath test operator replacement certificates shall be made. A proposed amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.12(c) will remove the requirement that a replica certification bear the operator’s original certification date on the reverse side of the card. This change would allow flexibility in reformatting the replica. However, the proposed changes do not alter the requirement that the operator’s initial certification date be included on the replica.
N.J.A.C. 13:51-2.2 is proposed for amendment to remove the requirement for Breath Test Coordinators/Instructors to receive training on the preparation and quality control of chemicals and other testing standards or materials used for testing. This function is no longer performed by Breath Test Coordinators/Instructors and thus, the need for such training no longer exists. The proposed amendments will recodify existing paragraphs (a)2 through 6 as (a)1 through 5.
N.J.A.C. 13:51-3.3 is proposed for amendment to replace the phrase “laboratory practice” with the more appropriate term “practical training.” The proposed amendments also delete the phrase “with air passed through test solutions of alcohol.” These proposed amendments do not reflect an intention to remove any area of training that is currently performed. Rather, the proposed amendments remove training specifics more appropriately located in training curriculum documents or in a training manual. Also, the word “computer” is replaced with “instrument” for consistent use of terminology.
The proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:51-3.5 include the deletion of “methods of chemical breath testing and approved” from the heading of the section. N.J.A.C. 13:51-3.5 is also proposed for amendment to remove paragraph (a)1 because photometry is no longer an acceptable device or method for performing breath tests. The proposed amendments also remove subsection (a)2 of this section and recodify (a)2i as (a)1. Since the Alcotest 7110 MKIII and Alcotest 9510 are the only devices currently approved for breath testing and both utilize infrared analysis and electrochemical analysis in a single instrument as a dual system of chemical breath testing, the general language in paragraph (a)2 is no longer necessary. The proposed amendments include both approved Alcotest instruments and a description of each.
N.J.A.C. 13:51-3.6 is proposed for repeal. This section specified the methods of operation for the testing of a person’s breath by chemical analysis using one of several approved instruments. The instruments detailed in subsection (a) and (b) are no longer approved as they are outdated. N.J.A.C. 13:51-3.6(c) is being deleted because the language regarding the operation of the device would be more appropriately located in training curriculum documents or in an instruction manual. These proposed amendments do not reflect changes to procedure that is currently performed.
N.J.A.C. 13:51-4.3 is proposed for amendment to delete subsection (a) because “photometry” is no longer an acceptable method for testing a person’s breath by chemical analysis. Subsection (b) is recodified as subsection (a) and is proposed for amendment to add the new approved instrument, the Alcotest 9510, to the requirements for periodic inspection and calibration. The proposed amendments also clarify that calibration check records may be stored electronically in addition to, or instead of, paper format.
As the Division has provided a 60-day comment period for this notice of proposal, this notice is excepted from the rulemaking calendar requirements pursuant to N.J.A.C. 1:30-3.3(a)5.
The proposed amendments and repeal will have an obvious beneficial social impact. The apprehension, prosecution, and conviction of individuals operating vehicles or vessels while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, or with an alcohol concentration in their blood or breath at, or above, a specific legislatively determined level, serve the overall public good. Continued scientific advancements allow for the use of improved scientific technology to better serve police departments to detect those driving under the influence and create a safer environment for the general public.
The proposed amendments and repeal most directly affect police and other law enforcement officers, police departments, and law enforcement agencies, and the heads of those agencies, including the Division of State Police. They will assist police and law enforcement in the efficient detection and administration of chemical breath testing of a person suspected of operating a motor vehicle or vessel while intoxicated.
The proposed amendments and repeal will have limited economic impact upon the general public. Those individuals who choose to operate vehicles or vessels while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, or with an alcohol concentration in their blood or breath at, or above, a specific legislatively determined level may be economically impacted by costs and fines associated with their apprehension, prosecution, and conviction of violating the law. However, as noted above, the positive impact these proposed amendments and repeal will provide in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the general public far outweighs any potential economic impact the offenders may experience.
An economic impact may be felt by State and local law enforcement entities choosing to purchase the newly approved instrument. The Division of State Police is expected to initially bear the primary costs associated with the proposed amendments and repeal through the additional acquisition of these new evidential chemical breath test instruments and establishment of related training and administrative procedures. The Attorney General, through the Division of Criminal Justice, and various County Prosecutor’s Offices are also expected to be affected through their respective involvement in legal challenges.
Other law enforcement entities and prosecutors (municipal and county) that elect to purchase the new instrument may be affected. Law enforcement entities may elect to utilize funds held in accounts that allow for funds to be used for this purpose, or seek grants to purchase new chemical breath testing instruments. Any decision to purchase new chemical breath testing instruments is an elective decision, since other approved instruments currently in a department’s possession are still approved for use.

SUBCHAPTER 1. BREATH TESTING OPERATORS
13:51-1.2 Definitions 
for the purpose of this chapter, [and subchapters 1, 2, 3 and 4
thereof,] the terms set forth herein are defined as follows:
“Alcohol Influence Report [Form” and “check list” are interchangeable terms and] shall mean the record required…
 “Photometry” shall mean the determination of the concentration of Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) in the breath by the measurement of the change in absorption of light of fixed wavelength by a solution of an oxidant, which reacts with Ethanol from a fixed volume of breath.]
...
“Replica” shall mean a document [which] is an operator’s certificate (as defined herein) [and] which shall bear the signatures or facsimile signatures of the Attorney General and the Superintendent of State Police, and where authorized by this chapter, the signature or initials of a Breath Test Coordinator/Instructor [, and which is of a size that permits it to be carried in the pocket, purse, wallet, etc., and includes replacements thereof]
13:51-1.6 Certification training requirements
(a) Initial operator certification requirements are as follows: [1.Subject to the requirements at N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.4(a), initial
certification of an applicant, to become an operator for breath test instruments approved at N.J.A.C. 13:51-3.5(a)1, requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of five days of training as prescribed and conducted by the Division of State Police. Such training shall include:
i. Instruction in the metric system;
ii. Instruction in mathematical calculations as required;
iii. Statutory and case law;
iv.I nstruction and training in the operation of the approved
instrument;
v. Laboratory practice with air samples passed through test solutions
of alcohol and air samples taken from human subjects;
vi. Written examinations; and
vii. Successful completion of a test for competency.        
Subject to the requirements at N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.4(a), initial certification of an applicant, to become an operator for breath test instruments approved at N.J.A.C. 13:51-[3.5(a)2] , requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of [three] days of training as prescribed and conducted by the Division of State Police. Such training shall include:
[i. Statutory and case law;
ii. Instruction and training in the operation of the approved instrument;
iii. Laboratory practice with air samples passed through test solutions of alcohol and air samples taken from human subjects;]
Recodify existing iv.-v. as (No change in text.)
(b) Subject to the requirements at N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.4(c), certification of an operator, whose certification is valid, on an instrument approved at N.J.A.C. 13:51-3.5(a), other than the instrument upon which the operator was previously trained and certified, requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of one day of training as prescribed and conducted by the Division of State Police. Such training shall include:
[1. Statutory and case law;
2.Instruction and training in the operation of the approved instrument;
3. Laboratory practice with air samples passed through test solutions of alcohol;]
Recodify existing 4.-5. as (No change in text.)
(c)Subject to the requirements at N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.4(d), recertification of an operator, whose certification is valid, requires satisfactory completion of a minimum one day of training as….
...
“Calibrating unit” shall mean “Calibrating Units for Breath Alcohol
13:51-1.12 Return, loss and/or replacement of replica
(a) (No change.)
(b) If a replica has been lost, or is otherwise in need of replacement,
the Chief of Police or other executive head of the organized police department of which the operator is a member shall notify the Superintendent, in [writing]
, in care of the Alcohol/Drug Test Unit of the Division of State Police of such loss or need for a replacement. Lost replicas must be reported immediately.

(c) A replica will be replaced for an operator when the operator’s replica has been lost and duly reported as lost, or is otherwise in need of replacement, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.12(b). The replacement replica will bear the date of issuance of the replacement and bear the signatures, or facsimile signatures, of the Attorney General and the Superintendent of State Police. The [reverse side of the replacement] replica will show the date of the operator’s original initial certification under N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.6(a) and, if applicable, N.J.A.C. 13:51- 1.6(b), and the date of the operator’s most recent recertification under N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.6(c), or reinstatement and recertification under N.J.A.C. 13:51-1.6(d).


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Handling Drug, DWI and Serious Cases in Municipal Court Seminar October 30, 2017

 October 30, 2017
5:30PM-9:05PM
NJ Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ
     Please forward to any attorneys, prosecutors or judges you believe may be interested.
     Speakers: Kenneth A.  Vercammen, Esq., Past Municipal Court Attorney of the Year
Tara Auciello, Esq.
Municipal Prosecutor (South River)
Law Office of Tara Auciello, Esq. (New Brunswick)
William Brigiani, Esq.
Brigiani & Cohen, LLC (East Brunswick)
Gregory DeMichele, Esq.
NJSBA Trustee
DeMichele and DeMichele (Haddon Heights)
John Menzel, Esq.
Past Chair, NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Section
Law Offices of John Menzel (Point Pleasant) 
Norma M. Murgado, Esq.
Chief Prosecutor (Elizabeth)
Chief Prosecutor (Woodbridge)
Murgado & Carroll, Esqs. (Elizabeth)

$170- $190 tuition depending on  NJSBA membership 

Seminar # ICMCP150717

Location: New Jersey Law Center
One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

NJICLE, A Division of the NJSBA NJ State Bar Association 732-214-8500

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   This informative seminar on Municipal Court practice and procedure will familiarize you with recent new developments affecting cases that are heard in Municipal Court. 

An authoritative panel of experienced attorneys will be joined by well-respected Municipal Prosecutors to explore a wide variety of matters that you are likely to encounter. They will also bring you up to date on recent developments you need to understand in order to effectively represent your clients. 

Includes sandwiches, dessert, a 400-page book  with sample forms, documents & checklists!
  NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Municipal Court Section and the NJSBA Young Lawyers’ Division


    Municipal Court and Criminal Law attorneys may also be interested in the ABA’s CRIMINAL LAW FORMS book
Award winning book from the American Bar Association
Solo & Small Firm Division Author: Kenneth Vercammen
 Use Criminal Law Forms to help represent persons charged with criminal and traffic offenses. Detailed instruction and valuable insight is offered beginning with the initial contact with the client, to walking into the courthouse, and managing the steps that follow. Two hundred and ten modifiable forms help make criminal lawyers more efficient and productive, while also reducing the chance for mistakes. Criminal Law Forms helps lawyers face the challenges of:
     Criminal defense
     DWI cases
     Juvenile offenses
     Domestic violence
     Traffic violations
     Auto Accidents
     And much more
Regular price $139.95,  GP SOLO Member Price $129.95 To order contact ABA Customer Care, 1-800-285-2221 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60653 or fax to 312-988-6030 (PC: 5150457) 
ISBN:
978-1-61438-879-1
http://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/index.cfm?section=main&fm=Product.AddToCart&pid=5150457
      Author: Kenneth Vercammen is an Edison, Middlesex County, NJ trial attorney where he  handles Criminal, Municipal Court, Probate,  Litigation and Estate Administration matters. Ken is author of the American Bar Association’s new book “Criminal Law Forms” and often lectures to trial lawyers of the American Bar Association, NJ State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association.  As the Past Chair of  the Municipal Court Section he has served on its board for 10 years. 
     Awarded the Municipal Court Attorney of the Year by both the NJSBA and Middlesex County Bar Association, he also received the NJSBA- YLD Service to the Bar Award and the General Practitioner Attorney of the Year, now Solo Attorney of the Year.
        Ken Vercammen is a highly regarded lecturer on both Municipal Court/ DWI and Estate/ Probate Law issues for the NJICLE- New Jersey State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published by NJ Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, YLD Dictum, GP Gazette and New Jersey Lawyer magazine.  He was a speaker at the 2013 ABA Annual meeting program “Handling the Criminal Misdemeanor and Traffic Case” and serves as is the Editor in Chief of the NJ Municipal Court Law Review.
       For nine years he served as the Cranbury Township Prosecutor and also was a Special Acting Prosecutor in nine different towns. Ken has successfully handled over one thousand Municipal Court and Superior Court matters in the past 27 years.
   Ken also serves as the Editor of the popular legal website www.njlaws.com and related blogs. In Law School he was a member of the Law Review, winner of the ATLA trial competition and top ten in class.
       Throughout his career he has served the NJSBA in many leadership and volunteer positions. Ken has testified for the NJSBA before the Senate Judiciary Committee to support changes in the DWI law to permit restricted use driver license and interlock legislation. Ken also testified before the Assembly Judiciary Committee in favor of the first-time criminal offender “Conditional Dismissal” legislation which permits dismissal of some criminal charges. He is the voice of the Solo and Small firm attorneys who juggle active court practice with bar and community activities. Recently, the ABA Solo Division has selected Ken to write its new book on “Marketing for the New and Small Firm Attorney”. In his private life he has been a member of the NJ State champion Raritan Valley Road Runners master’s team and is a 4th degree black belt.
KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC
ATTORNEY AT LAW
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
(Fax)   732-572-0030