Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. handles Probate, Estate Administration and Wills. He is author of the ABA's book "Wills and Estate Administration".

New clients email us evenings and weekends go to www.njlaws.com/ContactKenV.htm

He was a speaker at the American Bar Association ABA Annual meeting and is Co-Chair of the Probate & Estate Planning Committee.
To schedule a confidential consultation, email us at VercammenAppointments@NJlaws.com or call.
Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C.
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 572-0500
www.njlaws.com

Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 MUNICIPAL COURT COLLEGE Seminar March 7, 2016

2016 MUNICIPAL COURT COLLEGE
Monday, March 7, 2016
5:30pm-9:00pm
NJ Law Center, New Brunswick

Our Faculty: Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq., K. Vercammen & Associates (Edison)T ara Auciello, Esq., Law Offices of Tara Auciello (New Brunswick) John Menzel, Esq., Law Office of John Menzel (Point Pleasant) Norma M. Murgado, Esq., Murgado & Carroll (Elizabeth)J oshua H. Reinitz, Esq., Iacuullo Martino, LLC (Nutley)

Program agenda- 5:30PM

Opening-5:35PM Recent case law, Court Rules, Conditional

Dismissal and Status of Legalized Weed Ken Vercammen, Esq.
5:50PM-Initial client interview; getting retained; dealing with the prosecutor Ken Vercammen, Esq.
6:20PM-Driving While Suspended – Joshua Reinitz, Esq.
6:50PM-Drug Cases, DREs and what not to do to annoy the prosecutor- Tara Auciello, Esq.
BREAK:7:20PM
7:30PM-Assault and miscellaneous proceedings – Norma Murgado, Esq.
7:45PM-DWI/Under the Influence of Drugs- John Menzel, Esq. with prosecutorial response
8:15PM-Alcotest/Ignition Locks/Alcotest Refusal – John Menzel, Esq. with prosecutorial response
8:45PM-DWI Point-Counterpoint – John Menzel, Esq. and Norma Murgado, Esq.
9:00PM-AdjournPresented in cooperation with the NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Section

Sayreville Library Wills Seminar Feb 22, 2016

Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Sayreville Public Library
1050 Washington Road, NJ 08859 
February 22, 2016 at 6:30PM 
SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ (
Author- Answers to Questions About Probate) The NJ Probate Law made a number of substantial changes in Probate and the administration of estates and trusts in New Jersey.
Main Topics:
1. The New Probate Law and preparation of Wills
2. 2016 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax 
3. NJ Inheritance taxes on estates over $675,000
4. Power of Attorney  
5. Living Will  
6. Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate
7. Questions and Answer 
COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, "Answers to Questions about Probate" and Administration of an Estate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.

Sayreville Public Library 732-727-0212 Can’t attend? We can email you materials Send email to VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com 

Free Will Seminars and Speakers Bureau for Groups 10 years ago the AARP Network Attorneys of the Edison/Metuchen/Woodbridge area several years ago established a community Speakers Bureau to provide educational programs to AARP and senior clubs, Unions and Middlesex County companies. Now, Ken Vercammen, Esq. and volunteer attorneys of the Middlesex County Estate Planning Council have provided Legal Rights Seminars to hundreds of seniors, business owners and their employees, unions, clubs and non-profit groups. About the speaker: Kenneth A. Vercammen is a trial attorney in Edison, NJ. He is co-chair of the ABA Probate & Estate Planning Law Committee of the American Bar Association Solo Small Firm Division. He is a speaker for the NJ State Bar Association at the annual Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration program. He is author of the American Bar Association’s book Wills and Estate Administration. Mr. Vercammen is an AARP member and has published over 150 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on litigation, elder law, probate and trial topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation and probate law for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer. He established the NJlaws website www.njlaws.com which includes many articles on Estate Planning, Probate and Wills. He is a member of the AARP and often lectures to groups on the importance of an up to date Will, Power of Attorney and Living Will. 

KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC ATTORNEY AT LAW 2053 Woodbridge Ave.Edison, NJ 08817 (Phone) 732-572-0500 (Fax) 732-572-0030 www.njlaws.com www.CentralJerseyElderLaw.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Conditional discharge and dismissal of first time drug offense





CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE TO DISMISS MUNICIPAL COURT DRUG CHARGES

       By Kenneth Vercammen, Trial Attorney

The defense of a person charged with possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia is not impossible. Attorneys should not merely suggest that their client plead guilty to save a few dollars. There are a number of viable defenses and arguments which can be pursued to achieve a successful result. Advocacy, commitment, and persistence are essential to defending a client accused of involvement with controlled dangerous substances (CDS).More info at http://www.njlaws.com/conditional_discharge_first_time_drug_offenders.html.

    The Municipal Courts in New Jersey have jurisdiction to hear the following drug related offenses:

 NJSA 2C:5 10(a)(4), possession of 50g or less of marijuana or 5g or less of hashish; NJSA 2C:35 10(b), using or being under the influence of CDS; NJSA 2C:35 10(c), failure to deliver CDS to police; NJSA 2C:36 2, possession of drug paraphernalia.

      N.J.S.A. 2C:36A 1 provides that a person not previously convicted of a drug offense either under Title 2C or Title 24 and who has not previously been granted "supervisory treatment" under 24:21 27 (Old Drug Law CD), 2C:43 12 (PTI) or 2C:36A l (conditional discharge) may apply for a conditional discharge.



 The defense attorney can make a Motion, upon notice to the prosecutor and subject to 2C:36A l(c) for first offenders to suspend further proceedings and place the defendant on supervisory treatment (i.e., probation, supervised or unsupervised attendance at Narcotics Anonymous, etc.). This is Motion For Conditional Discharge.  Since the granting of a Conditional Discharge is optional with the court, defense counsel should be prepared to prove, through letters, documents, or even witnesses, that the defendant's continued presence in the community or in a civil treatment program, will not pose a danger to the community.

Defense counsel should be prepared to convince the court that the terms and conditions of supervisory treatment will be adequate to protect the public and will benefit the defendant by serving to correct any dependence on or use of controlled substances. For applicable caselaw on Conditional Discharges, see State v Sanders N.J. Super 515 (App. Div. 1979), State v Banks 157 N.J. Super. 442 (Law Div. 1978), State v Grochulski 133 NJ Super 586 (Law Div. 1975), State v Teitelbaum. 160 NJ Super 450 (Law Div. 1978), State v Bush 134 NJ Super 346 (Cty Ct 1975), State v DiLuzio 130 NJ Super 220 (Law Div. 1974).

The defendant must pay a $45.00 application fee, plus the mandatory $500.00 DEDR penalty. The court further has the option to suspend a defendant's driver's license for between six months and two years.



The conditional discharge period is also between one year and two years. If the defendant is convicted of a drug offense during the CD period or violates the conditions set by the court, the prosecution resumes. The defendant may even apply for a conditional discharge after he/she is found guilty, but before sentence is imposed. If the CD is granted at this point in the proceeding, the 6 to 24 month license suspension is mandatory.



CONCLUSION



 Narcotics and Drug related offenses carry substantial penalties which will effect your client for the rest of his life. The space limits of this article do not allow detailed explanation of the extensive caselaw on Narcotics.  Drug law and other defenses are explained in greater details in other articles on www.njlaws.com.

Conditional discharge and dismissal of first time drug offense





CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE TO DISMISS MUNICIPAL COURT DRUG CHARGES

       By Kenneth Vercammen, Trial Attorney

The defense of a person charged with possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia is not impossible. Attorneys should not merely suggest that their client plead guilty to save a few dollars. There are a number of viable defenses and arguments which can be pursued to achieve a successful result. Advocacy, commitment, and persistence are essential to defending a client accused of involvement with controlled dangerous substances (CDS).More info at http://www.njlaws.com/conditional_discharge_first_time_drug_offenders.html.

    The Municipal Courts in New Jersey have jurisdiction to hear the following drug related offenses:

 NJSA 2C:5 10(a)(4), possession of 50g or less of marijuana or 5g or less of hashish; NJSA 2C:35 10(b), using or being under the influence of CDS; NJSA 2C:35 10(c), failure to deliver CDS to police; NJSA 2C:36 2, possession of drug paraphernalia.

      N.J.S.A. 2C:36A 1 provides that a person not previously convicted of a drug offense either under Title 2C or Title 24 and who has not previously been granted "supervisory treatment" under 24:21 27 (Old Drug Law CD), 2C:43 12 (PTI) or 2C:36A l (conditional discharge) may apply for a conditional discharge.



 The defense attorney can make a Motion, upon notice to the prosecutor and subject to 2C:36A l(c) for first offenders to suspend further proceedings and place the defendant on supervisory treatment (i.e., probation, supervised or unsupervised attendance at Narcotics Anonymous, etc.). This is Motion For Conditional Discharge.  Since the granting of a Conditional Discharge is optional with the court, defense counsel should be prepared to prove, through letters, documents, or even witnesses, that the defendant's continued presence in the community or in a civil treatment program, will not pose a danger to the community.

Defense counsel should be prepared to convince the court that the terms and conditions of supervisory treatment will be adequate to protect the public and will benefit the defendant by serving to correct any dependence on or use of controlled substances. For applicable caselaw on Conditional Discharges, see State v Sanders N.J. Super 515 (App. Div. 1979), State v Banks 157 N.J. Super. 442 (Law Div. 1978), State v Grochulski 133 NJ Super 586 (Law Div. 1975), State v Teitelbaum. 160 NJ Super 450 (Law Div. 1978), State v Bush 134 NJ Super 346 (Cty Ct 1975), State v DiLuzio 130 NJ Super 220 (Law Div. 1974).

The defendant must pay a $45.00 application fee, plus the mandatory $500.00 DEDR penalty. The court further has the option to suspend a defendant's driver's license for between six months and two years.



The conditional discharge period is also between one year and two years. If the defendant is convicted of a drug offense during the CD period or violates the conditions set by the court, the prosecution resumes. The defendant may even apply for a conditional discharge after he/she is found guilty, but before sentence is imposed. If the CD is granted at this point in the proceeding, the 6 to 24 month license suspension is mandatory.



CONCLUSION



 Narcotics and Drug related offenses carry substantial penalties which will effect your client for the rest of his life. The space limits of this article do not allow detailed explanation of the extensive caselaw on Narcotics.  Drug law and other defenses are explained in greater details in other articles on www.njlaws.com.

Conditional discharge and dismissal of first time drug offense





CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE TO DISMISS MUNICIPAL COURT DRUG CHARGES

       By Kenneth Vercammen, Trial Attorney

The defense of a person charged with possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia is not impossible. Attorneys should not merely suggest that their client plead guilty to save a few dollars. There are a number of viable defenses and arguments which can be pursued to achieve a successful result. Advocacy, commitment, and persistence are essential to defending a client accused of involvement with controlled dangerous substances (CDS).More info at http://www.njlaws.com/conditional_discharge_first_time_drug_offenders.html.

    The Municipal Courts in New Jersey have jurisdiction to hear the following drug related offenses:

 NJSA 2C:5 10(a)(4), possession of 50g or less of marijuana or 5g or less of hashish; NJSA 2C:35 10(b), using or being under the influence of CDS; NJSA 2C:35 10(c), failure to deliver CDS to police; NJSA 2C:36 2, possession of drug paraphernalia.

      N.J.S.A. 2C:36A 1 provides that a person not previously convicted of a drug offense either under Title 2C or Title 24 and who has not previously been granted "supervisory treatment" under 24:21 27 (Old Drug Law CD), 2C:43 12 (PTI) or 2C:36A l (conditional discharge) may apply for a conditional discharge.



 The defense attorney can make a Motion, upon notice to the prosecutor and subject to 2C:36A l(c) for first offenders to suspend further proceedings and place the defendant on supervisory treatment (i.e., probation, supervised or unsupervised attendance at Narcotics Anonymous, etc.). This is Motion For Conditional Discharge.  Since the granting of a Conditional Discharge is optional with the court, defense counsel should be prepared to prove, through letters, documents, or even witnesses, that the defendant's continued presence in the community or in a civil treatment program, will not pose a danger to the community.

Defense counsel should be prepared to convince the court that the terms and conditions of supervisory treatment will be adequate to protect the public and will benefit the defendant by serving to correct any dependence on or use of controlled substances. For applicable caselaw on Conditional Discharges, see State v Sanders N.J. Super 515 (App. Div. 1979), State v Banks 157 N.J. Super. 442 (Law Div. 1978), State v Grochulski 133 NJ Super 586 (Law Div. 1975), State v Teitelbaum. 160 NJ Super 450 (Law Div. 1978), State v Bush 134 NJ Super 346 (Cty Ct 1975), State v DiLuzio 130 NJ Super 220 (Law Div. 1974).

The defendant must pay a $45.00 application fee, plus the mandatory $500.00 DEDR penalty. The court further has the option to suspend a defendant's driver's license for between six months and two years.



The conditional discharge period is also between one year and two years. If the defendant is convicted of a drug offense during the CD period or violates the conditions set by the court, the prosecution resumes. The defendant may even apply for a conditional discharge after he/she is found guilty, but before sentence is imposed. If the CD is granted at this point in the proceeding, the 6 to 24 month license suspension is mandatory.



CONCLUSION



 Narcotics and Drug related offenses carry substantial penalties which will effect your client for the rest of his life. The space limits of this article do not allow detailed explanation of the extensive caselaw on Narcotics.  Drug law and other defenses are explained in greater details in other articles on www.njlaws.com.

Clauses in Will to disinherit someone

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

East Brunswick Library Wills Seminar Feb 16, 2016

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Wills &Power of Attorney Seminar East Brunswick Public Library
2 Jean Walling Civic Center East Brunswick, NJ 08816

February 16, 2016 at 7pm

SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ (Author- Answers to Questions About Probate) The NJ Probate Law made a number of substantial changes in Probate and the administration of estates and trusts in New Jersey.
Main Topics:
1. The New Probate Law and preparation of Wills
2. 2016 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax
3. NJ Inheritance taxes on estates over $675,000
4. Power of Attorney
5. Living Will
6. Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate
7. Questions and Answer

COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, "Answers to Questions about Probate" and Administration of an Estate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.

East Brunswick Public Library 732-390-6781 Can’t attend? We can email you materials Send email to VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com

Free Will Seminars and Speakers Bureau for Groups 10 years ago the AARP Network Attorneys of the Edison/Metuchen/Woodbridge area several years ago established a community Speakers Bureau to provide educational programs to AARP and senior clubs, Unions and Middlesex County companies. Now, Ken Vercammen, Esq. and volunteer attorneys of the Middlesex County Estate Planning Council have provided Legal Rights Seminars to hundreds of seniors, business owners and their employees, unions, clubs and non-profit groups. About the speaker: Kenneth A. Vercammen is a trial attorney in Edison, NJ. He is co-chair of the ABA Probate & Estate Planning Law Committee of the American Bar Association Solo Small Firm Division. He is a speaker for the NJ State Bar Association at the annual Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration program. He is author of the American Bar Association’s book Wills and Estate Administration. Mr. Vercammen is an AARP member and has published over 150 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on litigation, elder law, probate and trial topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation and probate law for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer. He established the NJlaws website www.njlaws.com which includes many articles on Estate Planning, Probate and Wills. He is a member of the AARP and often lectures to groups on the importance of an up to date Will, Power of Attorney and Living Will.