The Supreme Court announced today that it has granted review in three cases.  The first arises under the new Bail Reform Act.  The question presented there, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “At a pretrial detention hearing pursuant to New Jersey’s Bail Reform Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:162- 15 to -126, may the State establish probable cause by proffer, rather than producing live testimony from a witness with first-hand knowledge of the offense?”  The Court accelerated the appeal and limited amicus briefs and responses to 20 pages.

The second case th

The Supreme Court has granted review in five cases.  One of them is an appeal as of right, by virtue of a dissent in the Appellate Division.  That case is State v. Twiggs.  The question presented there, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “When addressing the statute of limitations in a criminal matter, is N.J.S.A. 2C:1-6’s tolling provision- which applies when ‘the actor’ is identified by means of DNA evidence- triggered where the DNA analyzed belongs to a third party, rather than the defendant?”  The Appellate Division’

The Supreme Court announced today that it has granted leave to appeal in two criminal cases, each of which addresses the suppression of evidence.  In State v. Atwood, the question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Was the seized evidence properly suppressed based on defendant’s challenge to police conduct occurring prior to the issuance of the warrant?”

In State v. Zalcberg, the question presented is “In this DWI matter, is defendant entitled to the suppression of blood evidence obtained without a warrant?&