Criminal Defense/ Personal Injury/ Immigration

Tuzzolino v. SJP Properties
Superior Court
Morris County


As a result of a slip and fall accident in the ladies room at work the Plaintiff sustained injury to her wrist.  

Approximately nine months later, the Plaintiff developed a cyst on her wrist requiring a bone graft.  During the trial, Judge Conway precluded the evidence of the surgery on the wrist since there was no medical testimony corroborating same.  At the conclusion of the four day jury trial, the jury found the Defendant one hundred percent liable and awarded the Plaintiff damages in the amount of $100,000.00..

State vs. Waller
Superior Court Narcotics
Essex County 


The Defendant was charged with Possession of Narcotics, second degree, Possession with Intent to Distribute, second degree. The Defendant was chased by the police for having a bulge under his T-shirt.  Defendant was found under a van with narcotics wrapped in his T-shirt. At the conclusion of trial, Defendant was found not guilty of all charges.


State v. Turner
Superior Court Kidnapping
Somerset County 


The Defendant was charged with first degree kidnapping, third degree criminal restraint, false imprisonment, third degree aggravated assault and simple assault.  

At the conclusion of the week long trial, the jury found the Defendant not guilty of all charges except simple assault.

State v. Scaldini
Municipal Court DWI 


The Defendant was charged with DWI after being involved in a motor vehicle. 

After the conclusion of a Motion to Suppress in Linden Municipal Court, the Court found the Defendant was illegally subjected to the breathalyzer test and therefore suppressed the breathalyzer results and dismissed the DWI.

State v. Andres
Superior Court Narcotics
Union County 


The Defendant was charged with Possession CDS, third degree, Possession with Intent to Distribute, third degree, and Possession within a 1000 Feet of a School, third degree.  

The Defendant was stopped for a speeding violation in Kenilworth, subsequently searched, and found in his pocket narcotics.  At the conclusion of a Motion to Suppress hearing, Superior Court Judge Triarsi found that the search conducted on the Defendant was illegal and suppressed the evidence seized.  Subsequently, the Prosecutor’s Office dismissed all charges against the Defendant.

State v. McDede
Superior Court Narcotics
Somerset County 


The Defendant was charged with conspiring to possess narcotics, namely Cocaine, third degree. 

The Defendant upon arrest, gave a voluntary confession acknowledging that he had purchased Cocaine on the date in question.  At the conclusion of the Motion to Suppress hearing, Judge Coleman found that the confession was elicited illegally and suppressed the confession.   As a result, the Prosecutor’s office dismissed the third degree offense and downgraded it to a disorderly persons offense.



State v. Bellinger
Superior Court Weapons
Essex County 


The Defendant was charged with Possession of Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, second degree, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, third degree, and Pointing, fourth degree. 

At the conclusion of trial, Defendant was found not guilty of all charges.