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Kenneth Vercammen & Associates
A Law Office with Experienced Attorneys for Your New Jersey Legal Needs

2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison NJ 08817

Personal Injury and Criminal
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Princeton Area
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Cranbury, NJ 08512
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E379 NJ Laws Email Newsletter

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E379
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law

November 2,2011


Office Phone Number:


(732) 572-0500





In This Issue:

1. You are invited to Ken Vercammens Christmas Party and Holiday Social,Friday, December 2 5:00pm - 7:00pm


2. DP May Require Forfeit of Public Office.State v. Kennedy


3. New Expert Testimony Requires Testimony of Acceptability and Reliability.State v. Pittman


4. DWI Reversed, Pause at a Green Light Not Sufficient to Stop Car.State v. Brackin


5. Next Events







Greetings Kenneth Vercammen,

1. You are invited to Ken Vercammens Christmas Party and Holiday Social,Friday, December 2, 2011 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Bar Anticipation Where Summer Never Ends

703 16th Avenue

Lake Como/ Belmar, NJ07719

Free for both invited guests and their friends

5-8PM Hot & Cold Buffet with carving station


$1.00 Drafts 6-7PM [need special wrist band from Ken V]


We are located in the back room past the stage, called the Mahogany Room, near the outdoor bar.


This event is open to your friends. If you are attending, email Kens Law Office so we can put your name on the list for wristbands. VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com


Bring a canned food donation for the St. James Food Bank Hands of Hope.  


Free gifts to clients & friends. The following will be given out:

Coffee Travel Mugs

Yellow T-Shirt My attorney fights to win

Can Coozies

Water Bottle

Stadium Cup

Magnet clip

Band-Aid holders

Candy/ breath mints

Fish cards

More details at:



New Cases:

2. DP May Require Forfeit of Public Office.State v. Kennedy419 NJ Super. 475 (App. Div. 2011)

The offense of tampering with physical evidence is an offense involving dishonesty, which requires the forfeiture of public office or employment under N.J.S.A. 2C:51-2(a)(1).

3. New Expert Testimony Requires Testimony of Acceptability and Reliability.State v. Pittman419 NJ Super. 584 (App. Div. 2011)

New Jersey has not considered the admissibility in a criminal case of the results of the phenolphthalein presumptive test for the presence of blood on a person or object or any other presumptive test utilized for that purpose. Nonetheless, in this case, evidence of a positive result was introduced, without objection, by a police detective with no prior experience in conducting the test and no understanding of how it functioned or of the possibility of false positive results occurring as the result of the presence of substances other than blood. The court found the introduction of the test results to constitute reversible error, and in the course of our discussion of the issue, canvassed precedent from other states discussing the conditions for admissibility of the phenolphthalein test and other presumptive tests for the presence of blood.

4. DWI Reversed, Pause at a Green Light Not Sufficient to Stop Car.State v. BrackinA-5994-09T2 Unreported.


Plaintiffs pause at a green light of about 10 sections before proceeding through the intersection was not sufficient length to have raised community caretaking concerns, particularly since defendants driving after beginning to go through the light was unexceptional, and the police did not have sufficient probable cause to stop defendants car. His conviction for driving while intoxicated is reversed.

5. Next Events:

11/6/11 RUN with the VIKINGS 5K 10:00AM South Brunswick High School, Bob Tonas good event

11/13/11 Hashathon 6.6 Mile Cheesequake challenging, dangerous trails, free beer, best post race party with band, 732-542-6090 11am

2011 Municipal Court College

Mon, Nov. 14, 2011

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick

11/19/11 Manasquan Turkey Trot 5-mile Manasquan 11am party at taverns after race discount beer

11/25/11 Born to Run 5 mile Freehold Friday Free beer at Court Jester tavern 11am

11/26/11 Rumson hash annual Crazy Eddie memorial trail run, not race 10:17 call for secret location732-219-0301

11/27/11 Navesink Challenge 15k and 5k, Middletown, NJ 732-542-6090 Quality JSRC event 10:00 AM Free beer at Firehouse after event

11/29/11 Jersey Shore Runners Club meeting, snacks and beers provided Deal Firehouse, 7pm, followed by Freezing Cold Hash helpers meeting.


Editorial Assistance provided by Bobbi Asper. Ms. Asper is currently a senior at Rutgers University and is participating in our Fall Internship Program.

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Since 1985, KENNETH VERCAMMEN has worked as a personal injury attorney, working for injury victims and their families. By taking a hard-hitting, aggressive approach toward the insurance companies, KENNETH VERCAMMEN and our co-counsel have consistently obtained outstanding results for many injured clients over the years I am proud to have worked on cases in various capacities, small and large. While obviously prior results cannot guarantee the outcome of future cases, I can guarantee that you case will receive the same degree of dedication and hard work that went into each of these prior cases.

In direct contrast to the hard-hitting approach we take toward the insurance companies is the soft approach we take toward our clients. I am proud of my compassionate staff as I am of the outstanding financial results they have achieved. For many years, I have watched them treat our clients with patience, dignity and respect. I would have it no other way.

Many years ago, I attended a seminar sponsored by the American Bar Association on Law Practice Management. This was to help insure that each of our clients is always treated like a person -- not a file! We recognize that you are innocent victims and that you have placed your trust in us. Please understand that we understand what you are going through. Feel comforted that we are here to help you.

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I am an experienced aggressive trial lawyer and a 3rd degree Black Belt. I am not afraid to take your case to trial if that is what it takes to maximize the amount of money your recover for your personal injury. I offer one-on-one service, and I will not hand your case off to an inexperienced lawyer or a paralegal.

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p.s. For those clients who are afraid or reluctant to go to Court, KENNETH VERCAMMEN also offers a special -- For Settlement Only -- program. This means that if we are unable to settle with the insurance company, we will not go any further -- unless you want us to. You have my personal assurance that there will be absolutely no pressure and no obligation.

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Kenneth A. Vercammen is the Managing Attorney at Kenneth Vercammen & Associates in Edison, NJ. He is a New Jersey trial attorney has devoted a substantial portion of his professional time to the preparation and trial of litigated matters. He has appeared in Courts throughout New Jersey each week on personal injury matters, Criminal /Municipal Court trials, and contested Probate hearings.

Mr. Vercammen has published over 125 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on criminal, elder law, probate and litigation topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation issues 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 is the Editor in Chief of the American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Committee Newsletter.

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