What is a Motion to Suppress Evidence?

One of the most used criminal defense strategies is to try to get evidence against a client removed from consideration. This is commonly referred to as making a motion to suppress evidence. If the motion is successful, the evidence cannot be used against a defendant. Sometimes, this leads to the case being permanently dropped, especially if all pieces of evidence are thrown out. When a dismissal of evidence leads to the end of a case, the motion may be referred[…] Read More

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Plea Bargaining?

When a person is charged with a crime, they are faced with many choices. In many cases, the defendant that is accused of a crime has the opportunity to enter into a plea bargain. A lawyer can help guide the defendant throughout this process. There are advantages and disadvantages of entering into a plea agreement, but both depend on whether the defendant had any involvement in the crime. Benefits of Plea Bargaining If the person accused of the crime was[…] Read More

What is a Conflict of Interest?

Any professional can run into a conflict of interest. For lawyers, a conflict of interest is a serious matter that could lead to disbarment, discipline, or even a malpractice lawsuit. Consequently, attorneys must pay careful attention to their decisions. Quite simply, conflicts of interest are when lawyers are put into ethical dilemmas. Legal professionals are held to high standards and must follow rules of legal ethics. When they feel that they cannot ethically represent clients because of conflicting realities and[…] Read More

Legal Counsel for Military Personal

Specific legal cases, such as those dealing with military personnel, need to be handled by professionals with knowledge of military life. Cases include those in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. We understand the difficulty in finding a lawyer who understands your case and connects to you on a personal level. Christopher St. John of Agre & St. John is a licensed trial attorney whose practice areas include criminal law, legal ethics, municipal law, personal injury,[…] Read More

What Is Legal Malpractice?

Sometimes, a client may decide that they no longer want to work with their attorney; they may even accuse their lawyer of not practicing legal ethics or make allegations of negligent misconduct. However, not all situations call for a charge of legal malpractice. In fact, legal malpractice happens less frequently than many people assume because it carries a specific, narrow definition. How Does the Law Define Legal Malpractice? A court generally will not rule in favor of a plaintiff accusing[…] Read More

Attorney Disciplinary Cases

Written by: Agre & St. John The Rules of Professional Conduct are set forth in the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey. The disciplinary process for attorneys who allegedly violate the Rules of Professional Conduct is articulated in the Conduct and Practice of the Law sections of the New Jersey Rules of Court. In most disciplinary cases, the disciplinary process begins with the filing of a grievance. Generally, the grievance will be investigated by the local[…] Read More

Attorneys as Clients: An Overview of the Attorney Disciplinary Process

From time to time, attorneys need counsel of their own. Faced with a grievance filed by a client or a complaint filed by the Office of Attorney Ethics alleging a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct (“RPCs”), a member of the bar may be put in a position where independent legal advice is crucial. This post is designed to offer some background on the process of attorney disciplinary proceedings, an area of law that we specialize in at Agre[…] Read More

Robert N. Agre Honored as New Jersey Super Lawyer 2017

The team at the Law Offices of Agre & St. John is pleased to announce that partner Agre & St. John has been named a Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney for 2017.This is Mr. Agre’s tenth consecutive year being recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer. Mr. Agre’s other areas of practice include trial practice, personal injury, legal ethics, and municipal law. The esteemed Super Lawyers honor recognizes the most talented and successful attorneys in all fifty states and Washington, D.C. The[…] Read More

South Jersey Legal Ethics Lawyers – Playboy Enterprises Legal Malpractice Suit

Playboy Enterprises has been hit with a six million dollar jury verdict in Zulfer v. Playboy Enterprises, Inc., a landmark SOX whistleblower case. The company is currently suing its former defense counsel, Sheppard Mullin, for his part in the case, claiming Mullin should have urged the company to settle as opposed to trying the case. The jury award is the largest amount ever awarded in a SOX case. Catherine Zulfer, formerly Playboy’s Controller, testified that her employment was terminated because[…] Read More

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