NJ Justices Say No To Wiretaps That Lack Prior Approval

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the appellate reversal of a man’s criminal conviction because a telephone conversation, recorded without the defendant’s consent, was used as evidence despite the fact that the wiretap was not properly authorized until after the conversation took place.

The state’s high court voted unanimously that the Appellate Division rightly overturned a conviction against an Essex County man accused of sexually assaulting his daughter. The court said while the lacking authorization for the wiretap was apparently inadvertent, the state’s Wiretapping...
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