Attys Tell NJ High Court Docs Are Off-Limits During Cases

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 7:08 PM EDT) -- Allowing prosecutors to wrest defendants' post-indictment attorney records using grand jury subpoenas before the underlying cases have finished would dissuade lawyers from handling such criminal matters, defense attorneys argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday.

A state appeals court last year found that prosecutors could secure attorneys' fee records to probe possible money laundering by reputed Lucchese crime family affiliates following a 2010 indictment. But the court stayed the enforcement of grand jury subpoenas until the individual cases are finished. It's that part of the decision that the state wants to overturn — and attorneys for the alleged mobsters...

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