Bruce Rosen Quoted in New Jersey Monitor regarding Privacy Rights in Warrantless Police Searches of Cars
Bruce Rosen, Partner at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, was quoted in the New Jersey Monitor article “N.J. Supreme Court upholds privacy rights in warrantless police searches of cars.” The article discusses the New Jersey Supreme Court affirming lower court rulings that suppressed evidence found in a warrantless car search in 2021 in Ocean County.
Attorney Bruce S. Rosen of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden argued before the court on behalf of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey.
He noted federal law is more expansive in allowing warrantless car searches, so he celebrated Wednesday’s ruling as a victory for privacy rights and against police overreach.
“This is a reaffirmation that the New Jersey Constitution protects individual rights and privacy,” Rosen said. “Prosecutors have been trying to return the state to the federal standard for years. But without really blinking, the Supreme Court stood by its view of how the state constitution applies to criminal law. In that respect, it’s a very important decision.”
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