Entries by Holly

James H. Maynard’s Article Published in NJ Law Journal in Response to Public Outcry Calling for 2 Family Court Judges to Step Down

Two Juvenile Court judges faced criticism after denying the State’s motions to waive two juveniles to adult court.  Both cases involved alleged sex assaults committed by sixteen-year-old teen boys.   After the Family Court judges held hearings on the waiver issue, both Judges denied the State’s waiver application.  In other words, the judges ruled that the […]

James H. Maynard, Esq., Presents Sex Offense Law Seminar at NJ State Bar Association’s Annual Convention

Last week, James H. Maynard, Esq. delivered a presentation at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  This three-day convention draws over 3,000 attorneys from across the tri-state area.   Significantly, Mr. Maynard was one of nine attorneys selected to deliver a presentation on the “Criminal Litigation” track. In Atlantic […]

James H. Maynard, Esq., Delivers Presentation to Attorneys at NACDL “Sex Crimes” Seminar

James H. Maynard, Esq. was one of sixteen talented attorneys and experts from around the country who was invited to give a presentation at the Sex Crimes Seminar in Las Vegas in November 2018.  The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer (NACDL) sponsors the annual event.  Every year over 450 defense lawyers attend the seminar.  Seminar […]

Court of Appeals Vacates “Complete Computer & Internet Ban” Condition Imposed on Sex Offender

In United States v. Holena, the Third Circuit Court concluded that a district court can NOT impose a blanket computer and Internet ban on a sex offender.   In the present case, the defendant, a convicted sex offender, was prohibited from using internet accessible devices as a condition of parole. The district court convicted Holena […]

NJ Supreme Court: Child Sex Abuse Accommodation Syndrome Inadmissible at Trial

The NJ Supreme Court issued a landmark decision relating to child sex abuse cases in State v. J.L.G., Docket No. A-50, 078718 (2018).  The Court held that expert witnesses cannot present testimony about “Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome” (known as “CSAAS”) at trial. If you went to trial in NJ and were convicted of sex offense, this decision […]