New Jersey's Best Legal Podcast
Jan. 8, 2022

State v Steven Bookman - State v. Gabriel Garcia


Meg and Jeff Horn, Toms River family law attorney and host of The Bold Sidebar, continue their discussion of 2021 New Jersey Supreme Court decisions.

In State v. Steven Bookman, the New Jersey Supreme Court granted cert to address the issue of whether it is permissible for police officers to enter a third party home under the hot pursuit doctrine when they are chasing someone in an attempt to execute an Automated Traffic System warrant and the person flees.

Meg and Jeff wrap up their 5-part series on 2021 New Jersey Supreme Court decisions by reviewing State v. Gabriel Garcia in which the New Jersey Supreme Court admonished a prosecutor for exploiting an evidentiary ruling favorable to the State, thereby presenting a false narrative during his closing argument.

Justice Albin sternly reminded all prosecutors that they are “required to turn square corners -  because their overriding duty is to DO JUSTICE.”

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Jeff Horn

Family Law Attorney

Jeff Horn is a family law attorney. ​​Before becoming a lawyer, Jeff worked in the environmental cleanup business – managing hazardous waste sites and serving as regional manager of a national air and soil testing equipment company. Jeff opened his own law firm, Horn Law Group, in 1998 and continues to serve the needs of local individuals and families as an attorney. Jeff has been honored by peer review organizations, including Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers. You can also follow Jeff's podcast, The Bold Sidebar, on all the major podcast players.