Kevin Leckerman wrote the briefs for and/or argued the following drunk driving cases before the Appellate Division of New Jersey.
State v. Sylvia, (App. Div. 2012)
- The Appellate Division admonishes all municipal court judges and prosecutors to establish territorial jurisdiction in a DWI prosecution
State v. Kent, 391 N.J. Super. 352 (App. Div. 2007)
- Constitutional rights of confrontation in the Sixth Amendment extend to drunk driving prosecutions in the municipal court;
- State Police laboratory report and related worksheets were testimonial in nature under United States Supreme Court decision in Crawford v. Washington;
- Blood test certificate prepared by hospital employee who had extracted blood from a suspected drunk driver at police officer’s request was also testimonial in nature
State v. Renshaw, 390 N.J. Super. 456 (App. Div. 2007)
Admission of certification of blood draw taken in a medically acceptable manner absent defendant having opportunity to cross-examine nurse who prepared certification violated defendant’s confrontation rights under Federal and State Constitutions.
State v. Lord, 2006 WL 2827366 (App. Div. 2006) unreported
Reasonable suspicion needed to require a suspected drunk driver to submit to field sobriety tests.