Category Archives: Civil Rights

Disclosing Exculpatory Criminal Evidence in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

What is Exculpatory Evidence? Evidence in criminal cases falls into three categories Evidence that will help show a defendant is innocent of the charges against him Evidence that will help show a defendant is guilty of the charges against him Evidence that neither helps show innocence nor guilt The first type of criminal evidence, evidence… More

Typical Defendants in Civil Rights Cases

Civil Rights actions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and across the United States require being able to show that the person who did the “wrong” acted under color of federal or state law and that, at some level and some degree, the person acted in an official governmental capacity. Police officers and wardens are hired… More

Begelman, Orlow & Melletz Help Get Settlement in Camden, NJ Police Corruption Case

What Happened? The City of Camden, New Jersey, in 2013, agreed to pay $3.5 million for extensive police corruption. 88 claimants sued Camden in Federal Court and in state court for damages because of  false drug convictions obtained when police falsely planted evidence on innocent civilians. The allegations of wrongdoing also included faking evidence, creating… More

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