State v. Cassidy – DWI Re-Opener Update

On January 29, 2019, the Administrative Office of the Courts appointed Retired Appellate Court Judge, Robert A. Fall, as the Special Master for handling judicial and administrative decisions related to the affected matters. Judge Fall is going to decide whether a statewide management program is the best way to handle the affected cases, or it should be left up to the individual municipalities. Judge Fall is expected to report immediately and begin his assessment.

For more on State V. Cassidy, click here to read our last blog post.

Judge Fall graduated from University of Miami Law School in 1973, and was appointed a Superior Court Judge in Ocean County in 1986. In 1998 he was appointed the Appellate Division. Judge Fall retired from the bench in 2006. His last recall was in 2018, to the Appellate Division, as part of the Civil Appeals Settlement Program (CAPS).  He had previously been recalled in 2014 to the Ocean County Civil Division and handled the Superstorm Sandy Docket.

We will continue to keep you updated as Judge Fall makes his decisions. If you have any questions or concerns while we wait, please do not hesitate to call and speak to one of our attorneys at (732) 741-4448.