Court To Decide If Judge Can Hear Cases by Day, Do Shtick at Night

, New Jersey Law Journal


Vincenzo Sicari, a municipal judge who moonlights as a comedian, played the toughest room of his career on Tuesday: the New Jersey Supreme Court.

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  • James Patuto

    This is what the Court worries about. Judge Sicari presides over a dignified courtroom. I have found him to be knowledgeable and courteous to all. Better the Supreme's should review the ridiculous AOL mandates that municipal courts should dispose of DWI charges in 60 days. Any experienced attorney knows that a DWI is a serious charge with extreme consequences. Given the realities of getting discovery, securing an expert , scheduling witnesses it is completely unrealistic to assume that an attorney can effectively represent his client within that time frame. This rule has no basis in statute or rule, but it hangs over all Municipal Judges, Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys like a sword. Meanwhile the Court allowing the AOL to formulate it's own dictate to assuage some mythical public, harasses a good man and a fine judge.

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