Issues Under the New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act

New Jersey law enforcement have a history of heavy reliance on electronic surveillance dating back to the 1960s. Because our Wiretap Act is closely modeled after the Title III federal statute, our courts look to both federal and state precedent for guidance. Yet, there are surprisingly few federal or state cases that address the issues that can make or break a wire case.

Moreover, most of the binding cases were contested before significant advancements in technology regarding smartphones and the equipment used by the police to intercept electronic communications. Thus, even the cases that do exist need to be re-examined in light of the vast changes in how the police monitor targets and how targets communicate.

With New Jersey’s “Leader”, racketeering, and extended term statutes, the stakes in wire cases are exceedingly high. Targets most often face life in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties. With a relative lack of case law and rapidly-changing technology, being informed and being creative are the cornerstones to successfully defending and prosecuting these cases.

At this compelling lunchtime webinar, a criminal trial attorney with significant wire experience will discuss the keys to understanding electronic surveillance cases. Topics include everything from law enforcement’s initial request for a Communications Data Warrant (CDW) and Wiretap Order, to pretrial motions, to wiretap trials and appeals.

Topics for discussion include:
• The New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act
• Requests for Communication Data Warrants (CDWs) and Wiretap Orders
• Pretrial motions
• Wiretap trials and appeals
• Recent case law and more….


Frederick P. Sisto, Esq.
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney
Law Office of Frederick P. Sisto, Point Pleasant Beach


NJ CLE INFORMATION: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.0 hours of total CLE credit.

Seminar tuition includes downloadable materials.

Seminar No. WCRM042618 Thurs., June 28, 2018 12 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
All you need is web & phone access

NJ CLE: Please note – This program is presented as an alternative verifiable learning format, and has been approved for 2.0 credits (50 minute hour)
PA CLE: 1.5 substantive credits pending ($8 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
NY CLE (Transitional & Non- transitional): 2.0 professional practice credits
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General Tuition $125 REG
* NJSBA Member Price.