Case Results

Hegge & Confusione is proud to have achieved positive outcomes for so many deserving clients. Please keep in mind that the success of any appeal depends on the unique circumstances of each case. We cannot guarantee future results based on past successes we have achieved.

$330,000 in Municipal Fines Vacated on Appeal

New Jersey’s Appellate Division agreed with Hegge & Confusione that the lower courts’ imposition of $330,000 in fines violated New Jersey statutory law: “On remand, the court must reconsider the amount of the penalties imposed for defendant’s violations of N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.32(a) and N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.14 occurring, as charged, on September 27, 2012. N.J.S.A. 52:27D-138 does not mandate the imposition of any minimum penalties for defendant’s violations but does impose maximum penalties that may be imposed. The imposition of penalties, however, cannot be untethered to the facts and circumstances or be founded on the State’s opinion or request that the maximum allowable penalties should be imposed.” Read More

New Trial Granted in Criminal Appeal

New Jersey’s Appellate Division agreed with Hegge & Confusione that the client’s right to a fair trial was infringed: “Because of the State’s treatment of a potential defense witness and the court’s grant of the State’s motion to relieve defendant’s retained counsel over defendant’s objection without sufficient cause, we reverse.” Read More

Custody Hearing Ordered for Client

New Jersey’s Appellate Division agreed with Hegge & Confusione that the lower court erred in failing to hold a plenary custody hearing for the client: “We agree with plaintiff that the trial court should have conducted an evidentiary hearing to determine, among other things, whether plaintiff ‘reasonably’ recovered from substance abuse such that modification of the June 13, 2016 order is in the best interests of the child. Further, a hearing was required to be conducted as soon as practicable because a ‘temporary decision to change custody can take on a life of its own, creating a new status quo. Nominally temporary orders involving the custody of a child have a tendency to become permanent . . . .’ Peregoy v. Peregoy, 358 N.J. Super. 179, 202-03 (App. Div. 2003). Accordingly, we must vacate the June 13, 2016 order and again remand this matter for a custody hearing.” Read More

Trial Ordered for Client’s Unjust Enrichment Claim

New Jersey’s Appellate Division agreed with Hegge & Confusione that summary judgment was improperly granted: “Because the judge failed to consider plaintiff’s equitable interest claim in the properties under the theory of unjust enrichment, we reverse and remand for trial.” Read More

New Sentencing Hearing Ordered

New Jersey’s Appellate Division agreed with Hegge & Confusione that the client’s sentence was improper: “We … vacate the sentence imposed, and remand for resentencing.” Read More

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About Michael Confusione

New Jersey attorney Michael Confusione co-founded Hegge & Confusione in 1999 and heads the firm's appellate practice. He has over 20 years of experience in appellate law and has handled hundreds of civil and criminal appeals.

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