91 N.J.L.J. 805
December 12, 1968
Conflict of Interest
Defense in Local Crime
The following inquiry has been received by the Committee:
May a municipal solicitor represent a
defendant in a criminal action where the
criminal offense allegedly occurred within the
municipality of which he is municipal
solicitor and the arrest made by that
municipality's police based on an
investigation made by the County Prosecutor's
office and the State Police?
This Committee's opinion is that such representation would be improper. See Opinions 62 and 63, 87 N.J.L.J. 610 (1964), and Opinion 84, 88 N.J.L.J. 629 (1966) for the principles governing the conduct of this attorney.