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The defense bar is fighting a move by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office to compel a criminal defense lawyer to testify against his former client.

The prosecutor’s office has served a subpoena on Landry Belizaire, an attorney in Bloomfield, over his representation of Roydell Cameron on sexual assault charges. The prosecutor’s office claims the crime-fraud exception permits it to pierce the attorney-client privilege. But a lawyer representing Belizaire says the breach of attorney-client privilege is unwarranted. The Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is seeking to join the case as an amicus curiae.

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Charles Toutant

Charles Toutant is a litigation writer for the New Jersey Law Journal.

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