NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION
Submitted August 6, 2013
On appeal from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Burlington County, Indictment No. 08-07-0769.
Leon Matchin, attorney for appellant.
Robert D. Bernardi, Burlington County Prosecutor, attorney for respondent (Jennifer B. Paszkiewicz, Assistant Prosecutor, of counsel and on the brief).
Before Judges Lihotz and Guadagno.
Defendant Joseph C. Tucker appeals from his conviction for third-degree possession, distribution, manufacturing, and/or dispensing of a controlled dangerous substance, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(3), following entry of his guilty plea pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement. On appeal, defendant argues:
DEFENDANT DID NOT ENTER A KNOWING AND VOLUNTARY PLEA.
DEFENDANT WAS DENIED HIS DUE PROCESS RIGHTS UNDER THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT BY THE COURT'S FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE LETTER IN QUESTION FROM DENISE KOWALSKI.
THE [JUDGE] COMMITTE[D] REVERSIBLE ERROR BY NOT RECUSING ITSELF IN LIGHT OF IT HAVING BECOME A WITNESS TO ...