In State v. Gerena, the Appellate Division declined to follow precedent from the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals. If you practiced in front of the Court of Errors and Appeals, you probably expect cocaine to be in your next bottle of Coca Cola. Instead, the Appellate Division held that it is within the purview of a lay witness to opine as to the ages of children the witness saw at a playground, without any more information than a sufficient opportunity to observe them.

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