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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: While police were not involved, is there a chance I will face jail time? Should I pay a civil demand for close case?

ccused for shoplifting $40 tagged item in Bergen County,NJ. LP took my license, DOB, name and age and weight. Police we’re not involved but I was given a paper for $150, I refused and was then told to contact LP department within 72 if case made. They said I should receive a letter within a week... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 28, 2018

Yes a chance exist for the next year that the store at anytime May file criminal charges against you. Whether they will do this is anyone's guess but arguing over the Civil demand may not be wise. Of course you would be best served by speaking with an attorney to see what your best options... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: What punishment can I expect for 2nd degree robbery as a 16 year old this Is my first offense by the way?

I live in new jersey

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 29, 2018

The Answer pretty much depends on the facts of your case and if you have any priors. That being said you're pretty much looking at some jail time which is called juvenile defense. In general the better the lawyer you have the less time you will do.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is megan's law part of a criminal sentence? Can it be applied to a civil decision?
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on May 31, 2018

Sex offenders are required to register with their local authorities with their names, addresses, and places of employment after they have finished their sentences. That is a portion of the punishment they face upon their release from prison. Due to Section 170101(d) of the Violent Crime Control... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: I am 21. Is it illegal to tell my 16 year old brother a story about a sexual encounter I had while vacationing in Fl?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 8, 2018

Depends on what you say and how you say it as it could under certain circumstances be a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: When a minor turns 21 in NJ does their probation under juvenile law stop?
Paul Ferrell Jr
Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Feb 14, 2018

When a Juvenile Court judge sentences a juvenile to probation, it is for a finite period of time e.g. 1 year, 3 years etc.Being emancipated into adulthood does not automatically terminate probation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: 18 yr old child dropped out high school and works full time can I emancipate? not attending school at all in NJ

Should I try to emanipate the child is not in school and works full time wont be 19 until 2019 can I get this emancipated and be over with it or will I still have to pay child support even through the child isnt in school and works full time she dropped out of school in 2016

Elena K. Weitz
Elena K. Weitz answered on Feb 8, 2018

You do not need to wait until the child is 19. There are many factors the court will consider when emancipating a child, including whether the child is pursuing an education and their ability to be self-supportive. I would need more details from you than are here. You should consult with an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: I want to know how can a minor get emancipated from his parents
William N. Sosis
William N. Sosis answered on Jan 20, 2018

If you're a minor in New Jersey you must have moved "beyond the sphere of influence" of both parents. This means the court must first find that you're responsible, independent, able-bodied, not attending school, not on public assistance, not in need of financial support, no... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Juvenile Law, Libel & Slander and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: As a minor, what New Jersey laws protect my online privacy and to what extent can school search my online history/

As a minor, what New Jersey laws protect my online privacy and to what extent can school search my online history/see? Are they allowed to see what I did and possibly use it against me to hurt me etc? Can they keep my info? Or does it vary school by school. I need to know for my project Thanks a... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 12, 2018

Several factors can apply but most information posted on the web is public and you have no right to privacy for most public information. If you need more specific information you will need to take an appointment with a lawyer which most will charge you for.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can 15 about to turn 16 refuse to be taken by cps because she feels safe an harm free at home
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jan 10, 2018

More facts are needed to determine a meaningful answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: if i’m 17, can i sleep in my car overnight for a night.
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jan 9, 2018

Why? Why would you even ask this question? Don't you have a bed?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: In New Jersey my cousin is 18 yrs old and is dating a 36 yr old without parents consent. Is this legal?

This guy lives in South Carolina and is bribing her to come live with him out there. My aunt does not agree. Can she some how stop her? Legally? Or can she sue the guy?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Dec 31, 2017

At 18 your cousin is not a child. Your aunt has no right to do anything legally to the other guy. Even though this may not end well. Your cousin has some serious "Daddy" issues. At 18, like it or not your cousin can date who she wants. She may however, get a hard lesson, but let's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: My 16 yr son was suspended from school and charged with false public alarm,does he need a lawyer for family court?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Dec 12, 2017

Yes if the case is in family court he definitely needs a lawyer and you will be required to get him one.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hello my daughter is 16 and has wanted to move out for years. Can I help her leave at 17? And what should I do to ?

She will be 17 in a few months has tried to leave by having DYFS called on us but the cases are always closed. She thought she could be adopted by a rich family. Anyway we've tried counseling with no luck. If I try to ground her or take away her phone for taking to an 18 year old boy she gets... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Dec 6, 2017

Seek a psychiatrist. Right now there are no legal issues here.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is it legal for three adults / school officials to question a 6 year old alone and without parent consent?
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Dec 1, 2017

Unless it is a dire emergency regarding health and safety of other students, I don't think so

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: Where do i send my check to pay myfines for juvenile probation
Mark Cheser
Mark Cheser answered on Nov 24, 2017

I am not sure but previously all checks go to probation. Ask your PO. Make sure you get a receipt or keep the canceled check.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: I'm a minor, 15 years of age. I took my parents car out last night without any permit or license and I crashed the car.

the cops charged me with unlicensed driving, will I have to go to juvenile detention?

Mark Cheser
Mark Cheser answered on Nov 24, 2017

No but you will not get your license for at least 6 months after everyone else.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: What are custody rights of a child's family when mother dies has no will. Divorced father wants to move kids out usa?

Mother committed suicide, parents divorced but father has supported kids $$, family wants to take custody of 11 & 15 (grandparents or aunt) Father wants to move kids out of country but kids want to stay in NJ.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Nov 21, 2017

You really need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to handle this matter. Your situation cannot be given a meaningful answer without an in person consultation. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: My upstairs neighbors son is putting music loud at an unreasonable hours. Home alone all times and does orgies everyday.

What can I do if at 11 pm or even 2 am he is still with the parties upstairs? Police won't do anything and the kid is a 17 year old minor home alone 20 hours out of the day? Btw, he doesn't listen to mom.or stepdad.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 14, 2017

If you have the money I would hire a lawyer and sue his parents for creating a nuisance.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: juvenile charged wit theft of movable property and 2 counts of taking mv without owner consent facing how much time?

In NJ

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 10, 2017

You would need to post the violation numbers and degrees of each time for a lawyer to advise you of the time your facing. However, you should not talk about a crime online. I suggest you setup an in office consultation with a skilled criminal lawyer. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: Juvenile Recently received 3 charges how much time am I looking at

theft of movable property 4th degree and 2 counts of taking mv wit out owner consent 3rd degree in the state of NJ how much time am I looking at ?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 9, 2017

Your looking at 3 to 5 years on the 3rd degree charge and 18 months on each of the 4th degree charges. I suggest you hire a good lawyer as I am sure most of this time can be worked down for you. (assuming you don't have prior arrests) Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office... Read more »

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