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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: Whats the difference between charges 2C:35-10A(4) and 2C:36-2
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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Oct 22, 2020

The first makes it a disorderly offense to possess marijuana and the second outlaws possession of drug paraphernalia- such as hypodermic needles and marijuana smoking pipes . Both are disorderly offenses.

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Jersey on
Q: What would be the best option in this situation

16 years ago and underage I was involved in a dui in montage New Jersey I am now 34 years old and I have outstanding warrants in New Jersey due to having to move out of state to help my mother take care of my handicap brother and she has since passed 3 years ago I am now a grown woman who has... Read more »

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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Oct 17, 2020

I am sorry to know of your family and legal issues. The legal issues are very complicated and are serious so I strongly urge you to retain an attorney . His/her fee will not be cheap but necessary in my opinion. Good luck to you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: We were cited for failure of driver to stop/stay stopped for pedestrians. Code 39:4-32B will there be points for this?
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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Oct 16, 2020

No points, but fine and costs upon conviction.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Is it legal for my company to put the traffic ticket under my name?

I work for a coffee delivery company where we are provided company vans. I mistakenly drove my van into an interstate where no commercial vehicles are allowed and received 2 tickets. One for driving in a forbidden interstate (Palisades Parkway) and the other for having the company’s advertisement... Read more »

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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Mar 11, 2020

More information would be helpful, but if your employer reported to the police that on that occasion you knowingly disobeyed company policy or instruction, then conceivably you’re personally responsible . You can not rely on the employer to defend you so retain independent counsel right away... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am a US citizen you receives government assistance can an immediate family member file for an affidavit of support?

I tried filling for my spouse before but he was denied because he had a record at 21 yrs old of possession of marijuana. The embassy denied him and told him that he have to wait 7 to 10 years before he can file again so the time has passed and I want to file again. I'm currently receiving... Read more »

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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Sep 23, 2018

You should file an I864 and ,provided she can document that she herself is solvent, your sister can file a supplemental affidavit to yours.Good luck to all of you.

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I use medical marijuana on parole in nj
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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on May 12, 2018

Before ever "medicating", it would be wise to directly discuss this with your Parole Officer to get her or his . express approval.

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3 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: When a police officer is out of its jurisdiction when pulling you ovet

I was traveling south bound on my main road while the p/o was conducting a speed radar at a standstill in the middle of the road. Pulls out, follows me 3 cars behind for 3 miles before stating in the police report that he pulled up and seen that I was "looking down on my phone " proceeded... Read more »

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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Apr 20, 2018

A good criminal defense lawyer may be able to successfully challenge the stop and the fruits of the search. You should consult a lawyer right away.

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2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Can a police officer get a ticket even while condu ting an investigation
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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Apr 20, 2018

No one is above the law! However, the officer may well have a defense that would negate a conviction.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: if a person is being accused of a sexual misconduct on a child in 1969 or 1970, can this be prosecuted after 5 decades

inappropriate kissing and touching is the charge by a toddler 48 to 50 tears ago

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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Apr 9, 2018

More information, such as of the relationship between the alleged victim and the alleged perpetrator and more would have to be known to give a firm answer. A critical factor in a prosecutor's decision to prosecute would be assessing how probable it is to prove such a very,very old accusation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: renewing employment authorization

Hi I’m currently applauding for the Renew of my work authorization with new form is asking me if I had been arrested or comited a crime I was arrested and in 2009 for shoplifting should I said yes to the question but I don’t have any documentation of my arrest what do I do?

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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Feb 20, 2018

My cardinal rule to all immigration clients is this never lie on immigration paperwork. Maybe you can explain- but the truth is absolutely required!

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?
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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.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Q: I was caught taking $973 worth of money from my job over a period of several months. Taking to detective tomorrow

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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Feb 7, 2018

You have already given away any chance you might have had to defend so I would not advise talking with the private detective. You should retain a lawyer immediately to possibly avoid prosecution. Good luck.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Does harassment charges stick on the first offense
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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Feb 7, 2018

It appears that you’re asking whether a single incident of harassment constitutes a criminal act as opposed to a pattern of acts. The answer is yes.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: The only ID I have is my Swedish driving license. Will that be an issue for my adjustment of status interview?

I have an expired Swedish passport and expired US driving license as well as my valid Swedish driving license. I’m afraid USCIS won’t let me into the building or see me for my interview.

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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Feb 14, 2018

You should seek to re-new your Swedish passport, and your US driver's license before appearing for the interview.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Jersey on
Q: Can a DUI on my record be used to prove I'm not an upright person if I'm called as a witness in someone else's criminal

trial?

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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Jun 13, 2017

Generally speaking short of habitual drunkenness, death by auto or some other serious felony, a traffic offense (which DUI is in NJ), a DUI conviction would not be admissible to challenge your credibility as a witness.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: One of two license plate lights were out, got a ticket without warning. Can I fight it? It seems unfair.

I got pulled over and the stated reason was "Your license plate lights are out." I replied that I wasn't aware and thanked her for letting me know. She comes back with a ticket for me. I go home and inspect to find that only one of the lights were out, not both. It seems unfair that... Read more »

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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Jun 4, 2017

Because we have no "right" to be warned of a traffic violation, I don't think a judge or prosecutor will agree that you're innocent on that basis. Pay the fine and costs and in the future perform periodic equipment checks on your vehicle. Good luck to you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I was driving and used my signal to get over, an officer noticed and signaled me to slow down, she then asked me to stop

In the course of the stop she gave me 4 tickets, i did not have my license. She accused me of careless driving, improper passing, failure to show license and disregarding officer signal, is there a way to beat this without a lawyer, can i file a complaint against the officer? Im confused because... Read more »

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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on May 24, 2017

With so many tickets and with serious potential consequences, you are best advised to consult and hire an attorney. Remember this: as worldly and as intelligent as you may be, as a non-lawyer you will be facing a judge who is a lawyer and a prosecutor who is a lawyer as well.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Do traffic tickets for minors show up on their adult driving record later in life?
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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on May 12, 2017

All driving convictions are a part of an individual's driving abstract in NJ whether licensed driver is adult or juvenile

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: NVC sent VISA to Embassy its been over 8 month and Embassy did call for an interview can lawyer intervene and find out

NVC Notify me that my visa is sent to embassy in Aug 2016 till now I have not hear anything if I send e-mail to embassy they reply the are reviewing it, now my fingerprints expired can any lawyer intervene and follow up why embassy not called for an interview

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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on May 12, 2017

It is possible to have an attorney make a status inquiry. However, if you already have an attorney of record, you would have to take steps to replace the current attorney.

I would suggest scheduling a consultation with an attorney right away.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am a permanent resident and I was charged with, 2C: 33-2 'Disorderly ". What I need to do to avoid deportation?

I was charged with "Disorderly" for arguing with the casino security. What do I need to do in the municipal court to avoid possible deportation?

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Paul Ferrell Jr answered on May 3, 2017

First of all, you are best advised to retain a good attorney to defend the case in court. Such an allegation is not as grievous as other offenses, but in the present political environment, it makes sense to not proceed on your own.

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