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Q: My brother is currently serving time for Bank Robbery. Has there been any Revision in the NERA Act that would cut his t?

Cut his time substantially?

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Steve Natoli answered on Sep 25, 2019

Unfortunately, the No Early Release Act (NERA) has not been changed in a manner which would call for a reduction in your brother’s sentence.

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Q: Can I be charged with obstruction if I refuse to provide my name to a police officer during an investigative dentention?
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Steve Natoli answered on Sep 25, 2019

Potentially you could be charged. It depends on all of the attendant circumstances. Scheduling a consultation with an experienced defense attorney will assist you in understanding whether or not you are likely to be charged.

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Q: If my wife bites me and doesn’t let go and punch her to get her to go is that a petty disorderly person
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Steve Natoli answered on Sep 25, 2019

Yes you can be charged with assault. However, based on your description you may have a valid self defense claim. Seek a consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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Q: Second degree theft by deception for a person with no criminal record, what are the chances of serving jail time?
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Steve Natoli answered on Jun 18, 2019

Second degree felony offenses in New Jersey carry mandatory sentences between five and ten years in state prison. Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the case an experienced attorney may be able to obtain a downgrade to a degree that does not carry with it the presumption of... Read more »

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Q: Is there a criminal statute of limitations on this law? 2C:14-2

Trying to press charges against someone that molested a young boy between 1987-1993. Municipal police are useless and don't want to get involved, reports that statute of limitations is run out.

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Steve Natoli answered on Jun 4, 2019

Pursuant to 2C:1-6, a criminal prosecution for 2C:14-2 may be commended at any time. This means that there is no statute of limitations for this crime.

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