Questions Answered by H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.

Q: My business didn't make a profit last year. Do I still have to pay taxes?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
That is a question you have to ask your accountant after he/she sees and reviews your books, but even business that don't make money pay taxes in many cases.
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Q: How long does it take to get a restraining order? My ex is giving me anxiety.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Generally the same day, but giving you anxiety is not enough to get a restraining order.
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Q: Can i back into my driveway from the street

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
You need to check with your local towns rules.
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Q: House arrest was ordered when released I received a paper that said amended and the ankle bracelet was scribbled out

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 14, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Best to ask your lawyer which I hope you have. It could be because they only have a limited amount of anklets
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Q: If I'm selling my car online in as-is condition, should I make the buyer sign a contract?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 13, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Yes you should always have them sign a contract AKA a bill of sale.
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Q: What is the total cost of a first time DUI conviction?

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 13, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
For that your best source is the NJ MVC website as they outline all the costs. In generally it is around 15K when you add in everything.
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Q: Can a cop search my information up in the data files without permission from anyone, and doesn't that break my rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 13, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
That would depend on the information, remember everyone can look up criminal and traffic records and public information not just cops.
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Q: It took years for my daughter to get a correct diagnoses -

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 13, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Maybe? You need to setup an in office consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer as a case cannot be evaluated on the information you have provided. Remember statute of limitations do apply so don't delay.
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Q: How can I get my money back from geico or Domino's frenshise commercial insurance?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 13, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
You may want to repost your question under insurance law so you get more responses as it is not a criminal law question.
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Q: Can I sue the person who hit my illegally parked car and left the scene without any notice?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 13, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
You should setup an in office consultation with a lawyer, although you may think your questions are simple they are not. Many lawyers offer a free in office consultation.
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Q: What do I do.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 12, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
You could fax the letter to the court at the courts fax number.
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Q: Should I go give a statement if I'm being accused of a crime

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
you should never give a statement to the police without having a lawyer present they even warned you of this that is called your Miranda warnings.
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Q: I was offered a plea deal of 5 with a 1 in the state of New Jersey. I’m curious to know what exactly that is

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
If you have been offered a plea you must have a lawyer, and your lawyer would be the best one to answer that question as the plea is just more than one sentence in general. It could mean that you will do five years of probation and one year of jail.
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Q: Reckless Driving Speeding over 80 - traveling 85 MPH in a 70 Zone ?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
You need to contact a Virginia licensed Lawyer and see exactly what can be done in your particular case. Most Attorneys offer a free in office consultation, I suggest you set one up ASAP as this can be a very serious offense.
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Q: Is taking by means of conveyance a felony?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
NJ does not have felony or misdemeanor classifications for crimes. Thus everything goes on your record as a felony. That being said if NJ did have these classifications this would generally be a bad felony. In NJ this could be a 2nd or 3rd degree crime. A 2nd Degree crime has up to 10 years in jail and a 3rd degree has between 3 to 5 years in jail. Your friend needs a lawyer and the sooner he hires one the more that attorney can do to help him.
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Q: A friend broke into a 'friend's' car to get his own things (the two had argued). What can he be charged with in NJ?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 8, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Several charges come to mind, but to tell you exactly more information would be needed.
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Q: If I have tax questions, is it better to speak first with my accountant or a tax lawyer? I don't want to overpay.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 6, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Accountants are cheaper than lawyers, but make sure you get at least a CPA, otherwise I would not trust the answer.
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Q: Need Attorney to file eviction for New Jersey LLC?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 6, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
I believe if you read the court rules you will see that they require you to hire a lawyer even to file an eviction.
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Q: I was charged with 2C:33-2A(1) on June 29th 2018 in Seaside HGTS Municipal Court 116 Sherman Ave Seasie Heights NJ 0875

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 6, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Yes you should hire a lawyer immediately and not post information online about a crime as anything said over the web could be used against you in court. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office consultation, that is generally the best place to start.
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Q: My husband has 5 warrants for his arrest 3 are light rail tickets, possession of Narcotics, domestic violence

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 6, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Best way to stay out of jail is to hire a lawyer. Any 2C charge carries the possibility of jail and some more time than others. We would need to know the exact charge he has to tell what and how much jail he is facing.
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