Stanhope, NJ asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey

Q: Hi, can I sue someone for my lawyer fees if they sued me without having any evidence against me?

I have been accused of harassment, trespassing and criminal mischief. The other party claimed that they had security camera evidence against me yet never produced it. I wanted to represent myself but the court said I needed a lawyer because it was a criminal case. Would I be able to sue them for my lawyer fees?

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: No, you would not be able to sue. Sorry.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: More information is needed to answer your question, but the general rule is no, you may not sue them for your lawyer fees back. I would concentrate on winning your criminal case first and then worry about getting your money back, you have some very serious charges against you and I suggest you hire the best lawyer your can find as a conviction could lead to jail, especially if you have any prior criminal record.

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