Philadelphia, PA asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey

Q: Being charged with with originaly 2C:5-1A(1) downgraded to 2C:33-2.1B. Didnt possess anything no exchang. Asked how man

Not marandized if cop offerd and i said 2 of actually Nothing what is the crime wasnt lotering even worrried about this showing on background cheks 4 employment.Can it be beat

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

A: All charges can and have in the past been beat, however a lawyer would need to hear all the facts of your case and see the state's case is in what is called the discovery to tell you what your particular chances are. Unfortunately that means really need to hire one of us to get that answer. if you want to have the best chance of getting the best result a dismissal, it is suggested to hire a good lawyer unless you are willing to accept the possible consequences which include possible jail, probation, fines and a criminal record. The criminal record can prevent you from getting certain jobs and even overseas travel, and if you are an immigrant you could even get deported. Now you be the judge do you need a lawyer. However, should you want a lawyer yes and if your indigent (generally you need to make 125% or less of the poverty level to qualify) even the state will give you a public defender a state appointed lawyer. If your not indigent and you would like your own private lawyer call one of us up, most of us offer at least a free IN OFFICE CONSULTATION.

James A. Abate
James A. Abate
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Somerville, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: There are many angles to this. Would need to know more about the facts and your background. But yes this will show up on criminal background and you would be wise to hire a lawyer and do everything you can do to keep it off record.

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