East Orange, NJ asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey

Q: What does it mean when my civil case is going to court before my criminal case?

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

A: The answer would depend on what the cases are about such is it a restraining order in civil court but an assault charge in criminal court, or it could be a restitution case in civil case for taking merchandise and a shoplifting charge in criminal court. See the problem everything depends on what your charged with and what have been sued for in civil court. But if you have any criminal case you should have a lawyer and that is the person that should be answer this questions. That being said if you have both a civil case and criminal case you will need to hire 2 lawyer, one for each case with one lawyer being a criminal lawyer and the other one being a civil lawyer. Obviously you should speak with the criminal lawyer first.

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