I was arrested for pills I wasn’t in my vehicle. But they took my car I went to jail got released and 3weeks later they put a warrant out for my arrest. But I still go to probation. And when I called the public defender office to get information on the warrant but they said it’s not in the... View More
Yes in general the positive sniff by the dog would give them probable cause to search your vehicle, but everything is fact dependent and your lawyer would need to review the discovery to give you a certain answer so speak with and hire a lawyer if you are charged or think you will be charged....View More
Hi, Goodnight! I filed a post-judgment motion (for new trial) in municipal court. I also want to appeal the decision in Superior Court. Do I have to wait until the motion in the municipal court is done or can I do both at the same time?
If two people are having a conversation on a sidewalk outside your house (which is public property/use) in which you are not a part of, but where they are discussing you and your personal matters then is it legal under the above statute and Federal law?
It means your accused of unlawfully using emergency lights, such as a flashing blue or red or yellow light. In general it carries a fine between $100 to $200 imposed by the court, but if you have a mandatory court appearance you may want to hire a lawyer.
It is very hard to stay calm and think correctly in a home invasion given several factors: emotions, fear, not knowing the robber(s) intent to harm, kill, rape or kidnap, and the element of surprise is on their side to conquer. You don't know if they have weapons on them: knife, mace, gun, and... View More
In New Jersey, the use of force in self-defense, including deadly force, is generally permissible when you reasonably believe such force is necessary to protect yourself or others from imminent harm. The state's laws allow for the use of force in your home under the "Castle...View More
October 2022 I was involved in a car accident. Hit 3 juveniles. Charges with 3 account of attempted murder and three accounts of agg assault. I was released on house arrest. But I haven’t been to court since being released. My court date if October 2023. I wasn’t indicted yet.
Mistakes can certainly happen. Ordinarily, however, the Superior Court does not schedule the Arraignment until an indictment has been filed. Presumably you were either appointed an attorney through the Office of the Public Defender or you have retained private counsel. Therefore, either of them...View More
Yes, generally if you have a restraining order against you and they find something to show you have contact with the victim, you would be arrested on a warrant and can even be held over until trial. Get a lawyer if you think they may find something, especially one good with hiring and using a...View More
No, supervised parole under New Jersey's No Early Release Act (NERA) is not the same as standard parole for inmates being released. NERA is a law that requires certain offenders to serve a specific percentage of their sentence before becoming eligible for parole. Offenders subject to NERA must...View More
A sibling is 32 years old and she filed a restraining order that the father broke. She filed the retraining order and informed officers about sexual assault when she was younger. He sexual assaulted her from ages 5- 21. She finally spoke up after 11 years. She is now 32 years old. And now he is in... View More
Unfortunately these types of crimes have no statute of limitations so they can even prosecute you 40 years later such as what they have done with many priests. The problem is this is one persons word against another, thus make sure he gets a great lawyer as its only chance of staying out of jail...View More
In New Jersey, if you have pleaded out to a sentence of up to 90 days in jail and probation for charges of resisting arrest and obstruction of justice, the exact outcome can depend on various factors including your prior criminal history, the circumstances of the case, and the discretion of the...View More
A cop pulled up behind me while i was sitting in my car talking to my girlfriend. He made me and my girlfriend get out of my car and wanted to search my car and made me perform a field sobriety test. He did not pull me over while i was driving, we had just gotten in the car and were about to leave... View More
Each case is fact dependent, just because your car was on for over 3 minutes does give him the right to stop you as it is a violation of the law,but not the right to test you for a DWI, he would have needed some other articulable reason.
The amount of time a police officer can wait to call in a K-9 unit during a traffic stop can vary based on the specific circumstances and laws in your jurisdiction. Generally, officers must have a reasonable suspicion or probable cause to believe that there's illegal activity or contraband in...View More
You better tell your friend to hire a good lawyer. Your friend is facing up to 30 days in jail and 6 months loss of his license and some fines. If convicted which it sounds like it would be easy for the state to do, due to the video evidence, these penalties are a real possibility without good...View More
New Jersey law recognizes defense of oneself as justification for conduct that would otherwise be considered criminal. One thing that many people seemingly fail to realize, however, is self-defense is not self-executing. This means that a person can be charged, for example, with assault even if he...View More
My friend and I were at Applebee's when she had 2 double shots of tequila and a Margherita. As I was walking her out of Applebee's and to my car, I had to adjust my grip (I was helping her walk) when she fell and hit her head on the sidewalk. She's now saying I assaulted her. Help me please!
If this happened in New Jersey, and a complaint was filed against you for a Temporary Restraining Order, then you really need to retain and experienced matrimonial attorney with extensive domestic violence trial experience. If there are also separate charges against you for assault in municipal or...View More
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