We are not allowed to give you specific legal advise on this website or for that matter anywhere on the internet. Just like a doctor cannot tell you how to perform an operation. What I can tell you is that the general statute for harassment in NJ is 2C:33-4. If you need specific information on...Read more »
Someone would need to be able to hear you if you were charged as their must have been a complainant. If not you may have a good defense. If charged speak with a good criminal lawyer. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office consultation.
To be held in pretrial detention is ordinarily not part of anyone's plans. Nevertheless, more information is required to develop the arguments for his release. In the meantime, if your friend very much wants the court to order pretrial release, then he will want to give careful thought to...Read more »
It's been 4 months that I had been assaulted in Newark, N.J. I called the Police on that day since the guy punched me on the head and also threw away my personal phone. Since then, a Detective contacted me via text message about the case. I provided the Detective the picture/plate of the car... Read more »
My 16 yr old is being detained because he admitted to a criminal act but not everyone involved in the incident was questioned yet. Also, the weapon in the complaint is not what my son admitted too - and the complaint document was shown to us after he was detained.
The short answer is yes a juvenile can be detained for a criminal act he admitted to even if everyone involved was not questioned. That being said that does not mean that the police didn't do something wrong in the investigation and you should definitely hire a lawyer to determine this and...Read more »
You can always change lawyers however, your old lawyer will be entitled to the money he has earned already generally computed at the lawyers normal hourly rate. That being said a lot of lawyers are weary of taking a case at the last minute like this as it will take a lot of time for your new...Read more »
The common sentence depends on the degree of the charge you had and the amount of drugs as distribution has different levels depending on the drug. The most common is a 3rd or 2nd degree both of which carry jail terms. The third degree has 3 to 5 years in jail but if you have a clean record and a...Read more »
Logistics will require coordination with prison/jail security. Generally speaking if one is serious about the execution of a power of attorney or any other estate planning documents, then one ought to seriously retain an attorney to draft and oversee the execution of the instruments.
As long as your camera is legally entitled to be where is, it's perfectly fine to photograph or record whatever is in its line of sight. Certain things are illegal, recording people using your bathroom facilities, as an example. Otherwise it's not a problem.
I am currently living in Jersey City, NJ. In Nov 2021, several NJ state police officers searched my home ("Unit #1") and arrested me for two possessing/distributing criminal charges. During the search and arrest, the police officers didn’t show me neither the search warrant nor the... Read more »
Yes a civil attorney can help you but unfortunately most will require you to pay a retainer and pay their hourly rate. A few that I know of will reduce the hourly rate if you give them a percentage of the case but they are few and far between.
You are 17 yours old and you and your mother had a fight. As a result, you have decided to move in with your 18-year-old boyfriend. I presume that your mother wants you to come home and you do not want to do so. I'm also guessing that you are still in high school, so the next question is what...Read more »
I live in NJ. I am a crime victim. One defendant pled guilty to other charges and the charges related to my case were dismissed. Second defendant pled guilty and is currently on probation and paying restitution to me. Third defendant is a fugitive (so, open case). I appeared in court and made... Read more »
Being a crime victim is not a reason to be excused for jury duty, but a criminal lawyer may not want you on the case because of it. However, that being said generally you won't be on the only one on the jury that is a victim of the crime. In the last few years more and more people seem to be...Read more »
To answer this question, more information is required. An attorney, upon entering his or her appearance in court on a client's behalf, can demand and obtain the discovery. The answers to questions like this depend on the discovery provided by the State. This is preferable to speculating about...Read more »
A person charged under N.J.S.A. 39:3-29a faces fines and costs totaling $190, and possibly up to $440 if the person is a driver or operator of an omnibus. It is a good idea to speak on the telephone to a lawyer to review all the details.
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