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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for New Jersey on
Q: I want to file a civil complaint in the District court of NJ pro se and In forma Pauperus .

Where do I need to send the complaint to if it is: 1. local police department 2. county prosecutors office 3. County Correctional center 4. Apartment complex All include multiple defendants .

Do I send it to the District court with the complaint and copies and summons or what paperwork... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Dec 3, 2021

You are not a trained attorney. You do not know the Court Rules, Rules of Evidence, case law, nor are you trained how to handle a legal case, especially if litigation is involved. However, if you do not retain counsel, and the opposing party does have counsel, you could get slaughtered... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for New Jersey on
Q: HIV positive Ayslum requested

Dear Sir/Madam

I came to the USA on 12 November 2020 from Freetown Sierra Leone . I have a bad news from when I was sick I went to the medical hospital they told me the I am HIV positive.

I have to tell the news back home to my friend and relatives but I could not bear what they... Read more »

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Oct 31, 2021

Sorry to hear this. You can apply for asylum but be prepared to present a lot of evidence to back up your claim. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Why isn't dmv surcharge considered double jeopardy you paid a city and then you have to pay dmv for the same offence

Double Jeopardy

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides, "No person shall … be subject for the same offence

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 28, 2021

Good Question, I believe the court would findthat since you are warned about it before by the law/regulation it is not double jeopardy.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New Jersey on
Q: How do I get a discrimination lawyer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 17, 2021

You could use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above. You could search independently on your own online. You could check the resources of the New Jersey State Bar Association. A local library might be able to offer additional resources. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: my friend home is in atlanta,GA can our family stay his home legally for address proof. So that my son can go school
Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Aug 15, 2021

You did not define the word 'stay'. If you mea=n reside full time. Then your son is able to attend school in the municipality in which the home is located. You will need to provide the necessary proofs to the Board of Education of the municipality such as written lease, proof of payment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Can i be emanispated at the age of 17 because of a verbal abusive guardian in Nj?

I have a job and am getting a good amount of money. I am in school still but will any of this interfere with getting emanispated. Even if i continue to go to school and take care of myself.

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Aug 5, 2021

Before deciding you need to be emancipated, go online and do a google search on available social services for teen counseling programs in your area to help prepare you for a change in your life. Counseling can help you better handle the abusive communications, assist you in understanding what... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Probate, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Rights and Elder Law for New Jersey on
Q: My Aunt (now deceased-covid) had a will in 2008. The person on that will is contesting “new” will. Stating incompetent

He already took her 2 friends estates. She got angry and devised a new will. A lot of $ involved.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 30, 2021

This person obviously knows what he is doing so you better get a good lawyer to make sure he doesn't win.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Neighbor filed a municipal complaint about me calling police about loud noise music blasting all hours of the night

Claims my Ring Doorbell camera is pointed directly at her front door. We live directly across the street from each other

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 24, 2021

I would suggest that you contact a good criminal lawyer as it sounds like you may have some defenses to your case. Most of us criminal lawyers offer free in office consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Domestic Violence and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: i am a victim of terroristic threat. i would like to take action against however dont know how/where to start. direct me

hello, after reading 2C:12-3 - Terroristic threats

i realized that i am a victim of terroristic threat. i would like to take action against however don't know how or where to start. can you direct me please?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 21, 2021

If it is currently ongoing or recent you may want to call the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Estate Planning and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Can the township impound my travel trailer that is in my brothers yard??

Brother said it’s ok, haven’t gotten any no ice

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 19, 2021

Maybe we would need to know the reason it was impounded to answer the question properly.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am a victim of theft by deception $14K, i filed in township municipal court . is that the correct action.

2 desired outcomes i am looking for

- stop this crime from happening to others( looks like this contractor has already done this with many other homeowners in princeton, monroe,hillsborough,flemington,south brunswick )

- refund of my money

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Apr 1, 2021

This is a Civil case that must be filed in Superior Court, Law Division. As someone who has successfully handled a significant number of these cases, I can make some statements with a very high degree of certainty, which is good news for you. It is extremely rare that any Home Improvement... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Immigration Law, Civil Rights and International Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hypothetically let's say an immigrant married a US resident, and planned on creating a life here in the US together.

However the immigrant through time and lifestyle choices and even personal relationships, no longer felt the relationship they were in was feesable for them and the US resident to remain as a couple.

However the immigrant has a job and a life that they enjoy as well they may have even... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 5, 2021

What you describe is real life that repeats itself throughout the country in every state. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial and immigration attorney otherwise you will be in over your head. No hypotheticals about it!

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: My lease will expire April 15 , I did ask my landlord to stay until June 15 , she can raise 25% rent for 2 months?

My rent now is 1,950

She ask 5k for 2 months and pay up front

April 1. She can do that ?

Who can help me ?

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Feb 8, 2021

Unless there are rent control laws in your municipality, once the lease ends, the Landlord may change the terms of the lease. Your options is either to agree to the rent requested, attempt to negotiate a more reasonable rent, or move out.

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: What do I do if it's my second time being falsely accused of domestic violence and I feel like I was discriminated

This time when I went to pick my child's from his house he dragged me out slashed my tires broke my phone in front of the kids

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Dec 1, 2020

You really need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to obtain a Final Domestic Violence Restraining Order against him and contact the municipal prosecutor to file criminal charges against him. During this pandemic, you have a choice of either seeing your attorney in person or by way of a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: I committed a felony for the first time ever, I have no criminal record at all. It was a third degree, and I'm a minor

I am 16

What may be the outcome? If I am charged.

The company said if I pay back the money that will be the end. It was a civil demand letter to be exact. They said they will not press charges or get the cops involved but I just want to know what can happen.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Nov 15, 2020

If they keep their word and don't file charges nothing will happen to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Am I allowed to move in to my Aunts house at 17 because of abuse from adoptive parent?

My mom is very abusive and constantly says things out of order and bring my mental stability to an all time low. My family has noticed and I want to move in with my Aunt. My mom tells me they're not my real family and i'm not wanted but they've insisted i live with them. Is it okay... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Nov 10, 2020

2 things need to happen quickly.

1st off, you need to search the following sites for mental health counseling services for yourself.

Everything about your setting screams out for help so that you have a chance at a healthier future....
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Probate for New Jersey on
Q: Do lawyers have access to court audios?

Are attorneys able to get an audio of a court hearing that they're involved in fairly quickly?

Andrew M Shaw
Andrew M Shaw answered on Aug 31, 2020

Yes, absolutely. For a $10 fee, it is quite simple to obtain audio of a Court proceeding. The audio file is usually provided by the Court within a couple days.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Is it legal for a official to use torture to get you to agree to take a plea?

Sleep deprivation and touching of intimate spaces over and over. Want force a deal for something I do not owe and am innocent of. I have signed nothing. do rights pertain to people who are not being detained but are being harassed and targeted too.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 28, 2020

Everything depends on the facts of your case such as were you put in a room and questioned for 16 hours probably yes. Were you put in a room for 2 hours and signed a Miranda Form probably not, but everything is up to the judge.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: I was attacked by a laundromat employee and I need an attorney, I am not sure what kind. I am a person of color.

I filed a police report and the way it was written, to me, it reads like I did something wrong. This is so with the knowledge that there was video footage that they the Police refuse to secure. I live in Rutherford.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 19, 2020

You need a personal injury lawyer and you should have your lawyer subpoena the video it is not the responsibility of the police to do this for you.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Can a detective from one town obtain a search warrant and execute the warrant in another town?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 18, 2020

The answer and short is yes but an attorney would need to read the warrant to see if it's valid

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