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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: how do I request subpoena for the body cam footage?

I'm in New Jersey and incident happened in Los Angeles.

this case is closed already and it's been around 5 months.

My family just want to see the body cam footage from that day.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 18, 2021

You would need to post your question in the CA part of this website as a NJ attorney would not know the law for CA.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: how do I request subpoena for the body cam footage?

I'm in New Jersey and incident happened in Los Angeles.

this case is closed already and it's been around 6 months.

My family just want to see the body cam footage from that day.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 12, 2021

You need to place your answer under the California section as only a california lawyer can tell you the answers you need.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: What crime is under nj code 2316619?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 11, 2021

Honestly I have never seen that number before for a crime. Most crimes start with a 2C

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: I received a $50 trespassing on railroad property ticket in north Bergen new Jersey back in 2016.

For not paying I received a warrant and had my license suspended. Would I still have the warrant and would I be able to work on getting my license back?

Amber Forrester
Amber Forrester answered on Oct 11, 2021

It’s very unlikely that the warrant would have been rescinded without being addressed. You should contact the court to find out how you might go about handling the warrant, and the original ticket (though if it’s trespassing, it’s probably not simply a ticket you can pay but a lower level... Read more »

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Q: I need a pro bono lawyer take my son's case. He charged with aggravated assult. Being held in bcj .

He has been he hasn't even been to court for this. I've talk to few lawyer they want 3.ooo 4500 an 15000 I don't have any of this. I think he being charged wrong he was defending him self. But idk wasn't there. There is covic in the jail. It's really bad he can't get... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 7, 2021

Tell him to request a public defender, he does not have to defend himself if he doesn't have the money to afford a lawyer. As for the case standing still unfortunately due to covid cases are moving much slower than prior to the pandemic.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hello my son has an aggravated assult on him he's in Burlington county jail now I really don't have money for a lawyer

They want 15.000 one wants 4.500 one wants 3.000 my husband recently passed in July so I'm out of work any way he could get a pro bono lawyer

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 7, 2021

If your son is indigent and cannot afford a lawyer, the court will appoint an attorney for him called the public defender. That being said he needs to tell this to the court that he does not have the money for an attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Would it be a conflict of interest if a lawyer was representing a client and came into information that a former

client may be involved in the case?

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

Yes it could be a conflict of interest, but it would depend on the facts of and circumstances that are involved.

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4 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: How do I evict my husband if he is doing drugs and stealing from my minor children
Bari Weinberger
Bari Weinberger answered on Sep 23, 2021

Thank you for your question. You cannot "evict" a spouse from the home, however, what he is doing could be deemed "harassment" under the Domestic Violence Statute. You may be able to obtain a restraining order against him. It would be best to have a consultation with an... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: What the penalty for an 18 year old for the first time when commit Theft by unlawful taking or disposition
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 21, 2021

At 18 you are considered an adult in the criminal justice system so you face adult penalties which at the minimum for any theft offense is up to 180 days in jail, fines, probation etc if the amount is up to $200.00. Over $200 but less than $500 up to 18 months in jail, fines probation and Over... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: how to get shoplifting lowered to theft
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 30, 2021

A lot depends on the facts of your case if it is even possible and your prior criminal record if any. I suggest hiring a good lawyer if you want to have the best chance to have your charges downgraded. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hello, I was wondering if in assault cases (2nd degree) the victim could shorten the accused sentence?

I have a friend who was sentenced to 5 years and was just wondering if the person he assaulted could advocate for a shorter term?

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

Once the person is sentenced its hard for anything to shorten the persons prison term except for an appeal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: I’m being charged with 2C:33-4A I’m Voorhees Township.

The person who filed the complaint got a number online so she could text herself as proof

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 27, 2021

I would suggest hiring a lawyer as this is a criminal charge. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office consultation.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is my Ocean County, NJ charge 2C:35-1()A(1) Possession CDS/Analog Schd
Amber Forrester
Amber Forrester answered on Aug 23, 2021

Assuming you are talking about 2C:35-10a(1), which is the possession of a controlled dangerous substance in schedule I, II, III, or IV, the short answer is yes. In NJ, felonies are referred to as indictable offenses or crimes and there are 4 degrees. The statute you seem to be citing is a 3rd... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is my charge a felony? 20:35-1()A(1) Possession CDS/ANALOG- SCHD Ocean County, NJ Superior Court

My mistake it's not 20 it's 2C:35-1()A(1)

Possession CDS/Analog-Schd

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 23, 2021

Yes it should be the equivalent of a felony, but you did not copy down the statute correctly so I cannot be sure. For example: Most Criminal statutes start with 2C you did not include this. Speak with a good criminal lawyer to get the correct answer to your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Should I get an attorney if I am a victim of assault and pressed harassment and assault charges ?

I pressed harassment and assault charges against someone who caused me bodily injury and continued to give threats before and after the incident. I contacted the police after the assault and they were unable to arrest her because they were not at the location (Cherry Hill Mall inside) and she is... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 20, 2021

An Attorney can definitely help you, but a criminal attorney will charge you for his time and advise.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: how do i find information about the warrent

The warrant is in Arizona

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 11, 2021

The best way is to follow up the part where you think the warrant is at or hire an AZ lawyer to do it for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: A business in NJ delivered products to a business in MN. The business in MN refuses to pay for or return the product.

Is this stealing? How can one alert the authorities if this is against Minnesota or federal law?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 11, 2021

Too many questions would need to be asked before we could give you a correct answer. You will need to setup a consultation with a lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: If there are false charges made against me among claims that I haven’t done. Does the case get thrown away

It’s a domestic violence case against the state

James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Aug 2, 2021

People are convicted of things they did not do all the time. The trier of fact decides what are "facts" and what are "lies". In municipal or family court that is a judge. In Criminal Indictable cases that is a jury. So even though you think this is something you haven't... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: When was 2019 NJSA Section 9:6-3 - Cruelty and neglect of children; crime of fourth degree; remedies -revision DATE?

When was 2020 NJSA Section 9:6-3 Cruelty and neglect of children; crime of fourth degree; remedies -revision implemented DATE?

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

You would need to spend the time just like a lawyer to look that up on the legislative history for the statute. You need to do this online and I suggest using Westlaw or Lexis, be aware they will charge you for the search

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: My daughter is being cyberbullied by other students and the school is not doing anything to fix this. What to do?
Amber Forrester
Amber Forrester answered on Jul 15, 2021

While you may not be able to do much to force the school to take action, there is a criminal offense in NJ pertaining to cyber-harassment (found on this site by searching for 2C:33-4.1) and you could file a complaint at the police department against those bullying her under that statute. That said,... Read more »

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