Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
New Jersey Federal Crimes Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: My friend is in county since yesterday for credit card theft gave 9 charges superior is there chance he will be released
Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Aug 24, 2022

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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: If I’m on federal pretrial can I switch my lawyer in get a new one my lawyer not doin her job now bein though I’m reales
Vikas Dhar
PREMIUM
Vikas Dhar
answered on Apr 11, 2022

I’m assuming that you mean that you’re currently on pretrial release while your case is pending, correct? You can certainly terminate and hire a new lawyer at any time. If your current lawyer is court-appointed, you should discuss it with them to determine whether or not you would be eligible... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: My parents are withholding my mail from me, isn’t that illegal?

I was living with them temporarily for 6 months, they asked me to leave and I’ve been out since February. I have USPS they send me emails about mail coming in. I have mail that was delivered to their house I’ve messaged them multiple times about retrieving my letters without a response. I... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
answered on Mar 9, 2022

Ask a neutral 3rd party to go to your parent's home and have that person ask your parents to give him / her your mail. I presume that it is safe to say that you and your parents are not on good terms at present and have no intention of communicating with you or responding to your emails. If... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Criminal Law, Elder Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: selling bitcoin for cash or cashiers cheque is legal in usa . the payments were received from 3 rd party

the cashiers cheques received were from individuals, who I did not know .

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Feb 9, 2022

Not necessarily, but more information is needed to answer your question. I suggest that you setup a consultation with a business cybersecurity internet lawyer. That being said this could be a scam. Expect the lawyer to charge you a fee for the advise.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: Why is it that a lawyer wouldn’t show up for a pre-indictment hearing?

Today was my fiancés pre-indictment hearing, we have been waiting to hear about any discovery found, the strength of the evidence (which as we know it isn’t too strong), the possible charges, etc. However the lawyer did not show and the pre-indictment hearing was literally under five minutes and... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Dec 16, 2021

If you paid your lawyer he/she should have appeared for the hearing. It is an important hearing, but generally your lawyer would have already spoken to the prosecutor and some lawyers even go to the court house to pickup that discovery also prior to the hearing because many hearings today are not... Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: How much time can u serve for having a gun in nj

With no permit

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

The answer depends on several factors such as who charged you state or federal, was the gone used in a commission of a crime etc. Speak with a lawyer this is a serious charge and generally has a mandatory term of imprisonment.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Family Law, Health Care Law and Probate for New Jersey on
Q: Is knowingly submitting false information or hiding relevant information on a Medicaid recovery claim document fraud?

I live in the state of New Jersey. My sister is currently administering my late mother’s estate, which includes a Medicaid lien of 200 thousand dollars (including additional charges). Medicaid sent notice to the estate administrator to provide a full accounting of the my late mother’s estate.... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
PREMIUM
Morris Leo Greb
answered on Nov 27, 2021

Yes submission of knowingly false information to the government is a criminal act. The possible maximum penalties are quite severe. I suggest you speak to an attorney with experience in handling federal criminal acts.

View More Answers

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 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: Can I have my name removed if I the case is not mine
James A. Abate
James A. Abate
answered on Feb 18, 2021

More information is needed. I'm really not sure what happened in this case.

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: In a Federal Case out of NJ as the prevailing party who gets the legal fees that are awarded?

If a client was charged 225hr by the attorney but the attorney files for legal fees at 500Hr as the prevailing party how is the 300 dollars addtional over the 225hr charged to the client awarded? Does all of the addtional 300 dollars awarded go the client or does a portion go the the attorney?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on Jan 30, 2021

I have never heard of a Federal case involving family law, nor have I heard of any attorney charging only $225 an hour for a Federal case and certainly not in New Jersey. If an attorney seeks any legal fees pursuant to a Court award of legal fees, an itemized statement of professional services and... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am a minor, and I may be charged with a 3rd degree felony. The amount of money that was taken was $6,000 from my job.

What may be the charges and what can happen.

The company said they would not press charges, but it wasn't on paper.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Nov 14, 2020

It would be the same as if you were an adult. It's a third degree case which subjects you up to 3 to 5 years in jail $15,000 fine probation and restitution as required by the court. If you do get charged to make sure your parents hire a good lawyer for you to reduce or eliminate these penalties.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: Whats the difference between charges 2C:35-10A(4) and 2C:36-2
Paul Ferrell Jr
Paul Ferrell Jr
answered on Oct 22, 2020

The first makes it a disorderly offense to possess marijuana and the second outlaws possession of drug paraphernalia- such as hypodermic needles and marijuana smoking pipes . Both are disorderly offenses.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I get arrested if my parent forces me to take and buy drugs?

So basically my mom made me buy/take street xanax. So she gave me money for me to buy the xanax and she told me what to ask for and when and how much. When i did find someone who had it and i told my mom about that and showed her what the person was saying. “i” (my mother) said yeah i’ll buy... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Oct 22, 2020

Yes you can get arrested as you are committing a crime and so is your mother. The same as if your mother asked you to shoot a gun at a person, just because someone told you to do it, does that mean that you have to listen or that you have immunity from prosecution. By the way it is a crime for... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: My boyfriend has these charges (#1)2c:18-2a(1) (#2)2c-20-3a (#3)2c:-18-3b (#4)2c:-18-3b (#5) 2c:18-2a(1)

He is currently on probation, this will be his 3rd violation of probation. Is there any chance of him getting out ? If not, how many years is he facing?

James A. Abate
James A. Abate
answered on Sep 24, 2020

Third violation of probation, by commission of Burglary will invite a motion to remand to county jail. But he is presumed not guilty. It may be possible to avoid going to jail until trial. But he will need an experienced attorney and their work is cut out for them. On just the burglary alone he... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: Can one still be sentenced to prison during the pandemic?

I have virtual court next week from a court date that’s been pushed back since March. My ex assaulted me, leaving me to have emergency eye surgery and vision loss. Can he still be sentenced to prison with everything going on? Thanks in advance.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jul 24, 2020

Yes he can still be sentenced to prison, make sure the prosecutor knows of your injuries.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: Is there a Statute of limitations in NJ for sexual assault? Can I stay anonymous? This person was just publicized.

This happened at a place of employment.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jul 14, 2020

Yes a statute of limitations does exist both for the criminal charges and the civil charges. Speak with a lawyer if you have been assaulted you may be entitled to a large recovery for your injuries.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: Would prosecutors have been allowed to bring criminal charges against the priest?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 5, 2020

Not enough information. Yes, no, maybe.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: If I had permission to borrow a car 2 months ago & returned it same day can a person press charges

I had permission to borrow a car about two months ago. The person gave me the key and I brought the car back right away when I was done. Now they are made at me for other reasons and are threatening to press charges on me for the time I borrowed the car out of spite. Can they?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Apr 18, 2020

It would be hard for them to prove the case this far out. If they went to the police while the car was gone then they would have a good case. But anyone can file charges the question is can they win. If charged get a good lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: If a minor being verbally abused by a parent goes kinda insane and physically attacks them, what are the charges?

Details: The parent constantly emotionally/verbally abuses not only their mother but the child themselves and then one day has had enough , goes a little insane and then physically attacks the parent with an item that could be considered a weapon. If this were to happen, what are the consequences... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
answered on Apr 6, 2020

The answer is that it is time to get counseling for yourself so that you can help deal more constructively with the stress of a parent doing or saying things that upset you to the point of wanting to react with violence. Every parent says / does things that can piss off their children but I dont... Read more »

View More Answers

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.