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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for New Jersey on
Q: Credit Card Fraud: What can the outcome be if I have more than enough evidence?

A woman that I know had stolen my credit card and used it at multiple different stores (11-13 stores). I have more then enough evidence: messages of her sending my card information to another women, email receipts of food deliveries that were sent to the apartment that she was staying at, also... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Nov 27, 2019

In any case the outcome is always the same until it comes out of the judges mouth that no one knows. Thus it can be guilty or not guilty. Based on what you have presented it sounds like it would definitely be a guilty

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for New Jersey on
Q: A government leader robs a bank and is arrested, convicted and charged by the FBI. Is this grounds for impeachment?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 27, 2019

Probably not as they will pass a law saying its legal, just like congress did allowing insider trading.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: I was charged with 2C:35-10B Im undocumented should I bring a lawyer to court? Should I be worried about ICE? im 18

Just turned 18 09-05-19

James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Sep 27, 2019

Yes you should always retain a lawyer when facing a criminal charge. If you are undocumented, the stakes are even higher. There have been stories about ICE showing up to courts. I cannot predict if you will have issues if this is a first offense. I would retain a criminal lawyer and recommend... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: I have a signed one year residential lease with my tenant. He has only paid initial month and deposit. He did not have e

He did not have employment like he told me so he knew he would not have the rent when he signed. He has a history of bad debt, judgements for non payment, jail for check frauds, etc. Is there anything criminal for bad faith entering into the lease knowing he would not be paying?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 6, 2019

Unfortunately you should have done a background check prior to giving the lease.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: can a 19 year old press charges on his own father?
James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Sep 3, 2019

There is nothing to prevent a person of majority from seeking either a TRO or FRO against a family member.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: Do you need a lawyer if you get charged with nj2c:52a and 2c;35-5a
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 26, 2019

Of course you should have a lawyer your looking at a distribution charge which can sentence you to years in jail, loss of your drivers license, probation etc.. Thus yes you should get a lawyer and remember one rule: Generally the more time an attorney has to work on the case the better the result... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for New Jersey on
Q: my brother was arrested for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. it has been 2 months since his arrest.

the public defender assigned to his case claims she has not received all documents. is there a time constraint on when she needs to have all documents? she there a way for my brother to obtain them?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 18, 2019

Generally the Discovery is given pretty early on in a Superior Court criminal case so two months is a little long. But we don't know all the facts of his case whether he's incarcerated or free, the country he is in and whether he's been indicted or not etc. etc. If you are concerned I would... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Collections and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: Adp mistakenly sent taxes on payrolls that were done in error by an employee that did not know how to process payroll

mistakenly sent taxes on payrolls that were done in error by an employee that did not know how to process payroll accurately. Payrolls were voided immediately (proof can be provided by adp)

But taxes and paycheck monies were drafted out of my pnc account totaling over 200k my bank was... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 7, 2019

You really need to seek an in person consultation where the attorney can see all the paperwork to give you a proper answer, but expect to pay for the attorneys time as that is not part of the normal criminal free in office consultation.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: Trying to find out what I'm charges with using a indictment number
Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 14, 2019

Call the superior court in county where you're charged and ask speak with records department and give them the indictment number and they will tell you your charges.

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: 10 yr. ago i saw my neighbor buring a rug in his backyard. we havenot seen his wife since then. am obliged 2 go 2 police

i was 8 at the time and with my sister. we saw my neighbor come out of his house with a giant rug rolled up in a wheel barrel. he then walked to his empty yard, dug a giant hole, buried the rug, and then left. a week prior his wife was crying in the front of the house and my mother comforted her... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Dec 3, 2018

Obligations come both morally and legally, I guess it would depend on how you feel.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for New Jersey on
Q: Do I ignore my training and walk away?

I am a resident and volunter firefighter in the state of New Jersey. I have completed my State Mandated Firefighter One course and have been riding the trucks for almost 4 years satisfying my mandatory courses to be a riding firefighter in good standing. I have always been one to act, but want to... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 15, 2018

You marked your question under criminal law however I do not see a criminal law question. You may want to repost your question under another section

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: If immigrant child was sexually assaulted, and threatened by a legal resident. Could the child testify with no problem?

Are there any laws or rights that protect the victims identity? The victim is afraid of being deported, but without her testimony the charges may be dropped. The attacker has already several victims but they are also afraid to speak up, and their experiences weren’t as traumatic.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 6, 2018

Generally, The victim should not have to worry about being deported for testifying about abuse if that is your question, although I would still suggest a consult with an immigration lawyer, as your question is not that clear.

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: What protective devices can a fire police officer under N.J.S.A 15:8-4 lawfully carry.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 16, 2018

Its not just what the state law allows but also what your township allows which can be more restrictive.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: When pleading to a charge there needs to be evidence proving that you are admitting to the charge right?

I plead guilty to a charge but there was no factual evidence proving that I admitted to it other then "guilty" on the record but the judge dis not go through his speil of factual evidence of, "nobody threaten u to plead guilty", "on this date and this time you were doing this", "you were doing this... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 17, 2018

In Superior Court the judge always takes a factual basis. In municipal court it is not as common in busy courts. A lawyer would need to review your case before telling you whether it would be smart for you to try to retract your plea.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: What is penalty for joyriding

Took Mom car no permission got in accident can I go to jail new Jersey

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 14, 2018

Yes if the car was or is reported stolen. If you have been contacted by the police immediately hire a lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: My boyfriend he was charged 2C:29-2B. And 3 towns for DWi how long he can go to jail

He destroy he car. And private property

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 2, 2018

Depends on exactly the degree he is charged with, but for 3 DWI's assuming he had no priors and was convicted on each then he is looking at up to 300 days in jail and for the criminal charge anywhere up to 10 years, although generally I see this charged lower so the maximum may only be 5 years.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Can I have red and blue grille police lights on my car! and I dont mean no harm and I dont want to use them I like style

I just want them as a style i dont want to use them. I know the punishment for impersonating a cop

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 1, 2018

I would suggest not. You don't want to come even close to that statute. Also NJ does have laws against using extra lights you can look them up. Remember Justia is not a legal service provider so we can't give you specific answers but you can google them yourself.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: In case the be charge 2C:29-2B how long the can go to jail
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 15, 2018

More information is needed, thus the answer depends on the grade of the charge thus anywhere from up to 180 days to 5 years. You definitely need a lawyer for this type of charge if you want to have the best chance of staying out of jail. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: I was recently charged with the bad check statute 2C: 21-5 in Glassboro NJ. What are the likely outcomes? First offense.

I am 21 years old graduating with a 3.8 gpa from Rowan University with a very bright future. I have no prior charges and plenty of professional contacts that can vouge for my character. It would fall under a 3rd degree bad check offense. How likey is this case dismissed? PTI?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 10, 2018

More information is needed but dismissals are rare in Superior Court. With a good lawyer you up your chances but still you need some luck and the right facts.

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