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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.

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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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: My cousin went to jail and his charges are 2c39-4d, 2c39-5d, 2c5-1.A1 and 2c-11-3a(1) class1D

My question is: how long he can stay in jail bc of those charges?

Does he have any chance to be free If he pays a bond? How much can be a bond for those charges?

How much should be a good lawyer to defend him?

He is an illegal immigrant, can he be deported?

Thank you

Robert Roy Klein
Robert Roy Klein answered on Apr 3, 2020

Just answering the immigration question. It depends on a lot of what happened and what comes out in the court proceedings. It's likely your cousin will serve time and then be deported.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: If someone uses another persons Facebook messenger to send money to themselves with a stolen credit card linked to acc

Someone stole a credit card and linked it to their Facebook messenger for Facebook payment then another person logged into their Facebook messenger and sent themselves money to their Facebook messenger

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 20, 2020

This is a crime go to the police.

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... 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... 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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