New Jersey Questions & Answers

Q: What does the issue date of patent mean? And how can I find out when a patent expires?

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Peter D. Mlynek's answer
The issue date, also known as the grant date, is the date at which the patent becomes enforceable. After that time, the patent owner can prevent others from making, selling, or using the claimed invention.

Regarding when a patent expires, this is probably the most common question in patent law. The answer used to be simple: 17 years from the issue date. Now, unfortunately, it is no longer easy to figure it out. The expiration date is not printed anywhere on the patent, and you...

Q: Does New Jersey have a fix-it clause a police officer can use for minor violations?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Unfortunately no excuse exists for having ficticious plates on your car just like sorry officer I didn't see the speed limit sign doesn't work either when going 100 mph. Depending on the charges I would suggest that you hire a lawyer.

Q: In New Jersey if I get pulled over and the police smell marijuana do they need a search warrant to search my car?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
The smell of marijuana is enough for probable cause to search the car. However other better defenses may exist so make sure you get a good lawyer.

Q: If I was arrested at 17 but my court date is set for when I’m 18 do I need to bring my guardians.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
More information as to the crime and the court you are in, but generally yes. However either way if you have a criminal charge you need a lawyer.

Q: If someone signs a contract and they die, the contract void, right?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
the answer actually depends on the contract and the terms of the agreement a contract is not necessarily void upon the death of one of the parties

Q: Business started in England, but now expanding - how do we set it up in New Jersey?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Paul J. Riviere's answer
Simple answer is that you are required to register your foreign company with the state of New Jersey if your business is transacting business here in New Jersey. Speak to an attorney to get the details specific to your needs.

Q: Hello, hope everyone is well...can someone explain to me exactly what these charges are? 2C:28-7al Thank You.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
This charge is Tampering with Public Records assuming 2C:28-7A(1), which in NJ is a third degree crime generally subjecting the offender to up to a $15K fine, jail of between 3 to 5 years and probation as determined by the court. If charged make sure you get yourself a good lawyer this is serious charge with serious consequences. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office consultation, I suggest that you set one up if you got this charge.

Q: My ex husband has had no contact with my three children for over five years. Is there a way to terminate his rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
Bari Weinberger's answer
Thank you for your question.

Custody and potential step parent adoption are both fact sensitive issues. We would need a better understanding of the facts of your case to provide guidance on these issues. I recommend that you schedule a consultation with a family law attorney as soon as possible, so that you can review those factors with the attorney and better understand your rights and options.

I hope this information was helpful to you.

Q: My home was sold to Third Party at Sheriff Sale. He picked up the Deed and Title. How do I get him to record the Deed

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You cannot force the issue. But you do need to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to eliminate any financial liability for the property. Chose the best Bankruptcy attorney that you can find.

Q: what statute would it be for charging someone with harassment

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Depends on what the harassment is it could be either 2C:33-4 or 2C:33-4.1 both of which carries the possibility of jail and a criminal record if convicted.

Q: Confused over deadline to execute a NJ divorce settlement before alimony deduction ends- court approval?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You really need to have this document prepared by an experienced matrimonial attorney and the divorce completed prior to December 31, 2018. Trying to represent yourself in Court is a bad idea. Not only are you emotionally involved, but 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,...

Q: I was injured physically during a mammogram after X-rays a & MRI I have a superior labral tear in my shoulder

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Consult with a medical practice attorney in New Jersey. An attorney could request your medical records and examine the matter in greater detail.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Bankruptcy

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Karra Kingston's answer
I would need more information to know if you qualify. But I’m a Chapter 7 lawsuits can be included when filing a chapter 7 and could be included as long as you qualify.

It is important to consult with an experienced attorney

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Q: Looking to file chapter 7

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Yes you will be able to file for Bankruptcy, your income is not a problem at all. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

Q: If I am driving intoxicated on my own property, can I get arrested for a DUI?

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Well the answer depends on many factors one would be to get to your property did you drive on public property? Generally that is a yes, so yes you could be arrested for DUI. Either way you need a lawyer, call one of us DWI/DUI lawyers most of us offer free in office consultations.

Q: What happens if I decide not to pay my parking ticket?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
That depends on what the judge wants to do. A warrant for your arrest could issue and your drivers license could be suspended as stated on most tickets. Thus don't take a chance and pay it.

Q: A straight woman at my company is making uncomfortable comments that I feel are harassing. I'm a gay man.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
What kind of comments? That is considered a form of harassment. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: Divorcing a narcissist NJ. Is it difficult to get legal protection from constant slandering, verbal abuse & harassment?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
No it is not hard at all. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to handle this case in an aggressive professional fashion. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

Q: Can I break my lease through constructive eviction.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 10, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You need to retain a landlord-tenant attorney for constructive eviction. This is not easily proven, but it does seem like you have a good chance of establishing that. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

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