New Jersey Questions & Answers

Q: My job messed up on my paycheck. I showed my landlord the pay stub and email from my job stating the remaining balance

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
She can only call/discuss rent matter with your employer if you do authorize her. Without your authorization would be illegal and may attract legal action against her.
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Q: Could my lawyer have done more/did he screw me over?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Unfortunately without reading the discovery and knowing your side of the story no lawyer could tell you what type of job your lawyer did. But you should expect to pay a lawyer for his/her time and advice to do this.
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Q: I have a person that I know that came here on a J1 Visa and overstayed for years...now they are married to a citizen.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Unless they are subject to the two-year home residency requirement, their US citizen spouse can immediately sponsor them for a green card.
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Q: Travelling to New Jersey and got cell phone ticket

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
According to the law itself your chances of winning are good. The reality of the situation is most judges will find you guilty. It is a mandatory court appearance so you will need to come to court otherwise a warrant could issue for your arrest. A lawyer may be able to appear on your behalf but to fight these tickets is very expensive.
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Q: Is your employer allowed to drug test you based on an anonymous phone tip?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Maybe, In general you can be drug tested at any time.
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Q: Hi I am In h1b visa .... Went to emergency room through 911 for marijuana overdose in Las Vegas where it is legal.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
You should setup a consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer, that also knows criminal law. This is not the type of information that should be discussed in an open public forum over the internet or phones.
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Q: Can I get a ticket for blocking my own driveway? Does 39A: PKG-5 a defense

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Can you get a ticket certainly. Can the town win it, is always up to the judge, remember you generally have an easement to the town in the front few feet of your lot.
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Q: How can i get my security deposit back from ll who lost property to sherriff sale?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
You must formally write to both ex-LL and the current one w/r to your SD ... and ask them as to who is liable / owns that? Did ex-LL informed you of account number where that deposit has been fixed and interest thereon? If not, that will be a gross violation on his part. Secondly, since the current LL has taken over the property ... by law all liabilities of the past have also been shifted to him.
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Q: Are drivers convicted of DUI also convicted of child abuse if a minor was in the car?

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Well it's not exactly child abuse but could be charged as endangering the welfare of a minor and other offenses.
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Q: My daughter has ADHD diagnosis, but the school still wants to evaluate her under Child Find, can they do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
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Q: can i get my license again having 15 year old tickets on record?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Stuart Nachbar's answer
You should contact motor vehicles and pay any outstanding fines and pay to have your license restored if suspended administratively and yes, you can get it back
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Q: I served my husband papers via sheriff dept. Received notification they were delivered. I never received answer from

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Bari Weinberger's answer
Thank you for your question. I know how worried you must be about the scheduled case management conference.

The short answer is that you should contact the court because more than likely your husband DID file a responsive pleading with the court, but did not send you a copy. The court schedules “Case Management Conferences” only in contested divorce cases, typically after the “defendant” has filed a responsive pleading. Before attending the Case Management Conference, you...
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Q: If theres a minor injury due to a domestic dispute but the victim confirms its not on purpuse can the state still charge

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
If the officer saw the injury the officer by law is supposed to charge him and has up to 1 year to file charges. Unfortunately even if you want the charges dropped it is not up to you, but up to the police officer, prosecutor and judge to do that and generally they won't except for good cause (he didn't do it) not that he did not mean to do it. If he does get charged get him a good criminal lawyer immediately as the more time the lawyer has to work on the case the more that lawyer can do to...
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Q: Husband & Wife with approved I-140. He goes on H4EAD, starts a business. Can I-485 be denied?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
With his EAD, he is allowed to start his own business.
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Q: My daughter was pulled over the police searched her car and found a tiny bag that contained crack .

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
James A. Abate's answer
She is likely facing an indictable crime (aka felony), 3rd degree punishable by 3-5 years incarceration. Loss of drivers license. It is not unheard of for a first time offender to be given probation. There may be issues on the search and miranda. Unable to know for sure without access to the reports and evidence. It would be extremely advisable to retain private criminal defense counsel.
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Q: Court hearing for Loan modification coming up !

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Foreclosure for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Have your new lawyer look at it but you can likely avoid selling your house especially if you can prove your first lawyer had a conflict of interest with your creditors. You may be able to simply dismiss your bankruptcy and foreclose action by your creditors.
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Q: How long does alimony last if I choose not to marry anyone else?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
There is no way to answer your question on such limited facts. A substantial amount of information is required and you really need to do this in person with an experienced matrimonial attorney.
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Q: Slipped and fell out of a bumper boat onto a dock. Had an mri done. I have a torn meniscus, a torn acl, a broken tibula.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Maybe, at least with the injuries you have, if you do have a case it may be sizeable. A lawyer would need to know what caused you to fall, was it your fault or some type of negligence of the boat owner. Also important is where did you fall, did it happen in NJ or in another jurisdiction. I suggest you speak with a good personal injury lawyer to see exactly what your best options are.
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Q: Slipped and fell out of a bumper boat onto a dock. Had an mri done. I have a torn meniscus, a torn acl, a broken tibula.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
Marc S. Berman's answer
I’m so sorry to hear about your accident and injuries. You may have a valid case. You should immediately consult an experienced New Jersey attorney who accepts personal injury cases. You can easily find one of us on Justia.com. Most lawyers offer a free consultation. You have to take proper legal action in time to preserve your rights. Some cases have deadlines as short as 90 days. Good luck.
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Q: In family court for custody cases, how far back does hair follicle testing go ? NJ

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
Bari Weinberger's answer
Thank you for your question. I know how worried you must be about any potential drug test.

The short answer is that it is hard to predict. Each test is different depending upon the parameters of the test. What substances are being tested? How long is the hair sample? It is important to protect your interests and have an experienced family law lawyer advocate for your interests and ensure that your rights are protected.

I hope this information was helpful to you.
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