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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am a victim of theft by deception $14K, i filed in township municipal court . is that the correct action.

2 desired outcomes i am looking for

- stop this crime from happening to others( looks like this contractor has already done this with many other homeowners in princeton, monroe,hillsborough,flemington,south brunswick )

- refund of my money

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Apr 1, 2021

This is a Civil case that must be filed in Superior Court, Law Division. As someone who has successfully handled a significant number of these cases, I can make some statements with a very high degree of certainty, which is good news for you. It is extremely rare that any Home Improvement... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Immigration Law, Civil Rights and International Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hypothetically let's say an immigrant married a US resident, and planned on creating a life here in the US together.

However the immigrant through time and lifestyle choices and even personal relationships, no longer felt the relationship they were in was feesable for them and the US resident to remain as a couple.

However the immigrant has a job and a life that they enjoy as well they may have even... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 5, 2021

What you describe is real life that repeats itself throughout the country in every state. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial and immigration attorney otherwise you will be in over your head. No hypotheticals about it!

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: My lease will expire April 15 , I did ask my landlord to stay until June 15 , she can raise 25% rent for 2 months?

My rent now is 1,950

She ask 5k for 2 months and pay up front

April 1. She can do that ?

Who can help me ?

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Feb 8, 2021

Unless there are rent control laws in your municipality, once the lease ends, the Landlord may change the terms of the lease. Your options is either to agree to the rent requested, attempt to negotiate a more reasonable rent, or move out.

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: What do I do if it's my second time being falsely accused of domestic violence and I feel like I was discriminated

This time when I went to pick my child's from his house he dragged me out slashed my tires broke my phone in front of the kids

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Dec 1, 2020

You really need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to obtain a Final Domestic Violence Restraining Order against him and contact the municipal prosecutor to file criminal charges against him. During this pandemic, you have a choice of either seeing your attorney in person or by way of a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: I committed a felony for the first time ever, I have no criminal record at all. It was a third degree, and I'm a minor

I am 16

What may be the outcome? If I am charged.

The company said if I pay back the money that will be the end. It was a civil demand letter to be exact. They said they will not press charges or get the cops involved but I just want to know what can happen.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Nov 15, 2020

If they keep their word and don't file charges nothing will happen to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Am I allowed to move in to my Aunts house at 17 because of abuse from adoptive parent?

My mom is very abusive and constantly says things out of order and bring my mental stability to an all time low. My family has noticed and I want to move in with my Aunt. My mom tells me they're not my real family and i'm not wanted but they've insisted i live with them. Is it okay... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Nov 10, 2020

2 things need to happen quickly.

1st off, you need to search the following sites for mental health counseling services for yourself.

Everything about your setting screams out for help so that you have a chance at a healthier future....
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Probate for New Jersey on
Q: Do lawyers have access to court audios?

Are attorneys able to get an audio of a court hearing that they're involved in fairly quickly?

Andrew M Shaw
Andrew M Shaw answered on Aug 31, 2020

Yes, absolutely. For a $10 fee, it is quite simple to obtain audio of a Court proceeding. The audio file is usually provided by the Court within a couple days.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Is it legal for a official to use torture to get you to agree to take a plea?

Sleep deprivation and touching of intimate spaces over and over. Want force a deal for something I do not owe and am innocent of. I have signed nothing. do rights pertain to people who are not being detained but are being harassed and targeted too.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 28, 2020

Everything depends on the facts of your case such as were you put in a room and questioned for 16 hours probably yes. Were you put in a room for 2 hours and signed a Miranda Form probably not, but everything is up to the judge.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: I was attacked by a laundromat employee and I need an attorney, I am not sure what kind. I am a person of color.

I filed a police report and the way it was written, to me, it reads like I did something wrong. This is so with the knowledge that there was video footage that they the Police refuse to secure. I live in Rutherford.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 19, 2020

You need a personal injury lawyer and you should have your lawyer subpoena the video it is not the responsibility of the police to do this for you.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Can a detective from one town obtain a search warrant and execute the warrant in another town?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 18, 2020

The answer and short is yes but an attorney would need to read the warrant to see if it's valid

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Can my parents call the cops on me ?

I’m 18 years old living in New Jersey and I want to move out. I have plans to move and stay with my boyfriend can my parents call the cops and forcefully remove me from his home?

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 7, 2020

This is every parents worst nightmare ( or at lease one of their nightmares) and its also a test for you. I have been a divorce & family law attorney for the past 34 years and have tried to help parents with their relationships with their children through the court system, through mediation and... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: How much does the average attorney charge to appear and represent in a civil court matter?

I have a civil case court matter coming up and I need help with representation.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 29, 2020

It's unlikely for an attorney to quote a price on handling a case/matter sight unseen, without knowing anything about what it involves (contract, tort, property, etc.), and other factors. For something like that, you would probably be better off contacting attorneys on your own and discussing.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: How long will he be in jail code 2c:292c:29-3a(7

I wanted to know

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 27, 2020

Looks like you wrote the code wrong, but an attorney would need to review the complaint to give you a proper answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Hello, I'm a Massachusetts driver who went and purchased a car in, New Jersey. On the way home I received summons2 appea

On the way home. I received two tickets. Can I hire a lawyer? To appear for me and waive my appearance for the second ticket that has no price.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 10, 2020

The answer is it depends. In general if you hire a lawyer you may be able to avoid having to appear in court. However, that rule changes when you have a mandatory court appearance ticket. In that case a lawyer will need to convince the judge you don't need to come. And in cases such as DWI... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: I have outstanding business loan and creditor notified that they have filed UCC-1.

I will be filing for dissolution of my company this week. Do they have access to our business bank account? i'm planning to close the bank account in 2 weeks.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Nov 27, 2019

This is exactly the same question you asked on another legal website. The answer is the same, you need to retain an experienced bankruptcy attorney and file a Chapter 7 Business Bankruptcy to solve your problem, unless you personally guaranteed this or any other debt.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I withdraw my guilty plea of eluding police (car chase) if I fired my lawyer due to misrepresentation?

My ex-lawyer advised me to plead guilty to get into drug court (Zanex) because he said, "everyone gets into drug court once"!

So under his advisement, I pleaded guilty.

Also lack of urgency by my lawyer to obtain video tape of police assault and lack of obtaining Police video/audio CAM.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 15, 2019

You can try

If you withdraw it, can you win?

Police miscondiuct of the nature you describe is not a defense to drug possession

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Can I obtain a gun permit for A misdemeanor disorderly person? I got 12 months of probation, settled in municipal court.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 7, 2019

The decision on whether you qualify is based on the Statue but more importantly on the chief of police in the town that you live in.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Neighbor has camera facing my bedroom window and backyard.
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 28, 2019

Thank you for sharing. No question asked

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Hello i believe and know im a vixtim of illegal search and seizure in the state of nj ninvited guest fight ensued
James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Jul 19, 2019

Its difficult to respond because I am not sure what the question is. Were you arrested? For what? Who searched you? What did they do? What did they find? What does the guest and the fight have to do with the police? Why were the police there? Was it in a car? Home? In Public? Additional... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: I am being garnished Alimony and Child support based on a $150,000 salary i made 6 years ago, i make 92k now. Help

I cant survive on my salary and paying 65% of it, I cant pay full Alimony and I am behind over $205k I cant afford a lawyer i am 58 broke and have no savings. The court is draining me. IS there no one that can help me?

Teresa L. Reichek
Teresa L. Reichek answered on Jun 26, 2019

You need to find a experienced family law attorney who can file a motion on your behalf requesting modification due to a change in circumstances. You should be prepared to fill out a new set of financial forms and be able to explain why your income has been reduced and why it is unlikely to be... Read more »

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