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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for New Jersey on
Q: i have a private investigator who is trying to serve a civil court subpoena.

i have a private investigator who is trying to serve a civil court subpoena. i live in a private community and they keep showing up at my home 1st what can i do to stop or minimize this 2nd can PI look through my home windows and walk around my property, is there a limitation before it can be... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Feb 22, 2024

Here are a few key things to know in this situation under New Jersey law:

1. You can inform the private investigator and request they stop coming to your private residential community and home to serve the subpoena. However, legally they are allowed to attempt service at a person's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: I was arrested on a bogus 911 call they have a warrant to see if anything on my phone was pinged back to me.

I have a restraining order on someone and they violated it using a text now number but the cops are trying to see if it gets pinged back to my phone

I received a summons when I was arrested last, if they were to find something on the phone would I be arrested again or would it go to court... View More

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Sep 4, 2023

Yes, generally if you have a restraining order against you and they find something to show you have contact with the victim, you would be arrested on a warrant and can even be held over until trial. Get a lawyer if you think they may find something, especially one good with hiring and using a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: How can I get copies of text messages from 2021 and 2022 from T-Mobile? There are roughly 475 texts I would like to read
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 11, 2023

It is highly unlikely T-Mobile has the content of text messages from 2021 and 2022. Usually the content of text messages is stored on the devices used to send and receive the messages. Cellular phone companies do not independently retain copies of such content. You should ask one of the parties... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Business Law and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I legally record a phone conversation in the state of NJ or NY without the other person’s knowledge?

I am in NJ and the other participant is either in NJ or NY.

Leonard R. Boyer
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answered on Jun 24, 2022

Yes, NJ is a one person consent state, but I cannot advise you about NY law. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is background music copyrighted if Video live feeding a parade to a YouTube channel?

I plan on Live feeding the Mummers Day Parade in Pennsylvania to my Youtube channel. The marching bands play music and there is other background music in the parade. Would those music sources be considered "fair use" for News Reporting of the event?

My channel is mostly outdoor... View More

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answered on Dec 3, 2021

This is not a simple question and it may not be cost-effective to retain counsel. But you need to play it safe and make sure you have written consent to record. Fair use is a complex issue. Your channel is for profit, and unless you have the proper corporate entity for your YouTube channel, you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Tax Law and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hello I am a student at William Paterson University I have a project where I have to interview a lawyer.

I have project to turn in on Friday and my assignment is to interview a lawyer is anyone available at this time. I just want to ask a couple of question

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answered on Dec 5, 2018

This is not the purpose of this forum. Call an attorney during their business hours.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: How can a pro se litigant subpoena phone records from Cricket Wireless?

Cricket Wireless phone records are not available to customers. Client needs detailed phone call records for one date to help fight a cell phone ticket in court. Client does not have legal representation, and will represent herself in court. How can she get this information from Cricket Wireless... View More

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Apr 19, 2018

That is not your problem as you do not need to be using your phone to get a cell phone ticket, just holding it for example is enough unless you fall under one of the exceptions. A pro se will rarely ever win a ticket in court as even most lawyers have a low success rates for cell phones tickets.... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: In New Jersey, what are the teen sexting laws? If I am 16 and my girlfriend is 18, can we send private sexual photos?

I thought about doing stuff by sharing private sexual photos with her and talking to her about sending them too, but I want to know what is legal first. If she is an adult sending them to me is that legal?

James A. Abate
James A. Abate
answered on Nov 8, 2017

You both run the risk of being charged with possession of child pornography. In addition, it is a very bad idea to share nude or intimate pictures of yourself with anyone.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Federal Crimes and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: Would this be considered a crime? I recently signed into my college wi-fi using my own credentials to redirect traffic.

Would this be considered a crime? I recently signed into my college wi-fi using my own credentials to redirect internet traffic through my laptop.

This enabled me to view both student and professor login credentials

Three days laterr, I was questioned by the school police, arrested... View More

James A. Abate
James A. Abate
answered on Feb 12, 2017

A great deal more information is needed and you should have an in person consultation to go over all of those questions. If you have been charged, then obviously it is being considered a crime. Could it affect your immigration status, yes absolutely. But I am confused about your facing trial.... View More

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