New Jersey Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: What is an “open superior court case” in N.J. Would they have mailed me something if I had one?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Not all superior court charges or cases are mailed in fact many/most are served by the police or sheriff.

Q: Did I lose my public defender ?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Maybe you lost the public defender but if you did ask the judge for another chance.

Q: My wife called the cops on me for selling a gator can I get in trouble for this

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 1, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
It is illegal to have an alligator in the State of NJ thus yes you can get in trouble. If charged get yourself a good criminal lawyer.

Q: I recently got the TPO dismissed. Does that mean I could get the summons dismissed too? I never committed a crime before

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
A TRO has a much lower standard than a criminal charge. That being said many reason exist why a TRO could be dismissed where as those reasons have nothing to do and won't effect a criminal charge. Thus I suggest hiring a lawyer because if it doesn't get dismissed you may be looking at jail, probation, fines and a criminal record.

Q: my boyfriend took my rental car keys while i was sleep am i responsible?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 26, 2019
Mr. Alan Peyrouton's answer
You may be facing "obstruction of justice" charges, however, we will need more information to further assist you. You can reach us at 201-766-4800 for a free consultation.

Q: Hi i have a question. If someone were to create a fake pregnancy ultrasound and a fake gender reveal letter presumed

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Much more information would be needed to answer the question starting with was any money transferred to this person, was the letter sent on April 1 etc, etc.

Q: My friend is an international student, and he committed a serious crime and fled to another country!

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 24, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Maybe but More information would be needed to properly answer your question.

Q: Is NJSA 2C:20-9 considered felony or misdemeanor

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 22, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
The answer depends on the amount that was taken. Technically all offenses in New Jersey are treated as felonies since they all go on your criminal record. The difference is New Jersey does not have felony and misdemeanor classifications so everything goes on your criminal record as if it was a felony. If you are charged I suggest you get yourself a good lawyer to make sure you have the best chance of eliminating this from your record.

Q: My sons name was on my savings account so he can withdraw money and invest it in bonds for me. He lied & money is gone

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 18, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
This happens a lot where people entrust others with their money. However, you have failed to ask a question in regards to this.

Q: Can this defense be use if you feel a animal is in harm ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Maybe if you can convince a jury that was your intentions it's called jury nullification.

Q: I was charged with hindering but never arrested for it. If I hindered wouldn't I be arrested on sight.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Honestly your guess is as good as ours, but some cops are just not that anxious to arrest someone especially if you are near their time to go home as it can take 1 to 2 hours to process you.

Q: I have a disorderly person offense that I missed my court appearance on in municipal Court in Camden county NJ.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
The bail reform act did not cover cases in Municipal Court. You need to pay the warrant. I would also suggest hiring a lawyer for the disorderly persons offense if you cannot afford one after you pay the warrant you can apply for a public defender.

Q: My husband was violated for a dirty urine while on parole and I'm trying to figure out how long will he have to do

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Generally a dirty urine will result in a violation and yes he should have a lawyer, to try to reduce the time he may serve.

Q: He stole from his dads credit card is this punishable by law and how severe

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Leon Matchin's answer
Certainly is punishable and severity depends on his age and his record and the degree depends on how much?

Q: Is a police report of an arrest considered Public Records in NJ and is it accessible to any individual who requests it?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Leon Matchin's answer
You should look up New Jersey Court Rule 1:38 about that.

Q: I was forced off a public sidewalk by a sitting elected town council person while viewing a public event. My recourse?

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Election Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 5, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Best to speak to a civil rights lawyer rather than a criminal lawyer.

Q: Difference between Offense Type: Indictable changed to Offense Type: Felony Offense Type: Transferred Changed to:blank

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Much more information would be needed to properly answer your question but either way if you have a gun charge your looking at serving 85% of the time sentenced for in jail we call this NERA and the chance of not doing jail in NJ for carrying a firearm in NJ is slim.

Q: Can police issue and be the complaintant on a special complaint short form for a disorderly persons offense if

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Of course a disorderly persons offense is just like any other crime, a complaint is based on information and belief. Just like in a murder the police generally are not present to see the killing nor do the police need to be present for a disorderly persons complaint. All the same rules apply. I suggest hiring a lawyer especially if they have video and witness information against you.

Q: I was charged with terroristic threats and offered PTI because that’s what my public defender told me would be the best.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Leon Matchin's answer
Your best bet is to hire a private attorney to take the case to trial because sounds like the public defender's office doesn't feel that they want to spend their time taking your case to trial for whatever reason. If you have a budget for a private attorney then that's your best bet. Good luck!

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