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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Adoption and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can law enforcement question an 18 yr old if they're legally disabled and mentally half their age?

Especially since they are legally still under a kinship legal guardian because they didnt graduate yet because they have learning disabilities and their legal guardian took them to the police department under false pretenses and did not give consent to be interrogated alone which should mean the... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 24, 2021

The issue is not whether the police can question the individual but whether the information provided to the police as a result of the interrogation is admissible or can be used in a criminal court proceeding.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for New Jersey on
Q: Can I sue for the medical neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual exploitation of my daughter in DDD homes

I have taken her out and collected documentation of beatings, lack of psychiatric care, broken arm and exposure to constant sexual exploitation.

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 22, 2021

You need to sit down with a "certified civil trial lawyer by the NJ Supreme Court" to discuss your legal rights. This is obviously not a family law question but a matter involving the potential for a civil lawsuit for damages. If you run a search for a lawyer, type in the information... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can please let explain what exacuting a warrant means
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 12, 2021

It depends but it may mean that a cop is going to a persons house to arrest someone

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: I have one felony charge on my background, and a multitude of arrests not resulting in a conviction.

I want to get my record expunged, can I get both my arrest record and my felony charge expunged?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 12, 2021

Maybe you can get an expungment, a lawyer would need to know exactly what your charges were for and when you got them to properly evaluate your chances.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Looking to retain a lawyer for a certificate of appealability. How much would it cost?
Amber Forrester
Amber Forrester answered on Apr 6, 2021

It sounds as though you want to file a writ of habeas corpus, and attorney fees vary by lawyer and complexity of a filing, so your best option is to speak to several attorneys who actually do that work to get an idea of price. Not all criminal attorneys have experience in filing habeas claims and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Banking and International Law for New Jersey on
Q: I would like to sue Binance for stealing from me, and am in need of legal assistance

Binance has over 300k in stolen assets, and refuses to return it or cooperate with investigation, and also locked my account.

Hassan Hussein Elkhalil
Hassan Hussein Elkhalil answered on Mar 30, 2021

File a police report for the stolen assets.

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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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Q: can a person work In a Delaware school district If they have a felony but the felony is not against a child.

but the person only received one year probation no jail time. and was told it could be expunged in 5 years they were charged in 2018. and finish their probation in 2019.

Amber Forrester
Amber Forrester answered on Mar 29, 2021

Whether a person can work in a Delaware school district is a question for someone familiar with Delaware law, but in terms of expungement, if the offense is eligible for expungement under all of the other variables, the 5 year waiting period begins at the completion of probation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Albeit both being bad what is worse certain persons offense or NERA offense?

As far as expungement goes.

Amber Forrester
Amber Forrester answered on Mar 29, 2021

The No Early Release Act is a an entire category of offenses and many of the crimes on the NERA list are completely ineligible for an expungement, so it depends on which offense. That said, a person can only have one indictable conviction expunged, so a conviction for a 2nd degree Certain Persons... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: if you already won an appeal is it a bad sign that supreme court will be hearing it? Prosecutor has appealed to them. I

This is nj appellate division. Ruled in favor of inmate.

Is it a bad sign that the higher court sees a problem with the decision and want to rule against appellate court. He won first part of appeal and hoped he would soon be released. But now worried about supreme court

James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Mar 26, 2021

I means that the case you won on appeal is being appealed to a higher court.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Trying to expunge my record from 1989 for drug paraphernalia. Do I qualify and if so what do I need to do?

I applied for Global Entry and was told of this record that I thought it was removed after completing probationary requirements.

Barbara Ungar Esq.
Barbara Ungar Esq. answered on Mar 23, 2021

The new marijuana bill provides for the recreational use of marijuana under 6 ounces and paraphernalia. As a result of the new marijuana bill, the Attorney General issued a directive mandating the dismissal of all pending marijuana charges and vacating all prior convictions for marijuana. Your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can a judge give a lesser sentence at a bench trial then the prosecutors original plea offer?

This is my fifth misdemeanor shoplifting offense. The prosecutor offered 90 days jail time and would not consider a lesser no jail sentence. All of my misdemeanors including this one are over a year old and I have not been in trouble since. I have mental disabilities that caused the shopliftings... Read more »

Amber Forrester
Amber Forrester answered on Mar 20, 2021

Shoplifting is a bit unusual among NJ theft crimes in that it is subject to mandatory penalties, even though it tends to be a lower degree of indictable charge or even a disorderly persons like you are referring to. A third or subsequent shoplifting charge of any degree is subject to a penalty of... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: What are my options for using the red flag law in nj against my husband? He has been using drugs, and making suicidal

My husband has been using drugs, and acting erratic. He's made suicidal references. He is diabetic and not taking care of himself. He has called our small children curse words. I want to know, since he owns MANY guns, in a safe I have no access to, how and what anonymous actions I can take to... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Mar 17, 2021

1. I would write down the specific behavior changes you have noticed with your husband in the past 6 months and how those changes have become more erratic ( and using specific examples with dates and time if possible) and why that behavior is causing you fear for your husbands actions having access... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: One question is How do you think Mandatory Minimums eliminate personal bias from all parties?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 26, 2021

Sounds like a Law school or College question. If so, I would suggest that you look up the many reports that have been written on mandatory minimum sentencing.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is the NJ TASC drug program still available? How should one apply ?

What’s the steps to go about applying ? Also do you need a lawyer? Are there other options?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 23, 2021

Its generally it is a part of drug court as it is the evaluation part. That being said if you want to get drug court that means you have been charged with a crime and thus yes you need a lawyer to make sure you get the best result.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: if a certain person not to possess finds a gun and turns it over to cops can he still b charged?

my fiance found a plastic pellet gun down the cushion of a chair in the resort and casino room that we were staying in, he took it to security who called the local cops who arrested him charged him w certain person and possession, the casino took his photo and banned him then security came up to... Read more »

James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Feb 18, 2021

The only answer is to retain a lawyer. Recent orders from the NJ Supreme Court could permit his release while he waits trial. While his case is serious, the possibility exists of a jury aquital.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can two prior felons who have been detained until trail be charged with 1 gun if one of them own up and pleads guilty?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 14, 2021

If one owns up to the gun the other persons lawyer may be able to convince the prosecutor to reduce or drop the charges especially if the case is weak. That being said one gun can be the possession of two people so they may be able to prove the case and may not care if one of the parties owns up... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for New Jersey on
Q: An attorney friend gave me free legal advice - is now trying to use the confidential information I gave him against me

He’s just an attorney and he told me I can ask him any advice and now he’s trying to use it against me because we’re not friends anymore. Threatening to go to the authorities

Noel Rivers
Noel Rivers answered on Jan 9, 2021

Additional facts may be needed to provide a thorough answer. The short answer is no. If you sought legal advice from your friend and he provided it, a confidential attorney-client relationship is formed even if you never hired your friend to represent you. All communication with him that falls... Read more »

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 for New Jersey on
Q: Can I own a gun if charged w/ assault & battery, but case dismissed after taking anger management counseling?
James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Nov 23, 2020

It really is going to depend on the exact nature of the charges and how they were resolved. If it was a clean dismissal with expungment of the arrest, maybe. But I can see "anger management" getting flagged as a mental health exception. Without a criminal record there is nothing to... Read more »

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