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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: If you have a valid handicapped placard in NJ and money runs out of your meter can a meter maid give you a aummona

The placard was just until her handicapped license plates came in. I’ve been a cop for 16 years and our whole department was under the impression to let them be. Unfortunately I guess som people have no compassion for those that need our help anyway i think i have the law on my side , what is... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 8, 2018

Best to ask your supervisor at the department on what he wants you do. However are you sure you saw the meter run out wasn't the sun in your eye and it looked as if the meter was not expired?

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: my ticket has no fine cost and trying to find out what 1402.CII violation is.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 2, 2018

Best to call the court to get more information on the fines and penalties. If jail is possible I suggest you hire a lawyer

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is it illegal to chalk to aide walks and street

I want to express my freedom of speech and draw with chalk on the sidewalk and street but unsure if it is illegal

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 2, 2018

It is not freedom of Speech to draw on the street that is generally considered malicious mischief.

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1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: May one convert a front lawn into a second "driveway" thereby causing loss of parking on the street to others ?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 13, 2018

Maybe much depends on the township rules unless it is a state or county road, then you have to contend with them also.

2 Answers | Asked in Municipal Law and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is a municipal ordinance for disorderly conduct considered a disorderly persons offense?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 30, 2018

No a municipal ordinance is not considered a disorderly persons offense, but can carry jail just like a disorderly persons offense. The only real difference is that a municipal ordinance does not have a criminal record attached to it. Either way you should always have a good lawyer whenever you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can a township enact an ordinance to exempt nonprofits from construction code fees?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 18, 2018

Probably, Best to ask the townships counsel, but in general I don't see a reason why not.

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: I got a letter for a court date but when I looked up the complaint # it said 'disposed.' Do I need to show up?

A few months ago, I received a summons for a property I no longer owned. At that time, the case was thrown out. I just received, NOT a summons, but a letter stating my court date changed and it references this previous court case and states that the case was 'disposed.'

I went on... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 23, 2018

You should call the court to confirm what you need to do, but I would personally tell you to show up to the hearing just in case.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: I transferred a NJ condo into my LLC without proper dissolution. cant undo cancellation of LLC says NJ. Help!

after I tried to reactivate my LLC I discovered I could not if it was cancelled. not knowing I had a condo under my LLC and now that I am under contract I need to obtain clear title. I was hoping a lawyer can do a quick claim deed but I am not sure if this is the best solution to my problem. it... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jan 30, 2018

You cannot transfer any asset into an LLC that is not active. Your situation will require an in person consultation with an attorney who can review all documents and see what the solution is. If there was a mortgage on the condo, you could have violated the "Due on Sale Clause" which is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Juvenile Law, Libel & Slander and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: As a minor, what New Jersey laws protect my online privacy and to what extent can school search my online history/

As a minor, what New Jersey laws protect my online privacy and to what extent can school search my online history/see? Are they allowed to see what I did and possibly use it against me to hurt me etc? Can they keep my info? Or does it vary school by school. I need to know for my project Thanks a... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 12, 2018

Several factors can apply but most information posted on the web is public and you have no right to privacy for most public information. If you need more specific information you will need to take an appointment with a lawyer which most will charge you for.

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: Are there any exemptions in NJ Section 39:3 onto owning & storing a vehicle on your property.

It's non-operable and unregistered way back on the property.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 5, 2018

You need to cite the full statute in order to get the best answer to your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: What are the outcomes for possession 10 percocets, in Union's township municipal?

Downgrade 2c:35-10a(1) to municipal 2c:35-10c , using a public defender? 1 charge.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Dec 22, 2017

Best to ask your public defender, because we don't know the facts of your case, which you should never post online or your prior history which are all important in determining what result you will get. But you face up to 180 days in jail, loss of your drivers license for 6 months, probation... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: I received a ticket in the mail for leaving the scene of a accident and failure to report a accident I wasn't the driver

I let someone borrow my car they left before police came

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Dec 13, 2017

You need to immediately hire a good lawyer your looking at possible jail, loss of your drivers license for at least 6 months and fines. Not being the driver is a defense, but obviously already the police don't believe you, otherwise you wouldn't get a ticket and chances of someone else... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Boyfriend in jail. On 12/5/17 was released by judge still being refused release by jail on 12/7/17

Electronic Monitoring people are refusing to bracelet him even with a written order from the judge. Todays excuse after taking the $80 money order to pay for the week "We are out of bracelets" he is not getting out today again. Had no problem taking the money for it though. He was told by... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Dec 7, 2017

What I have been told and seen is that they have a limited number of bracelets so they cannot monitor everyone and thus not everyone allowed into the program will actually be put in the program.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: What's the difference between passenger non-commercial vans and commercial vans?
Mark Cheser
Mark Cheser answered on Nov 25, 2017

All commercial vehicles have separate regulations. Otherwise more information is needed.

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2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: An 81 year old woman hoarder has been cited by Barrington NJ health department, but can't afford to clean up property

She lives on Camden Police pension and VA disability pension with no savings. She has reverse mortgage probably with negative equity. How can she get out of the property ownership and avoid being continually fined for it's violations.

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on Nov 9, 2017

She can just walk away and move.

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1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law, Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Would the violation of municipal ordinance 271-1A Loitering be consider a moral turpitude issue?

I was told no. This is a Brick TWP. Municipal code is an extension of a curfew violation. An example of Loitering 1A would be, The front of or in the neighborhood of any store, shop, restaurant, luncheonette, tavern or other place of business without limitation.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 12, 2017

Maybe it would depend on the facts of your case. I suggest an in office consultation with a lawyer. If this is about immigration expect to pay a consultation fee.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Municipal Law and Probate for New Jersey on
Q: How do I file for expungement following a conditional dismissal in NJ if i never received notification of dismissal?

I was arrested for a municipal ordinance violation in 9/2015 and granted a conditional dismissal in 12/2015. I was told the charges would be dropped as long as I did not get into additional legal trouble for one year. I met with a probation officer once (can't remember when, probably also in... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 25, 2017

You probably need to go to the court and get a certified disposition in most cases but you should not be doing this yourself, you should hire a lawyer to do this for you, or at least advise you on what is proper to be done.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Products Liability, Appeals / Appellate Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: What can I expect at court? How much would the fines be? Could I lower ask for the judge to lower the fine?

I had a sealed water bottle of about half of liquor. I was on line to attend to a frat party whe then cops stopped me when I was holding the bottle of water. He asked me if that was alcohol and I didn’t know what to say so I looked at my friend. Then the cop started to yell at me. I wasn’t... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 22, 2017

If you put alcohol in the bottle it was no longer sealed it was an open container under the law. Because you have not given a violation number we cannot tell you the penalties you face and what can be done. That being said if it is a 2C charge you bugged problem is not the fine but possible jail... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Received a noise violation summons last night. Where can I find my town ordinance stating the "quiet time?"

It was around 11pm on a Saturday.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 9, 2017

You can go to the town library or if your lucky some towns post it online.

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1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Q: Can I sue a NJ Municipality in Small Claims Court for property damage?
William N. Sosis
William N. Sosis answered on Mar 26, 2017

Your question is fact sensitive. I would need more information to answer. You can contact me for a free phone consultation.

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