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Q: I went to a restaurant to eat and asked for a virgin drink and gave it to me with alcohol? Can I sue them for that ?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 18, 2020

You could consult with an attorney to see what they say, but it does not appear that there were damages of any kind that resulted from the mix-up. Unless it triggered something of a medical nature or some other form of significant damage, the remedy under most circumstances would be to replace the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Are their any active red light cameras in the state of New Jersey, if not would that mean it is impossible to be given

If not would that mean it is impossible to get a red light ticket through the mail in NJ and you can only get one from being pulled over directly.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Nov 18, 2018

red light cameras have been outlawed that automatically give you tickets but Amber still exist on red lights which cops can see an issue you a ticket by mail.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Public Benefits for New Jersey on
Q: I fraudulently received $3,377.00 in unemployment benefits in the state of New Jersey. Will they criminally prosecute?

Also, how would I be expected to pay it back? Would they take my federal tax refund? Do they take monthly payments? What if I can't pay?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 21, 2018

The state could certainly criminal prosecute you and yes you would have to pay it back. If charged get yourself a good lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: I won 1000 dollars on scratch off. I get 1500 in ssd. I am 24 years old. Do I need to report taxes or something

My dad is my payee. I have been getting 1500 a month for 2 years. I do not want to do tax fraud or disability fraud. So what do I do

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on May 19, 2016

Yes, on your taxes, you need to report any income from all sources without exception.

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for New Jersey on
Q: I recently left a job due to tripping hazards and diesel fumes in the office. Unemployment is disqualifying me.

Is there case law with regard to leaving a place of employment, the employers were there when they see you trip, they are there when the diesel fumes come into the office (the office is attached to a car detailing center) and after discussing what had happened, two weeks later I left, I have asthma... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Apr 16, 2016

You need to see an Employment law attorney and possibly a worker's compensation attorney to provide you with the proper legal advice. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Public Benefits for New Jersey on
Q: I filed and receieved unemployment for four days i was in jail. I now have an interview what penalties can i expect?

Nj unemployment..I recently spent four days in jail. I had my wife file for me online while i was on the phone with her. The next week when i tried to file i was notified that my claim was not payable at this time and that an interview was scheduled. The reason is i may be or may have been... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 2, 2016

The situation is too fact specific to answer in this forum. You need to be honest in the interview. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Public Benefits for New Jersey on
Q: I know someone who is working under the books and receiving Benefits. Is this considered Fraud?

This person hasn't reported they are working either and only gets paid in cash.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Dec 30, 2015

It is actually a criminal offense you can notify the county prosecutors office.

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Q: Under what specific terms can I appeal a New Jersey SNAP (food stamp) overpayment? Errors, statutes of limitations, etc.

What terms constitute administrative error? What are the time limits and statutes of limitations for contacting the benefit recipient with this overpayment or collecting? What terms can one cancel or compromise the overpayment?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Nov 3, 2015

You really need to find an attorney who specializes in public benefits. . If you can't afford an attorney you need to contact legal services and the local law school legal clinics. Good luck.

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Q: Can a lawyer help me with my VA disability claim that was disapproved?I receive 20% now and feel I am entitled to more
Jake Causing Santos
Jake Causing Santos answered on Jun 3, 2012

Yes, an attorney can assist you with filing an appeal if you your application for benefits was denied. However, only VA accredited attorneys are allowed to handle such cases. You can contact your local county bar association and ask for a referral for attorneys that handle VA benefit claims.

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