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- Self-Driving Car Accidents in New Jersey
22 May 2019
- Passenger Awarded $100,000 After Being Thrown From Car
15 May 2019
- New Jersey Uber and Lyft Accidents
17 April 2019
- Intersection Accident Settles for Full Policy $100,000
11 April 2019
- Baseball Head Injuries Imperil New Jersey Youth
3 April 2019
- Texting and Distracted Driving in New Jersey
2 April 2019
- Commercial Vehicle Accident Settles for $350,000
10 March 2019
- Sidewalk Snow Tort Claim Slip and Fall Settles for $130,000
28 February 2019
- Road Rage in New Jersey is on the Rise
20 February 2019
- Q. What dose NJ violation 2C : 12-1C (2) mean and how bad is it
- A: It’s an assault by auto charge, which is a 4th degree offense and up to 18 months in jail, unless it happened during a DWI, in which case it is a third-degree offense, punishable from 3 to 5 years in state prison.
- Q. Hi, my son was waive as an adult he is 17years old.
- A: Someone who is charged with a crime(s) that has a presumption of incarceration or a mandatory minimum period of parole ineligibility must submit compelling reasons in order to considered for PTI.
- Q. What should you do if you have an under-aged minor involved in a car accident without a licences?
- A: You should make sure it is properly reported to your insurance company, and consult with an attorney. Were there any injuries and/or traffic summons issued?
- Q. I got arrested in New Jersey for drug paraphernalia, What does that hold ?
- A: Paraphernalia is a disorderly persons offense, and more importantly, in addition to $1,000 fine, you may face a driver’s license suspension. You should consult with an attorney to discuss your options and defenses.
- Q. I was ask to take breathe test but machine was broken so I was told I don't have to take it then I was charged with ref
- A: DWIs and refusal cases are very serious and you can lose your license for 7 to 12 months for a first offense. You should consult with an attorney to see if the police followed the requirements in order to administer the Alcotest. Also, an attorney can examine whether the machine was calibrated properly, whether it was operable, and obtain the repair records.
- Q. Question, what other alternatives are there to going to Prison,, if not eligible for the "drug court Program"...
- A: Probation and sometimes special probation may be offered in certain cases. You can appeal your drug court rejection within 14 days. You should review your rejection with an attorney to see if you were legally or clinically rejected. As to the terms of your plea bargain, that depends on a number of factors, including the charges, the strength of the case, and your prior record, if any.
- Q. Police officer giving different accounts from what he originally wrote in police report...
- A: Unfortunately, if the motion to suppress was denied, the judge ruled that the evidence seized in your case will be admissible in your trial. Despite the conflicting versions, the judge found the officer credible if he denied your motion. You should consult with a lawyer to review the reports and the testimony from the motion hearing.
- Q. how do I go about getting my funds back that the officer confiscated,assuming it was drug proceeds?
- A: Civil forfeiture is separate from the criminal charges. It is handled in a different court, with a different judge and separate forfeiture prosecutor. In order to forfeit property, the government need only show by a preponderance of the evidence that the property was used in a crime.
- Q. An attorney who isn't certified in the US district court of N.J. filed a complaint
- A: And out of state attorney can file a motion to be admitted to a different jurisdiction if they have a local attorney to support their admission into the case. All motions are posted online, and you should be provided with a hard copy of it by mail.