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Anthony J Van Zwaren

Clifton Child Abuse Lawyer.

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  1. I was charged with leaving and seen the accident. A friend tells me I can downgrade to "zero" points. He says "obstructive

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Vikrant Kishin Advani
    2. Anthony J Van Zwaren
    3. Jeffrey Anthony Skiendziul
    4. Scott C. Buerkle
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    Mr. Avani is absolutely correct. If your friend is a lawyer, he is possibly guilty of malpractice. Listening to a friend in a case like this is like asking your friend to treat you for a heart condition. Leaving the scene of an accident is a very serious offense, especially if there was any personal injury or property damage involved. This can result in a license suspension, fines, and even jail. You need to see an attorney right away. There are ways to lower the penalty, but you need a...

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  2. Is it true that in a custody case, the non-custodial parent has to pay for life insurance as part of the final divorce decree?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Anthony J Van Zwaren
    2. Robin Jean Gray
    3. Aneliya M. Angelova
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    As the other attorney has answered, there is no requirement in the law that imposes an obligation upon the non-custodial parent to procure life insurance. However, it is imposed in many custody agreements or judgments because the non-custodial parent's child support obligation can terminate upon death, leaving the custodial parent without protection. Therefore, life insurance is a way to continue to fulfill the non-custodial parent's child support obligations. Also, I believe in the past,...

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  3. I went to court for a red light camera ticket and pleaded not guilty, I was given a trial date. If I want to just pay, can I?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony J Van Zwaren
    2. Dean P Murray
    3. Mark M Cheser
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    5. Michael R Crosner
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    First of all, there are no points for a red light camera ticket. Secondly, you would not be entitled to a public defender. Public defenders are only available for charges which could result in jail or license suspension, and also depends upon income. Pleading guilty on the ticket is usually going to be cheaper than being hit for the same charge in court, because the Court can impose additional court fees and fines. So I am not sure if you are still eligible since you already went to court...

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  4. Can a bicyclist be ticketed for running a red light in New Jersey?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony J Van Zwaren
    2. Michael J Palumbo
    3. Mark M Cheser
    4. Adam Domenick Rumschlag
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    Bicyclists are subject to most of the same rukes of the road as are motor vehicles.

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  5. Speeding ticket NJ question

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Randall Philip Brett
    2. Douglas F Herring
    3. Michael Ross Shulman
    4. Anthony J Van Zwaren
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    In most cases, a speeding ticket can be amended as you say depending upon your driving history. However, there are circumstances where it cannot be done, such as speeding at a high rate, where most judges will require at least a 2 point conviction plus possible 10 day suspended license. If you have a clean record and have not plead to unsafe driving more than two times, then you might be offered the plea. However, it is best to check with a traffic attorney because in some counties you may do...

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  6. I plan to fight the ticket, what are my chances?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Anthony J Van Zwaren
    2. Michael L Pescatore
    3. Mark M Cheser
    4. J. Denise Carter
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    If you can challenge the officer on cross-examination based upon the failure to list a speed, and from what you say, whether the officer could actually testify that he clocked or verified your speed in some competent manner, you may have a chance of winning. Since he cited you for careless driving and not speeding, it would not be necessary to cite the speed, since careless driving is 2 points regardless of speed. If you do intend to fight this it is always best to have a lawyer with you, but...

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  7. What are my options to reduce points or dismiss on a speeding ticket?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Mark M Cheser
    2. David L Le Roy
    3. Anthony J Van Zwaren
    4. Michael L Pescatore
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    97 over 55 is a serious offense and it is unlikely you could plea down to a 0 point unsafe driving. In fact many judge s will order a 10 day suspension for that rate of speed regardless. However an attorney can certainly assist you in getting the best possible deal.

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  8. I RECEIVED A NOTICE FOR 12/19 TO APPEAR FOR A PRE ARRAIGNMENT CONFERENCE...THE NOTICE ALSO STATES APPLICATION IS DUE FOR PTI .

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. James Alexander Abate
    2. Anthony J Van Zwaren
    3. Jeffrey Anthony Skiendziul
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    This is not really a traffic/speeding issue. But I agree with an indictable offense you should have an attorney. You may also see if you qualify for a public defender.

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  9. Can the omission of a court date on my speeding ticket work in my defense?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony J Van Zwaren
    2. Steven Todd Keppler
    3. Mark M Cheser
    4. Ian Bloom
    5. Michael J Palumbo
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    I wouldn't rely on the fact that there was no printed court date on your notice. If there was no date for the offense, that would definitely be a material error. If you missed court, it might be a defense to lack of notice, but I don't think it makes the ticket itself facially invalid. This is a 2 point offense which could also be paid online if you were planning to plead guilty.

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  10. Divorce

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Anthony J Van Zwaren
    2. John B. D'Alessandro
    3. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
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    I cannot give you legal advice and this answer should not be considered substitution for legal advice, but the general principle is that a spouse is not responsible for debts incurred before the marriage, and likewise does not have a claim for any assets that were in the other spouse's possession before the date of marriage. Of course, these may be subject to the need to have proof, i.e. proof of when the debt was incurred. Tax debts incurrred during the marriage may be a joint debt for both...

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