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John Thomas Doyle

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  • What can I be charged for?

    Yesterday 4 friends and I went into this old house. There was no obvious signs of any occupants (tall grass, deteriorating int/ext, front and back doors were wide open, garbage and broken objects on the floor, piled up mail). So we just thought th...

    John’s Answer

    Burglary, trespass. Have your parents hire an attorney.

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  • What should i do? I need help asap!

    I got arrested by two detectives earlier today, while I was smoking marijuana while I'm walking and I had a marijuana blunt in my pocket, they they didn't read my rights at all. What should i do!

    John’s Answer

    Hire a defense attorney as soon as possible.

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  • Can a lawyer help me in this situation

    I was recently charged with burglary,theft movable property,possession of stolen property,criminal mischief I'm a minor I unintentionally purchased a stolen dirtbike for the possession of stolen property charge the burglary charge resulted in the...

    John’s Answer

    You definitely need a good defense lawyer ASAP. He can file any appropriate motions after reviewing discovery. You may be able to get some or all of the charges dismissed if you go to trial.

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  • Which route to take post conviction? appeal / PCR/ file an emergent appeal/ file motion for new trial?

    my friend was convicted in august 2014. he has 2.5 years of sentence left to serve. post his sentencing he filed a motion of appeal but appeal brief has not yet been submitted. Last month we have found strong exculpatory evidence that was not used...

    John’s Answer

    I would suggest filing a PCR motion or a full appeal. If he has a full 2 and a half years left on his sentence then there is plenty of time to obtain meaningful result. A PCR motion would be faster and less expensive. Hire a good defense attorney as soon as possible.

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  • Can you avoid jail time on 2nd degree theft in union county.

    Any possibility of getting house arrest or probation if u help authorities and plea guilty and also pay fines.

    John’s Answer

    Anything is possible. Hire a good defense attorney ASAP for best results.

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  • Bail Motion

    If someone bail was already lowered at the video court can a defense lawyer file for a bail motion to have it lowered or judge won't allow it because it was already lowered at the video court

    John’s Answer

    Your bail can always be lowered through a bail motion if you have an attorney armed with factors that support his motion. You can file one every 30 days. Hire an attorney ASAP for your bail and your case.

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  • I am 17 and was charged with 4th degree theft and have no criminal past what. Am I looking at for a nj punishment

    i was 16 when this happened but now 17 with no criminal history

    John’s Answer

    You are looking at potentially 18 months jail time. However, I would have your parents hire a good defense lawyer who handles juvenile cases as well. He could help you obtain a probationary sentence or maybe even a dismissal.

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  • Is a MJ possession a misdemeanor?

    Im just curious since i know a few people who got caught with little amounts of Mary Jane. I know its not a felony but is it a misdemeanor? How difficult to get a CD with a lawyer? Also, i know one caught in NYC with it. For the background check, ...

    John’s Answer

    Marijuana possession in Nj is considered a disorderly persons offense. NJ does not have felonies and misdemeanors. The arrest will show up in most background checks. I would recommend obtaining an attorney to fight the charge ASAP because it is not something you want on your record as an arrest or a conviction.

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