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  • I would like to know how much it is to get a lawyer or should she just get a public defender

    My daughter was charged with drug possession in a school zone in 2013 she was 23 yrs old. She was in Monmouth County jail for 186 days and released with probation and fines. She got her fines from $3750.00 down to $1850.00, but when she was unable...

    Mark’s Answer

    She violated probation and can do the max for the original sentence. use the attorney she had for the original case who knows the case best.

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  • Could they possibly extend my PTI since I only had a month left? Or will they put me on probation? Can I still get a license?

    I was put on PTI last March for a theft and Klonopin charge. Both are felonies. The judge was kind enough to grant me Post Trial Intervention with the terms that if I completed the program my charges would go away. Since I am currently in school f...

    Mark’s Answer

    You had to have an attorney for the PTI talk to that attorney.

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  • How difficult will it be to extend PTI under these circumstances?

    I was put on PTI last March for a theft and Klonopin charge. Both are felonies. The judge was kind enough to grant me Post Trial Intervention with the terms that if I completed the program my charges would go away. Since I am currently in school f...

    Mark’s Answer

    it is up to the Judge. The prosecutor has his say also. Speak to the attorney you used for the PTI. Put a package together and hope for the best.

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  • What is the charges for a $288 shoplifting? Am I going to jail?

    I was caught at Macy's with 288 dollars items shoplifting and then they make me sign papers that I'll never be able to enter any Macy for three years and they took my id, phone, and wallet. Later two police officers come to the room I'm an and ask...

    Mark’s Answer

    No jail. But it can ruin your record. Think about an attorney.

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  • What would be the consequences if they reenter USA ? If they found guilty will they able to enter the USA in the future ?

    Parents got arrested , fingerprinted and mugshots taken. They have been arrested of shoplifting in Kearny NJ and the goods was worth 100 and 60 dollars each. They got two separate tickets. They are on a tourist visa. We had a court date today an...

    Mark’s Answer

    You need to speak to an immigration attorney. Much more information is needed. I have never heard of a 9 month delay on a municipal matter. A speedy trial motion may help. Are you such they did not get a CD and the Sept. date is the date to dismiss the charge. If that is so there may be another problem. First they may be on probation, second they pleaded guilty to get into the CD program.

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  • Can I get my record expunged?

    I was arrested in 2007/2008 and went to prison for a official misconduct /theft deception charge I served time and have been out since I admit I did a horrible crime I am still paying the price I have not been able to get hired for a job.

    Mark’s Answer

    2C:52-2 bars expungement for any public office holder if the crime touched on the office, So more information is needed. You need to wait ten years from the end of your sentence regardless,

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  • Can I just pay the ticket without getting points on my license or increase on my car insurance?

    I recently received a speeding ticket in Plainboro, NJ. This is a Speeding Ticket of ( 39:4-98 .29)

    Mark’s Answer

    See the answer to your other post. If you pay it is a guilty plea and 5 points. Think about an attorney.

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  • 1) Can I just pay this online and not receive points on my license; If I pay the fine, will it affect my current car insurance

    I was traveling along Mapleton Road in Princeton, NJ and unfortunately, I was speeding cause i was in a hurry to get my wife to a restaurant or place to eat as she is diabetic and was having a low blood sugar episode. That being said, a police...

    Mark’s Answer

    If you pay the ticket it is a guilty plea. Your post is unclear. You say 30 over which is 5 points and then 70 in a 45 which is 25 over and only 4 points. The points stay on your license and are reduced 3 points per year for each future year you go without a ticket. But the insurance eligibility points stay on for three years and then fall off. You would likely be able to reduce the 5 points to 4 or a 4 pointer to 2 on your own in court but to get to 0 you would need an attorney. figure the attorney could get to 2 if it is 5 and 0 if it is 4. The emergency may help reduce points but the law is clear you cannot speed even in an emergency.

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  • Can they take my federal tax return for a civil judgment against me for unpaid license surcharges?

    Failure to pay surcharges for license to state resulted in civil judgment. Can they take my federal tax return? Or garnish it? I know once it gets into a bank account they can and I also know they can take my state refund. But mainly asking about ...

    Mark’s Answer

    This is a collections question. I do not know.

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  • Do I give evidence that would support a defendants innocence to the state prosecutor, given Brady Disclosure?

    The Prosecution side of a case has missing pieces of information that would represent the defendant in a state case differently in what his association is to the presumptive crime. His indictments are serious drug charges. I do wish an innocent...

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    A criminal defense attorney is free to arrange any kind of payment terms. You may find one that will work as you suggest. Call around. Contact his PD and provide the information. The PD knows what to do with it.

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