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Ronald P Mondello

Ronald Mondello’s Answers

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  • What happens if you fail the initial drug test on the PTI interview though the indictment is for aggravated assaut third degree?

    Brother endicted on Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (hockey stick) - He hit his cousin during an alercation with a hockey stick in self defense.

    Ronald’s Answer

    Your brother needs to discuss this with his probation officer and BEG for another chance. The good news is that probation probably did not start yet. It starts when he signs and agrees to the conditions of probation. Perhaps inpatient?

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  • Can convicted sex offender sue me for making neighbors aware of his conviction?

    I found out there was a convicted sex offender , with custody of his children, in my neighborhood and informed the neighbors whose children were spending time with him and his children . Now he says he is suing me for harassment. It wasn't done m...

    Ronald’s Answer

    Sex offenders must register as sex offenders in NJ. There is a database where you can search for such information. The information is public. He can not sue you for civil damages if he is in this database. If he files a disorderly persons offense against you, I believe you win. Confirm that he is indeed a sex offender with the county prosecutor's office. Your neighbors with children have a right to know. On the otherhand, if you are mistaken you owe him a very big apology.

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  • Have 2 convictions for cocaine possesion actually did jail time can i get a real estate licence ?

    think i covered it

    Ronald’s Answer

    • Selected as best answer

    Probably NOT...see below:
    The law provides that an applicant for a real estate license must establish their general good character, honesty, trustworthiness and integrity. Thus, convictions for shoplifting or other offenses, or convictions for the offenses specified in N.J.S.A. 45:15-12.1 which occurred more than five years ago, or the loss of a real estate or other professional license for cause, may constitute grounds for the denial of a license application under N.J.S.A. 45:15-9.Consequently, the Commission considers the date and nature of all convictions and other indicia of the applicant’s character, honesty, trustworthiness and integrity when evaluating an applicant’s qualifications for licensure.

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  • I got.caught shoplifting 1200 worth of clothe and a possesion charge

    Im a minor

    Ronald’s Answer

    As a juvenile, you have not committed a crime. You are being adjudicated as delinquent. If you have no prior delinquencies, in all likehood you will receive probation or a period of adjustment. Your proceedings are not open to the public and you should refrain from making it public. Contact an attorney in your area who represents defendants in juvenile court or apply for the public defender if you cannot afford one.

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  • Do you think this new immigration reform President Obama wants to pass the path to citizenship will pass any time soon?

    Do you guys have any ideia whose going to qualify for it?

    Ronald’s Answer

    All of this is pure speculation but the fact that 4 Repulican US Senators and 4 Democrat US Senators are FIRMLY in support of CIR as compared to McCain and Kennedy in 2007 means a lot. The Republicans understand (especially Romney) that their party will continue to lose unless something is done with CIR. Most people WITHOUT serious crimes will be eligible. I am a betting man. I say as early as this summer. You will obtain "probationary legal status" (work permit and no deportation) fairly quickly. The path to citizenship will take a very long time. My best guess having watched for a VERY long time.

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  • After Shoplifting, Immigration issues.

    I'm a green card holder since 2009. I was convicted shoplifting in november 2012 and served 1day community service and attended a class. I have 6 month probation and the court said it will be sealed after. I have been out of countries a couple t...

    Ronald’s Answer

    If you pled guilty to shoplifting as a NJ disorderly persons offense, you cannot expunge your record for 5 years. If there was some "other" form of resolution b/w you and the prosecutor, meaning they held the charge contemplating dismissal, then you are golden. See www.njcrimmigration.com for a shoplifitng opinion.

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  • Can i file a motion to reopen an expunged case, to obtain a certified court disposition, and how long the process takes in nj ?

    USCIS is holding my application for pending a submition of a certified court disposition. The case in question was dismissed through PTI and consequently expunged since 2006.

    Ronald’s Answer

    If your case was dismissed as a result of PTI, you cannot expunge the fact that you were admitted to a "diversionary treatment program" (i.e., the PTI). Only the arrest can be expunged. You can obtain a record of the PTI dismissal from the Criminal Division Manager's office. Are you sure is was PTI and not Conditional Discharge? See www.njcrimmigration.com

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  • I have a court appearance and am charged with DUI and Reckless Driving.

    I am currently going through my immigration application, I-797C permanent residency. Is it possible that I can be deported due to these convictions, or if I received jail time can I be deported as a result?

    Ronald’s Answer

    A "Plain Vanilla" DWI will typically NOT affect your adjustment of status. If there are other factors involved with your DWI (an accident resulting injury, for example) then the game changes. If there are several DWI's you run the risk of being classified as a "habitual drunkard" and are thus inadmissible. Please see www.njcrimmigration.com.

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  • Immigration law

    If convicted of a minor disorderly persons offence that falls under the CIMT definition i.e. simple assault with bias is there a provision in immigration law that allows for n-400 naturalization inspite of conviction?

    Ronald’s Answer

    Simple Assault in and of itself is not a CIMT. I am curious exactly how you have determined it is CIMT. There is no provision for bias in NJSA 2C:12-1a. Are you sure you pled guilty to a disorderly persons offense? SEE www.njcrimmigration.com for detailed opinions.

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  • My husband was deported in August and retuned illegal this month, what can we do to get him back here legally! PLEASE HELP!!

    my husband was deported in august , he was picked up in 2005 by immigration at a random search, he was release on bail and he never got his court appearance and the lawyer said he never recieved on so he went to New jersey , he was picked up in ...

    Ronald’s Answer

    Sounds like you will FIRST need to attempt to reopen the deportation order. Many questions unanswered. Why did he not go to immigraion court? If your answer truly is that he did not know. Does the government have proof that he was served with the notice to apprear in court. He could face federal charges for this illegal "re-entry". I am in Kinnelon near by. 973-838-3500. Good luck!

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