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Severiano Emile Lisboa IV

Hackensack Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How can I pre-screen a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Eric M. Mark
    2. Severiano Emile Lisboa IV
    3. David Bradley
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. Mark M Cheser
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    Referrals from someone you trust are always helpful. You should also be aware that the law has increasingly become specialized as such you should look for an attorney who specializes in criminal law. For example you may want to look for a certified criminal trial attorney. More information as well as a list of certified criminal trial attorneys can be obtained from the New Jersey Judiciary’s web site. Thereafter I would make an appointment and interview the attorney(s) to determine which...

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  2. I am in violation of NJ 2c:20-11b(2) What is going to happen to me?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Severiano Emile Lisboa IV
    2. Eric M. Mark
    3. Yolanda Navarrete
    4. Mark M Cheser
    4 lawyer answers

    The mandatory minimums for a first offense are: fine of up to $1000, court costs, at least 10 days community service. The charge can be expunged from your record after 5 years. This offense is deportable / removable if you are not a U.S. citizen. Many non-mall towns may reduce this charge to an ordinance violation, while the super mall towns (Menlo Park / Paramus) usually have a zero tolerance policy. You should also be aware that many of these chain stores will send you a “bill” in the...

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  3. I have bench warrants in several counties for missing traffic court nd unpaid fines. how can i clear these up without doing time

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Alexander Abate
    2. Severiano Emile Lisboa IV
    3. Thomas Carroll Blauvelt
    4. Mark M Cheser
    5. Gregory M. Stokes
    5 lawyer answers

    The easiest way to begin clearing them up is to pay the bench warrant bail amount at the violations windows of each court. The judge likely set the bail amount at or slightly above what the maximum penalty for these violations would be, so that if and when you resolve the ticket(s) you can sign-over the bail money (assuming it was you that posted the bail) to satisfy the fines. Avoiding jail is another question. You do not list what type of tickets. Are they for driving while on the...

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  4. How possible is it to be convicted on drug charges for text messages that do not actually name drugs or the exchange of money?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3. Benjamin G Kelsen
    4. Eric M. Mark
    5. Severiano Emile Lisboa IV
    6. ···
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    Every narcotic related wiretap investigation I have handled over the last six years has involved a court order specifically requesting the incoming and outgoing text messages for a target’s phones. The police know that criminals text. Moreover, it is rare that a person dealing with narcotics over the phone will ever say “cocaine” or “marijuana.” It is usually always in “code”. 9 times out of 10 both the cops and the jury will be able to figure out the code. In sum I have seen many successful...

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  5. My brother was charged with 3rd degree felony and disorderly misconduct for putting gas in his car at work a few times,

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Severiano Emile Lisboa IV
    2. Kristy L. Bruce
    3. Eric M. Mark
    4. Christopher T Campbell
    5. Mark M Cheser
    5 lawyer answers

    More detail is necessary. It is unclear why the clerk would advise you that charges were diminished? Did he apply for; was he allowed to apply for; was he accepted into PTI; was the adverse PTI decision appealed? What county? Many courts have implemented a 6 month hit-list for cases not indicted within 6 months. Meaning that if the case is not resolved pre-indictment, or indicted within 6 months the presiding judge issues an order dismissing the case without prejudice. Thereafter the...

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  6. Why did my parents get arrested if they were paying welfare back?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Severiano Emile Lisboa IV
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Sarah Lynn White
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    Unfortunately, many state and federal agencies are very adept at this maneuver. The IRS for example is keen on sending IRS agents to your house to interview you about discrepancies on your tax filing. You admit to everything, enter into a repayment agreement - and then they hand over their entire file to the FBI. You get arrested. Then when you try to suppress your statements made to the IRS you realize you cannot since the IRS, welfare, unemployment etc. are not “cops” under the 5th and 4th...

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  7. I have a pending DUI in nj and i wonder if it can be dropped to a reckless or speeding?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mark M Cheser
    2. Severiano Emile Lisboa IV
    3. Eric M. Mark
    4. Yolanda Navarrete
    5. James Alexander Abate
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    Question: how are you going to loose your career? A dwi in NJ is a traffic ticket and does not show up on a criminal background check. Most medical boards that I have delt with are concerned about second and third offenders. Another issue is that many states do not like to give full faith and credit to an NJ refusal charge because it often violates their own state's constitution and motor vehicle regulations. For example in NJ if you ask to speak with an attorney before taking an alcotest you...

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  8. Indian Citizen in US with DUI (still in pre-trial discussion) entering UK?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Severiano Emile Lisboa IV
    2. Matthew R Schutz
    3. C. C. Abbott
    4. Christian Schmidt
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    Your question lacks some key information. First the the UK Boarder Agency changed it's policies After 2004. They will deny a visa to anyone convicted of "serious offenses abroad". As such Martha Stewart learned this the hard way when she was denied entry to the UK because of her obstruction of justice conviction. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jun/20/usa1. When you are inspected boarder officials most often run the chip in your passport, fingerprints etc. They will see any arrest...

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  9. Expungement. How long would expungement of one drug charge take perhaps in Bergen County system? Is there a range of fees?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Severiano Emile Lisboa IV
    2. Thomas Carroll Blauvelt
    3. Mark M Cheser
    3 lawyer answers

    An expungement can take up to eight months in Bergen county. You cannot expunge while on probation. After you complete probation you have to wait 5-10 years, 5 years for dp charges. Only simple possession is expungable. If you were convicted of distribution or intent, you are out of luck. You cannot expunge a prior conviction if you have a pending charge. Fees vary.

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  10. When having a simply assault charge do you have to wait five years to get it explungs

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Anthony Skiendziul
    2. Severiano Emile Lisboa IV
    3. Christopher T Campbell
    4. Mark M Cheser
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    Assuming that you have no other criminal convictions (prior or subsequent to this charge), if you plead guilty to or were found guilty of a Disorderly Persons Offense of Simple Assault or Petty Disorderly Persons Offense, you are required to wait 5 years, not from the date of conviction but from the date the sentence in completed for such conviction, i.e. the date probation if any was completed, fines were paid off etc. NJSA 2C:52-3. There is no earlier expungement for DP or PDPS.

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