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  • First time offender?

    What is a 3flat? HOw much time will someone serve on a 3flat and when can they be eligible for parole. Also can they apply for ISP if so how long is that process and how much time do they have to do to get out on ISP?

    Travis’s Answer

    Dean is correct, usually on a three flat you are eligible for parole in about 9 months. With regards to ISP, you need to apply and be accepted into the program but usually you have to serve at least 90 days before you can get into the program and be released.

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  • Is it possible to avoid jail time?

    If you are have a clean record, never been in no trouble with the law but you were charged with a 3rd degree felony for insurance fraud and your a first time offender is it possible your lawyer can fight off the possibility of jail time?

    Travis’s Answer

    Yes. You sound like a good candidate for the pre-trial intervention (PTI) program. This will allow you to avoid jail and a felony charge on your record. Either way, even if you are convicted of a third degree crime, there is a presumption of non-incarceration for first time offenders. As a result, it is very unlikely you'll be sentenced to jail time.

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  • If found guilty of a criminal offense, will a judge take in consideration that I've never been in trouble before?

    I was charged with Robbery , This is my first time ever being in handcuffs, I'm a student in college, and I have a job. Will that matter because I know if found guilty, my life is over. I can no longer take out loans for school or do anything beca...

    Travis’s Answer

    Yes, the fact that you have no prior criminal history is a major factor. Unfortunately, because the charges are extremely serious (robbery), you still may be looking at a state prison sentence if convicted. It is imperative that you hire an experienced criminal trial lawyer to combat these charges. Best of luck.

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  • A 1368 passed senate + assembly, will Christie sign it

    If he does, how do I apply for interlock device

    Travis’s Answer

    I am hearing that Christie may not sign it anyway. We'll see if it actually becomes law.

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  • Do I have to disclose a misdemeanor as "convicted of crime" on job application?

    I am training to be a professional counselor and would like to apply to some jobs in schools. I have a misdemeanor which is a defiant trespassing ticket. On an application, must I disclose this as "convicted of crime"? Technically, I'm not sure if...

    Travis’s Answer

    Yes, this is a disorderly persons offense and will show up on a criminal case history (known as "CCH") background check so you should disclose it.

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  • What do I do?

    I was arrested for possession of illegal substances and drug paraphernalia. I'm legitimately not a drug user but was in the house of a (at the time) friend going through serious issues. I just got summoned to a pre-indictment conference and have n...

    Travis’s Answer

    You need to get an attorney right away. You are facing indictable (felony) charges so they are very serious.

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  • For a CDS offense, can I get a conditional discharge without a plea? I need this my attorney says no but another atty said yes.

    For a CDS offense, can I get a conditional discharge without a plea? I need this my attorney says no but another atty said yes.For a CDS offense, can I get a conditional discharge without a plea? I need this my attorney says no but another atty ...

    Travis’s Answer

    Yes, you can get a conditional discharge without a guilty plea. However, you can't get a conditional dismissal without a guilty plea. Maybe you are confused about which program you are applying for.

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  • Can my mom legally place a restraining order on my boyfriend? Can he get in trouble for "intruding"?

    At about 1am on December 27, 2014, I snuck my boyfriend into my parent's house and up into my room. He's 19 and I am 16. We were born 3 years, 8 months, and 20 days apart. My parent's found out and messaged this threat to him around 7:40pm on that...

    Travis’s Answer

    No. In order to establish jurisdiction for a restraining order under the domestic violence act, the parties must be related, be in a dating relationship now or in the past, or have lived together. It doesn't like your parents can satisfy any of those elements to establish jurisdiction for a restraining order.

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  • I need to know how long does a complaint warrant stand? expire? how long before a defendant is brought to court once in custody?

    my man has been incarcerated since 9/29/13 on an unrelated charge. In September of 2014 he went before parole and was told that on 6/16/14 a complaint warrant was issued in his name which stopped him from being eligible for parole. I was told by ...

    Travis’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues above, you need to file a motion for a speedy trial which will force them to indict the case.

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  • If I was to use a fake ID to get into an over 21 only event, and I am under 21, what charges would be brought against me?

    I am just wondering what charges would be brought against me for using a fake ID but not purchasing alcohol and what the legal consequences would be.

    Travis’s Answer

    Possession of a fake ID is a criminal charge in New Jersey known as a disorderly persons offense. You would be facing a permanent criminal charge on your record, up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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