The bottom line is that you can be sentenced to up to 5 years probation on a 4th degree offense.
On its face, your lawyer got the offense down from a 1st degree (most serious indictable offense in NJ) to a 4th degree offense (least serious indictable offense in NJ), which is a GREAT result. You also NEVER would have gotten PTI on a 1st degree charge, which may be why your lawyer didn't even have you apply.
Perhaps start with the lawyer that represented you and see if he/she can your...
Yes, if you take an online driving course, the 2 points will be removed from your NJ driver's abstract. You can then supply the completion form to your insurance company so as to avoid any effect on your premium.
Just make sure to read the fine print before you decide to take the course - sometimes NJ MVC will put you on "probation" for a period of time after you take one of their courses and if you get any additional tickets, they can suspend your license.
More information is needed to accurately answer this question, but based on what you have posted....
YES, both counties can prosecute him for eluding even if the offenses happened on the same day, assuming they are separate offenses. For example, if he eluded officers in Essex County at some point earlier in the day and was charged and then went back out and eluded officers in Middlesex County at some point later in the day and was charged again, they are separate offenses. There was a...
There are a few things that you need to consider. First and foremost, as my colleagues have indicated, there is never a 100% chance that you will anything. Issues can always arise. Second, you need to consider whether the defendants have any money to pay a civil verdict. This last consideration may also affect whether an attorney will be willing to take the case, since most personal injury-type civil suits are handled on a contingency basis (meaning that the attorney only gets paid if the...
Those are very serious charges with very serious penalties. If you can't afford a private lawyer, he should apply for the Public Defender immediately. He can fill out a "5A" application in the jail.
Fees can vary drastically depending on a host of factors, including the seriousness of your charges.
If you want to apply for a Public Defender, you can certainly do that when you go to court. You will likely appear for an "intake" appointment first - if you advise them that you want a Public Defender, they will provide you with the appropriate paperwork and review your application.
You can apply to have your probation transferred to Georgia - just ask for an application the next time you report. You may have to stay here while the application is reviewed, but certainly not for the next 2 1/2 years.
If it was merely an oversight / banking error on your part, then you don't possess the "mens rea" necessary for a conviction. If you pay the money back prior to appearing in court, it also shows good faith on your part. Bottom line however, there is the possibility that you will end up with a criminal conviction if you plead guilty. You may want to hire an attorney or apply for the public defender to ensure that you put yourself in the best position.
I changed your practice area to "Criminal Defense," which will likely assist you in getting more helpful responses.
As to your question, it is likely that the potential employer ran your background and saw the arrest for Criminal Sexual Contact (a fourth degree crime - felony equivalent), which was obviously downgraded when you pled guilty to Simple Assault (a disorderly persons offense - misdemeanor equivalent). However, what most laypeople do not understand is that the arrest and original...
As Mr. Mark stated, if the federal government is handling his bank robbery case, then it will likely prosecuted through the federal system - not the state system. Federal laws differ from the laws of the State of New Jersey, so your best bet is to hire an attorney that is licensed to handle both federal and state cases and can work to resolve everything at once.
There would also be no way to tell how much time he'd be facing without knowing his background and the specifics of all of his...