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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 ...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    If you have not had pti or a prior cond. discharge in this or any other state yes you can

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  • My mother is trying to fix her immigration papers so she hired this lady, she said she had connection with ice so she Said pay

    Me 2000$ and it has been 8 years and still nothing just excuses every time we talk. She has all my info and receipts. What can I do...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    Sue her for fraud and ask county prosecutor or FBI to go after her.

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  • Second dui in nj

    I was just recently pulled over and arrested for my second DUI in 2 years. I am 25 years old, male. The state trooper who has pulled me over claims that I was driving carelessly which prompted the stop. He claims to smel alcohol and performed the ...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    I agree with most of the above. However, you seem to imply that you had a DWI conviction somewhere else. If that's true this will likely count as a conviction in NJ. You would face a mandatory 6 more months in jail and other penalties.

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  • Cell Phone while driving (3rd time)

    I was driving on my cell phone and a police pulled me over. The police gave me a ticket and told me that now all cell phone while driving tickets must show up to court. But he couldn't give me any specifics on the penalties. I believe this is ...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    39:4-97.3 states that a third offense can result in a fine between $600-$800, 3 points, and up to 90 days loss of license. You need a lawyer.

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  • What constitutes "fleeing justice" in NJ criminal code 2C:1-6(f)?

    I'm trying to understand if this would include running away from a crime scene (not murder) before police arrive, but witnesses present. Would this be similar to escape and if so, what are the statutes or criminal codes that would define "escape"?...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    I agree with the other answers. If you are only a witness there is no criminal offense. If you are involved in the offense running will not be any help to you. Either situation is not an escape since you were not arrested.

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  • Should we file for bankruptcy for mostly mortgage and car debt and little credit card debt.

    I am co-signer on a home in AL I can no longer afford to keep. It's currently rented until Feb. 2015. I relocated to NJ 6 months ago and live in my mother's house which I also co-signed. I have 2 cars and only need 1 (going through separation)....

    Mitchell’s Answer

    If you can sell the house in Alabama and the extra car you are much better off than filing bankruptcy. On the bankruptcy petition you MUST list ALL YOUR ASSETS, including the interest in the house in NJ. The house in NJ may or may not be affected; it depends on whether the trustee finds your interest in the house is worth some money. You could consider a chapter 13 plan which permits reduced payments over time.

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  • Will they issue me a passport if their is a warrant for my arrest

    Received my passport and I just was rejected by a job because of an open warrant in Maryland . A rental car place put it down as a stolen vehicle but it was returned

    Mitchell’s Answer

    This is a serious charge that must be taken care of in Maryland. I don't know if you get a passport, but upon your return customs will likely arrest you and the Marshal's service will take you to Maryland-in custody.

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  • Can I travel to Mexico and back for honeymoon when you have arrest warrant

    This arrest warrant was placed in 2008 in the state of Maryland . I live in nj. I believe it was a family member that had my personal information .

    Mitchell’s Answer

    On your way back from Mexico you will go through US Customs. They can do a criminal history check on their computer. I don't know if they will arrest you, but if it is a serious offense they will. I would clear up the warrant-usually posting bail will suffice-and get an official record from the Maryland court showing that the court has removed the warrant, with a court seal on it.

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  • Question about surcharge

    So i get a speeding ticket $105. 15 over. 4pts i get another one $105 4pts ticket 13 months later. 1 month over a year. How come i get a $200 surcharge when DMV points are at 5 as of now? on a side note, traffic ticket v...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    If you go a full year without any other moving violations 3 points are removed from your driving record.
    If you had no moving violations between the first speeding ticket and the second ticket you should get three points removed. Or you can go for another full year without a moving violation and three points will be removed. By the way, traffic and speeding tickets are treated the same as far as points are concerned. Did anyone advise you of unsafe operation, where you get 0 points but pay a much bigger fine?

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  • Will a shoplifting case which happened in 2005 in NJ lead to the refuse of US visa?

    In 2005 I was in the USA and I had J-1 visa, but I made shoplifting, the sum was 109 S, There was a preliminary court ( the judge sentenced me to 2 weeks of jail, 409 dollars of fine and community services), after that there was appointed one mor...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    You need an immigration lawyer and/or a criminal defense lawyer. As a criminal defense lawyer I would review the facts and records of the case and see if the conviction can be removed. My questions would start with were you represented b y a lawyer? Were you warned of the consequences of a conviction? An immigration lawyer has to accept the fact of conviction; a criminal defense lawyer tries to remove the conviction.

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