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  • What can I expect to happen in my 6 month review court date and will I be drug tested?

    I was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana (.5 grams) but it was my second offense so I had already used my conditional discharge. I had a lawyer and got no jail time, no probation, and got to keep my license but the judge wanted to se...

    Christopher’s Answer

    It sounds like you are on some type of deferred sentence or non reporting probation. Expect to be drug tested on that date. And FYI marijuana stays in your system for up to a month.

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  • Will this violate my conditonal discharge if I just pay them and get it out the way? I heard I can't get any tickets at all.

    I was placed on a conditional discharge, and have yet to receive anything from the court or probationary office of when I have to visit, etc. but I do know that was the plead agreement, due to the fact I was caught in possession of a narcotic in a...

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    The motor vehicle tickets should not violate the conditional discharge. They will contact you at some point and drug test you. Marijuana stays in your system for about a month. A dirty urine will violate it. Beware.

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  • Could I get jail time for the new charge for the vop when I already finish my term I just couldn't pay my fine by whats the law

    I got a vop for a new charge I did a 364 and 3 years probation from 2011 I did my 364 and 3 years probation in 2014 now my probation got extended because I didn't finish paying my fine I got a new charge in 2015

    Christopher’s Answer

    Violations of probation are weird. When you are sentenced on one, it is a whole new sentence. So theoretically you can be on probation forever if you keep violating it. That never happens, though. But what does happen is that if you owe a decent amount of money and you are discharged from probation, probation still tries to get the money out of you. The was the law works is that if you don't pay, the judge could still put you in jail, but it is not considered a violation of probation.

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  • What is the difference between Expungement vs dismissal vs conditional discharge & which one results in having no record ?

    This is a question about the N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A(4) charge for a first time offender in Midland Park, NJ that is 20 years old. What is the difference between Expungement vs dismissal vs conditional discharge & which one results in having no record...

    Christopher’s Answer

    A conditional discharge results in a dismissal. An expungement makes it so that the record of your arrest/charge cannot be seen by or reported by almost anyone. The expungement is a separate process that does not happen automatically.

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  • What would be the out come for him ? What can he do to avoid jail time if possible

    OK so a friend of mine was an employee at walmart and he stole $1,040.00 out of the cash register he's 21 but has a clean record. They also may have footage

    Christopher’s Answer

    Although it is an indictable crime, it may still be sent back to municipal court. If not, he could probably get into the pre-trial intervention program and avoid a conviction.

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  • 3rd DUI in NJ with extreme circumstances. Had a full restraining order on a person who attacked me car was parked when police

    Thanks for taking the time to review this. I'm in search of legal advice and most certainly WILL be retaining an attorney however I need some info prior to choosing one. So here is my story. 1st DUI is over 10 years old. Arrest 8/26/05 lost licens...

    Christopher’s Answer

    There is an emergency exception to DWIs, but it is very fact-specific. You had to have been driving to get away from someone who was going to cause you harm. That may not apply here, but then again, it could.

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  • I need an expungement quickly in February the latest thank you.

    My name is Jeff, I made a small dumb mistake a few years back never had any trouble I need an expungement done looking around in the middlesex county area dont want to go far I live in Carteret. Looking in woodbridge area would be ideal. I need th...

    Christopher’s Answer

    First of all, an expungement can be done in the county where you live or where it happened. As for having it finished by the end of February? That will not happen. Expungements take months. Even with overnight service of all of the letters that have to go out to everyone, the court system has to review things and get things signed and schedule dates. And there is always some problem or setback that requires something to be resubmitted.

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  • Would it be a good idea to reopen the case since its been 7 years and he has moved on with his life.

    When I was 10, I was raped and abuse mentally by my biological father. The case was dismissed for lack of evidence. I was supposed to testify when I was 13. I never had the chance to. I am now 17. My biological father, the one who raped me, never...

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    You should contact the prosecutor's office in the county where he was prosecuted. It's possible that the case was dismissed without prejudice, meaning that it could be reopened in the future. If so, the prosecutor's office could decide to reopen it. However, if it was dismissed WITH prejudice, there is no way to reopen it.

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  • EXPUNGEMENT HELP

    Let me re ask my question due to much confusion. I need an expungement process to begin no later than February for me. I made a mistake about 4 -5 years back. Details are as follows I took an iPad $399.99. Shortly after that I returned it brand ne...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Hopefully it was 5 years ago and not 4. It sounds like you got a disorderly persons offense, which takes 5 years before you can expunge. That aside, court appearances for expungements are rare, so distance shouldn't matter all that much.

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  • How can they do this just ignore my plea for medical attention until they were done? I had extensive surgery less than six month

    I was pulled over by a officer he said image the turn wide I told h I had cardoi thurasic surgery and my left arm was damaged and I was experiencing chest pain they made me try a field sobriety test and by this time my chest pain was sever and cou...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Anything to get credit for a DWI arrest. There are protocols and procedures that are in place for medical issues, but DWI arrests are the most important thing in the world for police. You'll need medical records from before and immediately after the arrest to show that you were having a medical problem at the time. The DWI is a 3 month loss of license, but the refusal is another 7-12 month loss, possibly on top of the 3 months.

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