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  • Did I break the law?

    I had consenting sex with a girl who claimed to be 20 but turned out to be 17. I'm not in any position of authority over her so according to NJ law she would have to be under 16 for a crime to have occurred if I am correct. But could a charge like...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Technically, yes, you could be charged with endangering, but you probably would not. It be by debauching her morals. You're clear of a sexual assault charge, though.

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  • Jail time on first offense.

    I was driving to ocean city nj to pick up my fiance. Stupid me i had taken plates off a car that was for sale about a year back and placed them on my car. I was pulled over and arrested for having stolen plates on my car. I have no criminal histor...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You will most likely not go to jail. You could, possibly, but it's highly unlikely. Call a lawyer. It's always better to have someone who knows what they're doing handling your case for you.

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  • How much time can you get for eluding the cops , giving false information, in nj ?

    my ex boyfriend stole my car so I reported it stolen then the cops try to pull him over but he didnt stop then he totaled my car.

    Christopher’s Answer

    That's not good. The eluding would be a second degree, which exposes him to a presumptive incarceration of 5-10 years in state prison. The false information is the least of his problems.

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  • Can I represent myself and how serious is 2c:20-3a

    old employer is stating money missing over a week span. That I was the only one with access to register and keys. This is untrue was not register person and all employees had access to keys. How to defend and can I sue? They filled a complaint aft...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You can always represent yourself. But you can also always give yourself a haircut. You'll get the job done, but it would turn out better if you had a professional do it for you.

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  • PTI ENROLLMENT

    My case got transferred from Municipal court to Superior court, I want to enroll in PTI. Should i wait to enroll at the first appearance or do it before it? And also is there any consequences by taking PTI?

    Christopher’s Answer

    First, call a lawyer. Second, depending on the type of case, you might want to wait until there is a court date to apply, but defer to your lawyer. Who knows? The case could still be remanded to municipal court. The consequence of enrolling in PTI if you are accepted (remember, it's not automatic) is that the case will be dismissed in about a year or so if you don't commit any new offenses, no positive drug tests, pay all the fines, etc. However, you can only get it once.

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  • In NJ, for job application purposes, is a Disorderly Person's conviction considered a "criminal conviction?"

    I have been offered a job and need to complete the application before being hired. On the application there is a question that reads "Have any criminal convictions? Y or N." It is my understanding that in NJ, the word "crime" relates specifically ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Actually no, a disorderly persons charge in NJ is an "offense" under the laws of NJ. A "crime" is something that makes your punishment over 1 year in jail/prison. A DP does not do that.

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  • My boyfriend sold things of value over $10,000 to someone and because he didn't have his drivers license I gave the guy mine.

    Now we are being charged with theft by deception in the 3rd° because the guy is claiming that there were items missing and items that were not real. My boyfriend is going to say that I had nothing to do with this that I just gave my drivers licens...

    Christopher’s Answer

    I remember before the economy took a dive when this would have been called a breach of contract. Odds are if he pleads guilty and says you had nothing to do with it, you will be dismissed. The problem is that you were a part of it and someone is out an amount of money. They might try to hold you in it because he might not be able to pay what he owes back.

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  • Will anything show up in my background check?

    I was arrested for shoplifting and out on conditional dismissal and my probation will be over this October after which I will have to wait 6 months before getting my arrest expunged since I will not have a conviction. Currently I am a college stud...

    Christopher’s Answer

    the fact that you were charge would show up, but it will show that it was dismissed.

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  • Do you have to go into the prosectors office yo drop charges or can they bring the papers to your home to drop charges

    Someone I know says she dropped charges when the prosectors brought the papers to her house & she dropped them something smells like bullshit

    Christopher’s Answer

    The smell is probably correct. Unless she was the victim of something pretty bad and she didn't want them dropped, it is unlikely that they would come to her house.

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  • How does a charge show up in a background check before completion of PTI?

    Is the charge active and pending or is there just an arrest record? I was charged with 4th Degree Criminal Coercion in 2011. In 2012 I was admitted into PTI for a term of 3 years. I am applying for employment in a hospital and I'm not sur...

    Christopher’s Answer

    It will show up as an open and pending charge until you finish PTI and it is dismissed. Then it will still show up, but it will show up that you were charged and that it was dismissed.

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