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Rocco C. Cipparone Jr.

Haddon Heights Federal Crime Lawyer.

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  1. What happens if a person is in a massage parlor that gets raided?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Rocco C. Cipparone Jr.
    2. Eric M. Mark
    3. Mark M Cheser
    4. Jennifer Diem-Trang Le
    4 lawyer answers

    The potential ramifications depend on the specific charges that are filed against the person, and equally importantly whether the state can prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. As a certified criminal trial attorney in NJ (NJ Supreme Court Bd. on Attorney Certification) and a former federal prosecutor, I emphasize that it is important to examine every case with exacting scrutiny concerning whether the State can prove its case. Merely being present in a location in which illegal activity...

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  2. Shoplifting charge, $9 item. No Police called. I'm very nervous

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Robert Anthony Bianchi
    2. Mark M Cheser
    3. Stefanie Zarych
    4. Howard Woodley Bailey
    5. Rocco C. Cipparone Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    The facts of each case are different of course and it is difficult to assess a situation without a full consultation with an experienced attorney. I encourage you do do so if you remain nervous and certainly if you are charged. Generally speaking only, I personally have not seen a client actually sued for the civil penalty in the almost 22 years I have been in private practice once I left my position as a federal prosecutor.

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  3. Will Threatening 2nd Deg, Criminal Trespass 1st degree prevent me from owning a gun in CT or NJ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Keith Scott Massey Jr
    2. Rocco C. Cipparone Jr.
    3. Mark M Cheser
    3 lawyer answers

    You did not mention if these charges resulted in convictions or not. If they did And either one is a felony, you cannot possess a gun under either New Jersey or federal law, and doing so would be a crime in NJ and a federal crime no matter in which State it occurs. If the charges were dismissed or you were found not guilty, you may want to consider seeking an expungement of the record of the charges, and there is no waiting period. If you were convicted of specific charges, you should...

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  4. Will copies of text messages from the woman to the defendent. Admitting she had falsely had him arrested in the past. Help now.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Yolanda Navarrete
    2. Eric M. Mark
    3. Mark M Cheser
    4. Rocco C. Cipparone Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    It is important that any text and voicemail messages be preserved so they potentially can be used as evidence affirmatively, or to cross-examine the wife regarding her credibility in any criminal or other trial or hearing. It also is best if they are preserved in their original format and are kept as pristine as possible. It is important for your son to seek an attorney with the experience and expertise needed effectively to marshal defense resources (the physical evidence you describe as...

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  5. Can I get charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver 2 grams of marijuana if it was not intended to be sold.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    2. Richard Sandford Parrotte
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    4. Rocco C. Cipparone Jr.
    5. Matthew Vernon Silva
    5 lawyer answers

    Your question is posted in federal crimes as the topic. I am not a North Carolina attorney, but I do practice in multiple federal jurisdictions. Generally speaking, however, in either state or federal court, even if a person is not caught in the act of selling drugs, he or she can be charged with the possession with intent to distribute. The prosecution still has to prove the crime, which requires specific intent, and in that scenario the surrounding facts and circumstances are very...

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  6. Is a 4th degree computer theft crime a felony in NJ?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Eric M. Mark
    2. Marcie Lynn Mackolin
    3. Mark M Cheser
    4. Rocco C. Cipparone Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    A fourth degree indictable offense is a felony, which is defined as a crime punishable for more than one year. Although you were denied PTI, there is a provision for expungement of certain convictions in New Jrsey. To determine if you are eliible, you should contact an experienced attorney who handles expungements. You may contact us through our website contact link at www.Cipparonelaw.com, or by telephone at 856-547-2100.

  7. Is it possible to over turn a plead of guilty for a murder case?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Rocco C. Cipparone Jr.
    2. Adam D. Zucker
    2 lawyer answers

    The answer to this question is highly fact sensitive and the law regarding challenging convictions, especially one occurring so long ago, can be complex. It may legally be possible to challenge the guilty plea conviction, but before an attorney competently can answer that question he or/she would need to know many more facts about the matter and analyze those facts in light of the applicable law. If the conviction successfully is challenged then the defendant can be brought to trial again if...

  8. Am I able to have my record expunged?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Herbert J Tan
    2. Mark M Cheser
    3. Rocco C. Cipparone Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    New jersey does have an expungement procedure including for many third degree offenses. Any prior criminal history as well as any subsequent criminal history and the length of time that has passed since the convctions sought to be expunged is important to the analysis of whether convictions can be expunged. Each situation is different and you should consult with an experienced attorney to make the determination. You can contact the Law Offices of Rocco C. CIpaprone Jr. at 856-547-2100, or...

  9. What is the status of a person who is accused of conspiracy to sell cocaine, the event was for about 17 to19 years?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Rosalyn Cary Charles
    2. John G Koufos
    3. Rocco C. Cipparone Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer as to whether the prosecution can proceed forward either legally or practically depends on a number of factors. There may be an applicable statute of limitiations defense. That is, depending on when the charges were filed, the defendant may be able to argue that the prosecution is legally barred from proceeding forward with the charges. The question does not indicate if the charges were filed 17-19 years ago (which is when it states the conduct occurred), or more recently. That...

  10. Can i get case dismissed if i was not read my merranda rights?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Matthew James Hutchins
    2. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    3. Rocco C. Cipparone Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally, the failure to provide Miranda warnings can result in the suppression (exclusion from presentation as evidence at a trial) of statements allegedly made by the person in custory. To be a Fifth Amendment "Miranda" violation, certain facts and circumstances must exist -- the primary one being that the person was not free to leave. In addition, exclusion of the statements usually requires the filing of a motion by or on behalf of the person charged to exclude the statements (every...