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Kevin F Sheehy

Toms River Insurance Law Lawyer.

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  1. Arrested for a DWI last night in NJ how do I find and choose a qualified DWI defense attorney?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Thomas Doyle
    2. Eric M. Mark
    3. John George Ducey
    4. Kevin F Sheehy
    5. James Alexander Abate
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    13 lawyer answers

    It is important that you speak with an experienced DWI attorney. Generally you will be able to tell if an attorney has experience in this field by asking a few questions or reviewing his/her website and resume. While DWI laws/defenses are uniform throughout the state, it is usually an advantage to retain an attorney who has experience dealing with the Prosecutor and Judge who will be hearing your case. Many law firms/attorneys offer free consultations. After consulting with a few attorneys...

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  2. Can I sue the police department for falsifying my juvenile records? Will I be successful?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kevin F Sheehy
    2. Mark M Cheser
    3. Michael V Elward
    4. Steven Todd Keppler
    4 lawyer answers

    Obviously somebody made a mistake at some point. Either the Court entered the conviction improperly or your representation at the time did not effectively communicate to you the actual charge against you. You will need to provide more information and you should consult with an attorney. Depending on how much time has passed, you may be eligible for an expungement.

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  3. Are we before the judge together? How should we plea per the officers "one man takes the blame" advice? What now?!!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark M Cheser
    2. James Alexander Abate
    3. John Thomas Doyle
    4. Benjamin G Kelsen
    5. Jeffrey Anthony Skiendziul
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    You should consult with an attorney immediately. Officers often tell people "everything will be okay" or "just show up to Court and this should be dismissed" in an effort to keep the peace during processing. Chances are you'll never see that officer in Court. Based on your submission, it sounds like there may be some significant search and seizure issues with respect to the reason for the stop as well as the search and seizure of the CDS. In the event the search and seizure were proper,...

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  4. Will I be able to get my DUI reduced?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher T Campbell
    2. Eric M. Mark
    3. Benjamin G Kelsen
    4. John George Ducey
    5. John Thomas Doyle
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    Certain guidelines prohibit the plea bargaining of DWIs. However, an experienced DWI attorney may be able to find flaws in the State's case that could keep the Alcotest result out of evidnece, or alternatively result in a dismissal of the charges. One potential issue is whether the amount of time from the point you last operated the vehicle until the time the test was administered would constitute an "unreasonable delay". This issue is somewhat novel as the controlling case law uses language...

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  5. Is it worth fighting a tailgating ticket?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ivan Raevski
    2. James Alexander Abate
    3. Scott C. Buerkle
    4. Savyon Grant
    5. Bart Charles Craytor
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    You should definately consult with an attorney regarding these tickets. The tailgating is a 5 point tickets and could adversely affect your insurance premiums. Depending on your record, the facts of the case, and what court you are in, its not outside the realm of possibility that you can have that reduced to a zero point violation. Also, depending on whether or not the officer's vehicle was equipped with a video camera, there may be footage you can use in your defense should you wish to go...

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  6. Can you be charged in New Jersey with 2 minute grains of oxy codone on the seat barely enough to test hold water in court

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin F Sheehy
    2. Jeffrey Anthony Skiendziul
    3. John Thomas Doyle
    4. Mark M Cheser
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    You should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately as this charge carries with it the potential for serious penalties. To answer your question, a minimal amount of CDS can be enough to sustain a conviction. Any offense involving drugs is unlikely to be viewed as "de minimis". State v. Wells, 336 N.J. Super. at 669 and State v. Sorge, 249 N.J. Super. 144, 152. However based on what sounds like an almost undetectable amount, there may be issues as to whether or not you...

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  7. Drivers susupension

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Alexander Abate
    2. Jeffrey Anthony Skiendziul
    3. Greggory M Marootian
    4. Kevin F Sheehy
    5. Mark M Cheser
    5 lawyer answers

    You should consult with an attorney. The penalties will depend on how your matter is resolved. A violation of N.J.S.A. 39:3-40 carries with it certain mandatory penalties including a fine, potential for license loss, and potential for jail. It depends how many prior convictions you may have and the reasons for the suspension. If you are able to get your license reinstated prior to court, some prosecutors will be able to amend the charge to a lessor offense. A good attorney can help you...

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  8. I got hit from behind, no tickets were given and then 2 days later i recieved a careless driving ticket. Am i at fault?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin F Sheehy
    2. Mark M Cheser
    3. Yolanda Navarrete
    4. Stuart M Nachbar
    5. Jason T Komninos
    5 lawyer answers

    Citizens do have the ability to file traffic complaints such as careless driving. You would also have the right to go to the Municipal Building, ask to speak with the Court Administrator or Deputy Administrator and file a summons against the man who rear-ended you. You should speak with an attorney who can guide you through this process. Careless driving is a 2 point ticket that could potentially affect your insurance premiums.

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  9. I have 2C:33-2A charge on my record and it is the only thing ive ever been charged with is this a crime or misdemeanor or felony

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark M Cheser
    2. John Thomas Doyle
    3. Eric M. Mark
    4. Travis J Tormey
    5. Kevin F Sheehy
    5 lawyer answers

    It is a petty disorderly persons offense. It is not a "crime". So if you are asked whether you have ever been convicted or charged with a "crime" of "felony", the answer is no. You should still look to get this offense expunged from your record if you are concerned with potentially negative employment implications. This type of offense can be expunged after the expiration of a period of 5 years from the date of conviction, payment of fine, satisfactory completion of probation or release...

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  10. Do dismissed cases come in background check

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Christopher J Basner
    2. Kristy L. Bruce
    3. James Alexander Abate
    4. Eric M. Mark
    5. Mark M Cheser
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    It is likely on your record. However, if the charge was dismissed you would be eligible to have the arrest expunged immediately. You should contact an attorney to prepare the peitition for expungement.

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