A judgment is good for 20 years in NJ. You may be able to file a motion to vacate the judgment but since it has been so long, it is not very likely that it would be granted unless you have a very good reason why the case should be re-opened.
You could also have an attorney try to negotiate with the creditor to work out a payments plan. Or you could file a bankruptcy which will wipe out the judgment.
It is not likely that you will go to jail as long as you filed your tax returns and didn't commit any fraud.
As for getting rid of the debt, you can only discharge it if you have filed those tax returns and did not commit any fraud. As other counsel previously mentioned, they have to be at least 3 years old.
Those tax returns must have been filed at least 2 years before filing for bankruptcy.
This is a pretty complicated matter so you will need an attorney to handle your petition.
As other counsel stated, you have many defenses in this case. Was the alcotest administered? It sounds like you may have been drugged by this man and may not have been drunk at all. If you only had one or two drinks at his house it is unlikely that you would be so drunk as to pass out in the car.
How long ago did you have the MESP? Normally the court would order a private mediation after that which is usually within 30 days of ESP. Generally it would take at least 3-4 months to get to trial after the ESP. You would have plenty of time to have your pendente motion decided.
Not sure what you mean by first trial? there is just one trial. It is usually broken up into several days over a period of a month or two.
Generally you need to file a pendente motion asking for support and for...
more information is needed, particularly what offense you are being charged with. Based on the amount of money stolen you are looking at either a 4th or 3rd degree crimes which carry a penalty of up to 18 months in prison for the 4th degree and 3 to 5 years in prison for the 3rd degree.
you should contact an attorney to discuss your situation. It sounds like you have a serious situation which can carry a significant penalty and a criminal record.
for the most part judges are too busy to read every litigant's submissions. usually these are read by the law clerks and summarized for the judge, if the judge has questions he would take a look at the papers. of course i am sure some judges read all submissions, this would be really up to the individual.
I am assuming you will have oral argument. You can always bring up those points that are important to your argument to make sure the judge knows about it. you can also point his attention...
you have to apply for a marriage license at the municipality. there is a possibility that they run a warrant check on the people applying for a marriage license. I am not sure about this but since most town courts and police departments are at the same location, it is indeed possible.
Best to get the warrant resolved. At least post the bail and get a court date. If he surrenders during court working hours, it is likely he can bail out the same day
Generally speaking they will not pursue you in Court for the civil demand, particularly if it is a small amount.
Do you have a criminal case pending? If so, the Kohls representative will likely attend the court hearing and participate in your or your attorney's plea bargaining. Many prosecutors are more likely to downgrade your charges if the civil demand/restitution has been paid. If the Kohls representative does not show up, then it wont matter.
For example the Sears representative always...
You will get to speak to the prosecutor and he/she may lower your violation to a no point ticket. Depending on how many points you are facing, it may be a good idea to get an attorney to handle your case as an attorney would likely get you a better deal.