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  • I'm on Acod for drug possession and I'm fighting a speeding ticket. Will I be drug tested?

    Recently on ACOD (as of November 2015) for a criminal possession of marijuana charge. It's a misdemeanor, anyways my last court date I got one year ACOD and I had to finish some 13 week treatment program. I'm all done with the treatment program an...

    Carl’s Answer

    The speeding ticket should not have any effect on your ACOD. You should not anticipate any further issues.

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  • What are my chances of getting an Marijuana ACD? Will I go to jail if I dont

    I got a Desk Appearence Ticket for PL 221.10. I never been arrested before or had run ins with the law before. How much would I be charged for a lawyer to handle this case if I need one.

    Carl’s Answer

    If you are eligible you should speak to your attorney about it. You should discuss all the facts with your attorney to make sure that an ACD is appropriate in your case. As for fees, they vary greatly. Call a few attorneys and ask.

    good luck.

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  • Some girl claims how she was sexually assaulted by me at a party. I didn't. She says the proof is how she saw me. Is this legal?

    Some girl claims how she was sexually assaulted by me at a party. I didn't. She says the proof is how she saw me. Is this legal? No one else saw me doing such or even at that place. She has no witness nor evidence. I am the proof that I didn't. So...

    Carl’s Answer

    The police will take the complaint and charge you after interviewing the alleged victim with the crime(s) they determine are appropriate. The county prosecutor will have to investigate the allegations. You are presumed innocent and will not be forced to make a statement to the police or prosecutor. If the alleged victim is not believed then the case will not go ahead. If the alleged victim is believed you will be entitled to a trial and can not be convicted unless the charge(s) are proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

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  • Does pre-conviction suspension in a DWAI ruling count towards the mandatory 90 day suspension?

    I was arrested for drunk driving back in June in Suffolk County, NY. Long story short, I was ruled with a DWAI as long as i completed 50 hours community service and I'm assuming I must complete the DDP. I finished the service early and I'm waiting...

    Carl’s Answer

    You do not get any credit time off from your suspension upon your sentencing based upon your pre-conviction suspension.

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  • I have a NJ driving under influence 3rd offense which was downgraded to a 2nd offense because the instruction was not read to me

    downgraded to 2nd offense but with a ten year suspension.. is there any way to overturn it ?

    Carl’s Answer

    If you were treated as a second DWI it probably pertained to the jail component of the sentencing. You may bring a motion at this time but please consult the attorney that represented you.

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  • Do all arraignments go to trial?

    Do all arraignments end with trial, or even though the process has come this far is there chance charges will be dismissed? Could motions get charges and or evidence dropped after arraignment?

    Carl’s Answer

    An arraignment is in many ways the beginning of the court process for a criminal case. There are many potential outcomes that my occur in a case, some of which you mentioned in your question. Seek the advise of a local, experienced criminal defense attorney.

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  • Plea Guilty?

    Should I plea guilty to my charges? Criminal offense but no jail time. What will happen I plea not guilty? I only need to pay a fine? It's in the municipal court

    Carl’s Answer

    It is advised that you consult with a local criminal defense attorney that can review the police reports, discuss with you your rights and potential defenses before making any decision.

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  • If you require ignition interlock can you only drive a car with interlock installed while you are serving your permit period?

    I am required to ignition interlock in my vehicle which I have installed. As I did not have a license for nearly 10 years I had to retake my written and road test to restore my license. I have passed the written test and now I have driving permit....

    Carl’s Answer

    You are required to have the ignition interlock any motor vehicle that you operate during the time period that the judge ordered.

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  • If I am out on bail and plead guilty, will I remain out until sentencing /

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    Carl’s Answer

    It depends on what crime and level of the crime that the plea will be to and also the judge that takes the plea.
    You should ask your attorney this question.

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