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  • Is a second dui in nj within 10 years of the first one require absolutely going to jail for at least 48 hours.

    Does the state of nj require a 48 hour mandatory minium sentence on your second offense?

    Carl’s Answer

    If you are convicted by plea or by trial you will be sentenced to 48 hours jail. On a plea most judges will allow you to serve the jail time in the IDRC.
    Please consult with an attorney to review your particular case. You may have a trialble case.

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  • If a person tells their life story aka biography which contains minor crimes they committed without problems.

    iImagine ..........a middle age man who hit rock bottom wants to tell their story via youtube. this man committed crimes such as theft and drug use. can he tell his story that will hopefully help others and maybe the man himself. Basically wha...

    Carl’s Answer

    It would depend on the level of crime to determine the statute of limitations and what if any additional evidence the police may have to bring charges. It doe not sound like a very good idea.

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  • Will they drop a felony D.V. case down to a misdemeanor?

    (knife)

    Carl’s Answer

    It depends on the facts of the case such as if any serious injuries were suffered, the background of the defendant and many other facts and factors.

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  • Two beach cops came up to a group of my friends around two coolers. Since I'm 20, I got a ticket for underage and open container

    There was no alcohol in sight. They didn't breathalyze anyone. They didn't check the coolers to see what was inside. The asked for ID's and I had left mine in the car. I gave them my information they ran it back. They then ticketed me for an open ...

    Carl’s Answer

    I do think that you should at a minimum consult with a local attorney and go over in detail the charges and the facts of the case. In the end you should hire an attorney.

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  • Caught with one ambien pill, 7th degree misdemeanor

    I was pulled over and found to have 7 grams of pot and one ambien pill, I am worried about the pill and freaking out, I only had it because my friend told me it would help me sleep. This is my first offence other than a UPM that was ACDd more than...

    Carl’s Answer

    You are not likely to get any jail time for the crime. You should try to get the misdemeanor reduced so that you don't wind up with a criminal record. Review the case with an experienced criminal defense attorney ASAP.

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  • Can police blackmail me into helping them if they caught me with pain killers? They let me go and haven't contacted me yet.

    My boyfriend and I were pulled over because my boyfriend was speeding. The officer spotted a roach clip in the door handle and proceeded to search. They found 45 oxycodones in the center council in a sandwich bag. They told me to give up my source...

    Carl’s Answer

    You may choose not to cooperate and the police can charge you with the original charges.

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  • Consequences of a 2c 18-3b ticket in belmar, NJ

    I was handcuffed for being in a restricted area around 3am, Sunday morning. I lost my wallet at Bar Anticipation and tried to find it after leaving the bar 2-2:30am. I was intoxicated and got into a misunderstanding with a polic officer. I receive...

    Carl’s Answer

    This is a defiant trespass which is a petty disorderly offense. You have the right to represent yourself and yes you may speak with a the prosecutor. Your best course of action is to hire an attorney, get the discovery and go to court with an advocate.

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  • I was charged with PL 221.1001, what will happen.

    I was charged with PL 221.1001 today I have to appear at part:DAT on 7/13/2015. This is my first charge ever. What are my chances of having the charges dropped or reduced to a violation. Is this something that I would have to report on a job appli...

    Carl’s Answer

    This is a common charge, but every case is different. Depending on the specific facts to may be able to get an ouright dismissal or an ACD.

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  • Summon ticket mailed but not debited and bank account now closed

    I received a ticket (open container in NY) and mailed the $25 fine on time. But three months later I had to close this bank account (banking data can be changed ?) and even to go back to my country for personal issue. I have no idea when the Court...

    Carl’s Answer

    You may try to send a second check, certified mail return receipt requested.

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  • Public drinking, need some explanation

    Hi guys. Yesterday the NYPD took me to the police station because I was drinking a beer in public. I was there for approximately 2 hours and then they gave me a letter, which includes that I have to go to court on the 18th of June. Now the problem...

    Carl’s Answer

    Make sure you hire an attorney before you leave so the attorney can make the court date.

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