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Jeffrey Anthony Skiendziul

Jeffrey Skiendziul’s Answers

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  • An altercation between my siblings escalated and there was some screaming and light confrontation. Police were called and charg

    and charged one sibling with a charge alleging we mistreated or mislead the police officer. In addition, apparently of frustration, the officer filed frivolous assault charges. What do to next? Do we need multiple attorneys for this? What will...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The siblings should retain separate counsel to avoid conflict of interest and do so before the court date.

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  • Can I file a restraining order against my husband for emotional and mental abuse?

    Going through a divorce we have lawyers

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Cases involving domestic violence are emotionally charged. The facts surrounding any allegations regarding domestic violence need to be discussed confidentially with a full understanding of the facts and circumstances you believe constitute a predicate act of domestic violence and whether you have the proofs to support your claims. You can go to Essex County Superior Court and try to find out from the Domestic Violence Response Team, but that can be a complicated process in and of itself.

    Contact an attorney for further discussion of your case before taking action in Court.

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  • Will a public defender be enough for a marijuana arrest?

    I was pulled over for my license plates lights out in NJ, cops smelled marijuana in my vehicle and said they were going to search my car unless i gave up what I had. I had paraphernalia (aka a bowl), and a grinder with a gram of marijuana in it. I...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If you can qualify economically for a public defender, then use one. Otherwise, if you don't qualify for a public defender. then find a way to come up with the money to pay a lawyer to represent you.

    You have two criminal charges, and likely traffic tickets accompanying this. Even as a first offender, don't risk being found guilty and let a lawyer file the appropriate paperwork to defend you.

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  • What do in court if I cannot afford a lawyer, caught shoplifting

    The situation is, I was stupid and tried to steal some makeup from Sephora in JC Penny, I was caught and arrested in a backroom, and brought to mall jail where I was assigned a court date at the municipal court, i was charged with a disorderly per...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Plead not guilty. Don't make any other statements regarding what allegedly happened until you ask assigned a public defender to represent you. You can fill out a 5A Form to show you are economically eligible to be represented.

    If you do not qualify for a public defender, then find a way to come up with the money so that you can hire an attorney to represent you. The consequences of a guilty plea are too severe for you to go into court to handle this without representation.

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  • How can I the defendent get this restraining order vacated or is this something that the plaintiff has to iniciate?

    I have a restraining order against me that was taken out in Burlington County, New Jersey back in 1992 and no incidents have occurred since the one time bought this order about. How can I the defendant get this order removed because I have moved t...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    File a motion to request the court to vacate the Final Restraining Order that names you as a defendant. Vacating such orders are not easy, and you need to show compelling reasons to justify why such relief should be granted to you. The chances of having that order vacated go up if you retain an attorney to draft a motion on your behalf. Be prepared to provide substantial evidence that backs up your reasons for having the order lifted. If you're serious about having the order vacated, then reach out to an attorney to discuss a strategy for doing so.

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  • I'm a student and my house roommate accused me for domestic violence assault, and he put staining order on me

    I've accused for Domestic violence assault and need a lawyer

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    These are fact sensitive cases. You need to discuss your case in private with an attorney before your next scheduled court date. Don't risk having a Final Restraining Order (FRO) imposed on you. It can severely impact your freedom. Call one of us to discuss further.

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  • How can I remove a restraining order of more than 15 years.

    Ex-wife has a restraining order against me. Every time i go through customes border patrol puts me in a separate room, pass a few minutes i am let go freely. No contact with ex, for more than 10 years. I will like to get this matter of the system.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If you are referring to a Final Restraining Order, then you need to file a Motion which takes into consideration several factors in determining whether the Order should be vacated. It is not easily granted, as New Jersey does not have an expiration date on Restraining Orders, like most states do. They stay in place until you take action to remove them. It is a difficult task to complete, so be sure to retain an attorney who can act on your behalf and take the appropriate action in filing your motion. Call around to find one most suited to handle the job.

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  • First offense: shoplifting and possession of heroin in NJ. 25 year old female with no prior arrests; Went to rehab following t

    First offense: shoplifting and possession of heroin in NJ. 25 year old female with no prior arrests; Went to rehab following the incident. The charge was for possession not intent to distribute. Will the person face jailtime?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Have the friend contact an attorney to discuss the details of what happened. Possession of heroin is a serious charge, as it is an indictable offense. To get a better understanding of what can happen as far as the outcome, have your friend retain an attorney who can represent them in Court if they are not otherwise eligible for using a public defender..

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  • I was given ticket for use of handheld device while driving, failure to pullover on the right side of shoulder, careless driving

    I was driving in Palisades Pkwy South.. Cop believed I was driving without my hand on steering and holding phone in both hands. And I stopped car on the left side of shoulder because cop was on my right side. And I got careless driving ticket....

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You're facing serious consequences if convicted. You'll be subject to having points on your license, having to pay increased surcharges, and possibly a suspended license depending on your driving history. You should discuss the case further with an attorney directly and I would strongly urge you to retain an attorney to represent you in court before your next scheduled court appearance.

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  • My husband killed his self with his service weapon. A weapon that he should not have had until he was medically cleared.

    On August 28 2014 my husband committed suscide with his service weapon. He was an officer for the city of Newark NJ. A weapon that he should NOT have gotten back until he had medical clearance. My husband had ms and started having seasures as a re...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I am very sorry to hear about such a tragedy. However, I did not read in the post if you had a question regarding the matter.

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