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  • I got a summons 39:3-10 for driving without license, while I actually provided my valid foreign license

    police approached me while I was parked on a paved area in a park which according to them is designated for walking and not for vehicles. When asked for my drivers license, I provided them my valid foreign license. they said its unacceptable and g...

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    If you are behind the wheel you are driving in their minds. Why else are you behind the wheel. it depends on more information. What type of visa. how long in the country. if you are here on a tourist visa the license is fine. if you have been here a while it is not fine and needed to get a NJ license. If you do not live in Nj maybe not it depends on how long you were in State.

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  • Will I be denied my ABC card in NJ?

    I live in NJ and went to the police station to obtain my ABC card, but the officer came out really aggressively in my face calling me a liar for not writing down a charge on my application. I wrote down only one charge because I thought my shoplif...

    Mark’s Answer

    Yes you can be denied for an honest mistake because they do not think it is honest. the ordinance arrest is still on your CCH. The conviction may be also. Think about an expungement.

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  • Shouldn't those 6 months be credited to me towards the shoplifting matter also.

    this all started back on March 12th 2012 what time is arrested and Home Depot for shoplifting as the time I did have other ones I was taking two County Jail I stayed on March 19th 2012 I learned that I have a court date for that shoplifting char...

    Mark’s Answer

    More information is needed. Your post is confusing. You get credit if you are held on a charge and not held on another. There can be time credited if you are serving two but more information is needed.

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  • I need to now how I find out if I have warrants in nj. I'm only 17

    Me and my mom got into an altercation and the cops came she says I have a warrant but I've never seen paperwork on it.I'm gonna be 18 soon and want to put this all behind me and go back to school . Please help me I want to start over but I need t...

    Mark’s Answer

    Call the police department involved and find out if a warrant issued. As a juvenile I doubt it. You can call the juvenile court in your county and find out if there is an open case.

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  • My charges has nothing to do with drugs and I have no records of drugs or any kind. Will I be drug tested at my PTI interview?

    I've never been charged with any thing and have no record. Judge signed off for me to pay back an certain amount and PTI for 2 years or when I pay money back.

    Mark’s Answer

    Maybe. It is up to probation. If an evaluation was not ordered maybe not.

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  • I may be charged with theft of movable property. Will it hinder me with getting a job?

    The total cost they're stating is $140. I'm trying to get a job and I fear this maybe a problem. I can't hire a lawyer. And would it be possible for me to talk to the person accusing me of the charges and just pay them to drop the case or would th...

    Mark’s Answer

    If you were looking to hire someone and found they have a theft arrest or conviction would hire them? If you cannot afford a private attorney ask for the PD but use an attorney regardless, even if the Judge says you do not qualify for a PD. The issue is your record. Yes you can try to get the victim to request the case be dropped. There too better with an attorney. You could run afoul of witness tampering. You should use an attorney for that.

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  • Is there an inner state agreement between NY and NJ prior to 1987?

    Defendant is from New York, incarcerated in New Jersey

    Mark’s Answer

    More information is needed. There is an interstate compact on detainers, if that is what you are talking about, that lets an inmate clear charges in another State while locked up.

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  • What is a Final Disposition Conference?

    I have a court date coming up & the judge said this will be my last hearing. I was wondering what happens at a Final Disposition Conference? The state offered 6 years but I haven't even discussed any plea deals yet. I'm really confused

    Mark’s Answer

    More information is needed. But the hearing may be a plea cut off date. if so you either take a deal or go to trial. No deals may be made without higher permission after a plea cut off. I suggest strongly you speak to your attorney. Gi there and sit on the steps if necessary but speak to your attorney.

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  • How could I not be arrested after being indicted and appearing in court twice?

    I was indited on forgery and theft by taking. I received a notice to go to court, which I did. I had still not been arrested. The second court date, was my arraignment. I plead not guilty. The judge ordered that I be fingerprinted. I went to anoth...

    Mark’s Answer

    I do not know where this required Miranda thing came from. Miranda warnings are only needed if the cops question you. They are not magic words that make an arrest legit. You were not formally taken into custody and were likely charged on a summons not an arrest warrant. But in the system that would be the same as an arrest on the charge. You are printed and in the system. Your CCH will likely show an arrest for the charge unless there is a mistake. Retain an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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  • I caught a drug charge and currently I am on Meghan's law do I have to start over

    previously I caught a drinking in public charge and I am currently on Meghan's law for 5 years. my question is this do I have to start the registration over

    Mark’s Answer

    The time period to be arrest and conviction free will start over.

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