My brother stole about $4000 from a retail store in NJ. He was never charged with the crime, never arrested, or processed.
My colleague is correct - there is no such thing as Grand Larceny in NJ. In NJ, he would potentially face a Third Degree Theft charge for the actions you have described. The Statute of Limitations for that charge in NJ is 5 years.See question
Complain filed from person I was harassing I decided not to show up to court. I was calling and harassing, left nasty texts on Facebook.
You either have to (1) appear and surrender yourself on the warrant, at which time you would be required to post the $2,500 in order to be released OR (2) hire an attorney who can request that the warrant be vacated and the matter restored to the active calendar.
And a tip: don't confess to a crime on the internetSee question
I suffer from chronic Lyme disease and am in daily, constant pain. I was charged with possession of less than a gram of marijuana, a single pill of morphine and was consequently placed on probation. I need to know if I should take my doctors recom...
While I would check with your probation officer before moving forward, I have dealt with this very issue. Medically prescribed marijuana is just like any other prescription - as long as you have a valid card, you can use medical marijuana while on probation. Just be sure that you only use the medical marijuana. They have the ability to test the strain and you can be violated for using "other" marijuana.See question
Want to know what the maximum penalties could be
The max is 30 years in NJ State Prison with 85% to be served without parole as per NERA (No Early Release Act) for violent offenders.See question
My son has been incarcerated for 7 months and he hasn't even been to court yet they charged him with the drug offense charge then they turn around and charge him with causing the drug-induced death what should we do
The drug induced death charge is very serious, since it is a 'strict liability' crime - meaning that they do not have to prove what his intent was, only that he distributed the drug that led to the death. After 7 months with no indictment, an attorney can request a bail reduction or a probable cause hearing in an effort to get the case moving. But there is no statute of limitations on a homicide.
I agree with my colleague - your family should hire the best attorney you can afford without delay.See question
I have read over the changes and thought April 18. The court website has old motion kit, confused on which way to proceed.
The new law has no bearing on expungement applications for dismissed municipal court matters. The application is the same.See question
From the research I've done regarding expungement, it shows that I am eligible. I was convicted of 3rd degree theft by deception and completed probation July 21, 2006. I have no other convictions or misdemeanors on my criminal record and was a fir...
If what you have indicated is correct (probation successfully completed, fines and restitution paid in full, and no prior or subsequent arrests or convictions in NJ or any other state), then the expungement will be granted without issue.See question
his results? Or his "pizzaz"? Now, if he has good results all the time, is it because he is good or because of "his connections"? I would like representation in a major criminal case involving fraudulent concealment of contraband. For my newph...
Keep in mind that the "best" attorney for your nephew may also be a female.See question
I was cited with disorderly conduct and intoxication (357-2). I have a court date on Thursday. This is a first offense.
My colleague is correct - technically, on a petty disorderly persons offense (like Disorderly Conduct), you face a maximum of 30 days in the county jail if you plead guilty. (Generally, jail time is not imposed for ordinance violations). As a first time offender, however, there are ways for you to avoid a conviction altogether.
Do NOT go to court and simply plead guilty. You should at least speak with an attorney or the public defender in Hawthorne about your options. (The public defender is available for a nominal fee if money is an issue.)See question
Newark got receiving stolen property for a car that was loaned to me it was in municipal crt now in high crt what am I looking at legally?
My colleague is correct - if you are convicted of Receiving Stolen Property (a motor vehicle), which is a third degree crime, you face 3-5 years in prison. There are other options for first time offenders. Additionally, if the State cannot prove that you knew the vehicle was stolen (a required element of the crime), you may have a defense. Hire an attorney ASAP.See question