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Jef Henninger’s Answers

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  • My son just went to jail for violating his PTI , he was on probation for 3rd degree thief. He completed all the requirements.

    He had fight w/ x girlfriend, they have baby together. She saying he headbutted &, hit her with broom, & burned her arm while he was ironing his clothes. She pressed charges on Domestic Violence. My son is saying , he did not mean to burn her....

    Jef’s Answer

    You said he was given 180 days so I assume he entered a guilty plea. So why did he take the plea? He should have taken the case to trial. So yes, there is something the lawyer could have done differently. If she doesn't want to go forward with the charges, the lawyer should have taken a statement from her. It sounds like this was a case that could have been won but a lot was not done.

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  • How do I establish court ordered visitation after completing a drug eval? What the judge said didn't match the order. FRO involv

    The judge ordered specific supervised visits until I complete a drug eval, upon which I get unsupervised visits, every other weekend. She instructed to submit the drug eval to my ex's a attny, and I can just start visits. There is an fro, but the...

    Jef’s Answer

    You have to be very careful here because you have an FRO. Just because you can submit an eval doesn't mean that you are going to get anywhere. I assume you don't have an attorney which is probably why you got an FRO in the first place. Thus, you should consult with an attorney before you do anything.

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  • If the father signs to a custody agreement before the master granting relocation can he change his mind afterwards?

    Just attended a custody order where the I was awarded primary physical custody and full legal. In the agreement signed by both parties in front of the master, the agreement granting me permission to relocated with the child to another state becaus...

    Jef’s Answer

    We don't have "masters" in New Jersey. I assume this was a hearing officer. He can change his mind at any time and file a motion with the court. I wouldn't worry about it until and unless it happens.

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  • What's can be an outcome for Vop with hold on bail with new charges

    New charges stem from weapons, certain persons, controled stubstance and just stubstance

    Jef’s Answer

    They are 2 different cases assuming the VOP is not for the new charges. A lot will depend on the new case. If you think you might be going down on that case, you could look to combine everything. Otherwise, you could just fight each case on its own. Keep in mind that you could wind up doing a lot of time if you go down on the VOP and then later go down on the new case.

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  • How to get custody back from ex boyfriends mom

    my step daughter has a 15 month old daughter. Ex-boyfriends mom tricked the two of them to sign papers giving her custody of this child. how would my step daughter get custody back. We can not find any legal papers on this.

    Jef’s Answer

    First, she should get an attorney. Then, the attorney will have to review the papers to see exactly what she signed. If the "papers" were not presented to the court, she is probably in good shape. However, custody battles are never easy. Was there ever any court proceedings? There are many unanswered questions here and I strongly suggest that you sit down with an attorney to discuss everything.

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  • I was involved in a DUI resulting in an accident. What should I expect as punishment?

    The other driver had no injury, and declined to go to the hospital. This is my first DUI, and my BAC was measured at .19.

    Jef’s Answer

    Many attorneys have free consultations, so pick up the phone and call one. You also assume that you will be found guilty. Attorneys can often mitigate the punishment if they cannot defeat the charges.

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  • Charged with retail fraud

    can i be prosecuted for retail fraud without arrest, being stopped, and without merchandise being recovered

    Jef’s Answer

    Yes. In fact many white collar crimes do not start with an arrest. Some proceed to direct indictment. If you are on video and you left the store with the merchandise, it is clear that you had it and took it out of the store. Speak to an attorney about how you can defend against these charges.

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