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  • Plea Guilty?

    Should I plea guilty to my charges? Criminal offense but no jail time. What will happen I plea not guilty? I only need to pay a fine? It's in the municipal court

    Carl’s Answer

    It is advised that you consult with a local criminal defense attorney that can review the police reports, discuss with you your rights and potential defenses before making any decision.

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  • If you require ignition interlock can you only drive a car with interlock installed while you are serving your permit period?

    I am required to ignition interlock in my vehicle which I have installed. As I did not have a license for nearly 10 years I had to retake my written and road test to restore my license. I have passed the written test and now I have driving permit....

    Carl’s Answer

    You are required to have the ignition interlock any motor vehicle that you operate during the time period that the judge ordered.

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  • If I am out on bail and plead guilty, will I remain out until sentencing /

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    Carl’s Answer

    It depends on what crime and level of the crime that the plea will be to and also the judge that takes the plea.
    You should ask your attorney this question.

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  • Will what I asked below show up in a swab saliva test ?

    I am currently on probation and just yesterday received a saliva drug swab test,however 36 days ago I stupidly took Two puffs of a joint from a so called friend who I no longer hang out with,I also drank some beer.will anything show up? ?

    Carl’s Answer

    The general wisdom is that marijuana stays in your system for 30 days and alcohol for a much shorter period of time. If you drank the beer 36 days ago, I do not believe it will show up. The marijuana may or may not show up in the test.
    Needless to say, you are putting yourself at great risk.

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  • How to check my case status online at NJ state?

    I want to check my criminal case status online. My case is at bergan county in NJ , usa. My case is 7-8 years old . Is there any ways where i can check my case staus?

    Carl’s Answer

    You can call the County or Municipal court where the case is pending. If you don't know the court date it is probable that you have missed a court date and the case is currently a warrant.

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  • I am going to represent myself , since I have already proven I am innocent so HOW do I go about that is my question only, thank

    you I reside in NY state.

    Carl’s Answer

    You certainly have the right to represent yourself. Depending on the case, you probably should be represented by an attorney. Your questions indicates that you are not really up to the task. Seek the advise of an attorney.

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  • Can you be charged with disorderly conduct if you were never arrested or read your rights?

    Received a letter with a court date for disorderly conduct but was never arrested by police

    Carl’s Answer

    Yes, this type of charge is very often noticed on a desk appearance ticket.

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  • Do I need a criminal defense lawyer for this email message address to me?

    In the Matter of Arrest For, Case Number: -AL 073/2014/3648 NON-PAID LOAN AND CHECK FRAUD ARREST WARRANT To: - Any authorized law enforcement officer An application by a federal law enforcement officer o...

    Carl’s Answer

    This does not look or sound like a legitimate communication. But if you are still unsure, contact an attorney to look into it for you.

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  • First time reckless driving in NJ didnt harm anybody/anything. Still have to face jail?

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    Carl’s Answer

    Reckless driving in NJ is a serious, 5 point violation. You are unlikely to get jail time.

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  • Criminal Records

    I got charged with 3rd degree. This is my first offense and unfortunately it's not a drug related charge and I am not eligible for Conditional Discharge and it's in a municipal court. I am worried about the records. I want my records clean. I woul...

    Carl’s Answer

    A a third degree you may be eligible for Pre Trial Intervention(PTI). Consult with a few local criminal defense attorneys about your specific case.

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