Veteran

SR19E-1000167

EXPUNGEMENT - PASSIC COUNTY

Drafting and submitting expungement petition

SR is a 45-year-old veteran, and father of two, who seeks assistance with criminal expungement to secure employment. SR recently became eligible for expungement under the October 2018 New Jersey law change and requires representation in filing his petition.

To review, email ebalan@vljnj.org

DS19E1000191

DRIVERS LICENSE - WARREN COUNTY

Representation to restore license

DS, a veteran, had his license erroneously suspended after he was mistakenly charged with illegally passing a school bus. While the underlying charges have been dismissed by the Municipal Court, DS's license was not restored. DS was then charged with driving on a suspended license and failure to pay fines associated with suspension. He seeks assistance in restoring his license and dismissing the surcharges that have resulted from the suspension and failure to pay fines.

To review, email ebalan@vljnj.org

TB17E-1001609

ESSEX COUNTY - EXPUNGEMENT

Prepare and file petition

Veteran, TB, seeks assistance with a complex expungement issue. TB has a conviction that was discharged after pre-trial intervention, an indictable offense, and a dismissal that are all eligible for expungement under the new October 2018 NJ expungement law. He also has eight felony convictions on his criminal record that do not belong to him, which has been confirmed by the Public Defender. Client requires assistance in filing his expungement petition and removing the erroneous felony convictions off of his record.

To review, email ebalan@vljnj.org

LR18E-1001315

UNION COUNTY - CHILD SUPPORT

Assistance filing motion to negotiate or waive arrears

LR is a veteran seeking assistance with a child support arrears issue. LR is the father of five grown children, for whom he paid child support for several years. However, client has a large amount due in child support arrears and is now only receiving SSI payments. Due to the amount owed, he is not able to obtain a passport, and as he is on a fixed income, he will never be able to pay back the arrears. LR seeks assistance negotiating or waiving the arrears.

To review, email ebalan@vljnj.org

SM18E-1001309

ESSEX COUNTY - CHILD SUPPORT

Representation in filing motion

SM is a veteran seeking assistance with a child support modification matter. Client’s ex-partner moved out of state without telling SM that she was pregnant. SM only recently became aware of his child and had paternity confirmed by DNA test. The child’s mother has become incapable of caring for the child, who is now staying with another relative. Client has been ordered to pay child support to the custodial relative but has fallen behind on payments due to recent unemployment. Client seeks assistance adjusting the support order and dealing with arrears.

To review, email ebalan@vljnj.org