Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I collected about 4000 dollars from unemployment while

Customer Question
working in nj now they...
I collected about 4000 dollars from unemployment while working in nj now they want to have interview over the phone what will happen
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Legal
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
3/4/2016
Lawyer: Sam, Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago
Sam
Sam, Attorney at Law
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 27,012
Experience: More than 20 years of experience practicing law.
Verified

Hello

This is Samuel. I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.

Unless you have done this before, generally they only want the money returned. If you do not agree to return the money then you can be charged with unemployment fraud. Many times, people who are on unemployment and then find work, will forget to notify the unemployment and the checks continue to be deposited.

If you cashed at least 5 checks each for at least $200, you can face charges for second degree insurance fraud. A second degree crime has a mandatory prison sentence of at least 5 years with a max of 10. There also is a fine of up to $150,000.

I suggest you might want to consult with a local criminal defense attorney in your area to be sure that you do not incriminate yourself when talking to the unemployment investigator.

Please let me know here if you have other questions or need clarification. Otherwise a Positive rating ensures i get credit for my time.

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Sam Your Own Question
Sam
Sam
Sam, Attorney at Law
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 27,012
27,012 Satisfied Customers
Experience: More than 20 years of experience practicing law.

Sam is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,658 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

22,843 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

44,266 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Lawyer

301 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

17,183 satisfied customers

Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
My husband & I have always worked in WA state. As you know
My husband & I have always worked in WA state. As you know it takes 2 people to make it these days. I've worked in Insurance, banking, & Real Estate. I needed to find a job where I could move up in a … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,707 satisfied customers
I was lay off from freedom mortgage on march 2017. in the
I was lay off from freedom mortgage on march 2017. in the state of New jersey. in the state of PA you can work for part time up to 20 hours a week. I was working for two hours a day. and 6 hours on Saturday. started working full hours in the month of Sept. my client pass on Oct 15. am no longer working. am trying to get my CNA, by going to school this month. i wasn't trying to commit fault. that is what the state of new jersey is using me to pay back this money. i was lay off only twice in my life. the first time was 2013 in PA, they didn't use me or request for my to pay money back, for working part-time. I don't have the money to pay this back. I do always pay my bills back. I don't now what to do. i have to pay the IRS 1,200. this month for a job that I got, they didn't take out taxes.. which I will pay back the 1200, I feel I shouldn't have to pay money back, when all I was doing is trying to get a job and not be lay, also when unemployment stop, I had a job to fall back on. which now am not working.. I have to go back to school to get back into the workforce, please help, I had send a letter to the unemployment and called them about this situation. I wasn't trying to commit fault. please help … read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
44,266 satisfied customers
I have filed for unemployment and have made a mistake on my
Hi, I have filed for unemployment and have made a mistake on my initial claim. I was fired from my job as CFO in NJ. My employer had disciplined me previous to being fired for making a mistake. He als… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
13,993 satisfied customers
I have a question can anyone help me... (my third try tonight
I have a question can anyone help me... (my third try tonight not real sure how this works)?… read more
Joseph
Joseph
Attorney at Law
Doctoral Degree
1,157 satisfied customers
I was Laid off from my job on Dec.30,2011. I collected unemployment
I was Laid off from my job on Dec.30,2011. I collected unemployment for 4 weeks. and then started my own business & became inc. However things are not working out & I will be closing my business on De… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
Im filing unemployment. From August 27th to present. In
I'm filing unemployment. From August 27th to present. In the last 2months and 2 weeks- I'm collecting as well as working part time under my family LLC company. In the Nevada unemployment handbook it s… read more
Legalease
Legalease
Attorney At Law
Doctor of Law w/ highest honors
15,719 satisfied customers
Hello my question concerning NJ unemployment. I have been working
Hello my question concerning NJ unemployment. I have been working and living in the state of NJ for over 30 years. My husband accepted a job in delaware we brought a house I applied for a transfer mon… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
22,843 satisfied customers
My girlfriend in PA. is a law abiding citizen who is now on
My girlfriend in PA. is a law abiding citizen who is now on sedatives because of something that happened 7years ago. She was collecting unemployment and during this time, for 20 weeks, she was caring … read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
5 satisfied customers
I live in NJ and am unemployed and receiving unemploymnet benefits
I live in NJ and am unemployed and receiving unemploymnet benefits from an employment agency. My last job was a temporary assignment and when it terminated, I began receiving unemployment while the ag… read more
legaleagle
legaleagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,047 satisfied customers
I have been collecting unemployment in California for some
I have been collecting unemployment in California for some time but have moved to another state. I have been activly looking for work in California because I want to move back, but have been using a f… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
22,843 satisfied customers
I paid 3000 dollars for my lawyer to represent me in DUI case
I paid 3000 dollars for my lawyer to represent me in DUI case in NJ. now he is charging me an additional 4000 dollars in fees. There were only 3 court appearances over a 2 year period. There was no tr… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,756 satisfied customers
I collected unemployment for about 2 and 1/2 months but I was
I collected unemployment for about 2 and 1/2 months but I was also working and receiving a check from my employer. EDD contacted me requesting a phone interview scheduled for next week with questions … read more
MDLaw
MDLaw
Attorney
Post-Doctoral Degree
358 satisfied customers
Im from NJ, Ive been collecting unemployment insurance for
Im from NJ, I've been collecting unemployment insurance for about a year now. During this time, I have been working for a contractor sporatically anywhere from 2 days to a full 40 hour week at times. … read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
37,243 satisfied customers
i was laid off in south jersey and openened my unemployement
i was laid off in south jersey and openened my unemployement clame 11 2008 I returned to work 10 of 2009 and was laid off again december 2009...what happens with my unemplyement… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
44,266 satisfied customers
I am permanently partial disable due to a work accident. I
I am permanently partial disable due to a work accident. I have been collecting workmen's compensation since 2003 from a self insured construction union in NY state. Last year I continued to collect w… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17,183 satisfied customers
I have a judgement dated in 1994 for over-payment of unemployement
I have a judgement dated in 1994 for over-payment of unemployement benifits. The home state of the judgement is Oregon, I have lived in the state of New Jersey, since 1995 and have paid nothing on the… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
22,843 satisfied customers
I reside in NJ. My company, registered in NJ, made a loan ...
I reside in NJ. My company, registered in NJ, made a loan of $8000 in September 2005 to a company registered in New York. The owner of that company resides in Connecticut. That NY company paid $4000 o… read more
LEV
LEV
Retired
Bachelor's Degree
14,896 satisfied customers
i collect a pension from state of new jersey I was ...
i collect a pension from state of new jersey I was allowed to make $15,000. a year in addition to collecting pension. I did not realize that I made sixteen thousand dollars. Now the state wants me to … read more
Wendy Reed
Wendy Reed
Master Tax Advisor Enrolled Agent
Master's Degree
60 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x