William Strazza’s Answers

William Strazza

Union Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What does it mean when the "complaint was not filed or submited" ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric M. Mark
    2. William Strazza
    3. Bart Charles Craytor
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question is a good one. I am sure that was frustrating. That said, your question also causes me to ask some questions - when were you arrested (what date) andin what court did you appear? What happened to you, although rare, is not impossible. It is crucial that you not ignore the charge. In my view, you should consult with an attorney and aggressively defend yourself against the charge.

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  2. Convicted of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, will affect immigration status? I ple to 3yrs probation

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin G Kelsen
    2. William Strazza
    3. Yolanda Navarrete
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with all my colleagues on this question. It is important to consult with immigration counsel immediately. If immigration counsel indicates this plea creates a problem, you might then want to speak with your lawyer about the possibility og withdrawing your plea.

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  3. A bail was set for 300,000 for a sexual assault charge the judge denied the bail we don't know y but what should we do?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Mark M Cheser
    2. Scott C. Buerkle
    3. Eric M. Mark
    4. John Thomas Doyle
    5. William Strazza
    5 lawyer answers

    Like everyone else, I agree - your question cannot be properly or accurately answered without much more information. In my view, your focus should be on defending the charges as opposed to bail. A bail reduction application can always be made - but I would be far more concerned with what appears to be a first degree sexual assault charge which carrier Megan's Law consequences inaddition to state prison. In my view, you and your family should consult with a lawyer.

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  4. What will happen to me.,today i was caught shoplifting much needed foos from shoprite in milburn total 27$ charge 2c:20-11b(2)

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark M Cheser
    2. Jeffrey Anthony Skiendziul
    3. Stephen Ross Cohen
    4. William Strazza
    5. William A. Jones Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    First, let me say - please never be too specific when posting a question on line. I assume your question was asked in error, and you did not mean to make a statement in your question which some might say is an admission. As to your situation, I agree with my colleagues - you need to seek advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Your question suggests you may not be able to afford one. If that is true, make application for public defender right away. Public defenders in most Municipal...

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  5. Can i change my mind about a plea deal days or weeks later after i declined it.?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin G Kelsen
    2. Scott C. Buerkle
    3. Ivan Raevski
    4. William Strazza
    5. Eric M. Mark
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    The short answer to your question is yes, you can change your mind and accept the original plea offer. However, I would also echo some of the comments by my colleagues. You will need to get the prosecutor to agree to put the deal back on the table. Toward that end, time is a factor. You would want to approach them before they actually go to the grand jury and present your case. That said, you should also be exploring PTI as an option. But most significantly, if you are asserting your innocence,...

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