Howard Woodley Bailey’s Answers

Howard Woodley Bailey

Newark Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Finally got caught stealing. Please help, no mean answers please I know it was horrible and I cant even live with myself

    Answered 13 days ago.

    1. Howard Woodley Bailey
    2. Mark M Cheser
    3. Robert Anthony Bianchi
    4. Michael L Pescatore
    4 lawyer answers

    I have changed the area of law to criminal because that is more applicable to your inquiry. Most likely, if they have security video or a witness who saw you steal, they would have stopped you already or called the cops this time. The $150 is a civil demand, and you should read the responses here on AVVO on this issue and then decide how you want to address this issue, as some advocate to pay it; and, some to ignore the demand. On the issue of your 'addiction' I strongly suggest that you get...

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  2. Caught shoplifting at Walmart :( If I have to go to court, is there a way to find out before I receive a letter in the mail?

    Answered 14 days ago.

    1. Howard Woodley Bailey
    2. David L Le Roy
    3. Jason T Komninos
    3 lawyer answers

    The 'fine' is a civil penalty, and you should read the commentary posted here on AVVO to see what you want to do if you do get this demand. Whether you pay it or not, has no impact on whether you will be charged. If they can ID you, they can charge you up to the end of the Statute of Limitations. It is probably unlikely that they will charge you if they have not already done so, but you do have to wait out the SL to be certain of that. Calling the Municipal Court will not tell you whether they...

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  3. Traveling with traffic warrants?

    Answered 20 days ago.

    1. James Alexander Abate
    2. Howard Woodley Bailey
    3. Michael J Palumbo
    4. Anthony J Van Zwaren
    5. Mark M Cheser
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues, there is no way to tell you what will show up. If possible, pay the warrants and travel without this concern, and when you come back go to Court and clear the cases up after consulting with an experienced criminal defense counsel.

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  4. Additional to my earlier question of getting my 3rd dwi but over 10 years from second or first

    Answered 21 days ago.

    1. Douglas Wayne Jones Jr
    2. James Alexander Abate
    3. Eric M. Mark
    4. Howard Woodley Bailey
    5. Mark M Cheser
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    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues, it appears from your additional facts that you are still subject to the third offense penalties, as you appear to be two months short per your information. Consult directly with an experienced criminal defense lawyer BEFORE you make any decisions about this issue, as nothing said on AVVO can be construed as legal advice as to your actual options.

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  5. Is go to jail for failure to appear at court for traffic tickets a petty offense or civil offense or crime or felony?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Howard Woodley Bailey
    2. Michael L Pescatore
    3. Mark M Cheser
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    4 lawyer answers

    You have two different issues, criminal (motor vehicle) and immigration. I will answer the criminal to the extent it can be answered on a site like Avvo. I strongly recommend that you consult immediately with an immigration attorney in regards to being out of status, and how that and the failure to appear in court can impact you. You went to jail because you did not go to court when you were supposed to, and you need to make sure you show up at the coming court date, or it will be worse the...

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  6. Shoplifting at Claire's over 18 years old under $200

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. David L Le Roy
    2. Howard Woodley Bailey
    3. Mark M Cheser
    4. John Thomas Doyle
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague, I believe you asked this question already and recommend you review my answer to your other posting, as everything I said there applies here.

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  7. Is my Disorderly Persons Municipal "Offense" truly a Crime?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Eric M. Mark
    2. David L Le Roy
    3. Howard Woodley Bailey
    4. Mark M Cheser
    5. James Alexander Abate
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    6 lawyer answers

    A DP offense is not a crime by statutory definition. That does mean that a non-lawyer couldn't misunderstand what a 'crime' is or isn't. Any arrest should show up on a record check, and will stay there until you expunge it.

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  8. What are the consequences for using wife's name to be paid?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Howard Woodley Bailey
    2. William J Popovich
    3. Jonathan R. Miller
    3 lawyer answers

    Fraud is Theft, and will be graded based upon the dollar amount of the monies being paid, not on the dollar amount of the judgment. You can start the process by reporting it to the police who will need to do an investigation to determine whether there is a filed judgment, and whether there is fraud in how these monies are being paid. Alternatively, you can notify the Charity or their attorney and they can proceed to investigate this conduct. As other counsel said, you should discuss what your...

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  9. A friend of mine got pulled over 3 times with a revoked license. What is the most likely fine/penalties they will be facing?

    Answered 11 days ago.

    1. Douglas Wayne Jones Jr
    2. John Thomas Doyle
    3. Steven W. Hernandez
    4. Howard Woodley Bailey
    5. Scott C. Buerkle
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues, the penalty from the courts will depend on the reasons for the suspensions. In addition, the MVC can also impose extensive periods of license suspension that will be consecutive to what the court imposes. Consult immediately with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

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  10. I co signed a bail for someone, a month later I had a p.r.o placed on them ..am i still responsible for paying the bill?

    Answered 11 days ago.

    1. Howard Woodley Bailey
    2. Mark M Cheser
    3. William J Popovich
    4. Peter John Marek
    5. William W Housley
    5 lawyer answers

    There is no automatic way to get relief. You should contact the agent you worked with to see what they suggest that they are willing to do. In essence, you signed as a guarantor and are responsible to the bonding company until they relieve you, or the court orders you relieved of the obligation.

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