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Howard Woodley Bailey

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  • I got two parking tickets within less than 24 hour period for the same permit parking violation.

    I had to go to an emergency room and parked my car across the hospital on the street, I did not notice the permit parking sign because I was in a rush and it was raining. One ticket was given at 4 pm on the day I parked my car and the other ticke...

    Howard’s Answer

    Yes it is legal, this was not one violation, and not even on a single day. Take the docs that establish how long the ER visit was, and see if the prosecutor or the Judge will agree to dismiss at least one of the tickets.

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  • I have completed my provisional driving period. Is there a deadline for me to get my basic license?

    It has been well past 12 months since I obtained my probationary license. I haven't gotten around to visit the DMV for my basic license. Is it mandatory for me to get my basic license immediately completing my 12 months of driving? My probationary...

    Howard’s Answer

    There is not a deadline prior to the expiration date on your license, but there are serious restrictions on your provisional license that do not apply to a standard basic license (such as the # of points you can get and not get suspended). Convert now before you wish you had, none of us expect to get a ticket but it happens.

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  • What is the penalty on a downgraded assault to simple assault on officer that dropped charges This happened 18 years ago.

    I am to pay $2,500 for my bail and then go talk to a judge

    Howard’s Answer

    Simple Assault is a DP offense, and the penalties on conviction can include up to 6 months jail and a fine of up to $1000.00 Before you see the Judge, consult directly with an experienced NJ criminal defense lawyer to see what can be done to get this old case dismissed, and to avoid a large fine on a Contempt of Court.

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  • 16yrs ago I was arrested for having a minor at my mom house.No sex involved,no contact. The cops said we have to lock up the

    Head of household.My thing is if I didn't know her age and they let me go then grabbed me up because of a peck on the cheek how is that 3rd degree e.w.m.in 2009 she apoligized n wrote a letter to the judge so my record canb cleared.I'm looking for...

    Howard’s Answer

    Start by using the 'Find a Lawyer' button at the top of the page, use criminal defense and the County where this occurred as the search terms. Check out the lawyers listed and select a few to call for a phone consult, and to make an office appointment for a more in-depth discussion. Make sure you have as much of the documentation as possible before you sit down with a lawyer to discuss what can be done. This falls within the more general heading of criminal defense so I changed the area of law.

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  • My question.i was rape.guy offer me money not to report.so I go along with to get proof how far he will go to so I don't report

    Now he report me for blackmailing him.i went to my doctor.i report what happen.test was done now the detective want to talk to me.can he arrested me I am so scared single mother of two girls.i been sick since then what do I do

    Howard’s Answer

    Consult with an experienced NY criminal defense lawyer BEFORE you talk to the detective. Once you understand what your exposure is in regards to the allegation of extortion, then you can decide what to do about reporting the rape.

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  • How to clear up an indefinite supsension

    I got a speeding ticket in the state of maryland and did not pay in time and so my pennsylvaina license were suspended. I finally paid the citation and also went under penndot and paid the restoration. I went to print the restoration letter and ...

    Howard’s Answer

    Tomorrow call PennDOT and ask what the suspension is for. There may be some reason not showing up online that is holding it up. If they inform you that there is still something outstanding, that will need to be taken care of before they will lift the suspension. DO NOT drive until your license is restored and they hand you your license back.

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  • My lawyer license is suspended. What I gonna do for next?

    I just found out my lawyer license is suspended in 2004 .that is why he try to avoid to attend court. Please tell me what I gonna do for next. He screwed up my case.

    Howard’s Answer

    Inform the Judge when you go to Court, and either retain a new atty to handle the case or request that the Court appoint a public defender.

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    If someone is convicted for armed robbery in ga under senate bill 441 & they have to serve the mandatory minimum of 10 years & then 2 years into the sentence they go back to court in ga & receive an additional 15 do 10 sentence for possession of ...

    Howard’s Answer

    Any sentence with a parole ineligibility period would need to be completed first. Whether the person would be released on parole on the second case would depend on a number of facts that you do not reference in your question.

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  • What are some alternatives that prevent false rape convictions and still protects the victim (the person accused)?

    Are there any laws that protect the victim from false rape accusations? What can the victim do in the event of a false rape allegation?

    Howard’s Answer

    If you are charged with a crime, or are asking about a case where someone else is charged with rape, you need to put your question in perspective with details of the alleged offense. As written, your question is too broad for a response within the limitations of this forum.

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  • I was indicted on a federal criminal case. Do the sentencing guidelines still apply?

    I was indicted on charges in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

    Howard’s Answer

    Yes the guidelines still apply, although they are advisory. This is an issue you should be discussing with you defense atty, to determine what/how your atty can argue to support a downward departure or variance.

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