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Arkady Bukh

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  • N400 Request for evidence second time

    Note I never been arrested or have a felony act or something like that .... Still the USCIS request me to provide a certified letter from the court stating there is no record , my question is : how I can ask lawyer service to provide this letter a...

    Arkady’s Answer

    This is very unusual. I agree that you need to clarify what they actually want. They may want you to get a copy of a BCI , that says no wants one warrants.

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  • How much time is my boyfriend looking to do .

    He was in a house that was busted into and I think he had crack or marijuana on him .he had court today and I wasn't there to hear the actual charge but hes only seventeen years old I calledand askd his mother she said his bail is 20,000 he has co...

    Arkady’s Answer

    The bail amount indicates that the charge is serious. There is no way to predict his time or even likelihood of conviction from the facts. He needs to have an attorney right away.

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  • My husband was having a seizure and was brought to the hospital. he is now being charged with felony assault because he

    supposedly hit a male nurse while he was having an episode.

    Arkady’s Answer

    Well as stated, the defense to this would be his medical situation. He should get a criminal defense attorney.

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  • Restraining order on stalking neighbors

    called cops, ruined my house, damaged property, harassment, stalking

    Arkady’s Answer

    While I don't see a specific question here, I am assuming you want to have an order of protection from your neighbors. If you feel in fear of physical violence from them you can go to court and ask. You have hopefully called the police and reported all of the things mentioned and the police reports would be what you take to court. Actually all the things you mentioned except calling the police are illegal anyway so why would you need an order of protection, call the police.

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  • How do I handle an unpaid ticket (possession of marijuana) from out of state? Ticketed in Florida.

    I was ticketed for possession of less than an ounce (10g? Don't remember) of marijuana in Feb of 2014. The fine was $300. I never sent in the payment, so now assume there is a warrant. How do I go about settling the situation? Will it require goin...

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    You should contact a Florida criminal defense attorney and discuss the situation. There might be something they can do so that you won't have to go to Florida.

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  • If I go to the courthouse to deal with my bench warrant, will I get arrested on the spot?

    Will I be able to pay the past due court fees that I owe & see a judge or will I be taken into custody ASAP? please help.

    Arkady’s Answer

    This would all depend on what the bench warrant is for. If it is failure to pay fines or something you can probably pay them with whatever penalties added. It would be wise to talk with an attorney before going.

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  • The site said you couldn't get a guilty plea expunged when I was released from the feds the said after 10 years you could apply

    they gave me a pretty large pamphlet telling you how to go about it but it has been so long I don't no what happened to it this leads me to believe a federal crime may be different from a state crime thank you in advance for your time

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    There is a difference between state and federal crimes. A NY state crime cannot be expunged. There is a possibility that a federal crime can. Go to the Department of Justice page online, those instructions may well be there.

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  • What are my rights as a NY Department of Ed employee if charges against me were dismissed and sealed after an ACD?

    Was recently suspended from work for some things coming up on my background check. I work for a non profit under the Department of Ed, so my background is (supposed to be) continuously monitored for any arrests, etc.. I'm concerned because all...

    Arkady’s Answer

    This is a question for an employment lawyer or your union representative. Ask it in the employment law section of AVVO.

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  • Theft felony last year was dismissed. Now Lawyers office is telling me to pay 350 or they'll sue. Help?

    Felony from September last year. Stole $1003 in retail from Jcpenney. All charges were dismissed/expunged. An attorneys office called months later (for the first time) stating that they've called multiple times and sent correspondence saying that...

    Arkady’s Answer

    This is too small an amount for them to go to the cost of a lawsuit over. I usually recommend they be ignored.

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  • Legal redress for an arrest under a statute subsequent declared unconstitutional.

    I was arrested in October 2013 for Aggravated Harassment II. The charge was eventually dismissed, but not after I spent a day in jail. It turns out the statute defining Agg. Har. II in NYS was deemed unconstitutional in by the NYS Suprem...

    Arkady’s Answer

    Your arrest does not to be q false arrest as the statute was in n place at the time of your arrest. As to the more complex question on suing on constitutional grounds you should ask a civil rights attorney.

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