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  • What do I do if I was caught shoplifting at Walmart and my current address has changed and I have not received forms from them?

    I got caught shoplifting from Walmart about 3 weeks ago. It was embarrassing and I'm morbidly ashamed of my actions, but the products were worth about $15 dollars. They took me to a room and I signed my info but I inserted the wrong phone number (...

    Arkady’s Answer

    If you put in a change of address with the post office their mail will find. Remember that you were not arrested and this would not be a criminal fine. Mostly the they attempt to collect a civil fine and for such a small amount may not pursue it further.

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  • Am I going to prison? accused of sex crime against minor

    I'm 21. My cousin (19) & his girlfriend (16) invited me to hang out with them & her cousin (14) we ended up liking each other,hungout a few more times & she ended up saying we had sex .now her father (a cop) is going to press charges against me .I...

    Arkady’s Answer

    You definitely need to speak with an attorney experienced in sex crimes. I also agree with the advice to stay away from the people accusing you.

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  • For criminally neglegent homicide. But my case was dismissed. What would be the process to file a civil suit against the county

    There was times I spoke with the police that I never made a statement but they tried to use as statements. The two dates I spoke with them were in January and March. In march the investigator says that she advised me of miranda which I dont ever r...

    Arkady’s Answer

    This would be a civil case and you should post the question on the civil litigation. Or civil rights section of AVVO.

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  • Is it illegal to be in possession of unopened stolen mail?

    What law does it violate? Only laws against theft in general, or a specific law about stolen mail in particular? In other words, if you were charged with a crime, for being in possession of a roomful of stolen mail, would it be a mail crime or a...

    Arkady’s Answer

    It is a federal crime to steal from the US mail and a crime to be in possession of stolen property. There would need to be proof that you knew or should have known this was stolen mail.

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  • I was arrested on Aggravated harassment second degree NY state. Need advice since recently hired and having a background check.

    I was arrested on a aggravated harassment in the second degree. Currently in court going for an ACD. I need to know if this shows up on background checks as I just got hired by a top level security company. My lawyer says it might however my frien...

    Arkady’s Answer

    It sounds like your case is still active and the ACD is not complete. If this is the case it will show as an open arrest. If you have completed the ACD it will be sealed.

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  • I'm on felony probation can my probation officer remove me from my home without a warrant

    Im charged as a youthful offender and was sentenced on April 30th 2015 to 5 yrs probation.I meet my probation officer May 6th at his office,then he showed up at my house on May 8th 2 days later and he drug tested me and I tested positive for opiat...

    Arkady’s Answer

    He can violate you and enter your home without a warrant that is a fact of life on probation. The fact that you tested positive and left rehab twice can certainly lead to jail.

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  • How do I make a Citizen's Arrest?

    I want to avoid a physical altercation. Could I call the police to complete the arrest after witnessing the felony crime? Practicing massage without a license - Class E felony in NY Thank you in advance

    Arkady’s Answer

    Probably the best thing you can do is report to the police if you see a crime being committed. It is safer for all parties that way.

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  • My friend was charged with rape 3th and is level 1 offender can probation time be reduce ?

    They made him a level 1 offender base on criminal score points judge was hard on him because 11 years ago he use to smoke Marijuana the public defender didnt argue with judge on taking the criminal points off for smoking Marijuana 11 years ...

    Arkady’s Answer

    He needs to talk to his attorney and work up an appeal if he thinks this is wrong. Must be done quickly as appeal deadline is short.

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  • Does NYC criminal court let you reschedule your community service more than once?

    I was sentenced 5 days of community service, rescheduled 4 of them, and then missed two of them. When I went to centre street to Reschedule the first time, the woman told me this is my one and only reschedule. Now that I've missed two days (but co...

    Arkady’s Answer

    If you saw a doctor for your infection, then you could present his medical of the visit . That would be a valid excuse.

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  • AUO in the 1st My fiancé was driving my car and sherriff pulled him over said he had a warrant

    for Violation of probation. Hes been on probation since 2011 they are going to offer him if he pleads guilty 1 year in county jail. Can he get a better offer

    Arkady’s Answer

    This cannot really be answered accurately here. His attorney should continue negotiating with the DA.

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