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  • Do he have to do five years parole?

    So he is in jail for att robbery class c. If he does his full time of 3.5yrs, will he still have to do five years of parole?

    Arkady’s Answer

    If a convicted felon serves his full sentence then he would probably not leave prison on parole. If he does not serve his full sentence it is because he was paroled. Check with his attorney.

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  • I mailed an open container ticket in April and did not receive anything so far. Am I in trouble ?

    I received an open container ticket that I decided to mail in April ($25 fine). I did not have to appear on June 3rd since I mailed the ticket. However my account has not been debited yet and I did not receive anything. Do you know how long does i...

    Arkady’s Answer

    Since you state that you mailed in your fine by the correct date the court should not be looking for you.

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  • I need advice

    I was convicted of 4 counts of forgery f5 and 1count of receiving stolen property f4. Restitution of 18900 initially with my codefendant. But was reduced to 5900 cos the police had the properties. Probation of 1 to 5yrs but jail time 1 year when ...

    Arkady’s Answer

    It sounds like your case is finished and your sentence served. However, that is from a criminal defense point of. view. You should ask this of an immigration attorney.

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  • If you max out a prison sentence in nys, will you be released on parole or post release supervision?

    My brother will be released from prison in January of 2016. That is his maximum sentence release date according to the docs website. I'd like to know if he will be on parole following his release or post release supervision.

    Arkady’s Answer

    If, as you say, that is his full sentence, then he will most likely be on post release supervision. Parole is used when you have time left basically. Sometimes it is more complicated but generally this is how it works.

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  • Can my boyfriend be violated while he's on probation for missing appoiments on accident.

    My boyfriend is currently on house arrest and missed and appointment with his gateways worker. Gateways is a program that helps you pay your rent. Can his probation officer violate him for missing the appointment because he overslept and called hi...

    Arkady’s Answer

    He can be violated for this especially if using Gateway or some such service was part of his sentence. Even if it was not but part of the probation plan for recovery. However that being said, if it was just one appointment , perhaps he would be given another chance by the court if his PO moves to violate him. A lot depends on his previous record and his ability to work with probation.

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  • When I show up for DAT, how does the public defender find me indigent? What should I bring? If I don't pass, what happens then?

    I'm not sure if I qualify for a public defender. I'm 19 and live with my parents but am unemployed and still in high school. I heard on a lawyer's youtube video that the public defender will represent me at my dat even if I'm not indigent but will...

    Arkady’s Answer

    In a DAT the plea negotiations start early. You may well qualify for a PD if you are unemployed.

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  • Shoplifted, first offense, $30 worth of groceries. Any way to get acd without restitution?

    I shoplifted at whole foods and was arrested. Until now, I had a clean record and got dat. I understand that an acd is probably likely with community service. (At least I'm hoping!) But can I avoid restitution?

    Arkady’s Answer

    You have your best chance having an attorney with you. If the food was perishable then there may well be restitution.

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  • Can the charge be dropped?

    I was in a car where paraphnallia was found rolled up bill with cocaine on it.it was not me car nor was i driving and they didnt find it on me.if someone takes the charge will i still be charged?

    Arkady’s Answer

    Often everyone in the car will be charged until the police can determine who the true owner of the drugs is. You should talk to a criminal defense attorney about the facts.

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  • Stop and searched

    I pulled into a private driveway to pick up a friend I shut the car off and got out to help him down the stairs (he is handicapped) An Officer pulled in told me to get back in the car and asked for my paperwork I gave him my license. He said I was...

    Arkady’s Answer

    You should get. a criminal attorney right away to deal with this. From your recitation of the facts, it sounds like the search sounds suspicious.

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  • How long does it take after my probation officer files the papers for an early termination of probation?

    I am on Erie County probation and my last visit my PO mentioned filing for an early termination of probation. I was just wondering ABOUT how long after she does this will i get a phone call or the order/letter saying I am done with probation.

    Arkady’s Answer

    Predicting how quickly the government will do anything is a losing proposition. You should surely give it a few weeks, but if it goes longer than a month make some inquiries with your PO.

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