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  • Is being arrested twice legal ?

    I was arrested and then the detectives came back and said that I was being released because I was not under arrest because the Ada didn't have enough to charge me. 2 weeks later they contacted me to tell me I was being charged with a class a misde...

    Carl’s Answer

    Yes it is legal and probably based upon additional investigation that uncovered additional evidence.

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  • How many new cases do criminal defence lawyers handle per year?

    How many new cases do criminal defence lawyers handle per year?

    Carl’s Answer

    It all depends on the type of practice the attorney has. If the attorney is doing manly Federal White Collar cases, that attorney may handle a few dozen a year because a trial in a case like that could take several months. An attorney doing a great many traffic cases may do 10 or more each day.

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  • I have a friend that was 21 was incarcerated for transportation of herion served three years now he is 43 can he remove it

    Can he remove it from his record

    Carl’s Answer

    New York does not have an expungement law. So it would be unlikely that the conviction would be removed.

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  • I got caught shoplifting groceries. LP brought me to their room, took down info, no police called.

    I got caught shoplifting groceries at Stop/Shop. LP brought me to their room, questioned me, and then took down my license information, last 4 digits of my social, my address. No police called. Banned from store. On my way out, handed me a Civil R...

    Carl’s Answer

    It does not seem likely at this time you'll be charged with the petite larceny.

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  • If not convicted and only charged can a felony still pop up on your record when jobs do background checks

    I was working as a dietary aid at a care center when hired I was told I had to get finger print work done after I did that I worked for a month then the results came back saying that I have outstanding felonies. I don't have any felonies I have a ...

    Carl’s Answer

    In a background check, open cases can come up as it did in your case.

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  • I recently got arrested and cited for disorderly conduct 5503 (not aggravated) in the city of Philadelphia.

    I was attending an Eagles football game. So there are hundreds of people drinking all day. Someone called the Philadelphia cops saying I was stumbling and was arrested for disorderly conduct. I've never been in serious trouble like this, nor do I ...

    Carl’s Answer

    It's best that you seek legal advise and representation from an attorney admitted to practice law in PA and is familiar with the court that you are going to.

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  • Need trail lawyer for drug case in ny ny

    ??

    Carl’s Answer

    There are a great many trial attorneys in New York. You may search through AVVO and interview some or call on friends and family to make a referral.

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  • My son's father was arrested for a DUI twice within a three month period. What are his chances of having them both dismissed.

    Both arrests were made in Burlington County NJ. The first in Delran and the second in Lumberton. He also has a current Felony charge for possession of a controlled substance (marijuana)

    Carl’s Answer

    It is quite impossible on a forum like this to predict the outcome of a case. Find an experienced attorney that will give him the best chance.

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  • 3 ALOCHOL offense in ny will revoke me for ten years. Does that apply if i move to Ga. After i finish my court sentence?

    Basically after i finish my revocation with the courts... can the 10 yr NY dmv band affect me moving out to Georgia to get a license?

    Carl’s Answer

    The Georgia motor vehicle commission will likely ask you in an application whether you have a suspension in any other state. If so, the GA MVC will likely deny you a driver's license.

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  • In a criminal case, it is possible for a lawyer to change the judge in the client's case?

    In a criminal case, it is possible for a lawyer to change the judge in the client's case? Thank you

    Carl’s Answer

    Depending on the posture of the case, the judge may change as the case moves from one stage of the system to another. To change from one judge to another once the case is assigned to a judge, the attorney would have to have a very good reason that the judge should recuse himself/herself. Perhaps some connection or relationship to a witness or victim in the case or some obvious bias.

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