With regard to CT finding out about your NY conviction and what action it will take as a NY attorney I can not be sure.
The NY law is that you must install an ignition interlock device on any car you own or operate whether you live in NY or not. However there is an employer exception. See below.
NY VTL 1198 (8) states that If a person is required to operate a motor vehicle owned by said person's employer in the course and scope of his or her employment, the person may operate...
With a first arrest for shoplifting the prosecutor is likely to offer you an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACOD). This is not a guilty plea and you will not get a criminal record. You will not go to jail. You will be required to do an awareness class. You should be eligible for representation by legal aid. If you want to fight the charges your attorney can request a copy of the video however, if you are going to be offered the ACOD and accept it then you will not likely get...
Failing or testing positive for alcohol through the ignition interlock device can result in a violation of your conditional discharge. If there is any chance of an error in the reading you should have the unit serviced to establish the error. Otherwise you should contact your attorney and discuss this matter with them.
You should, with out question consult with and ultimately retain an attorney. It is very important that you are comfortable with the attorney that represents you. So seek out a few attorneys and find one that you can work with.
As far a second DWI in New York. The new case is an indictable offense. You have a significant amount of rights that need to be protected.
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The judge will probably not allow you to go unrepresented. However, if you do not have an attorney then you would have to represent yourself or the judge may assign a lawyer to represent you. While the worst that will happen is not the most likely thing to happen. If you were to plead guilty or are found guilty after trial the worst that will happen is 15 days jail. The most likely thing to happen is a conditional discharge, fine, community service and a surcharge to be paid to the court....
You could have fought the search by alleging that it was an illegal search. A judge may have concluded after hearing from the police officer at a suppression hearing that he had no legal right to put his hand in your pocket to retrieve the money. It is very hard to justify a warrantless search of an individual unless the officer can articulate that he say contraband or his safety was compromised.
You have every right to challenge the mistake. You can order the transcripts from the court proceedings to see what they say. If they no longer have the original court file then send a request the DMV and take a look at your driving abstract. That may shed some light on the case.
Lastly, you may be able to make a motion to the original court and have the judge reinstate the original sentence.
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These appears to be notes from a court action sheet or transcripts from a court proceeding indicating that an individual defendant was granted an attorney to represent them without cost (either an attorney from the Legal Aid Society or from a panel of attorneys). Further, that an attorney asked the judge for a conference to be held on July 25 and then again on August 18, 2011.
I hope this helps.
As you know your friend is facing some very serious charges in New York. Penal Law section 265.02 is classified as a "violent felony offense" with significant exposure to state prison. I can tell from your question that your friend is still in jail from May 2011 which means that he has already been indicted by a grand jury or he has some other hold.
In New York, having a weapon in one's home or place of business can be considered a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances. I would...