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  • Public drinking, need some explanation

    Hi guys. Yesterday the NYPD took me to the police station because I was drinking a beer in public. I was there for approximately 2 hours and then they gave me a letter, which includes that I have to go to court on the 18th of June. Now the problem...

    Carl’s Answer

    Make sure you hire an attorney before you leave so the attorney can make the court date.

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  • Does anyone know of an affordable criminal lawyer who accepts payments

    I need a criminal lawyer who would accept payment installments its for a CDS in motor vehicle charge. The driver didn't know about the drugs wasn't ticketed at the scene and was wrongfully cited for running a stop sign as an excuse for the cops to...

    Carl’s Answer

    Many lawyers are open to payment plans and are affordable. Look for some in your area.

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  • What happens when there is a conflict of interest with a lawyer?

    Can a lawyer waive his clients speedy trial right rightfully upon knowledge that there is a conflict and without the consent of the client for this lawyer to keep representing him?

    Carl’s Answer

    An attorney can waive speedy trial however no decisions by a lawyer can be made to the detriment of the client based upon a conflict.

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  • What happens if you bail somone out and then their attorney files for a bail reduction?

    Also can a bail reduction be denied?

    Carl’s Answer

    There would not be a need for a bail reduction if the defendant was bailed out. If the bail reduction is denied then the bail conditions remain unchanged.

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  • Should I worry/get a private attorney? Offered plea deal, case adjourned to part b for a month from now.Petty lewdness Manhattan

    I was recently accused of a lewd act on a subway train. Nothing actually happened. When I got off the train I heard "Fing white pervert" and then was stopped by an officer. The woman signed a complaint that I was walking up and down the train disp...

    Carl’s Answer

    If there is no credible evidence against you then you may want to take the case to trial. As you already know this can be a troublesome conviction to have on your record.

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  • Should I get an attorney?

    I gave a friend of mine 150 dollars worth of accessories for 'free', when ringing up a transaction. I was caught by my employer and for my intention loss of company products I was fired. I received a letter in the mail asking to collect the restit...

    Carl’s Answer

    You are not required to pay the civil demand however the law office making the demand may file a civil suit to collect the money.

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  • MY SON HAD A 4 YEARS PROBATION SENTENCE FOR A FELONY GRAND LARCENY CHARGE,WHICH HE'S COMPLETED OVER 6 YEARS AGO.CAN HE TRAVEL

    HE HAS A GREEN CARD AND WANTS TO GO ON A CRUISE SHIP IS IT OK FOR HIM TO TRAVEL

    Carl’s Answer

    This question is best answered by an immigration attorney.

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  • How do I find a sealed criminal record of my ex?

    If it's sealed I can not see it ever? How do I find an unsealed complete record?

    Carl’s Answer

    A sealed record is off limits unless you can convince a judge to unseal it. Not a likely scenario.

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  • Can I go to court on an earlier date to possibly get my case heard and possibly dismissed?

    I was charged with simple assault and criminal mischief under 500$ about a few weeks ago. My TRO was dismissed by the plaintiff and she also wants to at least try and dismiss the case of the criminal charges as well. We have worked things out outs...

    Carl’s Answer

    You or your attorney can contact the court administrator to advance the case. If the court advances the case it will appear on the calendar. If that should happen then you will have to appear in court and speak with the prosecutor. If you show up to court on a date that your case is not scheduled the prosecutor will not speak with you.

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  • How do defense lawyers calm their client down?

    How do defense lawyers calm their client down? And is the prosecution allowed to talk trash in the courtroom? In the video below, the prosecuting lawyer's tone and his "anytime" comment was provocative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFi...

    Carl’s Answer

    I too will not click on the link in your post for obvious reasons but clients need to be treated with respect and honesty. Prosecutors, like all attorneys have a code of professional of ethics.

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