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  • I received a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana for a pipe with residue in it. Do I need a lawyer? What should I expect?

    I had a pipe with me that had residue on it. It's my first offense. I have no record. I don't think I can afford a lawyer unless there's a finance option. Is there any chance to get an ACD without a lawyer? Is there potential for jail time? What ...

    Carl’s Answer

    You should certainly consult with a local criminal defense attorney to review the facts and all your options.

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  • Is there possibility that I don't get my case arraigned on date of DAT when waiting for public defender?

    I've heard that it can take hours waiting for your case to be arraigned at 100 centre street if you require a public defender. Is it possible that you wait all day and finally have to come back another day? Or another? First time o...

    Carl’s Answer

    If the papers have not been filed by the DA you may or may not have to come back. If the papers are filed there will be a wait to talk to the public defender and to have the case called by the court.

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  • What should we do next? (False marijuana accusation)

    Today, my friend was in Edgewater NJ. He was smoking a cigar on private property and was approached by cops. He threw the cigar into the river as he believed the cops would mistake it for marijuana. He was then issued a citation for entering a clo...

    Carl’s Answer

    Have him contact a local attorney and work out a reasonable fee to represent him.

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  • What happens after getting caught shoplifting at Target?

    So I got caught shoplifting at Target the other day. They stopped me before I left the store and took me to a room with cameras. Asked if I ever shoplifted before and I said no, it was the first time. Had me turn over my id, took my picture, an...

    Carl’s Answer

    You probably signed a no trespass order and an admission to the theft. Which means that you can not return to the store and that they are free to press charges against you. You may also receive a civil demand for money from a civil law firm asking for money from you for the theft.

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  • My boyfriend was charged with 8 charges - kidnapping, threat to kill, unlaw poss bb gun what type of lawyer does he need ?

    When cops entered his home they didn't show a warrant or anything! The person whom made the statement about my boyfriend made up a story and that is what made the cops arrest him. I just want to know what I can do to help him because he is sitting...

    Carl’s Answer

    He needs a local criminal defense attorney.

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  • I was arrested at age of 16 in NYC for shoplifting. would this show on background check?

    I was arrested at 16 y/o for shoplifting and i was taken to booking where i waited to see the judge. He only gave me community service for one day which was completed. This was 8 years ago. I am a semester away from gettin my BBA. Recently got in...

    Carl’s Answer

    You should have been eligible for youthful offender treatment which would have sealed the record and not be uncovered.

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  • I have a warrant in NY for a 5 year old case I now live in Delaware? Can infer this case heard in Delaware to avoid NY jail?

    I have a warrant for criminal contempt out of NY that happened in 2010. This has hindered me from getting 2 jobs and my wife is considering me turning myself in. I'm afraid this will never go away. How can I fix this or have it heard in DE so I do...

    Carl’s Answer

    In order to clear up the warrant you will have to come to the court in New York were the warrant was issued and return on the warrant and go in front of a judge.

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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.

    Carl’s Answer

    If your brother is required to do post release supervision it would have been stated as part of the sentence at the time of the plea and sentence. Therefore, his attorney should be able to answer that question for you.

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  • I had a felony dwi in 2004 do I put it on my application

    Dwi 2004

    Carl’s Answer

    It all depends on the question being asked. If the question is, have you been convicted of a crime, then, the answer is yes.

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  • Walked and saw a cop car hanging around us for no reason. What are the rules for stalking us?

    then sometime later same car was around and my friend was pulled over and ticketed. are they permitted to stalk people?

    Carl’s Answer

    Police on patrol are not subject to stalking crimes since it is their duty to observe and keep the community safe.

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