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  • Can police blackmail me into helping them if they caught me with pain killers? They let me go and haven't contacted me yet.

    My boyfriend and I were pulled over because my boyfriend was speeding. The officer spotted a roach clip in the door handle and proceeded to search. They found 45 oxycodones in the center council in a sandwich bag. They told me to give up my source...

    Carl’s Answer

    You may choose not to cooperate and the police can charge you with the original charges.

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  • Consequences of a 2c 18-3b ticket in belmar, NJ

    I was handcuffed for being in a restricted area around 3am, Sunday morning. I lost my wallet at Bar Anticipation and tried to find it after leaving the bar 2-2:30am. I was intoxicated and got into a misunderstanding with a polic officer. I receive...

    Carl’s Answer

    This is a defiant trespass which is a petty disorderly offense. You have the right to represent yourself and yes you may speak with a the prosecutor. Your best course of action is to hire an attorney, get the discovery and go to court with an advocate.

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  • I was charged with PL 221.1001, what will happen.

    I was charged with PL 221.1001 today I have to appear at part:DAT on 7/13/2015. This is my first charge ever. What are my chances of having the charges dropped or reduced to a violation. Is this something that I would have to report on a job appli...

    Carl’s Answer

    This is a common charge, but every case is different. Depending on the specific facts to may be able to get an ouright dismissal or an ACD.

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  • Summon ticket mailed but not debited and bank account now closed

    I received a ticket (open container in NY) and mailed the $25 fine on time. But three months later I had to close this bank account (banking data can be changed ?) and even to go back to my country for personal issue. I have no idea when the Court...

    Carl’s Answer

    You may try to send a second check, certified mail return receipt requested.

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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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