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Keith Matthew Sullivan

Keith Sullivan’s Answers

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  • Is a lawyer the way to go?

    My daughter fell at a fire hall back in January. Their insurance company agreed to pay for her injury. However, 5 months later they are saying there is a $5,000.00 cap on her claim leaving over $7,000.00 to be paid. She had to have knee surgery an...

    Keith’s Answer

    You should absolutely consult with an attorney.
    My office would be happy to provide a free phone or in-office consultation to you.
    You can call us at 718-326-6200 or find us on the web at www.SullivanGalleshaw.com

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  • How can I determine if a guilty plea at a public urination summons (Queens, NY) was to a violation or a crime?

    Hello, Thank you for your attention. I received a summons for public urination in Queens, NY. I appeared in court on the date indicated on the pink slip, pleaded guilty and paid a $50 fine. I have misplaced this document, which I recall ...

    Keith’s Answer

    You can obtain a certificate of disposition from the Clerks office in the basement of the Courthouse. You are correct to be concerned and ensuring you properly answer the question. Based on the amount of $ paid at the appearance, I suspect it was written up under the violation statute.

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  • I got a Ticket in New York for 1180a, but live in New Hamsphire

    Hi, I got this ticket in New York but live in New Hampshire, but was pulled over for "Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent"..How will this effect my insurance, and can I flight this? Cop gave me a break, said I was going 81 in 55 in the rain...Please...

    Keith’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer at once. With an 1180 a disposition can be worked out without you being present. Feel free to call my office to discuss this matter.

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  • Do I need to appear in court?

    While visiting a friend in upstate New York, I was charged with Disorderly Conduct, and later signed an admission of guilt, which was retained by the police department. I'm currently attending school about 7 hours away from where the trial is to b...

    Keith’s Answer

    It sounds like you signed a confession. This alone is not dispositive of the case against you. It is possible, but highly unlikely, that this can be resolved through the mail as occurs in some upstate counties. I suggest you retain a lawyer and plan on appearing on the next Court date. Hopefully, on that date a plea deal can be worked out.

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  • I was in a hospital 2 years ago i ended up in the hospital for over a month. they never gave me a diagnosis. I almost died.

    Right now the hospital is having the same problem. There were a total of eight people that were effected at the time i was the one that ended up being the sickest. now there is a total of 13 people in the same hospital that are sick with the same ...

    Keith’s Answer

    Immediately consult with a medical malpractice lawyer as the statute of limitations is 2.5 years. After that time period has lapsed, you will likely be barred from filing a lawsuit. Unfortunately, your question didn't contain enough info for any of us to properly 'screen' if you have a potential case. Err on the side of caution and act quickly.

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  • Can i leave state temporarily for work while court is pending here in ny?

    My first court date is april sixth 2011. I just received a job offer down in Ohio 20hr with room and board included. The bad part is i just got a Class A misdemeanor put against me. How do i go about getting permission to accept this job offer? ps...

    Keith’s Answer

    Frequently people with pending court cases are required to leave the State or jurisdiction for a multitude of reasons. Unless you were released with a specific condition that you not travel outside the court's jurisdiction, you should be okay to relocate. You must appear at all of your future scheduled court dates. Failure to do so, could result in a warrant for your arrest. It would be advisable to consult with the lawyer who is representing you on the current charges.

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  • As im in parole in nj coud i work in ny

    as i serve parole in nj coud i work in ny whithout my po knowing coud my po find out

    Keith’s Answer

    Holding down a job while on parole is often a required condition. You must notify your parole officer immediately and advise him/her of your job prospect. Based on the parole conditions you may be bound to working in NJ, but it is worth pursuing with your po.

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  • I was assaulted and went to the hospital in a bar. i did nothing and when police arrived, the bar patrons, in a small community

    said that me and him were drunk, However, my wife was there, sitting between me and his girlfriend and had not been drinking and said to the people and the police that i had not said or done anything to that person. The bar patrons took me outside...

    Keith’s Answer

    If someone assaulted you, you are entitled to seek justice by filing a report with the police and filing a lawsuit against that person. If the bar participated or assisted anyone in assaulting you, they too could be held responsible. You should consult a personal injury lawyer in your community as soon as spossible.

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  • Can I sue a city park for negligence

    My dad (he is a senior) was in the city park with my special sister and a boy pushed her, dad go and asked him not to push At this time the boy's father came and start to argue with my dad. when my dad turn to get my sister that run away scared t...

    Keith’s Answer

    VERY difficult to prevail against the municipality under these circumstances.

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  • Can I switch to a new injury lawyer after 5 months?

    I have been injured in an accident 5 months ago. After 2 attempts, I found a lawyer that I thought was good. Unfortunately, now he does nothing, and I don't see a settlement coming in any future. Can I change now? Thank you.

    Keith’s Answer

    Yes. You are free to switch lawyers at any stage in the course of a case.

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