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Eric Edward Rothstein

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  • I received a civil demand letter in the mail. I know I don't have to pay, and many lawyers advise against it, but I know

    But I know paying the fine doesn't guarantee anything. On the flip side, I worry if I DO NOT pay the civil demand fine, the store's Managers/LP will decide to call the police and issue a summons or arrest of some kind for the original shoplift...

    Eric’s Answer

    I have never seen someone arrested after the fact for not paying the civil demand. The local store is not in the loop on this.

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  • What's the most trouble I can get in to?

    I forged the dates on a death certificate to get out of making a payment for my school. Will I go to jail if they find out I changed the dates? What can my punishment be legally? The school is in Florida

    Eric’s Answer

    If you did the forgery in New York you can be arrested for a felony. I don't think you will go to jail but ending up with a criminal record is possible. Do not make any statements if you are questioned. Hire a good criminal defense lawyer.

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  • Is being arrested twice legal ?

    I was arrested and then the detectives came back and said that I was being released because I was not under arrest because the Ada didn't have enough to charge me. 2 weeks later they contacted me to tell me I was being charged with a class a misde...

    Eric’s Answer

    This is not illegal because your double jeapordy rights don't attach until trial.

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  • How is a court magistrate issued? What is the difference between that and a summons? or is it the same? Do the police need to be

    How is a court magistrate issued? Do the police need to be present at the time and/or does a police report have to be made? Can the police do this on their own, at any time? Once the store hands over any name/address details of the shoplifter? ...

    Eric’s Answer

    If the store wanted to have you arrested they would have called the police while they had you in the store.

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  • How is a court magistrate issued? What is the difference between that and a summons? or is it the same? Do the police need to be

    How is a court magistrate issued? Do the police need to be present at the time and/or does a police report have to be made? Can the police do this on their own, at any time? Once the store hands over any name/address details of the shoplifter? ...

    Eric’s Answer

    If the store was going to have you arrested it would have called the police while they had you in the store.

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  • Disorderly conduct 240.20 sub 1 violation, green card holder!

    I am a green card holder since 11/14, and was given a 240.20 sub 1 pink summons in brooklyn ny. I am pleading not guilty, but if the judge were to grant me to pay a fine, how would that affect my future US citizenship? And I was told the records w...

    Eric’s Answer

    Immigration can see sealed records but the charge is a violation so it should not hurt you with immigration. That said, there are ways to get the case dismissed.

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  • How do I find a great family court attorney that works with payment plan

    Court starts tomorrow and we can'tafford an attorney and do not qualify for a public defender ,this is for my daughter who is in a custody issue where the father of the child is keeping him and won't let any of us see him

    Eric’s Answer

    I suggest that you try using the Find A Lawyer tab on Avvo and make some calls.

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  • How do I find a great family court attorney that works with payment plan

    Court starts tomorrow and we can'tafford an attorney and do not qualify for a public defender ,this is for my daughter who is in a custody issue where the father of the child is keeping him and won't let any of us see him

    Eric’s Answer

    I suggest that you try using the Find A Lawyer tab on Avvo and make some calls.

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  • How do I find a great family court attorney that works with payment plan

    Court starts tomorrow and we can'tafford an attorney and do not qualify for a public defender ,this is for my daughter who is in a custody issue where the father of the child is keeping him and won't let any of us see him

    Eric’s Answer

    I suggest that you try using the Find A Lawyer tab on Avvo.

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  • Help with revoking probation

    I have a lawyer, kinda. We can't discuss my case further til I pay him the retainer. I have violated probation, (A misd criminal mischief) 1st time crime,1st time violating, finished 19 out of 36 months, fines paid, owe like 2months of fees =70$ ...

    Eric’s Answer

    Ultimately, this will be up to the Judge......................................................................................

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