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Eric Edward Rothstein

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  • When you pay a lawyer to make your will, is that set price? or do you pay more after you're dead for the work they do after?

    I am looking at my Aunts Will, and the lawyers and the executor (a bank) are taking forever with doing what needs to be done... The executor lost the original will and the lawyer doesn't have one neither.. I have been calling them none stop to get...

    Eric’s Answer

    The fee for the will is separate from the fee for the work done after death.

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  • Are cops to trust at all for legal advice or about law? I got a pink summons and all he said its going to be dismissed

    should I trust the cops? They said my case will be dismissed after giving me a pink summons for trespassing. He said its a waste of time.

    Eric’s Answer

    Do not take legal advice from the police. They are the one's who put you in your current situation.

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  • Do I need a lawyer to help me with transit adjudication bureau

    would I need a lawyer to help me with anything of this paper a cop gave me for not paying my subway $? He gave me a paper that's says transit adjudication bureau, Iam just wondering do I need a lawyer for this since people are telling me all I hav...

    Eric’s Answer

    I don't know how many times I can say this: it is CIVIL and does not give you a criminal record!

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  • Ive been fighting so long. and cleared my name to the public. but im still held down like im registered. what can i do about it?

    i have been fighting for a year now. i had a girl lie about her age and say she was 17, i was 19 at the time. after i found out her real age i attempted to leave approximately 2 dozen times. her and her mother extorted money from me. and i had al...

    Eric’s Answer

    It doesn't matter what your lawyer said. It only matters what the Judge said. However, if your lawyer mis-adviced you then you may be able to file a CPL 440 motion to vacate the conviction. If you win the case goes back to where it was at the time you took the plea and the charges get re-instated. Hire a criminal defense lawyer if you want to pursue this.

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  • Is there a deadline for filing a false arrest lawsuit against the police?

    I was arrested for violating an order of protection back in April. I told them I had a valid visitation order for my child that day, but they refused to let me show it to them, and they arrested me anyway. I had to spend the night in jail, and m...

    Eric’s Answer

    You needed to serve a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the arrest. You can file a motion within 1 year and 90 days for permission to file a late Notice of Claim but you may not have to if you know the names of the Officers involved because the statute of limitations to sue for false arrest under federal law is 3 years.

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  • What are the procedures of that type of investigation? How do I go about the situation?

    I was suppose to receive a check for the state for helping them with a case. The ADA that was applied to my case and I started flirting. So when the day came for her to give me the check her boss found out we were suppose to have intercourse. Now ...

    Eric’s Answer

    I don;t think there is a standard procedure. You should find out if you are a target. Lawyer up.

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  • Is this legal? Do I have grounds to vacate my plea based on this?

    I was falsely accused of a sexual crime many years ago. I went to trial and was fully acquitted of all charges. The case was sealed, but as per the state's law, the arrest info still remains in their system for law enforcement to access. Now, s...

    Eric’s Answer

    Your lawyer needs to address this with the Judge. Perhaps Probation does not know what was agreed to in court.

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  • Do I have any recourse against a divorce attorney whose advice was against my interests due to a financial conflict?

    Last fall I was in dire financial straits and needed the roughly $16,000 held in escrow from the sale of my house. This was tied up in negotiations over my separation agreement. After telling my lawyer I might have to file for bankruptcy, she r...

    Eric’s Answer

    Let's assume that you have a case (and I am not saying you do). You can only recover financial damages in a legal malpractice case and you admit you owed your lawyer the money.

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  • Can I sue NYU Langone Hospital for violation of Hipaa?

    I was in NYU Langone medical center in late December for five days. (I'm a 50-year-old professional.) I told my sister where I was, and she told my mother. My mother and I are estranged. My mother took it upon herself to call NYU and speak to a so...

    Eric’s Answer

    There is no private right to sue for a HIPAA violation. Even if you can sue, what are your damages?

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  • Who can I talk to so that we may open a case to prosocute her in a court

    My ex wife was co-sleeping with our 4 month old daughter and rolled over on her on a plush couch the child was pronounced dead at 714 am the next morning at 10 am that day she took a breath alyzer and blew a .07 how can I find a prosecutor to help...

    Eric’s Answer

    Call the DA's Office. I believe someone just got indicted under somewhat similar facts. I don't recall where though.

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