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Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez’s Legal Guides

16 total


  • Do I need a private attorney for my New York criminal case?

    Are you facing jail time? In many cases where the potential for jail time exists it may be advisable to hire your own attorney. A privately retained attorney will be able to dedicate a much greater a

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  • What to do if charged with public urination in New York?

    Is this a misdemeanor or violation? Generally, the initial charge is treated as a misdemeanor. I have personally handled hundreds of such cases and have NEVER seen one end up as a misdemeanor. In mo

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  • What Happens at a New York Arraignment

    What decision will the judge be making at the arraignment? Generally, the Judge is quite limited in their scope at the arraignment. The District Attorney will make a request as to how much bail they

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  • What do I need to know about suing the NYPD?

    Do I have a claim? Generally, if you are looking to file a claim against the NYPD for false arrest you CAN NOT plea guilty to a crime or violation, and can NOT accept an ACD. There must be an outrigh

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  • What if there is a warrant issued against me?

    What is the difference between an arrest warrant and a bench warrant? A bench warrant is usually issued by a judge after a failure to appear in Court by a Defendant. An arrest warrant is usually gott

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  • What happens if i don't show up in court?

    Do I HAVE to appear at all my Court dates? You MUST appear at all Court dates. While you are facing criminal charges the Court has a right to set bail in order to ensure your appearance, or hold you

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  • 1192 (1) DWAI and license suspension

    What is the BAC? BAC is the blood alcohol content. In the State of ny the legal limit is .08 below .08? While the legal limit for DWI is .08, if an individual is below this limit they may still be ch

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  • Pressure plea

    Right to an attorney! You have an absolute right to an attorney on any criminal case. If you earn too much money to qualify for a public defender you will still have every right to your own attorney

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  • How to Choose the Lawyer Right for You

    Trust your gut Generally, most people forget their most basic instincts while meeting with professionals. If you feel there may be something wrong don't jump to sign agreements, talk to a few other p

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  • How much time in prison am I looking at?

    Record If you have ANY previous record it could affect the sentencing on your case, specifically if you have been charged and convicted of the same crime before any new arrest will likely lead to gre

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