Carlos Gonzalez’s Guides

Carlos Gonzalez

New York Criminal Defense Attorney.

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

    Written by attorney Carlos Gonzalez, over 5 years ago.

    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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  2. What if there is a warrant issued against me?

    Written by attorney Carlos Gonzalez, over 5 years ago.

    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

  3. What do I need to know about suing the NYPD?

    Written by attorney Carlos Gonzalez, over 5 years ago.

    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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  4. What Happens at a New York Arraignment

    Written by attorney Carlos Gonzalez, over 5 years ago.

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

    Written by attorney Carlos Gonzalez, over 5 years ago.

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

    Written by attorney Carlos Gonzalez, over 5 years ago.

    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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