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  • How do I report statutory rape?

    I use to live in fl where the raped happened, but now I live in Nyc. I don't how to go about this.

    John’s Answer

    Contact the local police department where the alleged rape occurred.

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  • Can I find out if there is a criminal report on me that would cause surveillance which past employers would act upon?

    I would prefer to discuss the matter in person since I believe my cell and emails are under surveillance.

    John’s Answer

    Your question is unclear. It would be best to hire a criminal defense attorney and arrange for a confidential consultation.

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  • E felony probation and traveling.

    If i just start probation but i have places to fly to like Miami and Las Vegas but for business, Is there a way the probation officer can say no? and do i ask for permission or do i tell him im flying here and there on certain days? This is for a...

    John’s Answer

    The correct way to do it is to ask your PO's permission before you travel.

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  • Can I make a deal

    Right now I have a warrent for my arrest. And I'm on probation. I'm wondering can I make a deal with the DA on things that I know such as people who have illegal guns and selling drugs to avoid jail time

    John’s Answer

    Possibly, but first you have to surrender on the warrant. Hire a lawyer and PLEASE do not discuss anything more about this on a public forum such as this.

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  • Can I get a list of the criminal defense attorneys in my area.. Sullivan County NY?

    Im on probation and I have a few new small charges. My po has violated me for everything from not being able to make it to Monticello.. To having to check out of rehab because my insurance company won't cover the cost of a full 28 days.. They are...

    John’s Answer

    I'm not sure there is an official "list," but contacting the county bar association would be a good place to start. Searching online is another option.

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  • Can you go to jail for smoking weed on probation?

    My roommate is on probation and says he wants to smoke. will this send him to jail?

    John’s Answer

    Smoking weed while on probation can result in a violation of probation. While he's on probation, he will be subjected to regular drug testing. If he tests positive for marijuana, his PO could file a violation of probation. If the charges are substantiated, a judge could repentance him to jail.

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  • My ex girlfriend hacked into my skymiles card and stole $1800 worth of miles while she was in las vegas, How do i press charges.

    I called the police department in vegas they said since she information on how to get my password they wouldn't file a complaint and have her arrested

    John’s Answer

    You have to go to small claims court.

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  • First time offender arrested for shoplifting, got desk appearance ticket. When I show up on appointed date, can I get an acd?

    I'm a first time offender arrested for shoplifting. When I show up at the date on my desk appearance ticket, could I get an acd the very same day? Also, how can I prove that I am really indigent?

    John’s Answer

    ACD with community service is likely offer. Hire an attorney.

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  • Our 18 year old son was given a ticket - Section 378-4A for hosting an underage party. Does he need a lawyer?

    We, his parents were out of town. He thinks about 60 kids were at the party.

    John’s Answer

    Some folks like to change their own oil, most would pay a mechanic to do it. I wouldn't send my kid to court without a lawyer.

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  • Is there a Manhattan District criminal Notice of Appearance form or where can I find an example of a Notice of Appearance?

    Manhattan District, Criminal, NOT civil.

    John’s Answer

    There is a NYC notice of appearance form that is used for both Criminal and Supreme Courts in the 5 boroughs. It is available at every clerk's office and in most courtrooms.

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