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  • I received a criminal citation for putting a cigarette out on sidewalk of business for $1500. How do i beat this? Kinda steep!

    The officer wanted to ask me some questions and so I thought I was being respectful by putting out the cigarette.

    Matisyahu’s Answer

    That stinks, literally. Where did this happen?

    Matisyahu Wolfberg
    www.FormerCop.com
    NY Criminal defense Attorney

    [Note: Consistent with Avvo policy, this communication is intended as general information and not specific legal advice, and this communication does not create an attorney-client relationship.] I am licensed to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey. The laws of your jurisdiction may differ and thus this answer is for informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as legal advice. Since all facts are not addressed in the question, this answer could change depending on other significant and important facts. This answer in no way constitutes an attorney-client relationship. Please speak with a local attorney to discuss your potential legal issue

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  • Can police of the village of rouses point ny issue a traffic ticket without seeing the infaction

    a school bus parked on a parking lot road which is not maintained by the village was passed cause the warning lights were not on lated reported to the village police and a ticket issued by the village police who did not see the so called infaction

    Matisyahu’s Answer

    A police officer may issue a traffic violation on information and belief, based on the statements and observations of others.

    However, at trial, the witness of the alleged violation would have to testify.

    Often this comes up when there are two officers involved, one who operates the radar gun and the other one actually writes the ticket. The officer who didn't see the violation will issue the ticket and reference the other officer who operated the radar. Then at trial, both officers would have to testify. Obviously, the testimony of the radar operator would be necessary to sustain a conviction.

    But in short, an officer in NY may issue a ticket without seeing the violation as long as he is acting on "information and belief."

    Another example is when there is an accident, officers often issue tickets even though they were not there.

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  • If i finished all my classes and community service and probation is paid , is there a chance of me getting off probabtion early?

    probation for 5 years i have been on for 2 and a half. i also have a stay away court order

    Matisyahu’s Answer

    It could be problematic. Contact a local lawyer to make sure.

    Matisyahu Wolfberg
    www.SpeedingDefense.com
    NY Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney

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  • How do I fight a "lane change violation" or improper lane use when using the center lane to turn.

    The cop was about 3 cars in front of me, so I signaled left and got out of the traffic getting into the center iane and drove about 50 to 100 feet to turn left onto a street, immediately after that, the cop turn his lights on and pulled me over. ...

    Matisyahu’s Answer

    It sounds like you would benefit from an in person consultation with an attorney.

    Matisyahu Wolfberg
    www.SpeedingDefense.com
    NY Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney

    [Note: Consistent with Avvo policy, this communication is intended as general information and not specific legal advice, and this communication does not create an attorney-client relationship.] I am licensed to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey. The laws of your jurisdiction may differ and thus this answer is for informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as legal advice. Since all facts are not addressed in the question, this answer could change depending on other significant and important facts. This answer in no way constitutes an attorney-client relationship. Please speak with a local attorney to discuss your potential legal issue

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  • My cousin is falsely accusing me of stealing a scooter I purchased from him.

    I purchased a scooter from my cousin he was in desperate need of cash so they sold it to me cheap. We both agreed to transfer my name onto the ownership paper at the end of the year bcuz I bought it in September & he suggested that so I wouldn't w...

    Matisyahu’s Answer

    This is serious.

    It sounds like you would benefit from an in person consultation with an attorney.

    Matisyahu Wolfberg
    www.FormerCop.com
    NY Criminal defense Attorney

    [Note: Consistent with Avvo policy, this communication is intended as general information and not specific legal advice, and this communication does not create an attorney-client relationship.] I am licensed to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey. The laws of your jurisdiction may differ and thus this answer is for informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as legal advice. Since all facts are not addressed in the question, this answer could change depending on other significant and important facts. This answer in no way constitutes an attorney-client relationship. Please speak with a local attorney to discuss your potential legal issue

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  • Reside in Georgia, 18, and was recently arrested for M.I.P and open container. First offense. How would I go about removing it?

    I have heard of something called "expunging"

    Matisyahu’s Answer

    Yes, I would agree

    Matisyahu Wolfberg
    www.FormerCop.com
    NY Criminal defense Attorney

    [Note: Consistent with Avvo policy, this communication is intended as general information and not specific legal advice, and this communication does not create an attorney-client relationship.] I am licensed to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey. The laws of your jurisdiction may differ and thus this answer is for informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as legal advice. Since all facts are not addressed in the question, this answer could change depending on other significant and important facts. This answer in no way constitutes an attorney-client relationship. Please speak with a local attorney to discuss your potential legal issue

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  • Criminal law

    "My husband was charged with, DUI,possession, driving on suspended, no insurance and other traffic violations. But he got out in may on faliure to indict. Now he is being indicted and we don't know what is gonna happen. He spent 70 days before he ...

    Matisyahu’s Answer

    It sounds like you would benefit from an in person consultation with an attorney.

    Matisyahu Wolfberg
    www.FormerCop.com
    NY Criminal defense Attorney

    [Note: Consistent with Avvo policy, this communication is intended as general information and not specific legal advice, and this communication does not create an attorney-client relationship.] I am licensed to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey. The laws of your jurisdiction may differ and thus this answer is for informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as legal advice. Since all facts are not addressed in the question, this answer could change depending on other significant and important facts. This answer in no way constitutes an attorney-client relationship. Please speak with a local attorney to discuss your potential legal issue

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  • If you are a frist offender do your records show up on back ground check if you are applying for a job

    i pleaded first offender in 2008 for battery and shoplifting

    Matisyahu’s Answer

    Probably, unless you took steps to some how expunge your record, if that is possible in that jurisdiction.

    Matisyahu Wolfberg
    www.FormerCop.com
    NY Criminal defense Attorney

    [Note: Consistent with Avvo policy, this communication is intended as general information and not specific legal advice, and this communication does not create an attorney-client relationship.] I am licensed to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey. The laws of your jurisdiction may differ and thus this answer is for informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as legal advice. Since all facts are not addressed in the question, this answer could change depending on other significant and important facts. This answer in no way constitutes an attorney-client relationship. Please speak with a local attorney to discuss your potential legal issue

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  • My husband got 5 yrs on a 3g charge how much time will he have to do in tdc

    He has background record but not of being dangerous or violent towards people

    Matisyahu’s Answer

    Contact the public defender. You need a lawyer

    Matisyahu Wolfberg
    www.FormerCop.com
    NY Criminal defense Attorney

    [Note: Consistent with Avvo policy, this communication is intended as general information and not specific legal advice, and this communication does not create an attorney-client relationship.] I am licensed to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey. The laws of your jurisdiction may differ and thus this answer is for informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as legal advice. Since all facts are not addressed in the question, this answer could change depending on other significant and important facts. This answer in no way constitutes an attorney-client relationship. Please speak with a local attorney to discuss your potential legal issue

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  • How can I get my MS. lic. renewed if a La. flag for 30yr old ticket is saying to suspend them

    I moved to Ms. over 10 yrs ago...changed my lic. to Ms....renewed them once...went to renew them on my last birthday...they said I couldnt renew La. had flag for 30yr old ticket and then they added 2 more tickets for failing to turn in tags on 2 ...

    Matisyahu’s Answer

    We would have to have more details to give you an intelligent answer.

    Matisyahu Wolfberg
    www.FormerCop.com
    NY Criminal defense Attorney

    [Note: Consistent with Avvo policy, this communication is intended as general information and not specific legal advice, and this communication does not create an attorney-client relationship.] I am licensed to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey. The laws of your jurisdiction may differ and thus this answer is for informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as legal advice. Since all facts are not addressed in the question, this answer could change depending on other significant and important facts. This answer in no way constitutes an attorney-client relationship. Please speak with a local attorney to discuss your potential legal issue

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