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Yvonne F. Garbett

New City Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. 2nd offense of petit larceny first one dissmised 11 years ago what could happen now

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Yvonne F. Garbett
    2. Howard A. Schwartz
    3. Eric William Zitofsky
    4. Stephen A. Gustitis
    5. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5 lawyer answers

    No one can say that you are not gonna go to jail - because we don't have a crystal ball. However, it is highly unlikely that you would be facing any jail time. You state the first one was dismissed so, that is not a conviction that will be used against you. The one charge you are facing now needs to be investigated.You and your attorney need to work together to strategize the best possible defense. I am glad you were concerned about jail though, because if you continue to find yourself...

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  2. Being charged with petty larceny and got sent a settlement letter asking me to play $240. What is the best thing to do?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Yvonne F. Garbett
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5. Jason Lloyd Stern
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous posts in that I don't believe you should pay the civil demand at this time. I generally will contact the attorney or the company for my clients. The District Attorney's Office does not care about the civil demand payments and it will not have any bearing on your case in their decision on how to prosecute. Your statement that you would pay the civil demand before leads me to believe you may have been charged before albeit maybe not convicted, so you need take this...

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  3. Does shoplifting goes in your record for 102 dollars? Can I get citizenship after this?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Virginia Giselle Alvarez
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Yvonne F. Garbett
    5. Nicklaus James Misiti
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    You need an attorney asap, so speak to your family to see if they will help you with your legal fee's or get to the public defender's office to see if you qualify for a free attorney. The loss prevention officers routinely (especially if this was the Palisades Center from your locale) get people to sign an admission and no trespass warning. Do not speak to anyone about this other than an attorney. If you have no record an attorney will be able to negotiate an ACD or a Disorderly Conduct...

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  4. Can I recant some of my statement to police b/c of a concussion?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Yvonne F. Garbett
    2. Stephen Charles Cooper
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. John M. Cromwell
    5. Nikole M Wynn
    6. ···
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    You need to be very careful about how you proceed in this matter. While I can understand where you are coming from - you more likely than not signed the document "under the penalty of perjury" as per 210.45. So, you need to speak with an attorney ASAP to submit a truthful statement of what you actually recall happening on that particular date and time. The DA is not your attorney - they are the attorney with the job of prosecuting your boyfriend. Your attorney will have your interests in...

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  5. Can I leave the country with an ACOD?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Yvonne F. Garbett
    2. Christopher Charles Brocato
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3 lawyer answers

    UPM is not a printable offense as it Is a violation of law, not a crime. Accordingly you should have no memory of your prints or photo being taken while the police were processing you. The ACD is technically an adjournment of the matter for one year wherein it will be dismissed as if it never existed. However, you are a US citizen so no issue with re-entry and getting into Ireland should not be an issue either as you were never printed for the offense so you are not in the system only the...

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  6. My 16 year old daughter was arrested for criminal trespassing at an apt. comp. pool at 11:00 pm. Does she need a lawyer, trial?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Galen Hair
    2. Ernest DuBose
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Yvonne F. Garbett
    5. Stephen Charles Cooper
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    I would like to hear the circumstances in which they were held at knife point, that seems excessive. They must have been traumatized. Unfortunately, it is probably best that they get an attorney. An experienced attorney will be able to ensure a noncriminal disposition. Further, this event could be used as a wake up call to your daughter and her friend, So they make better choices and do not find themselves in the criminal justice system. I'm surprised they charged criminal trespass, and...

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  7. How many years can I serve for 3 possessions of cocaine and 3 sales?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Yvonne F. Garbett
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Taylor A. Koss
    4. Shahzad Aftab Dar
    4 lawyer answers

    There are several factors not included in your fact pattern. Each case is evaluated by a District Attorney's Office on a case-by-case basis. As the other people indicated that you have a range of options From jail, probation, to a diversionary program wherein the person would get a misdemeanor with three years probation after successful completion. However, your case needs to be evaluated to get all the facts and circumstances applicable to your case. There maybe issues With the legality of...

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  8. Facing a violate of probation for non-payment of restution will i go to jail.Other then this i have been a model citzen.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Yvonne F. Garbett
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    The Judge will not be happy, but your attorney will be able to advocate that you are doing everything else you are supposed to be doing. You're in college, full-time and have financial difficulties - the court should give you more time to pay or you can request that the restitution be converted to a civil judgment but that would effect your credit, so speak with your attorney about that and if your jurisdiction would even entertain such a thing.

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  9. I got charged with driving with a suspended license in Brooklyn in 1996 and a 1000 fine and sentence ed to 5 year probation

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Yvonne F. Garbett
    2. Kevin Brian Faga
    3. George Peter Conway
    3 lawyer answers

    Well, it's hard to answer because you say you were charged with a suspended license but were sentenced to a fine and 5 years probation. The five year probation tells me you were convicted of a felony,so I am thinking you may not know what you were sentenced or even convicted of. I think you need to hire an attorney immediately to find out 1) what were you convicted of; 2) Did they file a Vop (violation of probation) and were any bailjumping charges filed on you. Generally, you would face...

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  10. I was charged with Criminal possession of marijuana 5th. It's my first arrest in my whole life. Plea guilty or non guilty?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Jonathan Brian Manley
    3. Marco Caviglia
    4. Shahzad Aftab Dar
    5. Yvonne F. Garbett
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    DO NOT PLEAD GUILTY. Apply for the services of the public defender. If you are not eligible, contact your friends, your family to help you. Many attorneys will take credit cards or payment plans, but you will need to call around in your area. You should be able to get a NON-CRIMINAL disposition with the help of your attorney, but you have to get one. Only a fool would plead guilty - you will eventually regret the decision.

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