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  • I got accused of attempting bulgary victim went to court and wrote a statement that they arrested the wrong guy

    Clean backround

    Yvonne’s Answer

    You need to address this issue with your attorney. Your attorney will probably want to speak with said victim and take a sworn statement from them. The attorney will then speak with the district attorney to resolve the issue, hopefully favorably. If you have not retained counsel you should do so immediately.

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  • ?? My son is 17 YO and the DT's entered my home after a 8 YO let them in and arressted my son with no adult in the home?

    what can we do about this legally? my son was a driver and another 16 YO kid opens fire through the passanger seat when a 17 YO female handed him the gun. all three was charged for appemt murder. it is pass the 144 hr and no preliminary hearing...

    Yvonne’s Answer

    The officers should have had a warrant to enter the home. Speak with an attorney so they can begin helping your son through this. They will review the arrest and paperwork from the DA to address the arrest and validity of the charges.
    Best of luck to you and your son. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact my office.

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  • Ex boyfriend hasnt stopped harassing me. Constant phone calls/texts/fb message. Recently received a death threat. what do i do?

    Broke up with this guy over a year ago because it was an abusive relationship and he hasn't stopped trying to contact me. At first it was just a lot of phone calls and text messages that varied from being apologetic to angry depending on his mood....

    Yvonne’s Answer

    Contact the police immediately make a report file a charge and get an order of protection prohibiting him from doing such things. then you can contact the district attorney's to make sure they requested the order of protection for you.

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  • My question.i was rape.guy offer me money not to report.so I go along with to get proof how far he will go to so I don't report

    Now he report me for blackmailing him.i went to my doctor.i report what happen.test was done now the detective want to talk to me.can he arrested me I am so scared single mother of two girls.i been sick since then what do I do

    Yvonne’s Answer

    Report the rape. You got your proof although not recommended and can be viewed as suspect. Contact the police. Get medical attention and the help you will need for going through such a traumatic event. Don't allow him to continue to victimize you. Best of luck.

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  • I have a question but it's hard for me to write them. Is there anyone I can ask over the phone free of charge?

    Because english is my second language

    Yvonne’s Answer

    I'm in your area and we can utilize an interpreter. Free consultation
    845-290-2492.

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  • First time UPM at age of 17

    I am 17 and received my first ever ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana and my parents not aware of the ticket and i am trying to avoid them finding out. My court date is a little over two weeks away and it says that i need a parent, guardi...

    Yvonne’s Answer

    You can hire an attorney and hopefully you will be able to reach a disposition without your parents knowing. The overall charge is not that serious. The Court may however make a bigger deal of this as they will want to make sure that you are on the right track. If you would like to discuss the case, you can contact the Rockland Bar Association or apply for the services of the Public Defender.
    BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!!!

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  • My son 21 received community service for a shoplifting charge. Now I find out he did not finish the service and failed to appear

    Case is in Airmont NY.

    Yvonne’s Answer

    You should have him contact his attorney ASAP so they can arrange to voluntarily surrender himself.
    The court will not be happy if he has not done any of his community service hours. Technically he could be resentenced and subject to additional penalties. Contact your attorney asap.

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  • How much time will my boyfriend get?

    Where to begin...??? The guy i have been seeing since october was arrested friday for a warrant out of poughkeepsie. he has been on the run from the cops for over a yr. When i did some investagating after he was arrested i guess he was arrest...

    Yvonne’s Answer

    If it is still pending as a misdemeanor and they have not file Bailjumping charges- he should be able to resolve the matter with counsel. It was very foolish to run. His can still needs to be evaluated by an attorney for defenses. If he's never been in trouble and he has an explanation for his absence - he should fair ok - depends on the DA. If he has a record - he will be doing some jail time.

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  • Should I hire an attorney for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and glass pipe?

    My girlfriend, friend and I got arrested for the same charges 2C:35-10A (4) -- 2C:36-2. This is our first offense ever. I would like to take the blame when we appear at court but would like to know the consequences. The reason is because my girlfr...

    Yvonne’s Answer

    You need an attorney whether it's a private or public defender. 99% of the time those with an attorney get a better outcome. There maybe something wrong with the accusatory instrument which could warrant dismissal or suppression due wrongful police action. Just stating you will plead guilty for your girlfriend although chivalrous, is VERY foolish. You have never been in trouble so you have your record to protect. A clean record has a direct correlation in your ability to get and maintain employment.

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  • I was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana(violation) and ambien(misdemeanor). What am I facing?

    I am 19 and have never been in any kind of trouble before. I am scared. Will I go to jail or have a criminal record? My mom is crying and my dad is pissed. I wish I could go back and fix this. Do I need a lawyer? My dad said I need to face t...

    Yvonne’s Answer

    You will get through this but it will take some time. You absolutely need an attorney whether it is private or public defender. You need to protect your record and limit your exposure to compounding your problems by saying the wrong thing in court if unrepresented.

    Where was the arrest was it in Rockland - if so message me or call 845-290-2492 I can give you an idea of what to expect in the particular court you were charged in. Alternatively call the Rockland Bar Association (if it was in Rockland) for a list of criminal attorneys that may be interested. Some attorneys will consider payment plans or pro bono depending on the fact pattern.

    Best of luck to you!!!

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