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Yvonne F. Garbett

New City Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Arrested for shoplifting while on probation for shoplifting, what can happen?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Scott A. Brenneck
    3. Yvonne F. Garbett
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5. Sean M Neary
    5 lawyer answers

    You need a criminal defense attorney immediately to start doing damage control. It really depends on your probation officer and their office policy on whether or not they will violate you for this new arrest. Some offices wait till you actually have a conviction while other offices file a violation of probation merely upon a rest. Hopefully you have not violated any of the other conditions of your probation and this is not the last straw for your probation officer whose monitoring you. If...

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  2. I need to find a criminal lawyer that will accept installment payments in rockland county NY

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Yvonne F. Garbett
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Richard C. Southard
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Hayley R. Greenberg
    5 lawyer answers

    Call my office I can give you a free consultation and if my firm can't take the case I will get you someone who can. On occasion I do take on pro- Bono cases where it would not cost you anything, but it's fact specific but we can discuss that too. Www.garbettlaw.com or try my office 845-709-6230. Best of luck to you!

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  3. Can I be arrested if my sister tells the cops that she thinks I slashed her tires?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Yvonne F. Garbett
    2. Theodore W. Robinson
    2 lawyer answers

    Your sister or a witness will need to swear under the penalty of perjury that she personally observed you slash the tires and/or you admitted to her that you did same. The police can call you in and question you regarding the incident to further their investigation. It's best not to speak with the police without an attorney though. Hope it works out for you! Yvonne

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  4. I was charged with giving a false statement and this will be my second misdemeanor, now what?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Nathaniel Burney
    2. George Peter Conway
    3. Yvonne F. Garbett
    3 lawyer answers

    First of all, you are only charged with a misdemeanor at this point. It is yet to be determined whether this will be your second misdemeanor. The result of which is fact specific, so you really do need to get a criminal defense attorney. If you qualify you can attempt to get a public defender in the jurisdiction where you were charged or you can interview different defense attorneys to see who would be a good match for you. Just an FYI they tell everyone to stay out of trouble as a...

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  5. Can someone who's never had a criminal history do time when they are charged with B Felony 220.39?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Yvonne F. Garbett
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    4. Theodore W. Robinson
    4 lawyer answers

    The 23 yo needs an attorney ASAP. As the other attorneys noted there is a range in the exposure he is facing. If he has never been in trouble - he has a good chance of getting 5 years probation or a split of 6 months with 5 years probation. Was heroin recovered from the scene? Did the 23 yo have the marked "buy money" on his person when they took him into custody? Each case is very fact specific. If there is video that would help. unfortunately, his age does not insulate him from...

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  6. Should i agree to this if the accusations are false? If so, should I attaina lawyer? Or would that look like I'm guilty?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Timothy Parlatore
    2. Yvonne F. Garbett
    3. George Peter Conway
    4. Richard D. Willstatter
    4 lawyer answers

    You should never answer questions or make a statement without an attorney present - under any circumstances. The police are permitted to use 'trickery' to try to get you to make an inculpatory statement. Hire a lawyer immediately and have them speak with detective. If they have enough they will be arresting you anyway - there's no need to help them arrest you. It doesn't matter what the detective thinks.

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  7. Can I travel outside of the US if i have a misdemeaor (for illegal possession, first & only offense)?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Anthony P Ruffini
    2. Yvonne F. Garbett
    2 lawyer answers

    Definitely speak with an immigration attorney, but depending on what your illegal possession was.... If you are referring to possession of a controlled substance then I believe you could have a problem gaining re-entry to the U.S. I have had clients face similar problems when trying to get back in. The ICE guidelines have changed and upon review of the aggravated felony list includes several misdemeanors. A conviction of controlled substance or domestic violence you will have a difficult...

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  8. How to resolve criminal possession in the 7th degree from 4 yrs ago?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Yvonne F. Garbett
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to get representation either through the 18b attorney or private. You may be able to contact the 18b panel to get a new attorney assigned if the other one is not responding to you. Next you need to arrange a voluntary surrender yourself with your attorney. You will need to save for some bail $$$ or if family can assist you. Next you need to deal with the VOP (violation of probation) and that's where your attorney will be able to present the positive changes you have made. It'...

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  9. I have aggravated unlicense operator 3D (misd)

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. John Joseph Brosnan
    2. James Edward Monroe
    3. Stephen C. Cooper
    4. Yvonne F. Garbett
    5. Amir Hassan Sadaghiani
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Do NOT plead guilty without having a criminal attorney review your case. That would be very foolish. As others have posted the conviction would be on your record forever. The Attorney needs to review the case with what can be done. Often times the DA will plea bargain down to a violation with fine if you clear up the underlying suspensions. Also sometimes the accusatory is insufficient if the affidavit of regularity and proof of suspension is not filed with the court as supporting...

  10. Mother of 2 was accused of shoplifting in macy's, police was called but i heard them over the speaker that they are not comming.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Vonnie Clay Dones III
    2. Andre Sedlak
    3. Julie Rendelman
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5. Yvonne F. Garbett
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You should get an attorney-just because the police did not come does not mean they are not pursuing the matter. You will need an attorney to assist you with your defense. You should be eligible for an ACD. You should not have paid the civil penalty in my opinion. Feel free to contact my office or your local Bar Association to speak to an attorney.

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