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Edwin Drantivy

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  • Was caught trespassing on college grounds which i don't attend , the officer took down my name and address and let me off

    Can i still be charged/arrested for trespassing after the fact?

    Edwin’s Answer

    Probably not. Chances are that you would have been arrested on the spot if the officer already had probable cause at the time. Hopefully they do not find out that you damaged any property while trespassing or they may contact you.

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  • I received a summons for mortgage being foreclosed on belonging to a deceased cousin. Do I have to reply to the summons?

    I received a summons for a mortgage being foreclosed on a house that belonged to my deceased cousin who died without a will. I have had no contact with him for 50+ years. I have no interest in his house which is being foreclosed on. The server ...

    Edwin’s Answer

    Your best bet is to seek a short consultation with a local attorney and show him/her the Summons just to make sure that you are not liable for anything.

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  • Is a verbal agreement legally binding in new York

    I had an agreement with someone and they are not keeping there end

    Edwin’s Answer

    It could be under the right circumstances.

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  • If the Affidavit of Service is notarized, do I still need the Affidavit of defendant notarized?

    I got her friend to sign and notarize the Affidavit of Service, I want to know if she still needs to sign the Affidavit of Defendant for me to continue with the divorce?

    Edwin’s Answer

    Most likely yes. It depends whether there are contested issues or not.

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  • Does someone need a process server license to deliver more than five "3 day notices" per year?

    I am a tenant; my question pertains to eviction proceedings.

    Edwin’s Answer

    Generally yes, under New York law, if that same person serves process more than 5 times in a calendar year then he/she must be certified.

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  • I have dismissed criminal charges in two separate cases in New York State, and I am wondering if these charges can be expunged?

    Charges were flat out dismissed, with no adverse adjudication. I want them expunged, but don't know if NYS allows expungement. If they do, how would I go about getting that done? Also, how much will this process cost, or can I do it myself?

    Edwin’s Answer

    Unfortunately there is no expungement in New York.

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  • Could the absence of instructions and definitions in my requests for discovery affect my motion to compel?

    The defendant didn't answer my interrogatories and document production in the time limit. However, I omitted to include instructions and definitions. Can objections to the requests be raised for the first time in opposition to a motion to compel?

    Edwin’s Answer

    Yes, it is possible. You can always send amended requests if time permits or the Judge allows it.

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  • My ex-wife is violating everything in the divorce agreement signed by the supreme courts. she wont let me know where my daughter

    my ex-wife is violating everything in the divorce agreement signed by the supreme courts. she wont let me know where my daughter is, or even let me see her on my days. we have joint custody however my daughter lives with her mother. We are in t...

    Edwin’s Answer

    File for Enforcement of Prior Order or make a Motion for Contempt. Seek counsel if you have any trepidation.

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  • How many times can you move for summary judgement

    Hi, I'm representing myself in a litigation in which I am being wrongfully sued and it's quite easy to prove with evidence. I answered the complaint with counterclaims. Can I move for summary judgement on the counterclaims in part or one at a time...

    Edwin’s Answer

    Put all of your claims in one motion. You have one shot to make this motion unless the Judge allows you to file again.

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