Benjamin J Lieberman’s Answers

Benjamin J Lieberman

New York Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. My son was assaulted by another student while at middle school this week. He sustained a broken jaw. Is the school liable?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Adam Martin Zolonz
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    5. Benjamin J Lieberman
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    This question is better suited to be answered by a civil/personal injury attorney.

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  2. My case seems very clear cut but no progress bas been made? What can I do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. A. Russell Smith
    2. Amir A. Ladan
    3. Joseph Julius Registrato
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    5. David S Katz
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    you should discuss this with your attorney. If you are not satisfied with his/her representation consider getting a new attorney.

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  3. Is this assault a crime?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3. John Skyler Riordan
    4. Barry Franklin Poulson
    5. Richard C. Southard
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    Telling someone not to contact you and they do may not in it of itself be a crime but the punch to the chest can be an assault if an injury was sustained. Even if no injury was sustained a crime such as menacing may have been committed. If you are a victim of a crime you could certainly contact the police. What they do from there is something you can discuss with them.

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  4. Running out of time to find a criminal attorney to help fight federal charges against my boyfriend for child pornography.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Tajara Dommershausen
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Mario Rojas Madrid
    4. George K. Mazmanian
    5. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
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    It is unlikely that you would find an attorney that would take on a federal criminal case pro bono. They are complicated, tedious, time consuming and indigent defendants can have a lawyer appointed to them by the court. If you and/or your boyfriend really cannot afford an attorney the court will appoint one to him. You may want to reach out to the Federal Defenders in your jurisdiction to determine the qualifications. If it is determined that he is not entitled to free representation you should...

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  5. How much can one trust his/her criminal defense lawyer?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Robert West
    2. Benjamin G Kelsen
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. Jessica Lynch Mackner
    5. Ronald S. Pichlik
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    I don't believe that this is a valid concern at all. attorneys are ethically bound to zealously advocate on behalf of their clients and not to his/her detriment.

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  6. Looking for a website to find the level of alcohol in my blood from a dwi i was charged with in 2005 in bronx ny also looking

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Irvin Simser
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Howard A. Schwartz
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5. Michael J Palumbo
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    What makes you think this information would be available on a website? This information would be found in the police paperwork which isn't online. Your best bet is probably to reach out to the attorney who represented you and ask him/her for a copy of the paperwork.

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  7. Walmart Civil Demand Letter

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Daniel R Perlman
    3. Mark M Cheser
    4. Lauren E Scardella
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    Ignoring the civil demand letter and not paying it will NOT in it of itself cause a warrant to be issued for your arrest. The civil demand letter comes from Walmart or their attorney or a collection agency they hired. They don't have the power to issue a warrant. I generally advise clients to ignore these civil demand letters. You don't owe them anything. In order for you to owe them something they would have to sue you, (in some jurisdictions prove damages which they most likely couldn't do),...

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  8. My 21 yr-old brother has no prior crimes, was charged w/aggravated assault, DUI, & more. Will a public defender sufficient?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Mark M Cheser
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Benjamin G Kelsen
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
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    I used to be a prosecutor in Essex County and I can tell you that they have some very decent and fine attorneys in the Public Defenders office. Will they be sufficient? Certainly. Will you get the same level of "customer service" as you would with a private attorney? Probably not. It is important to note the following: Whether the public defenders are over worked or not, there are good ones and not such good ones very much the same way there are good private attorneys and not such good ones....

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  9. What are the laws for some financial crimes?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Robert David Richman
    3. Benjamin G Kelsen
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
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    There are many factors that are taken into consideration when determining the sentence for one convicted of a crime. First you would have to be more specific of which crime the person was convicted of and whether this is a federal or state matter. Generally speaking it is the defendant's history (criminal, social etc.), the nature of the crime, the impact on the victim(s), restitution being made, whether the defendant took a plea or went to trial, is the defendant remorseful amongst other...

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  10. How to get a new attorney after being appointed one

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3. Robert David Richman
    4. Richard C. Southard
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    Keep in mind that when the government pays the government gets to decide who the attorney is. When your friend pays, he can decide. The federal defenders are pretty good and are very much qualified. What reason does your friend have to believe that the attorney he currently has cant to the job? If he has a legitimate basis to believe that he isn’t receiving effective assistance of counsel he can bring that to the attention of the court. If appropriate the judge will direct a new attorney to be...

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