David P Galison’s Answers

David P Galison

Mineola DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Choose Trial by Jury

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David P Galison
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Richard C. Southard
    4 lawyer answers

    At the hearing the people are going to have to prove the officer acted lawfully and present evidence that establishes the justification for the arrest. The officer should be testifying and his lawyer should be cross examining him. Jury selection occurs after the trial has started and is one of the most important parts of the trial, it can make the difference between a conviction and an acquittal. The Judge is never supposed to take sides and he should conduct himself in such a way that the Jury...

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  2. How many years in jail for being caught with legal prescription and under an influence? Is this considered a crime to drive whil

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. David P Galison
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes it is a crime to drive while impaired or intoxicated by prescription medication. If you have the right lawyer and it is your first time, with no aggravating circumstances there should be no jail. As always feel free to call me for a more detailed consultation.

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  3. Do I hv to pay a traffic tic from 15yrs ago? plead not guilty in 1997 and mailed it in. never heard back until today (2012)

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3. David P Galison
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4 lawyer answers

    If you can get a hearing on the matter the chances of the officer being around and remembering the offense are slim to none so try and request a hearing. As far as any points are concerned, points run from the date the summons was issued so if you plead guilty or pay the fine, the points are way off your license as they only stay on for 18 months.

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  4. I got a speeding ticket and I took it to an lawyer who charge me 250 to take the case to court, I pay 50 & the balance the rest

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David P Galison
    2. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    3. Michael J Palumbo
    3 lawyer answers

    If you agreed to pay the money and he provided services then you do owe something. It should be offset by what it cost you because of his incomplete job. I do not think he is going to chase you for the money because his failure to notify you of the outcome would not look good to the judge or court staff. I would probably call him and request that you call it even under the circumstances.

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  5. How to beat a cell phone ticket?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Roman Aminov
    3. Richard C. Southard
    4. Christopher B. Abbott
    5. David P Galison
    6. ···
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    I would fight the ticket as cell phone tickets now carry 3 points. Your evidence is good and your testimony should be given the same weight as the officers. It is the officer's obligation to prove the charge. Sounds like you have good evidence to support your version of events.

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  6. Is the speeding ticket still valid if the signature of the citing officer was not present?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3. David P Galison
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    4 lawyer answers

    In addition to what Joe said, traffic tickets can be amended and they never expire. There is no statute of limitations on a traffic ticket, so if it gets dismissed not on the merits, the officer could re-charge if he really wanted to.

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  7. Can an officer write me a ticket for speeding based on his word of how fast i was going?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    2. Steven Andrew Hilton
    3. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    4. David P Galison
    5. James M. Osak
    5 lawyer answers

    In New York an officer that has taken training in the Police Academy and is certified in speed recognition can write a ticket based upon his observations alone. They generally give a +/- tolerance. For example they will say that they are +/- 4 mph so if you are within the tolerance of where the ticket would be brought to a lesser point classification you should always as the Judge to convict of the slower speed if at all. Good Luck

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  8. In Westchester county NY can I take a plea to aggravated operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license an A misdemeanor

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Richard C. Southard
    4. David P Galison
    4 lawyer answers

    You are required to disclose the arrest to your parole officer, and if you have not done so if they happen to check it will pop up. If they know about it you might consider asking them what they will do.

  9. My boyfriend assaulted me over a year ago and was never arressted. Two days ago the detectives came to my house looking for him.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3. David P Galison
    3 lawyer answers

    If you previously signed a sworn statement indicating that he did something that he didn't do, filing a false statement you should not admit to such as you are admitting to a crime. Lawyer up! You don't have to speak to the police without a lawyer. And yes your refusal to be cooperative would make it almost impossible to move forward with the case.

  10. Possession of Controlled Substance (Marijuana) - What should I do?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Michael R Crosner
    3. William J. O'Connor
    4. David P Galison
    4 lawyer answers

    Never plead guilty. Hire an attorney to handle plea negotiations in order to try and protect your record. If it is your first time there is a good chance that the charges will be reduced.

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