Steven Marc Raiser’s Answers

Steven Marc Raiser

Mineola Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 13
  1. I'm on probation for DWI and got a ticket that does not violate my terms of probation but still looks bad. What should I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Steven Marc Raiser
    4. Christopher Irvin Simser
    5. Jay K Goldberg
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    6 lawyer answers

    Notify your attorney right away as Mr Lopiccolo noted a dismissal on the charge could help you avoid a VOP.

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  2. I was sleeping with my attorney and he agreed to my probation without telling me any of the conditions, now what can I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Marc Raiser
    2. Scott Evan Gross
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    5. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5 lawyer answers

    Hire a new attorney who wil go over everything with you and help you determine what options you may have at this point.

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  3. If I received a conditional discharge for a guilty plea to a DWI, do I still have a misdemeanor?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Anthony M. La Pinta
    2. Steven Marc Raiser
    3. Michael J Palumbo
    4. Christopher Irvin Simser
    5. Eric Edward Rothstein
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    You still have a criminal record. A conditional discharge is the sentence that you received for the crime committed.

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  4. Legally, how long to I have to contact probation after sentencing? Or do they call me?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Steven Marc Raiser
    2. Michael Evan Greenspan
    3. Samuel Cohen
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5. William A. Jones Jr.
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    9 lawyer answers

    There is no putting it off. Contact probation immediately. If you stay on top of them they will be less likely to stay on top of you.

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  5. What are chances of probation instead of jailtime?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jay K Goldberg
    2. Steven Marc Raiser
    3. Richard Caro Roxin
    4. Eric Edward Rothstein
    5. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5 lawyer answers

    With the value of the gift cards so high jail time is certainly a possibility. However, because it is her first offense she should be able to avoid jail. She will need her attorney to work closely with her to increase the likelihood that she will not have to spend any time in jail.

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  6. I have a refusal hearing scheduled at the DMV. A paralegal has offered to represent me for free. Is this ok?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Steven Marc Raiser
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    5. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
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    A paralegal cannot represent you at a proceeding. Only an attorney can do that. I suggest you find an attorney to handle this hearing as it is an extremely important component of your case. What happens at that hearing can have a tremendous impact on the final disposition of your case.

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  7. I was arrested based on a criminal complaint full of misstatements. If I accept ACD, can I still sue for malicious prosecution?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Carol Lynn Schlitt
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Steven Marc Raiser
    4. Michael Evan Greenspan
    5. Craig A. Post
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    No you would not be able to. You would have a limited right to still sue the police, but if the police have a sworn statement from a witness and they had no clear reason to know he was lying you wouldn't have a good case against them. You would have to pursue a case against the one who made the false statements.

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  8. Need advice on my predicament, getting sued for something I didn't do!

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Steven Marc Raiser
    3. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    4. Gregory Scott Gennarelli
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    The fact you were arrested is not proof of anything. The fact the case was dismissed works in your favor. The amount you will have to pay an attorney will depend on how long the case takes to resolve. Unless it goes to trial it should nor cost you 80,000.

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  9. My brother hit a drunk pedestrian who strayed into the middle of the street (NYC) and is now being sued despite key witnesses.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Marc Raiser
    2. James D. Kiley
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    5. Michael Paul Lagnado
    5 lawyer answers

    Whether he should get a private attorney will depend on how much he's being sued for and how much his policy covers. If his policy doesn't cover the suit then he should get his own attorney.

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  10. I have a public defender for a dwi case, i got a plea offer but i don't like it because i feel it's that good of a deal.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Evan Gross
    2. Steven Marc Raiser
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    5. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
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    6 lawyer answers

    What you should do is get a consultation with a private attorney. While there is no way for an attorney to say for sure, he can give you an idea of what he thinks he can do for you. It is a very worthwhile use of your time to sit down with another attorney as soon as possible to evaluate your case.

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