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Steven Marc Raiser

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  • Can a defendants underinsured motorist coverage pay damage 2 a pedestrian he has hit that has no insurance or car of his own?

    Pedestrian was hit by a driver who's maximum coverage was $50,000 Pedestrian had no car or insurance was on life support for 2 days then died. Are there any subsequant damages we can look for from the defendants insurance co such as underi...

    Steven’s Answer

    Consider going after the driver personally if he has any assets.

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  • An Asian massage parlor was busted in my town and I need advice Please.

    An Asian massage parlor was busted in my town and a detective sent me a letter saying they wanted me to come into the station and discuss if I saw anything unusual. I heard they sent out around 70 letters and set up surveillance for a couple month...

    Steven’s Answer

    You need to hire a criminal defense attorney who can advise you on what steps you need to take.

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  • DAT for petit larcency in nyc.i am traveling to the Caribbean before court date, will this be a problem at airport (ewr to sxm)?

    no prior arrest record. will be back 2.5 wks before DAT date. will arrest show up when going thru security? immigration? in us and in st martin

    Steven’s Answer

    You should not have a problem however the practicalities of immigration law at airports is always a legitimate reason for concern. You should actually contact an immigration attorney who would have more knowledge in regards to the ins and outs of immigration issues and airport security. You may want to post this question in the immigration section of this site.

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  • DOES PLEADING GUILTY IN A PLEA BARGAIN AFFECT CO DEFENDANTS IN THE SAME CASE

    MY NEPHEW GOT INVOLVED WITH THREE OTHERS IN A FELONY CASE HE ALONE NEGOTIATED A PLEA DEAL WHERE HE PLEAD GUILTY TO THE CRIME THEY WERE CHARGED WITH NOW SERVING TIME IN NEW YORK DOES THIS HURT THE OTHER DEFENDANTS HE WAS ARRESTED WITH

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    His plea won't hurt the others in and of itself. If he agreed to testify against them in exchange for the plea, this would be different and could affect them if they go to trial.

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  • Attorney here seeking opinion on case value.

    9 yr old, obese girl doing yoga at afterschool program. Complaining of pain to hip while doing a yoga move but instructor tells her to keep going. Her hip comes out of its socket and leg starts to twist. SCFE injury. Screw inserted into leg. A...

    Steven’s Answer

    Hard to say precise value without a thorough review. Sounds like it is has a lot of potential. Please contact an attorney ASAP to discuss in detail.

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  • I'm 17 and I have a class B felony drug case going on and it's my first case, seeking good criminal defense representation

    I'm 17 and I got arrested for the first time back in April, I don't know how this process works but apparently I got charged with "Possession of a narcotic with intent to sell" (b felony) and "possession of a controlled substance with intent to se...

    Steven’s Answer

    This is an excellent site for you to review the experience of different law firms in determining who you wish to go with. Just go ahead and call any one of us to schedule a consultation.

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  • How much money can I get?

    I was sitting in the New York City bus when the window fell on my head. I was rushed to the emergency room. The CT scan and X rays show now harm. But I am unable to move my neck due to the pain it caused. I am an old woman. I cannot bear the pain....

    Steven’s Answer

    You would need to file a notice if claim right away. The money will depend on the injuries. Based on what you're saying the liability is very clear.

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  • What type of lawyer do we need?

    My friend has a court date for petit lancery, this his first offense. Would like to know any way it can be dismiss ?

    Steven’s Answer

    Most likely it will be depending on the value of what was stolen.

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  • I jumped a turnstile as my card was empty. I was given a pink slip (140.05) to appear in criminal court by a under cover cop.

    Trespass in violation of 140.05 at time square. This is my first time with anything like this and I know it was wrong of me to jump even though I had no money. Should I just go to court on the day with cash to pay the fee or is it better to get a ...

    Steven’s Answer

    It is always better to use an attorney, as it is possible the case can be dismissed immediately, or a disposition can be worked out where the case is dismissed in six months as long as you have no new arrests in that interim period. These outcomes, are, of course, much better than pleading guilty and paying a fine.

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  • Second opinion on a taxi accident - Pedestrian

    Facts: - I was hit by a taxi cab back in January 2013. - I was a pedestrian crossing the street - not at the cross walk - I did look the wrong way. As a result i needed surgery to repair my ACL and meniscus. I have had ...

    Steven’s Answer

    Liability needs a little more fleshing out--where did the cab come from, did you dart out between cars etc. Also--surgery seems to be more than a run-of-the-mill arthroscopic if you had 8 months of rehab, which means the case may have some value.

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