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Joseph A Lo Piccolo

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  • Do I need to obtain a lawyer?

    I recently was informed that my son who is a 17 yr old HS student was ticketed for possession of marijuana in his car which was parked with him and a friend in it. He has a court date next month and received the ticket 3 wks ago. He apparently was...

    Joseph’s Answer

    First--having an attorney is always best if you can afford it. That attorney should meet with you in advance to go over all the issues in the case. There are many ways to resolve this favorable however, as you noted, some can affect his financial aid eligibility. In terms of the police, NY State calls them an adult criminally at 16 so they are not obligated to contact you. I suggest you contact a local attorney to go over your options. Good Luck!

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  • Is It Ever Too Late To Hire A Criminal Lawyer?

    Already Feel Like I'm Getting Deeper Into The Judicial System. Already Indicted On A Felony.

    Joseph’s Answer

    It is never too late to hire an attorney. Speak to a private attorney at your earliest opportunity and he/she can get started helping you. Good luck.

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  • What are the chances of getting the case dismissed?

    I am charged with 3rd degree assault for showing up to a young lady's workplace after being threatened by her the night before and previous occasions. I have no criminal history and want to make sure to keep it that way.

    Joseph’s Answer

    It sounds like there are a number of facts at issue in this case. For the best results, speak to a local private attorney to go over the issues in the case and see what your options are. Good Luck!

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  • How would DUI in law school affect NJ/NY bar admission?

    If someone got a DUI in 1L summer, how would that affect NJ/NY bar admission? Is it really necessary to attend AA meetings if it's not court ordered? He was actually just sitting in the car with engine running when he received the DUI. Not actuall...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Bar Admission should not ultimately be a problem. Hire a good local attorney and yes, get an OASAS evaluation. AA may not be necessary but the judge will require an eval. Good Luck!

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  • What is she looking at? What can I do?

    My sister was arrested and charged with the following: Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence PL 220.39 01 **TOP CHARGE** B Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge DescriptionCscs-3rd:narcotic Drug PL 220.16 01 B Felony, 1 count, Arrest ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Bail should be posted as quickly as possible. Or, you can hire a local attorney who can take over and visit her and help her case. She is likely looking at drug diversion with a drug program rather than jail or prison however even that can take some time to happen. Good Luck!

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  • Should the discovery be reviewed before even negotiations begins with da even if it seems like a long shot to take to trial?

    I am involved in a criminal drug charge caught red handed with marijuana cops used confidential informant. At preliminary hearing lawyer spoke with cops and said they had audio and video of whole transaction. Lawyer says obviously we cannot take ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You should meet with your attorney and ask these questions or hire someone who will explain it to you in a manner you understand and can deal with. Plea negotiations start whenever your attorney or the da or the judge want them to begin. You can negotiate blindly although it is presumed you know what you allegedly did so that is 1 way to evaluate a case. They are not required to disclose evidence until certain stages of the case and that is to your detriment.

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  • How do I get my car out of forfeiture hearing after DWI arrest in Long Island?

    I was arrested for DWI in Nassau county. No accident and it's my first offense. I blew .14. The DA is trying to keep my car. Is the da successful in these hearings? What do I need to show or argue at the krimstock hearing? I am hiring a lawyer f...

    Joseph’s Answer

    It is typical to charge separate in these cases. These hearings can be won and a bond posted to allow you to receive the car at this point. Hire a local attorney to do both whenever possible.

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  • Can I find legal help in obtaining a relief from civil disabilities without having funds to pay a lawyer?

    I was convicted of a violent felony 6 years ago in NY State. I have no other charges or convictions, but would like to obtain a relief of civil disabilities before I move out of state.

    Joseph’s Answer

    If you went upstate, you need to contact parole for the form to submit for the certificate of relief. If you did not go upstate, you can contact the clerk of the court for the form and submit it yourself. Good Luck!

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  • How do I know if my tickets were dismissed?

    I sent in 2 tickets to the NY TVB, one for unlicensed operator (copy of license provided) the other fro a busted tail light (also fixed withing 24 hours). I sent the tickets in close to the appearance date but am sure they got there on time. I jus...

    Joseph’s Answer

    The reason the tickets do not appear is that you were convicted in absentia. Sending in evidence in support of not guilty pleas does not work in NYC. You have to appear. Therefore, i suggest you go back to the DMV and ask them to re-calendar the tickets. Or hire an attorney to appear for you,. Good Luck! IF this was not a NYC case but a Long Island case, there are different steps to take.

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  • What can i do for no points and fine

    I already completed Defensive driving course in may 2014, my driving record is clean and i got Stop sign tickets in Islip, suffolk county.

    Joseph’s Answer

    Hire a local attorney to appear and negotiate the ticket to a lesser charge. Good Luck!

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