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Theodore W. Robinson

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  • How can i talk to my girlfriend without getting in trouble?

    Ive been dating this 16 year old girl for almost 2 years now. I am currently turning 17 next month. We both love each other very much. I got into some trouble with drugs in my past but ive been clean for about 2 months now! And i will keep it this...

    Theodore’s Answer

    Sorry, but both of you are 16 and you have been directed to stay away from her by her parents. While it does not seem like you're doing anything wrong with her (such as having underage sex, etc.) at the present time, you can bet that's what her parents are worried about.

    While this is hard to hear, especially at your age when you feel that you deeply in love, it would be best to abide by her parents' wishes and stay away from her at least until she is 17. If you do that, you will prove to her parents that you honor their position. If, after a year or so, you are still very much in love with her and she has turned 17, then she may be in a different position - and so may you.

    You've already made a mistake of judgment with the drugs. I suggest you use this situation to prove you've really come back into line and abide by her parent's wishes. Then, you may be in a better position with them and with her as well, since she will see that you've honored her parents' wishes and remained in love with her.

    Of course, this is not legal advice, but you may want to consider that almost everyone who is over 16 has gone through something similar - and it seemed like the end of the world at the time. But you'll soon discover that this is just another bump in the road from which you can learn an important lesson and prove yourself to others simultaneously.

    Good luck.

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  • What is the time frame from which a grand jury has to indict someone who is already serving time in federal prison?

    My fiancé was sentenced back in September 2014 in federal court, now he's serving 12 years. State charges that were related to the federal charge were also pending but the Feds got to him first. He was first picked up by the State in March & allow...

    Theodore’s Answer

    The length of time depends upon the length of time of the statute of limitations in your particular state for that particular crime being charged.

    Often a scenario like you described occurs because the authorities want to tie the person up in so many tangles that they can't fight their way free - just because so much is going on and it gets expensive after awhile to defend so many different things at once.

    Your fiance needs to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer hired for him who knows how to negotiate with both the feds as well as the state authorities - at once - so there is no overlap and get a single deal out of it or get one charge dismissed, so the other can be tried. It sounds like they dropped the state charges once the federal charges came down, which is how they often do it - because the federal charges may carry more time with them than the state could achieve.

    Good luck.

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  • Contested divorce,cost of trial versed settelment

    in a contested divorce at what dollar value should i be willing to go to trial verse settling, i mean if we are agreeing on most everything but the other side wants a big chunk of change or else they will want to go to trial, is there a dollar amo...

    Theodore’s Answer

    You really need to talk with your attorney about this one. The answer is highly fact dependent and without the actual facts, it is impossible to put a dollar figure on it.

    However, on a general basis, it is almost always better to settle rather than go to trial in a divorce. Why? Because then you and your spouse get the chance to make up your minds as to how the entire thing will turn out - which takes compromise. Otherwise, if you go to trial, you'll leave the determination of your lives and those of your children's up to a stranger - the Judge, who really doesn't personally care about you or any of the other participants.

    Also, it is not only about the money and possessions. It is about a financial dissolution of what was once a loving partnership. Get over the hurt and the fear and you just might have a chance to salvage your relationship with the children. Otherwise, you could win the battle and lose the war - and lose your relationship with those children as a result. It's not worth it in the long run. Do your best to settle the matter.

    Good luck.

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  • If I'm 18, and my girlfriend is 16 (And she will be 17 in 3 months), can we legally have sex?

    My girlfriend and I are 18 months apart, we want to have sex but I'm 18 and she's 16. Can we legally have sex?

    Theodore’s Answer

    No, you may not legally have sex with anyone under the age of 17 in the State of New York - even with their consent. The law made the determination they were not old enough to give their consent to have sex before they turn 17.

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  • What does part c1 in hempstead criminal court mean?

    My case was adjourned to part c1

    Theodore’s Answer

    C1 is a courtroom in the District Court located at 99 Main Street, Hempstead. It should be on the second floor and is known as Part 1.

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  • When do the police have a right to enter my home and do a search an seizure?

    I got into a fight with my ex. and threw her out of my house. I locked her out but threw out her stuff. before I could close the door, 4 police officers entered. I never gave them permission to enter my house. after i was put in handcuffs and aske...

    Theodore’s Answer

    It appears they had exigent circumstances to enter for a limited purpose, but not to search under or inside anything. Contraband would have to be in plain view to confiscate and arrest for possession of it.

    I suggest you hire a good attorney and fight it.

    Good luck.

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  • My son is incarcerated on a criminal sex act charge

    The mother of his 6 yr old son is trying to change his sons last name and forbidding any communication. My son has never hurt his son and always maintained a great relationship with his child. His son is always asking me questions about his Dad an...

    Theodore’s Answer

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    First, as a Grandfather, you have specific visitation rights with your Grandson. Second, it is not right or legal for the mother to completely eliminate the father of her son from the son's life as you claim she is doing. While I don't believe anyone can force her to bring their son to prison to see him there, he certainly still has a right to communicate with his son - directly or indirectly.

    Apparently, the mother is very upset for obvious reasons with her son's father, but she still has to give him access to the boy when he is released and I believe he can make an application to Family Court for correspondence with him while he is in Jail.

    Good luck.

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  • I am on probation for a DUI. my probation is over in two weeks.but I have 3 pending miss. I go to violation court in two days.

    Its my 2 DUI conviction, and no other convictions. Will I go to jail?

    Theodore’s Answer

    You would be well advised to ask the question again and be more specific with your facts.

    If you are on Probation which is over in two weeks and you are scheduled to go to Court in two days, one way to avoid a possible violation of Probation is to hire an attorney and have him/her adjourn your case for a couple of weeks so you get past your last date on Probation. Sometimes that works because one hand doesn't know what the other is doing. Contact local counsel of your choice and see what they say.

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  • Is the 5 Minute Grace Period Defense valid on regular street parking 2

    is it valid on regular street parking 2

    Theodore’s Answer

    Sorry, there is no five minute "grace period" rule anywhere in existence, except in your mind. The signs say it all. Perhaps some officers don't ticket during that five minute period, but there is no such rule to that effect.

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