Theodore W. Robinson’s Answers

Theodore W. Robinson

Hempstead Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How public is a plea agreement?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Andrew Endicott Schrafel
    3. John J. Carney
    4. Theodore W. Robinson
    5. Michael R Crosner
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    Usually, plea agreements are held solely between the prosecutor and defense counsel, unless there are conditions within the agreement that must be divulged to the Judge in open court. In that situation, he can ask his attorney to seal or close the courtroom if he could be endangered by having certain aspects of the agreement discussed in public. However, most of the time, this is not even an issue. I agree with the rest of what's already been written by my predecessors on this question....

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  2. What is considered a federal offense? What is considered a federal crime?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jay K Goldberg
    2. Theodore W. Robinson
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Joshua Sachs
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    I agree with Mr. Sachs. A federal law is an act or misdeed that is specified in the federal law which the US Attorney prosecutes. If you believe that someone has committed a federal crime, you should call the FBI or the US Attorneys office and make an appointment for an interview with either of them. They, in turn, will put all the paperwork together and you would then have to sign it under oath (thus making you responsible in case you're not telling the truth) and then they will issue an...

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  3. Class d intent to sell felony

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. John M. Cromwell
    4. Richard Caro Roxin
    5. Theodore W. Robinson
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    I believe you may be eligible for a drug treatment court in NY which would give you the opportunity to seek treatment and, if you complete the course of treatment, your case may get dismissed. You would be well served to hire an experienced criminal lawyer in NY to accomplish that for you because once you're finished with the program, there should not be any conviction - and best of all, you'll be drug free and no longer addicted to speed. Good luck.

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  4. In federal court after entering in a guilty plea, can you stay out until sentencing?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Howard A. Schwartz
    2. Jay K Goldberg
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. Theodore W. Robinson
    5. Joshua Sabert Lowther
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    I fully agree with Mr. Lowther's answer. He hits it on the head when he says it can be done, but don't count on it. The burden is upon you to prove that you should be released and that you will not be a risk to anyone or the community or pose a risk of flight pending sentence. Speak to your attorney for more details. Good luck.

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  5. Is ACD the same as nolo contendere?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Theodore W. Robinson
    4. Robert David Richman
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    I agree with the last answer given that an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal is different than nolo contendre because your case is actually not only dismissed (as long as you don't get arrested for anything new within six months of the granting date) and all records get expunged, which means they disappear. That's a lot better than a nolo plea since that simply means "I'm not contesting the charges" and the state offers an administrative outcome that is similar to the ACD in NY. I...

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  6. NY speeding/traffic ticket laws

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Theodore W. Robinson
    2. Matthew Jay Weiss
    3. John M. Gioffredi
    4. Ryan Patrick McClure
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    Yes, you can win, but it takes a few extra methods to make it easier to win. First, if you were issued a simple traffic ticket, you have the right to a Supporting Deposition that fills out the information more completely. If you demand it in writing wtihin 48 hours of getting the ticket and send it to the Court, the police officer must respond within 30 days of the court getting served with your letter. In our office we have a specific way of doing this that makes it more likely that they...

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  7. Want to brake up .

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Theodore W. Robinson
    2. Mark Allen Land
    3. Maria Sara Lowry
    4. Dorothea Elaine Laster
    5. Shannon R. Lynch
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    You should break up with him as soon as possible, but do it nicely. He had no business even going out with you since he's 13 years older than you and you're not of the age of consent as another attorney mentioned. However, in addition, you may want to advise your parents so they can assist you in some way. It appears from what you've written that you're not entirely sure of many things. One thing to be sure of is you are far too young to be even contemplating marriage. Give yourself time...

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  8. What would be reasons for probation not to consider adjustment on a case against a 15 yr. old with no prior arrests?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Theodore W. Robinson
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Stephen C. Cooper
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    With the nature of the case being rather egregious and since there have been other cases in the news lately where youngsters have been making threats, etc. and there have been fatalities, many Probation Officers and Offices have been taking a far harder position on these type of cases. However, the fact that he is only 15 should have a big impact on this case. He should not ordinarily be charged as an adult (although you don't say he was charged as an adult, it sounds like that from your...

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  9. How many status conferences can a divorce case have before the judge intercedes and makes a ruling?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Bruce Provda
    2. Gary Burton Port
    3. Anthony Paul Scali
    4. Theodore W. Robinson
    5. David Alexander Browde
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    There is a limit to the number of times you can go back. In the Preliminary Conference Order of the Court, the date that the case must be set for trial is noted. Take a look at that Order to find out when it is and then if you have an attorney, ask them what the deal is and what's taking so long. Usually, it is the parties who are refusing to settle their differences that takes the time. If you and your spouse cannot settle your differences, then the only option is a trial. If you are so...

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  10. Which court will have child custody jurisdiction under the UCCJEA?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Theodore W. Robinson
    2. Peter Christopher Lomtevas
    3. Lance Howard Meyer
    4. Michael J Corbin
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    This issue revolves around how long it takes for jurisdiction to attach to your children and you in NV. Obviously, their home state is NY, but you may have inadvertently changed it when you moved to NV for 8 weeks. That will likely decide the issue here and in NV. I would have to research that part of the matter to advise you, ,but it is a specialized issue, so you may want to research that question. Moreover, since you were served in NV and answered the Complaint, you may have...

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