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  • Will i get arrested on Monday 6/2/14 for child support arears and not keeping the court order or will they give me a 2nd chance

    I have a child suppot court order for child support that i did not keep up on & am now in the arears of $19,000.00 and growing. I have for the last3 months been sending $75.00 weekly money oders to child support collection unit but it isnt the amo...

    Dominic’s Answer

    You could face incarceration for failure to pay child support, however there are defenses to this charge. I suggest you retain an attorney before going to court.

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  • Can the judge order me to take a drug and alcohol test on an harrassment violation charge?

    I was pretty much arrested for harassing myself. Yes, really. I was really upset when my brother smashed my belongings and I was yelling to myself as I picked them up, it was about 2am. My brother had the audacity to call the cops on me and tell t...

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    Many judges try to force substance abuse evaluations as a condition of your release or as part of your sentence. If a judge does it as a condition of release, you can appeal your bail determination to a higher court. If a judge does it as a part of your sentence (i.e. conditional discharge), there might not be a lot you can do. Having said that, many substance abuse evaluations are driven by the desire to charge you hefty fees for counseling. Avoid these types of places.

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  • How can I have a criminal case reopen in NY state

    My brother is currently serving 75yrs for an home invasion he has served 17yrs of that. He was offered a plea of 7-9 yrs but He went to trial and loss but the judge that sentence him has been sentences him since he was a juvenile for stealing car...

    Dominic’s Answer

    It is very difficult to re-open a case in New York but your brother has some options. He can appeal his conviction if he is still within the statutory time period. He can also bring a 440 motion if certain criteria are met. These are very technical issues and he needs an attorney.

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  • Would my Juvenile Records hurt my chances of becoming a police officer?

    I inquired about and received my 'Register of Actions' for my 3 Juvenile cases (thanks to you people at avvo) and would like some professional advice. I was a pretty stupid kid, had a tough life, but that was no excuse. 3 charges. ...

    Dominic’s Answer

    Technically your juvenile record is supposed to be sealed but often times law enforcement officials can still see this type of history. You should also be careful not to lie on the police application. Read the question carefully. It might say "list all arrests including as a juvenile."

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  • Is it possible not to go to jail if i got a warrant in a different state for faluire to appear.

    My x bf tild me that 4yrs ago the papers sayin a warrant was out for me but how do i NOT go to jail for my son sac and where do i contact to find out if true i moved so much never came up before What to do i dont wanna lose my son for the crime ...

    Dominic’s Answer

    Yes it is. Many states will hold you in custody and contact the other state. The other state will then decide whether or not to extradite you.

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  • I'm 15 and I'm in east ferry and I have court on Wednesday, I violated probation by hanging out with people who smoke.

    I have a letter for the judge for Wednesday and my mom is willing to take me home to give me another chance. I've been in east ferry detention center before but this is my first time violating probation. My mom said this was just a punishment and ...

    Dominic’s Answer

    I suggest you hire a lawyer and start complying with probation. You might also want to check into rehab.

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  • Will I get extradited if I go to my home in Florida?

    I violated my DWI 3 year misdemeanor probation an the judge gave me 1 year of weekends in jail. If I just moved back to my home in Florida would they come get me???

    Dominic’s Answer

    It is unlikely but it will be a hassle because if you get pulled over in florida they might hold you in custody until New York tells them they are not going to extradite you.

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  • I just received a call from a police detective asking me about some data that was lost on my former employers computer. What?

    My last day at my former employer was Saturday the 21st. Evidently on Sunday the new manager was not able to get customer information on the Point of Sale program. I was called this afternoon by a detective who asked me if I knew anything about it...

    Dominic’s Answer

    I would tell the detective you are not going to speak to him without an attorney.

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  • Can I get a restraining order against a woman who continually drives by & stalking my home?

    She told a mutual friend of ours that she drives by my house on a regular basis. I have witnessed her drive by my house on 2 separate occasions.

    Dominic’s Answer

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    There are laws against stalking but I'd need more facts to tell you whether I think she is violating them. You can make a report with the police if you are concerned.

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  • How long does a felony conviction stay on my record it has been 13 years at the time I was 19 I am now 32

    robbery 2 counts

    Dominic’s Answer

    In New York, a felony conviction stays on your record forever. There are some ways, under certain circumstances, to vacate convictions.

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