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Leticia Denise Astacio

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  • If it is someone first time being in trouble

    but they got three felonys and the bond is 50,000$ if u dont have the money to get them out how much time will they do if any?

    Leticia’s Answer

    That will depend in large part on the age of the individual and the offenses they are charged with. Some felony offenses (such as robbery in the first degree) have mandatory minimum prison terms if an individual is convicted. In addition, if a person is eligible to be sentenced as a youthful offender, that can have an impact on the duration of the prison term as well.

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  • I've been charged with petty theft. I've never been in trouble before, 2 speeding tickets years ago, no DUI or other charges.

    Will I have to go to jail or will I just be fined?

    Leticia’s Answer

    In some part this will depend on the common practice of the area you live in. If this is a first time offense and the merchandise was recovered in my jurisdiction (Rochester NY) you would likely receive an ACD and community service. If the merchandise was not recovered you will likely be required to pay restitution as well to make the merchant whole.

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  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, TWO REPORTS, ONE RECORDED PHONE CALL, PICTURES, AND REGRET.

    CAN I HAVE A REPORT DROPPED WHEN I WAS TALKING TO OFFICER ABOUT FAT LIP MY FATHER MADE ME GO TO POLICE THOUGH I DIDNT WANT TO AND I TOLD THEM NOT TO MAKE REPORT OR CHARGES BUT IT HAPPENED ANYWAY AS WELL AS CPS CASE OPENED WHEN MY CHILD HAD NOTHI...

    Leticia’s Answer

    In most criminal cases the person referred to as the victim or complainant cannot "drop the charges". When an individual is charged with a crime, typically the accusatory instrument is even captioned "The People of the State of (whatever state you live in)" as the state, not the individual is prosecuting the defendant. If you are personally served with a subpoena, you have to appear, or you yourself can be arrested for failure to obey a Court order. In addition, if CPS is involved you have to be aware of the possibility that failure to cooperate with prosecution can potentially be the basis of an investigation against you as well. However, if the child was not present in the home at the time of the incident there does not seem to be a basis for their investigation. Finally, if there is a 911 tape and photographs, the prosecutor can attempt to do an evidence based prosecution where they proceed against the defendant without the victims assistance using other evidence that was obtained by the police. You may want to speak to the prosecutor assigned to the case to explain your concerns and to offer alternatives to incarceration such as probation, anger management, etc. Good Luck!

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