Scott J. Sumner’s Answers

Scott J. Sumner

Rochester Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How tough is judge Kumar

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Scott J. Sumner
    2. Loren M. Dickstein
    3. John Freeman
    4. Marshall S. Tauber
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5 lawyer answers

    I think the real questions are: What is your prior criminal record? and what are the sentencing guidelines in your case? Both of these must be taking into consideration by any judge at sentencing. You should also discuss your questions and concerns with your current attorney.

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  2. Do we need attorney

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Tara E. Nichol
    2. Saraphoena Boudrie Koffron
    3. John F. Brennan
    4. Scott J. Sumner
    4 lawyer answers

    Of course, you first order of business is to properly respond to the court paper which were filed and served upon your daughter. These documents need to be answered accordingly and your response filed with the court timely. Therefore, it is advisable to seek representation as soon as possible. Next, It also appears as if Father is missing parenting time. Perhaps there is not a parenting time schedule that is specific enough? However, if there is a parenting time schedule in place, then both...

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  3. What amendment protects you from being held without being charged in a reasonable amount of time?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Marshall S. Tauber
    2. Loren M. Dickstein
    3. Matthew S. Abdo
    4. Scott J. Sumner
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with all learned counsels opinions and specifically with Mr. Abdo in that I would not see the police holding an individual more than 72 hours without an arraignment. Typical practice by police is to arrest a person, transport them to jail for booking (fingerprint and photo) and then take the accused before a Judge or Magistrate the following morning or afternoon, for arraingment. If the arrest takes place on a weekend it will typically end up on the Monday docket. I further agree that...

  4. What should I do if I failed a breathalizer? (Im currently on probation for a 2nd DUI and this is the second time failing)

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    2. Michael R Crosner
    3. Tara E. Nichol
    4. Scott Christopher Kozak
    5. Loren M. Dickstein
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    You should immediately stop drinking and make sure you do not fail a breathalizer again. Many people get down on themselves after a failure. They anticipate the worst and give up. Next, you should hire an experience attorney who can listen to the facts, circumstances of your situation and help form the best plan to either defend yourself at a hearing or prepare "your story" presenation to the court. Either way, you are going to have to defend the reported violation or plead guilty to it. It is...