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Eric Edward Rothstein

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  • How can I get my divorce decree in NYS if my lawyer never filed the signed copy with the county?

    My divorce decree was signed and recorded in court, but the decree was never filed in the county by my lawyer. He has since been disbarred and passed away. I am getting married in 2 weeks, and cannot apply for a marriage license without it.

    Eric’s Answer

    You are not divorced unless the Judge signed a Judgment of Divorce and it should be available in the Clerk's Office.

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  • How do i go about getting help?

    My husband was locked for a violation and was given 45 days in an impatient drug program. On his 20th day, he requested for medical attention. He was refused medical attention at the facility and was told that if he wanted medical attention, he ha...

    Eric’s Answer

    His lawyer should get the medical records to show attempt to show medical necessity.

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  • When is quoting an attorney's legal advice considered a felony?

    I am writing a book in which I would like to quote legal advice that I have received over the years. These are lawyers I personally hired in the past. Am I legally allowed to quote their legal advice to me with attribution? How about legal advice ...

    Eric’s Answer

    What is the book about? If you are giving legal advice without being a lawyer that is a crime. If you are writing a crime novel and are recounting what a lawyer said to do if you get arrested that would likely be ok.

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  • Will I violate my ACD for a driving violation?

    I am 16 and on an ACD for resisting arrest. I recently got my junior license and was wondering if I get caught with more then one person in the car or driving after 9 pm, will that effect my ACD?

    Eric’s Answer

    Any criminal offense can be a violation of an ACD.

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  • What can happen?

    I've been messaging my friend he's in his 20s and I'm 15 nothing is going on, he took me out to a movie and we went Latin dancing. He can't get in trouble for this right?

    Eric’s Answer

    There is nothing illegal about sending messages and going to the movies. Messages of a sexual nature could be a crime.

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  • Penalty theft in NYC will effect my record?

    I was under the influence of my prescribed controlled substance alprozolam( xanax ) and shoplifted from Sephora ( under 150$) worth of makeup. They not only fined me from the company but got me arrested as well.

    Eric’s Answer

    There are ways to get the criminal case dismissed and sealed. I advise my clients not to pay this civil demand because I have never seen a store sue to collect as it is not worth their time and money. I write letters to the store or their attorneys for my clients directing the store or its lawyers not to communicate with my client and to only deal with me. This stops the store or its lawyers from contacting my clients any further. Hire a good criminal defense lawyer.

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  • Do i have any chance of being a nyc corrections officer ?

    im a 24 year old college student. i have a clean driving record, held stable employment for the past 5 years never been terminated or written up. I have been a model citizen and have stayed out of any trouble . Now for the bad i have a criminal re...

    Eric’s Answer

    I suggest that you call the Recruiting Department at the the NYC Department of Correction and speak to someone about your record and see what they say.

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  • Do I need an attorney for a speeding ticket?

    I received a speeding ticket for going 87 in a 55, however I had just pulled into that lane and the car in front of me was easily going over 80, I don't believe I was truly going that fast that quickly. I sent in my ticket pleading not guilty to ...

    Eric’s Answer

    I think you should have waited on the defensive driving course unless you already had points on your license. Do you need a lawyer? Not legally. However, my belief is that you will do better with a local Traffic Court lawyer who knows the police and Judge.

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