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Eric Edward Rothstein

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  • Is it legal for a 16 year old to have sexual relations with an 18 year old?

    My boyfriend and I have been dating for nearly six months, but I was wondering if it legal for us to continue to have sexual relations after he turns 18. I've been finding a bunch of conflicting information about this online. I'm unsure if partial...

    Eric’s Answer

    The age of consent is 17 in New York. The 18 year old can be arrested.

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  • I was charged with possession of coke resisting arrest and/or dis orderly conduct.

    I was pulled over by (narc) early morning in a black truck they CLAIMED they pulled me over for right tail light being out an for only having one tag(license plate) on my car... They checked my reg & license came back 15 mins later an ask me to s...

    Eric’s Answer

    The issue is whether there was probable cause to arrest you. You need to serve a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the arrest in order to preserve your right to sue under state law claims. You need to get the criminal case dismissed in order to have a case.

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  • How can I get a criminal conviction expunged or sealed

    How can I get a criminal conviction expunged or sealed I am a registered nurse who was convicted in 2006 of 7th° criminal session of a controlled substance and in 2009 on a driving while ability impaired by alcohol violation I am now trying to g...

    Eric’s Answer

    New York does not expunge and criminal convictions cannot be sealed.

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  • Can I appear in court before deadline time to verify completed community service?

    I recently completed some community service for a misdemeanor and need to appear in court tomorrow so they can verify that I've finished it all. The paperwork says "...appear on 8-23-2016 by 3:30PM..."; does this mean I can appear at any time as l...

    Eric’s Answer

    You can appear earlier. How long it will take depends on how long the line is.

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  • Given fake products and asked to fix them in the Store. The receiving person didn't know products were fake. What to do?

    Hi all. My friend Emily faces the following situation. I need the help for her. Thank you so much. In May this year one of Emily's friends Leo in China texted her to have his 2 iPhone 6 repaired in USA's Apple Store. The 2 iPhones were in China. ...

    Eric’s Answer

    Was she arrested? ....................

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  • What happens if cop takes statements, releases you, but doesnt give you a summons or slip of any kind. Are you free to go?

    cops came, took statements, and then just told me I can go. No arrest, no summons.... Should i Be worried?

    Eric’s Answer

    You don't give any facts but if the police let you go you are probably ok.

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  • How long do i have to be in jail for not getting into a task program before my court date

    The reason why is because i don't know where any task programs near me

    Eric’s Answer

    That is up to the Judge. I suggest that you speak with your lawyer asap.

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  • I was assaulted and got broken bones how do I sue?

    I was verbally attacked then punched smaked hair grabbed and hit with a pole and I got broken bones cuts etc. in self defense i protected myself,with my bare hands,, police didn't arrest anyone they kind of said it was mutual fight, but it was ...

    Eric’s Answer

    The police have discretion on whether or not to arrest someone. You can sue but does the person have significant assets to collect from? You file a summons and complaint to start a lawsuit.

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  • Should I get a 2nd opinion when a lawyer tells me my age is a factor in my neck/back pain after I was in a rear end accident?

    Almost 2 yrs ago I was in a rear end car accident , a no fault state. I did not go to the ER right away, the pain in my neck and back has been unbearable for the entire time from the day after ,No One took time to believe a thing I was saying. Fin...

    Eric’s Answer

    If the accident was in New York the issue is whether you suffered a serious injury as defined by the Insurance Law. The discs may be pre-existing and asymptomatic but exacerbated by the accident. If you are not satisfied with your lawyer than get all your medical records and consult with another personal injury lawyer asap. Did you have an MRI?

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  • What type of lawyer do I need

    Hello - my 19 year old daughter attempted to kill herself on college campus. I found out about that 3 days later from her and her friend. Not only was I not notified, but when I called the school few days later, they refused to provide any informa...

    Eric’s Answer

    What do you want a lawyer for? Your daughter is an adult and there is little that can be told to you due to privacy laws.

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