On 9/12/16 my son was arrested and charged with PL 220.39. This violated his probation. He was indicted on 3/15/17. This will be his second felony if he pleads guilty. Before his indictment his plea offer was 1 to 3. Now its 4 1/2 to 9 because of ...
Why would the DA give him the same offer he turned down pre-indictment?See question
My son signed a waiver at his arraignment. His 180.80 day passed without an indictment but it went to the Grand Jury approx. 20 days after this. My son testified on his own behalf and got indicted. Can the indictment be dismissed because it was af...
He waived his 180.80 rights. This is common in Queens. Now that he is indicted the DA’s Office will not offer him a plea deal. He will either have to plead guilty and deal with the Judge or go to trial.See question
On May 10th, two detectives came to my brother-in-law's apartment wanting to question him about child pornography being downloaded by someone who might have hacked his Facebook. They had an interpreter there and they explained to him that they ne...
He has no obligation to cooperate with the police. He should exercise his 5th Amendment right to remain silent. He does not have to give them the phone or password (although the police could seek a search warrant for it). He should hire a criminal defense lawyer ASAP.See question
General question to get sitting hours for school.
Trials are open to the public so anyone can attend. The only exception is if the Judge seals the courtroom when an undercover officer is testifying.See question
My son has had two legal aid lawyers working on his case. The first one he lost faith in after being given information that was not clearly defined. He asked for another legal aid and was given one. This lawyer validated my sons beliefs regarding ...
Phone calls between inmates and their lawyers are not supposed to be taped.See question
He did time and just got off parole 1 year ago. This will be his 3rd Felony
Potentially life if he is found to be a persistent felony offender. That would likely only happen if he loses at trial but it is a hammer the DA can use in plea bargaining.See question
My friend been in jail for over a year waiting for trail. He had court today and his bail status went from the amount that he had to pay to get bailed out to now remanded.
Any answer would be a guess because we don't know what was said in court.See question
I was granted summary judgment liability for a car accident case I have not done my deposition yet and note of issue has not been filed.Typically how long after judgement is granted will case settle?
The less you leave for the jury the better. Plus interest begins to accrue if you go to trial and win, which can be a nice bargaining tool in settlement talks. How long it takes to get to trial depends on the county the case is in. You still need to prove serious injury as defined by the Insurance Law.See question
Okay I got pulled over going 80 in a 55 and pull me out of car and all the field sobriety took me back to the station I blew a .11 my court date is scheduled the 22nd of this month the question is should I get a lawyer or should I get a lawyer som...
Of course you need a criminal defense lawyer. You are charged with a crime. Do you know the DA’s policy on dui cases? Do you know what a fair deal would be assuming the DA will offer you anything?See question
I was at forever 21 walking up their escalator which was broken and not moving when I tripped and cut open the bottom of my foot. They didn't make me sign any forms or anything but an ambulance was called and I needed to be driven to the hospital ...
This site is for United States questions of law so I suggest that you consult with a personal injury lawyer in Montreal.See question