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Eric Edward Rothstein

Eric Rothstein’s Answers

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  • I got arrested for drug possession in 2014 and it got dropped down to disorderly conduct with a fine.

    I got arrested in September 2014 for drug possession in the 7th degree. I spent two weeks inside a County Jail and when I went before the judge, the judge dropped the possession charge 28 disorderly conduct and a fine I was unable to pay the fine ...

    Eric’s Answer

    A background check shows the original charge and what you plead guilty to. Your case would have been sealed upon payment so you need to find out if the Judge issued a warrant for you in which case the record is not sealed.

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  • What are my options if I don't want the person I testified against (before a grand jury) to go to jail?

    My ex and I broke up, he got drunk one night showed up to my house, pulled me out and forced me into his Hummer, wrecklessly (driving on the opposite side of the road, doing 95 in a residential etc.) drove me to his house. He has a history of hurt...

    Eric’s Answer

    Speak to his lawyer and depending on what the lawyer says perhaps speak with the DA. Each level crime has a range of possible sentences.

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  • Is conspiracy to Grand Larceny a crime in New York state or if someone takes your property without permission is that Larceny

    My cousin stole my car which has no plates my sister and her friend who lives in the house with us not telling me what happened to my car but they was there all day with her I no my sister knows about because when I asked about it she said my cous...

    Eric’s Answer

    Stealing a car is grand larceny in the 4th degree if the value of the car exceeds $100.

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  • My previous lawyer who I felt I had a positive relationship and experience with, referred me to a lawyer for an area of law he

    My previous lawyer who I felt I had a positive relationship and experience with, referred me to a lawyer for an area of law he doesn't handle. But when I looked up that lawyer he was referring me to on Avvo, its stated he has been disciplined by ...

    Eric’s Answer

    Why don't you ask your lawyer why he is recommending the other lawyer ? What was the suspension for?

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  • What kind of insurance will pay for my medical treatment if I was a bicyclist struck by a New York State Police vehicle.

    I was in a motor vehicle collision with a NY state police officer while I was riding my bicycle. I know that New York state no fault law would apply if I was in a motor vehicle and that policy would cover my medical bills. But since this is me o...

    Eric’s Answer

    There may be more fault benefits from the police car.

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  • If a minor argues with an adult and the adult punches them in New York can the adult be charged?

    An adult hit a minor and had her kids attack the minor as well. The minor was aggressive as well.

    Eric’s Answer

    Yes................................................

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  • How long do they have to indict you or arrest you after the police is made aware of a possible crime.

    I got a call from a collections insurance agency that paid out my old employer on a claim they made. They said I embezzeled and filed an insurance claim on 1/29/16 Is there a statue of limitations on when they can arrest you or charge you with a...

    Eric’s Answer

    The statute of limitations is either 2 or 5 years depending on whether the charge would be a felony or Class A misdemeanor.

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  • Can you ignore this because the terms are so subjective?

    I got a notice due to probably lawn issues. I got this notice from the town based on a complaint probably from one of the neighbors and it asked that we deal with it right now. The bushes and hedges are actually not that large but the there are...

    Eric’s Answer

    I would not ignore it. ............................

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  • Can I get an order of protection against someone who has one against me? She is abusing it!

    My ex's new girlfriend has decided to ruin my life and make false allegations against me. She has a stay away order against me since 2014, when they were "just friends", which I have complied with, but recently she has had me falsely arrested for ...

    Eric’s Answer

    Do you have a legal basis to seek an Order of Protection?

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  • Can a daughter sue a parent for personal injury?

    I'm a 40yr old woman and took a nasty spill in my mother's house last night while I was visiting with her. I tripped over a cord left lying across the floor and fell to the ground. My arms and legs and foot are bruised and my back is in AGONY! Can...

    Eric’s Answer

    You can sue her but more facts are needed. Was the cord open and obvious? In addition, bruises are not worth suing over because the value is less than the cost of the case.

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