I am 19 and have never been in any kind of trouble before. I am scared. Will I go to jail or have a criminal record? My mom is crying and my dad is pissed. I wish I could go back and fix this. Do I need a lawyer? My dad said I need to face t...
You will get through this but it will take some time. You absolutely need an attorney whether it is private or public defender. You need to protect your record and limit your exposure to compounding your problems by saying the wrong thing in court if unrepresented.
Where was the arrest was it in Rockland - if so message me or call 845-290-2492 I can give you an idea of what to expect in the particular court you were charged in. Alternatively call the Rockland Bar Association (if it was in Rockland) for a list of criminal attorneys that may be interested. Some attorneys will consider payment plans or pro bono depending on the fact pattern.
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After an altercation with my boyfriend, my mother took me to the hospital. While I do not deny he did assault me, I was questioned non stop for hours by police. I had a concussion and was given pain killers. I couldn't think straight and while my ...
You need to be very careful about how you proceed in this matter. While I can understand where you are coming from - you more likely than not signed the document "under the penalty of perjury" as per 210.45. So, you need to speak with an attorney ASAP to submit a truthful statement of what you actually recall happening on that particular date and time. The DA is not your attorney - they are the attorney with the job of prosecuting your boyfriend. Your attorney will have your interests in mind and protect you from any legal consequences of correcting your statement to the police.
If the case is in Rockland feel free to contact my office 845-290-2492 or try the local bar association for assistance with attorneys that may be able to help.See question
Kid tries to purchase weed when he was turned away by 23yr old guy who's had no criminal record. 30 seconds after teenager was turned away , Narcotics team raid the house of the 23yr old. They destroyed the bedroom. Only thing they found was we...
The 23 yo needs an attorney ASAP. As the other attorneys noted there is a range in the exposure he is facing. If he has never been in trouble - he has a good chance of getting 5 years probation or a split of 6 months with 5 years probation. Was heroin recovered from the scene? Did the 23 yo have the marked "buy money" on his person when they took him into custody? Each case is very fact specific. If there is video that would help. unfortunately, his age does not insulate him from criminal liability. He needs an attorney to assist him in formulating the best defense in order to show the DA what actually went on here. If the case is in Rockland or Westchester I would be happy to give a free consultation 845-709-6230 or consider contacting the local bar association in your area for an attorney.See question
The total was 500 dollars in 3 sales.how much time will I do in jail.no felonies in my background just misdemeanor ?can I walk out with a diversion program
There are several factors not included in your fact pattern. Each case is evaluated by a District Attorney's Office on a case-by-case basis. As the other people indicated that you have a range of options From jail, probation, to a diversionary program wherein the person would get a misdemeanor with three years probation after successful completion. However, your case needs to be evaluated to get all the facts and circumstances applicable to your case. There maybe issues With the legality of your arrest, search warrant issues, evidentiary airy issues etc. My best advice is that you speak with an attorney who is specialized in criminal law In the area where your arrest took place. If you have any questions or would like to have me review your case please feel free to call 845–290–2492.See question
My son and girlfriend got arrested with 3 seal indictments each for possession and sale of cocaine in a 3rd degree .they are in jail right now .they don't have previous criminal record.the amount of money was 500 dollars.what can happen to my son ...
Assuming its in Rockland County, there are several ways to deal with the case. As previously stated by some of the other attorneys judicial diversion offers several options which can get a reduction, but they will need the assistance of an attorney ASAP To guide your loved one thru the process, so their chances of getting in are increased. The Programs are in high demand. There is also the option of fighting the case on its merits or negotiating out a favorable plea bargain. If both have no record, they would be looking at worst a split sentence or straight probation is a standard disposition. The first thing you should work on is getting them bailed out, so they can assist in this defense with the attorney they chose.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Best of luck.
My ex-husband is trying to get away with not paying tuition for my 5 year old daughter with the excuse that he does not like the school I want to put her in. The reason I'm putting my daughter into that school is because she was not excepted in a ...
Your questions requires the review of the divorce agreement, and/or custody agreement if you proceeded in family court first. You state you have joint custody but one person may have final decision making. If that is you then you can decide on where the child goes to school after consultation. If your agreement is silent as to decisions then you may need to go back to court to determine the situation.
You should probably meet/consult with an attorney in your area to determine your rights and the best course of action. Many attorneys will do a free consultation if you call around. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or the Rockland Bar Association for a referral.
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I've never been in trouble in my whole life and now I'm charged with criminal possession 5th because I was caught with 25.5 grams of marijuana. I don't know if I should get a public defender or not because I don't really no what they could do to h...
DO NOT PLEAD GUILTY. Apply for the services of the public defender. If you are not eligible, contact your friends, your family to help you. Many attorneys will take credit cards or payment plans, but you will need to call around in your area. You should be able to get a NON-CRIMINAL disposition with the help of your attorney, but you have to get one. Only a fool would plead guilty - you will eventually regret the decision.See question
what is a maximum sentence for petit larceny? Does is qualify as petty theft exception if this is the only crime ever?
As the other attorneys have posted the max is one year. However, if you have never been in trouble before with the help of an experienced criminal law attorney, you will more likely than not will be able to get a non criminal disposition.
Do not plead guilty to anything - you need an attorney! Feel free to contact me if you have any particular questions about the Clarkstown Court if that's where you were charged. I appear there every week and used to be the ADA there, so if you want to know what to expect before you get there feel free to contact me! Best of Luck!!!See question
She and her female friend were held at knifepoint and had their pictures taken until the police arrived and took them to the station. There was no vandalism, little or damage, but she was trespassing. The officer never took a statement. This se...
I would like to hear the circumstances in which they were held at knife point, that seems excessive. They must have been traumatized. Unfortunately, it is probably best that they get an attorney. An experienced attorney will be able to ensure a noncriminal disposition. Further, this event could be used as a wake up call to your daughter and her friend, So they make better choices and do not find themselves in the criminal justice system. I'm surprised they charged criminal trespass, and not just simple trespass which is a violation of law and not a crime. Feel free to contact me If you have any questions. Best of luck!See question
today mark exactly 6 months. I thought it b over. but instead they gave another court date 8/1/13 is this legal should not my b drop, simple cause the had plenty of tim to indict?
The people have six months to investigate a felony and make their decision on whether to indict or reduce the charge. However as stated in another post- your attorney may be waiving your 30.30 time (Also known as speedy trial time) in order to get the DA to reconsider your case and not rush to indictment. If your attorney has not been waiving your speedy trial time and the people are beyond their six months, then your case is ripe for a motion to dismiss. However a written motion must be made & then the DA is given an opportunity to respond. Accordingly several more appearances will probably be necessary to conclude your matter. Best of luck.See question