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  • What happens when I go to court and fight it do I just say Gulity and pay the fine and move on

    I was outside smoking a joint on the steps but it was public step it was around a apartment neighborhood But by a park and also I live 2 blocks from that neighborhood but I haven't had anything on me just a small joint already lit it was my firs...

    Steven’s Answer

    This is likely a criminal offense and if it is your first offense you will be given an ACD which means ultimately your case will be dismissed. That being said you should hire an attorney to get you through the process as I am not sure if you may have any collateral issues (immigration, student loans, etc).

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  • What kind of time is he looking at?

    My boyfriend has 4 petit larceny charges, 1 possession of controlled substance and escape 3rd degree all since January 2016 til 5/13/16 in nassau county, ny. All are misdemeanor charges.

    Steven’s Answer

    With that many charges the DA will likely be looking for a minimum of 90 days. however he can do up to one year on each charge. It will also depend on the strength of each case.

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  • Can I sue the hospital or doctor

    I gave birth 2 1/2 months ago the doc put epidural in incorrectly and since then I've been having numbness and pain in legs and forearms due to it during the birth I complained of not feeling it work being that I had one previously the doc though...

    Steven’s Answer

    Yes you can sue. You would need to have your case reviewed including looking at the medical records from your delivery as well as your current records regarding your injury.

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  • I missed my jury date which was a month ago. What will happen? Will this affect me becoming a NYPD officer ?

    So I missed my jury date which was a month a long. I live with my parents and my mom put the letter on a pull of junk mail. I later on found it. What should I do? I wasn't trying to break the law in anyway. I am waiting on my list number to be a P...

    Steven’s Answer

    You should contact the court immediately to ensure you will not have any problems in the future.

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  • Can I get a grand larceny felony sealed in New York?

    Grand larceny charge from 6 years ago.

    Steven’s Answer

    There is no sealing in NY. You can apply for a Relief from Civil Disabilities which will help with the ramifications of a felony conviction. This can be done on your own or with the assistance of an attorney.

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  • "A friend of mine was arrested for Shoplifting at a Rite Aide. He was just released from a Mental Hospital yesterday.

    "A friend of mine was arrested for Shoplifting at a Rite Aide. He was just released from a Mental Hospital yesterday. He was convicted of a felony 3 years ago. I don't know if there is anything I can do for him because the person who told me is le...

    Steven’s Answer

    No simple answer. It is a low level offense so he has a good shot at avoiding jail despite his record. A lot will hinge on how strong the government's case is.

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  • Probation

    How could the probation officer know that i am not following the probation rules when i only report once a month?

    Steven’s Answer

    You should play it safe and assume your probation officer will find out everything. One very common way where your PO finds out you are violating is when there is a new arrest. Sometimes that new arrest could be because of the people you are with and have nothing to do with you other than you being there. Example of this is a drug or gun possession charge where the law allows you to be arrested simply because you are in the car with them. I've seen simple vehicle and traffic law violations lead to probation violations. When you are arrested or stopped for a traffic violation and you are out after your curfew or under the influence - this is a common basis for a probation violation.

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  • What happen after receive ACD (Adjournment in contemplation of Dismissal)? what is the effect to your life?

    My friend charge with petit lacerny last july and he receive the DAT he went to the court last sept 1. The Prosecutor said that if he stay away from trouble his case will dismissed and sealed for six months, he did also the community service, he ...

    Steven’s Answer

    After 6 months the case is dismissed. Since the case is dismissed it should not affect you in seeking employment.

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  • I was involved in auto accident. The other party is 100% at fault. I have neck/back pain and started therapy. Do I need a lawyer

    I was rear ended on the drivers side back in the morning and at night I had pain in my lower back and neck. I let my insurance know right away. Next day I went to a doc, Xrays show that everything is ok but the pain is crucial. I started therapy. ...

    Steven’s Answer

    Yes consult with a firm that handles personal injury cases. It should not cost you anything to do that.

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  • How about if you were locked up for something else and then find out that you have a warrant for not attending community service

    What happens

    Steven’s Answer

    They will hold you on the warrant. You can then be produced in court on the warrant.

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