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Joseph A Lo Piccolo

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  • How can I deal with a speeding ticket?

    I was headed east on the LIE and was pulled over and given a speeding ticket. I was not going any faster than any of the other cars near me. I was told I as going 88

    Joseph’s Answer

    Unfortunately, the pace of traffic is not a defense. This is a significant ticket in terms of points and the impact that may have on your insurance. The best suggestion is to hire a traffic attorney to appear and negotiate the matter to lesser points although that may come with a higher fine. The reduction in points, if accomplished, will be worth the higher cost. Good Luck!

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  • BAC pending

    Last weekend I had a few drinks, my first drink was at 8:30pm and my last drink was at 12:30am. Within this timeframe I consumed three mixed drinks (vodka). I felt absolutely confident to drive and was pulled over and given a DUI. I blew a .07 a...

    Joseph’s Answer

    BAC is an inexact science. It's not just the # of drinks and size of the person but also food consumed, activity, size of drink etc. Consult w/a local attorney to go over the issues and get the best advice. Good luck!

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  • What should I do?

    I was issued a ticket today for disobeying traffic control device. I have a clean driving record. The ticket was issued after I was pulled over in the HOV lane, without a second occupant in my vehicle around 7:45 a.m on the Long Island Expressway....

    Joseph’s Answer

    It is always best to have your own attorney in the Suffolk County TVB in Hauppague. Points can be negotiated into a higher fine without points depending on the specifics. Hire an attorney to appear for you as the money will be well spent to protect your driving record. Good Luck!

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  • Need a lawyer, I'm a very sticky situation

    On august 2014 i missed a court date for a 221.10 upm arrest out of manhattan for a gram of burning marijuana and a bench warrant was placed on my record. On july of 2015 i was caught in alley pond park, queens with my friend with a gram of mariju...

    Joseph’s Answer

    An attorney can appear with you to resolve this issue. Contact one who can walk you through the process of dealing with this dual identity situation. This is not the place to discuss the particulars but it can be worked out.

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  • What happens if I fail to get fingerprinted and photographed for petit larceny before my court date and don't show up in court?

    It is my first time shoplifting. I will never again do such a thing. But I missed the days I had to be fingerprinted and photographed. Should I still show up in court? What would happen if I don't show up? If I do get arrested how long will I be a...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Show up no matter what. It will not be resolved until you are printed so it will be adjourned. If you don't show, there will be a warrant and you may be jailed when they do catch you.

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  • What are the pros and cons of me waiving my rights?

    I was arrested 120 days ago for criminal mischief and i am out on bond. There was no plea offer and now its time for me to either waive my 180.80 rights or not. My lawyer says do it but you get what you pay for.

    Joseph’s Answer

    You are not waiving 180.80 if you are out of jail. You would be waiving your case to the grand jury to force the DA to either present the case to the grand jury or reduce the charges. The issue is not 180.80 but rather 30.30 which is speedy trial. When you waive a case, you can either grant or not grant a speedy trial waiver. That is the more important issue you should discuss with your attorney. Good Luck!

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  • I was arrested in Nassau for a Dwi and blew a .21. My vehicle was seized and I was arrested. Is there a way to get my car back?

    In April I went on a dinner date and had a few social drink. I didn't make a full stop at the stop sign and the cops pulled me over while dropping my date off. They asked me to do a breathalyzer test and I cooperated. I blew a .21 over the limit. ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    It's not a felony but the prior and high blow will prevent the DA from making a reasonable offer. The judge may make a better offer and the treatment will help. A good attorney would be even better. As to the vehicle, it can be negotiated to be returned to the leasing company but that involves more issues. Your attorney should be able to handle both. Good Luck

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  • Traffic ticket

    i was driving my brothers car and i got into an accident and i dont have driver licenses yet cop gave me a traffic infraction ticket...is court gonna give some jail time or it just gonna be a fine after i plea guilty ?thanks

    Joseph’s Answer

    First, it depends on which type of ticket he gave you and where you have to go to answer the ticket. If the ticket was sent to the Traffic Violations Bureau in Hempstead, it usually means just a fine. If it is in a village court, it is likely a similar outcome. If it went to the District Court, it could lead to a fine as long as your brother has insurance or it could lead potentially to jail if he doesn't and/or there was injury. Hire a local attorney to handle this matter if you can.

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  • Traffic ticket

    repeated question..I'm from other country i was driving my fiancee car and i got into an accident and i got ticket saying section 5091 .what does that mean? is it violation or a misdemeanor in ny state? t\i do have license from Indian and its val...

    Joseph’s Answer

    It's a non-criminal violation. It can be handled by an attorney in your absence with an affidavit. Contact a local attorney to take care of this for you. Good Luck!

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  • How long do you have to serve a notice of appeal after a specified event under the CPL in New York? What is that event?

    How long do you have to serve a notice of appeal after a specified event under the CPL in New York? What is that event?

    Joseph’s Answer

    Generally, 30 days after sentence is imposed.

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