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New York Criminal Law Recent Legal Answers from Lawyers

New York Criminal Law Recent Legal Answers from Lawyers
The short answer is yes, he can be held on the parole violation.
The short answer is yes, he can be held on the parole violation.

What is a global plea?

Answered 6 months ago by attorney Jeff Fengcheng Yeh   |   26 Answers
There is no such plea. You must have mis-heard.
There is no such plea. You must have mis-heard.
The max punishment for an A misdemeanor is 1 year in jail. It does not matter what the value of the property stolen, it is still 1 year. What would be the actual sentence if convicted after trial, and what would be the plea offer is different obviously from the maximum exposure. Your prior record (or lack of a criminal record), details on the circumstances of the case are primary factors determining the sentence. If you have no priors as you say, you will most likely receive a non-jail and possibly non-criminal disposition. ... Read More
The max punishment for an A misdemeanor is 1 year in jail. It does not matter what the value of the property stolen, it is still 1 year. What would... Read More
The issue is whether you are entitled to a public defender. Are you indigent?
The issue is whether you are entitled to a public defender. Are you indigent?
Probably not. Usually a party against whom an Order of Protection is issued is served with the order. Most of the time they are served in court as part of and during a court proceeding. If the Order you're referring to expired in 2016 it's no longer in effect, it's done. Also, if you were acquitted of the charges in the case that the Order was issued the Order of Protection would have been vacated upon the acquittal.... Read More
Probably not. Usually a party against whom an Order of Protection is issued is served with the order. Most of the time they are served in court as... Read More
Depending on what County this is in there is a basis for an outright dismissal (not an ACD). Do not pay any fine and do not take legal advice from the police. Smarten up and tell your parents what happened or find a way to hire a lawyer. Do you really want to put your future at risk?
Depending on what County this is in there is a basis for an outright dismissal (not an ACD). Do not pay any fine and do not take legal advice from... Read More
Consider hiring a personal injury lawyer because insurance companies try to take advantage of unrepresented people. There may be a scope of employment issue with your case because the employees committed a crime.
Consider hiring a personal injury lawyer because insurance companies try to take advantage of unrepresented people. There may be a scope of... Read More
Hire a criminal defense lawyer. Do not speak with the police about the case. Having witnesses will not convince the police not to arrest you because they don't want to be the ones to judge the matter. That is for the DA to do. P.S. The police asking you to come in is usually code for they are going to arrest you. Feel free to contact me if you are looking to hire a criminal defense lawyer. Thank you.... Read More
Hire a criminal defense lawyer. Do not speak with the police about the case. Having witnesses will not convince the police not to arrest you because... Read More
If you do not appear in court a Warrant for your arrest will be issued. That will stay in the system and the next time you enter the United States the warrant will likely pop up and you will be arrested. I suggest that you hire a criminal lawyer to help you with this and maybe he/she will be able to resolve the case for you in court without you having to be present. It may depend on where you got into trouble and the court that your case is in. Don't just ignore it! Good luck.... Read More
If you do not appear in court a Warrant for your arrest will be issued. That will stay in the system and the next time you enter the United States... Read More

How can I beat a criminal contempt in the 2nd charge?

Answered a year and 6 months ago by attorney Irwin G. Klein   |   1 Answer
Hire a good lawyer!
Hire a good lawyer!
Yes.
Yes.

Will an arrest affect my citizenship application?

Answered a year and 6 months ago by attorney Irwin G. Klein   |   1 Answer
If the case was dismissed it should not.
If the case was dismissed it should not.
The police are going to arrest you regardless of what people say afterwards and let the DA deal with it. A good criminal defense lawyer can minimize the time you spend in custody before you see a Judge and probably get the case dismissed and sealed. I handle these cases all the time.
The police are going to arrest you regardless of what people say afterwards and let the DA deal with it. A good criminal defense lawyer can minimize... Read More

Can I be sued for slip and fall on falling snow?

Answered a year and 7 months ago by attorney Eric Edward Rothstein   |   1 Answer
There is no obligation to remove snow while the snow is still falling. Generally, the owner of the property has the obligation to remove snow. Turn this over to your insurance company. If you don't have insurance hire a personal injury lawyer. If you fail to respond to the complaint the plaintiff can get a default judgment against you.... Read More
There is no obligation to remove snow while the snow is still falling. Generally, the owner of the property has the obligation to remove snow. Turn... Read More

1st offense prostitution?

Answered a year and 7 months ago by attorney Michael A. Delakas   |   1 Answer
1. How will your possible conviction in NY impact you in NJ (i.e. employment) ? 2. Felony  Prostitution is usually based on age of the alleged victim. Check what you a charged with exactly. 
1. How will your possible conviction in NY impact you in NJ (i.e. employment) ? 2. Felony  Prostitution is usually based on age of the alleged... Read More
They only come if they have to testify at a pre-trial hearing or at trial.
They only come if they have to testify at a pre-trial hearing or at trial.

What can or should I do to get the charges off?

Answered a year and 8 months ago by attorney Eric Edward Rothstein   |   1 Answer
Assuming you have been arrested (or are going to be) you should hire a good criminal defense lawyer. Depending on the amount involved, there may be ways to get the case dismissed or a non-criminal disposition that seals.
Assuming you have been arrested (or are going to be) you should hire a good criminal defense lawyer. Depending on the amount involved, there may be... Read More
Depending on the circumstances of the arrest, it may be possible to get the case dismissed or a non-criminal disposition. Feel free to contact me if you are looking to hire a criminal defense lawyer.
Depending on the circumstances of the arrest, it may be possible to get the case dismissed or a non-criminal disposition. Feel free to contact me if... Read More
There may a way to get the case dismissed and sealed.
There may a way to get the case dismissed and sealed.
OGA is basically not letting a Officer from doing his job.  Very vague.  You can take it to trial to get it dismmised.  
OGA is basically not letting a Officer from doing his job.  Very vague.  You can take it to trial to get it dismmised.  
The police likely do not have a warrant. They just say that. They just have an I-card, which is an internal computer record that you are wanted. However, the police do not need a warrant as your girlfriend's call likely gave them probable cause to arrest you. You cannot just go to court. You need to surrender at the precinct. However, you should hire a criminal defense lawyer to try and time this correctly as the police cannot give you a Desk Appearance Ticket on a DV case. A knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer can cut down the number of hours you will be in custody until you see a Judge. Your lawyer will want to speak with your girlfriend too. I handle cases like this all the time so feel free to contact me if you want to hire a lawyer. There are ways to get the case dismissed but it takes some time.... Read More
The police likely do not have a warrant. They just say that. They just have an I-card, which is an internal computer record that you are wanted. ... Read More
Your parents or guardian should hire a good criminal defense lawyer. You are charged with a crime.
Your parents or guardian should hire a good criminal defense lawyer. You are charged with a crime.
I assume that you are asking about shoplifting. It doesn't matter if you had not left the store. Putting whatever it was in your pocket is inconsistent with the store's ownership of the item until you paid for it. I suggest that you let your parents or guardian know about this as you need a good criminal defense lawyer.... Read More
I assume that you are asking about shoplifting. It doesn't matter if you had not left the store. Putting whatever it was in your pocket is... Read More
Yes, initially you should plead "NOT Guilty". If you plead guilty to the charge you will have a criminal conviction on your record for the rest of your life. Usually, especially for first time offenders, the DA (prosecutor) will offer the Defendant (you) the opportunity to plead guilty to a reduced charge which will not give you a criminal record. If you cannot afford a lawyer the court should appoint a lawyer to represent you, either Legal Aid or 18B. It depends where in NYS you are located and what court your case is in. Definitely speak to a criminal defense attorney about this case before you just plead guilty. Good luck!... Read More
Yes, initially you should plead "NOT Guilty". If you plead guilty to the charge you will have a criminal conviction on your record for the rest of... Read More