Criminal Possession of a Weapon in New York has a number of different sections. For misdemeanor possession (in your home without a prior criminal conviction) CPW 4th degree would not require a jail sentence. CPW 2nd degree (possession of an operable handgun outside of your residence or...Read more »
You do not have to appear if you do not receive a subpoena. A witness must be served a “reasonable” amount of time prior to the date of appearance. It is suggested that service be at least 5 days before the date of the hearing. Assuming you are served, it sometimes is advisable to contact the...Read more »
After a night of drinking, I ordered and paid for a pizza and after waiting some time I was told the pizza would take longer than expected, i asked to cancel the order and the lady wouldnt do it. She asked me to leave and I answered that I will once she cancelled my order. She called the cops and I... Read more »
Did the lady refund your money? It doesn't sound like a trespass particularly if it was open to the public. You should be able to get the charge resolved. Since you entered lawfully and left after requested to do so. As the charge is a violation, you should be able to resolve it by...Read more »
I received an unlawful possession of marijuana charge when I was 18. I was young, naive, & scared so I plead guilty to it & paid the fine. Now I am wondering if it is possible to go back to the court & try to have it sealed? I never even had a trial for it. If I had, I strongly think it... Read more »
When someone originally charged with a crime (felony or misdemeanor) resolves the case with a violation or "petty offense" CPL 160.55 requires that fingerprint records and law enforcement records relating to the case be sealed however court records are not sealed. Where the charges...Read more »
We had 3 firs in my college dorm last 2 weeks and I put out he last two and the last one it was in my floor(I am an RA) so the police accusing me for setting up the fire and said that I did it because I want to be the hero
But I didn’t do it and they have any evidence against me... Read more »
You should consult with an experienced criminal attorney in your area. You have a right to decline to discuss the matter with law enforcement since they have adopted an accusatory posture. If the police believe they have enough evidence they can arrest you, but in my experience they will likely...Read more »
Assuming this is your first offense, burglary in the second degree is treated as a violent felony offense and is therefore an extremely serious charge. For a person with no criminal convictions the minimum is 3 1/2 years in state prison. The maximum is 15 years. State prison is mandatory for a...Read more »
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