Questions Answered by Jonathan Bradford Ripps

Q: My daughter was hit by A car while crossing the street she had the light was in the crosswalk he was turning

5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New York on
Answered on Mar 26, 2019
Jonathan Bradford Ripps' answer
Hi - I would highly suggest you contact an attorney to review your options. We are happy to consult with you.

Q: My son got hit by a car he’s brain-dead what do I do how do

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for New York on
Answered on Feb 21, 2019
Jonathan Bradford Ripps' answer
Hello – I am terribly sorry for your situation. You should contact an attorney immediately in order to discuss causes of action. We are available if you would like to speak further.

Jon Ripps

Q: MY SON WAS KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT 6MO AGO AND HE WAS A PASSENGER IN AN UNINSURED CAR WHO WAS IN THE WRONG, CAN I SUE

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Answered on Mar 12, 2018
Jonathan Bradford Ripps' answer
Hi - I'm so sorry for your loss, that is awful. There are many factors that may permit you to initiate a suit. You can call an attorney to get some more insight as well as a referral to an attorney in your area.

Q: Does my band need to have an internal band contract? Should we consult with an attorney about that?

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports for New York on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017
Jonathan Bradford Ripps' answer
Hi - you need to think of your band as being similar to a marriage. If there are assets (equipment, recording contract or incoming revenue streams), and there is a breakup, there are going to be disputes on how the assets will be split up. If you are in that position, congrats! That indicates that you are seeing some success with your endeavor. However, it would be prudent to have an agreement between the members that solidifies what would occur if there was a break-up, etc. It can also include...

Q: I was in a car accident as a passenger of a taxi cab i want to know the next step with filing a claim

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Answered on Oct 16, 2017
Jonathan Bradford Ripps' answer
Hi - so sorry to hear about your accident. Where did it happen? Were you injured?

Best,

Jon

Q: Chittenango police want me to come to station to be questioned regarding a statment i made threating to issueawareant

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Answered on Aug 17, 2017
Jonathan Bradford Ripps' answer
Hi - if they are threatening a warrant, there is a good chance you are going to be charged with a violation of the law. They are most likely attempting to speak with you prior the charge(s) being filed in order to get a statement from you, which can only hurt you at this point. Once charges are actually filed, your right to counsel automatically attaches to the situation, and the police would not be permitted to speak with you. I would highly suggest you retain counsel in order to speak on your...

Q: Question my daughter n law has a permit got a ticket for failure to keep right what happens she has a permit

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Jul 31, 2017
Jonathan Bradford Ripps' answer
Hi - so sorry to hear about her ticket. If she has a permit, or is a junior driver, a conviction for that ticket will result in her permit being revoked. You should seek counsel in order to attempt to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation, which will not have a negative impact on her status. Good Luck! -Jon

Q: I want to find out if there is a way I can get my past convictions sealed or if I can get a certificate of some sort

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for New York on
Answered on Jun 6, 2017
Jonathan Bradford Ripps' answer
Hi - New York has never had the ability to get a criminal conviction sealed absent a drug diversion program. However, in the near future, you may be eligible for sealing under a new statute that will be effective in the fall. Feel free to call the office to discuss further.

Q: Trying to find out what the common practice is for an agent's cut of a person's salary

2 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports for New York on
Answered on Jun 2, 2017
Jonathan Bradford Ripps' answer
Hi there - an agent's commission can be between 10 and 20 percent, depending on what type of project is procured. Each agent or manager should have a commission structure in their agreement. I hope that helps!

Best,

Jon

Q: I got 4 tickets. One for unlicensed driver, imprudent speed, turn signal vi, and registration vio. Can I go to jail ?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on May 10, 2017
Jonathan Bradford Ripps' answer
Hi - jail while possible, is unlikely. You should retain counsel and work out a more favorable disposition.

Q: Is it likely that a driver will have their license suspended after their first DUI offense?

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for New York on
Answered on Apr 28, 2017
Jonathan Bradford Ripps' answer
Yes, it is very likely. A driver also faces a suspension at their arraignment, which is the first court appearance. This is called a pre-conviction suspension, and will apply if the BAC is .08% or higher. If there is a refusal, there will also be a suspension as well as a 1 year revocation as a result. Then, there are additional suspensions as a result of a conviction, even on a reduced offense. You should consult an experienced attorney in order to get further advice.

Q: Can someone go to jail for using a stolen prescription pad?

2 Answers | Asked in White Collar Crime for New York on
Answered on Apr 28, 2017
Jonathan Bradford Ripps' answer
Hi - yes, if one uses a stolen prescription pad, there are several felonies that are being committed. If one is under investigation for that conduct, it is imperative that you contact an attorney in order to weigh your options and get sound advice.

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