A defendant has a right to have the attorney he chooses to represent him. If he wants the public defender to withdraw and hire or use a private attorney he is free to do so with the judge's permission, which is usually granted.
Basically a law like this is enacted to stop the sale of tobacco products to minors. It would be illegal for him to buy tobacco products in a store or conversely for a store to sell them to him. They would both be in trouble.
I had AW that was voided cause I plead guilty to A misdemeanor. Judge sent me to jail and I did my time. The cops that originally had my warrant never took my prints. Now, 6 months later they want my prints even after warrant is voided n I did my time. This is NY.
It would seem likely that you might have been fingerprinted in prison. If that didn't occur the police do need a copy of your fingerprints on file. You should discuss this with the attorney that represented you, especially as to why you were not fingerprinted at arrest. The state requires...Read more »
You question does not have enough facts for an exact answer. The level of assault that you are charged with makes the difference in the penalty you might receive. Another thing taken into consideration would be any past criminal offenses you have on your record. Naturally, it is better not to...Read more »
I am applying for license renewal and the question being posed on the application is: Since your last renewal have you been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime or offense that you have not already reported to your board/committee? (Minor traffic offenses, such as speeding or parking need... Read more »
I was caught by shoplifting. And i feel really guilty about it.
When i got caught, the security handcuffed me and took me to the back of the shop and made me sign 'civil demand notice' which says that i admit that i did a wrong thing, and i signed a paper that i agree to not shop at... Read more »
The usual answer to this question is to ignore the claim letter because the amount is so small that it is unlikley that Bloomingdale's will take it to court and will stop bothering you. However, they do have a claim for that amount and you could pay it if you can afford to do so.
The parolee could be violated if they comminted assault or some other crime during the incident. They also could be violated if they were associating with known felons or in some other way viloating their parole conditions.
If you were just a passenger in the car and the car was registered to your cousin, then your cousin would be the one that the police would question about the vin number. You would have nothing to do with it unless you sold him the car.
Rather than say the above to my WW2-veteran, family member who'd actually been under an investigation, an administrator at the VA rather chose to inform him of the procedure by stating, "you're being investigated and for it to be legal it must be by a next of kin" (implicating me/all innocent... Read more »
This is not technically legal advice, this appears to be a statement regarding the VA policy about investigated. This was undoubtedly confusing to your relative and the VA procedures can be confusing to anyone. If anyone tries to investigate your relative for a crime, he needs to retain a...Read more »
He was release 9-26 they approve my address back in july now that hes home they said he cant stay because of a old dv case which is not what he was in jail for. He can live with his mom in Queens with all past of his crime there, which I live inManhattan can they do that
got you n trouble this summer I am a combat war veteran Isn't I like to drink I got.aggravated dwi but a few months later I walk ed home with a friend we allegedly lit a newspaper on fire charged with petty larceny offered a plea deal of dwai and petty larceny 3 years probation just wondering if... Read more »
I think that if would all depend on the facts of the case and what your attorney says. This is rather difficult to answer just to say that you should consider everything very carefully before you take any plea at all.
I've been accused of a crime and ordered by the court not to contact the "victim" and a witness or to influence them through some other way....now a relative (brother) contacted me, (phoned me). What are my rights? Am I allowed to engage in conversation with him when he contacts me? How does this... Read more »
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