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Q: Would it be considered unjust if a judge does not read any grand jury minutes or even look at any of the crime evidence?
Arkady Bukh
Arkady Bukh answered on Nov 30, 2014

I think for anyone to be able to answer your question you would need to say why you think that this is true. Do you have any evidence that the judge did not do any of this? If so speak with your attorney about it.

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Q: Attorney Retention After Arraignment

I have been arrested and then released on my own recognizance. At the time of the arraignment I have hired a defense attorney which I can no longer afford. I need to go back to court in a month and was wondering how do I go about getting a public defender? Do I wait for the court date and ask the... Read more »

Arkady Bukh
Arkady Bukh answered on Nov 30, 2014

You will have to go on that date and ask the court for a continuance as you no longer have an attorney. At that point ask if you qualify for a free attorney.

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Q: My ex bought me a phone and dumped me later and he wants the pHone back he lied to the police said I stole it,pls help

The police came to my house to arrest me luckily I was not there,now I'm scared they will arrest me!

Arkady Bukh
Arkady Bukh answered on Nov 30, 2014

If the police have charged you with theft of the phone, you should contact a criminal attorney right away. Also gather any proof that you have that the phone is yours and in your name.

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Q: if a crime was committed and plead guilty for it. If time of 2 years was served. Why get arrest again 14 years later ?
Arkady Bukh
Arkady Bukh answered on Nov 30, 2014

I'm not sure exactly what you are asking. Are you saying that you got arrested for the exact same crime 14 years later. Whatever the case, you need to meet with a criminal defense attorney right away.

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Q: I was assaulted and my property was damaged how soon should I seek restitution?

The lady next door was charged with menacing with a deadly weapon in the second an criminal trespass. Shes to go to court on Dec 4. How fast can I get restitution. I just won't this over with. What will speed up the process?

Arkady Bukh
Arkady Bukh answered on Nov 30, 2014

You will probably have to wait until her trial is over and her case has a final disposition. Speak with the DA's office about seekiing restitution.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: why do SHU rules vary from jail to jail? Definition of wk varies from superintendent to superintendent, what to do?

Asked via mail permission for two day visit in SHU due to my disability, lack of resources, and distance of visit over 8 hours. Visited DOCS website that stated in directive visit was once per wk. I went on a Fri stayed in hotel and came on a Mon was turned away, told that directives vary from... Read more »

Arkady Bukh
Arkady Bukh answered on Nov 30, 2014

They can vary their hours, but they should be posted online or given if you phone and ask for them. You should try to speak with someone there about arranging a visit.

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Q: My brother was convicted for murder 3yrs ago they found no evidence & videos around the area proved he wasnt the shooter

but he is still incarcerated and noone can give me answers why. The judge that prosecuted him has been under investigation regarding numerous cases he delt with including my brothers at this point what can we do?

Arkady Bukh
Arkady Bukh answered on Nov 30, 2014

You need to speak with an attorney about an appeal or new trial due to new evidence being found or not presented.

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Q: Can a rape victem withdraw her case in betwwen the trial?
Arkady Bukh
Arkady Bukh answered on Dec 14, 2011

My first question in return is: are we speaking of a criminal or civil case? In criminal cases the rape victim is only one witness and the crime is treated as a crime against the public. The police officers who saw the effects of the brutality, hospital staff who may have examined her, the... Read more »

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