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Q: I need a permission to travel i'm on probation in NYS

Jeremy Saland Esq. answered on Nov 25, 2010

Respectfully, this question is fairly easy to answer. If you are not permitted to travel due to probation, speak with your probation officer. Even if you are on a "hand scan" and don't regularly see a PO, there is someone you can speak with. It is not advisable to merely take matters into your own... Read more »

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Q: Do I break the law by paying 'protection' money for my business? I don't like it, but I don't want to risk getting hurt.

Jeremy Saland Esq. answered on Nov 24, 2010

Your question is too vague. Are you paying someone who ultimately hurts another person to protect you? Are you aware of this or consent to this? Are these people whom are being paid threatening you to force you to pay them? Don't answer these questions in a public forum, but consider seeking a... Read more »

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Q: Can you be arrested for narcotic charges if they only have hear say? Can they come get you and for what?

Jeremy Saland Esq. answered on Nov 24, 2010

There is a vast difference between arrest, indictment and conviction. While an arrest requires probable cause, a conviction requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Hearsay may be sufficient for an arrest (think the domestic violence context), but for the case to proceed to indictment or... Read more »

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Q: Meaning of codes 10-155-30 in criminal court

Jeremy Saland Esq. answered on Nov 24, 2010

New York Penal Law 155.30 is Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree. This crime is an "E" felony punishable by up to four years in prison. There are many subsections for this offense. Usually, however, the crime relates to a theft exceeding $1,000, but $3,000 or less. If you steal property from another... Read more »

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