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Q: Does everyone get a shot at bail if they are arrested?
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Stephen Neyman Esq. answered on Nov 25, 2018

You have the right to a bail hearing after you are arrested.

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Q: Looking for advise on 8 counts of distribution 1st time offense. Am looking for an attorney south shore area.
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Stephen Neyman Esq. answered on Oct 30, 2018

We do a lot of work in that area. What court are you in. Also, you can contact me privately by email or call my office.

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Q: I got caught shoplifting days after the offence,I returned the item to the police department,what should I expect?
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Stephen Neyman Esq. answered on Jun 13, 2018

You can expect to receive a summons in the mail for either a clerk magistrate hearing or for arraignment. You might also receive a civil demand letter. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is get a lawyer as soon as you can. Let me know if you have any further questions. Good luck.

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Q: For non-violent offense is it legal to require $5,000 cash bail along with home confinement on electronic monitoring

I was on default for over 18 months prior I have a very long history of defaults

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Stephen Neyman Esq. answered on May 15, 2018

The short answer is yes. The history of defaults likely concerned the judge who set the bail, thus the reason for the GPS and home confinement. As to the bail, seriousness of the offense, criminal history, history of defaults, ability to pay, safety to the community are just some factors judges... Read more »

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Q: I am in default in 4 cases from 1985 one of the lawyers here suggested I go to the court with an attorney.

The cases are open but no warrants. I cannot afford an attorney. If I go to court alone will I be arrested.

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Stephen Neyman Esq. answered on May 4, 2018

You could be arrested. If you are in default judges certainly are within their right to hold you. However, I strongly advise you to go into court as soon as you can to address this issue. If you do it that way it is much better than if you get picked up by the police. Besides, you have an... Read more »

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Q: I applied to a ride share company and they ran a CORI on me. I failed for unresolved cases.

There were 4 cases for larceny by check back in 1978. How do I resolve this?

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Stephen Neyman Esq. answered on May 3, 2018

Unresolved cases usually mean that you are in default and that the cases are still open. You will need to go into that court, remove the defaults and resolve the cases. I strongly advise you to have a lawyer with you. Cases that are that old are often difficult for the prosecution to prove.... Read more »

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Q: I am charged with DV assault. Only thing is I made the 911 call to leave the house so it would not happen.

She flipped out when i got home hd my suit case already to start packing. I sat there and watched her freak out throwing my stuff around, I made the 911 call saying what she was doing and i need help. She ran out the door told the cops i hit her. In the police report says one story in her affidavit... Read more »

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Stephen Neyman Esq. answered on Apr 27, 2018

You making 911 call might work to your benefit. The audio might have her rant recorded and she might be recorded saying things that counter her complaint that you hit her. Having a subsequent affidavit inconsistent with her report to the police should also help your case. As to getting your job... Read more »

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