If you have no prior record, you may be eligible for an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD). In which the case gets adjourned for one year, and if you stay out of trouble for that year, the case will be dismissed and sealed. So go to court, preferably with an attorney, and try to get...Read more »
It sounds like you had a violation of probation, so you are being re-sentenced to 30 days jail. If that is the case, then there will not be any more probation. However, the fines and surcharges will still need to be paid.
Hire an attorney that knows how to handle DWI cases. Then discuss the details of the case with that attorney so he or she can advise you about the possibility of a reduction of the charge, or if it may be a good case to take to trial to try for an acquittal.
Depending on your work situation, your employer may be able to fire you for getting charged with a crime, and DWI is a crime. You need to fight your case to try to get the best possible disposition, so you don't have a criminal record.
i was in a park doing nothing and a cop came up to me and started going through my bag where he found a small amount of weed in a grinder and a taser they didn't arrest me what should i expect for a sentencing or punishment and can i plea the 4th if i was sitting on a park bench in the middle... Read more »
You need to hire a lawyer to go over all of the facts of the case with you to determine if you might be able to suppress evidence if the search wasn't done properly. It is impossible for anyone to say in this forum, and you shouldn't post details here since this is open to the public. The...Read more »
the report was not true and i did not want to press charges or anything and they still arrested him...how can i go about dropping the charges..do i have to show up at the court apperance to get the charges dropped?
If you want the charges to be dropped, do not participate in his prosecution. Contact the DA's office, and tell them that you do not want him to be prosecuted. You can also reach out to his attorney to get advice from him on the best way to end the case quickly.
A prostitution charge in NY is a B misdemeanor, which means that it is punishable by up to 90 days in jail or 1 year probation. However, if this is your first offense, it is unlikely that you will get either. If you have no prior offenses, an attorney should be able to get the charge reduced to a...Read more »
No, you only need to be read your rights if there is going to be a custodial interrogation. If the police aren't asking you any questions once you are in custody, then they do not need to read you your rights. That is the simple version, it gets a little more subjective then that, but you will...Read more »
The system might seem like you are guilty until proven innocent, but that is not the way it is supposed to work. The police are likely saying that they saw evidence of intoxication or impairment. It is unfortunate that you had to spend money, but if a blood test was taken, and you don't have...Read more »
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