Hello - The DMV considers driving a privilege, not a right. If you have multiple prior DWI (or DWAI) convictions within 25 years, the DMV will reject your application for a license for a period set forth in 15 NYCRR 136.5. The duration of any period of rejection will be determined by the number of...View More
New York State does not have the death penalty, so your character would not be getting the needle here. There is still a federal death penalty, and the majority of "death row" prisoners in the federal system are held in USP Terre Haute, Indiana.
I filled my own 30.30 motion 04/11/2022 I never waived my rights and also stated on record I want to attend my grand jury and testify on my behalf…I was also re-arrested held for 16 days then released with no charge
Hello - while I of course do not know the specifics of your case, if you have an attorney (assigned or private) it is possible they filed a waiver of speedy trial in an effort to encourage negotiations. If you are in Columbia County, they do things quite differently, so reach out to your attorney...View More
Depending on the circumstances, this could be a complicated issue. If they are trying to use the recordings to blackmail you, extort you, or threaten you, it could be a few different crimes (although the legislature passed the revenge porn law, I do not believe it’s been signed into law). If you...View More
You likely will not be extradited, however there will be a warrant issued, and if you’re stopped by police in any other state you could be arrested and held. If you don’t resolve the DWI, it is going to follow you around and create more problems than it’s worth. I recommend handling it sooner...View More
Possibly - this depends a lot on the type of lawsuit, as well as the ultimate disposition of the criminal case. If he’s acquitted, it will have little impact on a civil case. Feel free to reach out directly if you have further questions. Thanks!
All DWI's will show up on a record, but there is a difference between the record you can pick up for a few bucks at the DMV or online, versus a "lifetime record" that DMV, and even many police departments, will look at.
New York knife laws are very complicated. Some knives are absolutely illegal (including gravity knives, switchblade knives, pilum ballistic knives, metal knuckle knives, and cane swords). Other knives, like what you are describing, are more likely covered by Penal Law 260.15(4) which states that...View More
Absolutely. The only issue would be if the lawyer and prosecutor agreed on the bail amount to recommend, but even then the defense lawyer should be able to make an application to the court to lower it based on the factors set out in CPL 510.30.
Under the statute, police officers AND federal law enforcement officers are permitted to identify themselves as such. Only people who PRETEND to be police or federal law enforcement officers are violating the statute. Even for regular citizens (i.e. non police/feds) simply wearing a shirt that says...View More
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