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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: I am being accused of altering a check from 6 dollars to 60. The check sat in a mailbox for weeks before I touched it.

I am a first grade teacher and a parent dropped off a check in the office that was supposed to be made out for 6 dollars. When I finally got to the bank, it was deposited as 60. I didn't notice until weeks later. This check had sat in my desk and in the Elementary office for weeks before I ever... Read more »

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Jan 4, 2019

Have you been criminally charged with this matter or is this an internal investigation within the school? In terms of the check itself, was the check altered in any way?

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Q: I have a case going on. My lawyer wrote a motion to dismiss. The d a didn't oppose it. I was wondering y he didn't.

Does it mean he feels there no case against me?

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Apr 11, 2018

It depends on what the basis is for the motion to dismiss. If it was based on speedy trial, sometimes the prosecutor will agree. There are many variables that would impact the answer to your question.

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Q: I have a new York state criminal investigator that wants to talk to me and won't tell me why.
Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Apr 11, 2018

Simple answer: Don't speak to any investigator without first sitting down with a criminal defense attorney who will give you the guidance you need.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: My baby father and I was in a dispute in Ohio. I called the police and he was arrested. I had to write a statement and

I told them that I didn't want to press charges, I just didn't want him back in my car. Even though I didn't want to press charges the state of Ohio picked it up. We live in New York State. This is his first offense. What will happen to him?

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Jan 6, 2016

It depends on many factors, including whether he has a prior criminal record. It is up to the Ohio prosecutor's office to decide whether to pursue the case. While your lack of interest in pressing charges is a factor, they can still choose to pursue the case if they want to. With that said, it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: My boyfriend was arrest on Saturday for AUO in the 2nd. While running his name, there was an outstanding warrant.

in another county. A probation officer called and asked if he could come home on electronic monitering. How will this work if there is a warrant in another county?

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Jan 6, 2016

If he has a warrant in another country then he will have to go to the county and get the warrant cleared up or he runs the risk of getting rearrested

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for New York on
Q: Do I really need to sign up for DDP classes or can I just wait the three months when my license gets restored.
Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Sep 27, 2015

If you took a plea and part of that plea was and agreement that you do DDP classes, then I suggest you do those classes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: how long in nys do you have to be arrained on a felony before its tossed out of court
Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Sep 27, 2015

I'm not sure I fully understand the question. An individual is supposed to be arraigned within 24 hours after arrest, but that doesn't mean the case will be thrown out if there is a delay. There are limits in the amount of time the prosecutor has to indict a case and bring the case to trial that... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for New York on
Q: What happens if your on probation for domestic violence and you get charged with the same offense again
Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Sep 21, 2015

It depends on several factors. If you had an order of protection from the first offense, then potentially the new case is a violation of the order of protection so you could be facing contempt charges along with whatever new charges stem from the offense. A second offense of domestic violence is... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Washington on
Q: I got charge for domestic violence misdemeanor ,I moved states before my court date wha's gonna happen?

I moved cuz I couldn't afford to live there , my gf is the one that called the cops on me cuz I pushed her but where still together she called cuz she was mad & now regrets it .. is there any way they could move court to the state I live in know or do I have to go back ?

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Sep 4, 2015

You should contact an attorney in the state where the charge is pending and see if they can find out if there is in fact a warrant for your arrest. If there is, your best bet is to come back and deal with it. If you get stopped for even a traffic infraction, you could end up in jail due to this... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: I'm 18, my girlfriend is 15 and her mom wants to put me in jail.. Can she do that?

She think we had sex

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Aug 29, 2015

If there is proof of a sexual relationship, then it is certainly possible for you to be prosecuted.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: My boyfriend was arrested early this morning and is being charged with felony domestic battery involving strangulation?

Since this is his first offense and he can make bail,. what is the likelihood that he will be release at his arraignment tomorrow morning?

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Sep 4, 2015

It would depend on several factors, including his prior criminal history and whether he has warranted in the past.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: I have 2 dwi charges am currently fighting will that affect my chances of beating them?
Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Aug 29, 2015

While each case is based on its own set of facts, it is possible in certain circumstances that the prosecutor could use evidence of one DWI to prove some of the elements of the second DWI.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: i was not drinkink and i have been charged with a dui...

i was not feeling well and my stomach was upset i pulled over in bus depot i got out of car and vomited.......the man who worked in depot said he doesnt know whats going on but he was calling the police i then walked to back of depot because i needed to use bathroom while i was walking i felt... Read more »

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Jun 10, 2015

You can be charged with dui if there is some evidence that you were driving a vehicle at some point that night. Certainly talk to your attorney about any possible defenses.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: What are the chances I serve jail or prison time

On probation arrested on new charges for 2 e felonys and 1 d felony for identity theft forgery and credit card fraud

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Jun 10, 2015

There is no way to know for sure without knowing more details but it is certainly a possibility. You need to speak to an attorney who can give you some guidance.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: Does a defendant gets sentenced the same day as their court date in ny
Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Jun 5, 2015

It depends on what the defendant is pleading guilty to and what the sentence is.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: Can a person be charged with assault if the victim refuses to press charges?

Son in law assaulting father in law

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Jun 5, 2015

Yes, an individual can, in certain circumstances, still be charged with assault even if the victim refuses to cooperate. It is up to the district attorney's office, not the individual victim, whether to dismiss a case or not.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: Why would a 16 yr old arrested for harassment 2nd be held in custody?

Also has high bond of $3000 and cash bail $1000?? Harassment 2nd is a violation

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on Jun 5, 2015

It is difficult to answer this question without knowing more details, such as the 16 yr old's prior criminal contacts and the exact nature of the harassment.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I bailed out my partne after his dui arrest, he continues to get drunk, can he be arrested if he's not driving?

This was his third dui arrest in 11 years, he hit another car, they had minor injurys. His alcohol level was three times the level

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on May 25, 2015

It would depend on if the court has placed any rules indicating that he/she cannot drink.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: Can an Ada testify at trial then handle the appeal case later?
Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on May 23, 2015

I think that would be a conflict of interest for the ADA to handle the appeal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: My husband was arrested on dv charge recently. He hurt me 4 months ago also

I did not call police about the 4 month ago incident The severity of that situation was much worse I have pics I have to my divorce atty. My question is do I make a police report about the assault in February or do I contact a lawyer ? The recent dv arrest is a misdemeanor and it sounds like he... Read more »

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman answered on May 23, 2015

You can certainly go to the police and file a report.

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