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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for New York on

Q: Likelihood of jail time for first time DWI (1.52) offender with vehicular assault with serious injury to victim?

Jonathan A. Rosenberg answered on May 20, 2018

No lawyer - no matter how much they want your money - can tell you the likelihood of jail on a criminal case, with the exception of some especially serious felony charges that appear to be supported by strong evidence. So, for example, a lawyer could guarantee a high likelihood of jail time in the... Read more »

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Q: why would once someone go to court and on their court day their bail goes up from $1 to $2?

Jonathan A. Rosenberg answered on May 20, 2018

If there has been a change in circumstances - or a re-arrest on some other similar case - the judge may choose to set bail one dollar higher on the subject case for the purpose of noting the change in circumstances not necessarily favorable to the defendant, while ensuring that the low bail exists... Read more »

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Q: My daughter is 15 and a 19 year old is threatening her in school and social media. Can I press charges for harassment?

Jonathan A. Rosenberg answered on May 20, 2018

Yes, you can probably file some kind of complaint with your local police or law enforcement agency; if they think that this individual is truly harassing your daughter beyond the bounds of free speech (or if they just feel like making an arrest), then that individual could be charged with something... Read more »

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