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Q: if i’m accused of petit larceny and the person accusing me goes to the police is a warrant issued?

i am being accused of petit larceny in Bronx County NY, but live in another county about 80 miles from there. what happens if the person accusing me goes to the police? will a warrant be issued? is the warrant good across NYS or only in Bronx County?

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Q: Can grand larceny sentences be negotiable or suspended for probation or are they mandatory

First time offense clean record 19 years old Not New York. In Mississippi

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Q: During a family court deposition how can you refuse to answer some or all the questions?

I'm being harassed, and now must sit for a deposition. Assuming some of the questions will most likely be used to find personal information to harass me further... while other questions could be used again me in criminal charges... can I just object to these questions and refuse to answer them?

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Q: My grandson has autism and 17. The police charged him with 18 felony charges for eloping had a meltdown. What do I do?

The police lied about charges to get him help. When he started to elope I went to station to ask for help. The closed window in my face and said we know him. He ended up in apartment were he and parents lived for 5 years. The people new he had a problem with autism. He walked in started playing... View More

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Q: I need to know if there's a way to appeal-- a short time more than 30 days after sentencing -- my probation sentence.

My court appointed attorney didn't hear me or listen or allow me to present the judge with a letter I wrote on my own behalf. First time offense (prior offenses, but over 10 years prior AND they were sealed by an ACD. I was a kid. This time was my first offense on record and the only reason... View More

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Q: Question related to the appeal process for a criminal conviction.

Suppose a criminal charge is filed against a person and the defense attorney files a motion for dismissal based on certain facts and arguments and the motion is denied. Subsequently the trial is held and the defendant is convicted. As a part of the appeal process, can the defense attorney still... View More

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Q: My question is regarding cpsp, grand larceny, petty larceny. Had 4 original charges of cpsp-4-credit card.

After grand jury returned 2)cpsp-4th, 2)grand larceny-4th,2)cpsp-5th,2)petit larceny . I’m completely confused on what happened and how the charges changed. This is my first question. My second question is criminal possession of stolen property 4th require you to be arrested while physically... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for New York on
Q: I wanted to buy a house in different county. I'm in kings county and the property in broome county both in New York.

I signed a contract the sale didn't go through because sellers lawyer messed up and said a bunch of stuff. Regardless, I'm in court over this issue. But I realized that the contract that the sellers attorney submitted my signature is a electronic forgery. I tried to file police charges on... View More

Carl Nelson
Carl Nelson
answered on May 9, 2024

You cannot bring charges as a private citizen, although you can report a crime to a district attorney among other authorities (e.g. the disciplinary committee). The DA's office files criminal charges on behalf of the people of the state. You will also want to ensure that you have properly... View More

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Q: Hello can i asked you some questions about we are appealing my Hausband case but for some reason court delay the transcr

Delayed the transcript its been almost 1 years for now to waiting for the transcript do you think this is normal

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Q: I just did 6 months and got out and a cop is charging me with assault in the 2nd

I just did 6 months and got out and a cop is charging me with assault in the 2nd and I never assaulted him I ran and he tased me I fell then tased me a few more times then took me to Watkins Glen police station charged me with only resisting arrest at the time and then the same cop took me to... View More

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Q: Falsely accused of shoplifting a bag of chips in New York City (details below)

I walked into a grocery store with a half eaten bag of chips I bought from a drug store (worth literally $1.50) and walked around a bit since I was only grabbing a few things and did not want to get my chip fingers over what I was going to buy.

I threw away my bag of chips and took a napkin... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 3, 2024

Although your question is posted under "Criminal Law," it appears that no criminal action was taken, and that instead, you are wondering about your rights in terms of civil action related to your treatment at the store??? If that's the case, you could reach out to attorneys to... View More

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Q: Can judge issue bench warrant, jail, order pre trial probation then recuse for conflict of interest 1 month later
Michael J Stachowski
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answered on Apr 28, 2024

This fact pattern is somewhat strange , however the judge in question has the authority to issue a Bench Warrant when a defendant fails to appear for a court appearance. He can revoke recognizance bail or cash/ bond bail and impose release under supervision of the probation department as a form... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Elder Law and Municipal Law for New York on
Q: What kind of lawyer do I need to fight for me against the town and the two people who killed my sister.

I finally found hard evidence that he killed my sister with his medication which showed on the toxicology report that it was his meds. The prescription read his name on the bottle. The detective had taken a picture of the meds. There is way to much to tell on here... I am living a nightmare, I am... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 17, 2024

My advice is to contact the New York State Police and provide to them the toxicology report and other hard evidence while explaining that you are having difficulty with the local police and sheriff's dept.

The New York State Police may have received other similar reports regarding...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New York on
Q: Should inhumane mistreatment in a prison automatically result in a transfer of the mistreated inmate?

If the courts have knowledge shouldn’t they do something about it? And how can they trust the prison from not continuing to do it? Which is why they should probably be transfered?

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

There are several important considerations to weigh regarding automatically transferring inmates who have been inhumanely mistreated:

On one hand, the priority should be protecting the safety and human rights of incarcerated individuals. If an inmate has faced abuse, assault, torture, or...
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Q: A driver followed over took and break checked me. At a light he got out to address me. what to say in court

I was very aggressive with words when he approached my car. He tried to coax me out the car to fight I guess. How do I get his name to license plate and take him to court

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answered on Apr 6, 2024

If you feel the other driver acted recklessly in a way that endangered you, the appropriate course of action is to file a police report. Provide them with as many details as you can recall, including the location, time, vehicle description, license plate if you saw it, and a factual description of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for New York on
Q: The prosecutor on my case from 11/30/2022 appealed the judges dismissal with prejudice. Didn't I have to be notified?

It was dismissed because the accusatory instrument was in error. She won the appeal, mind you this is on a city court level. I feel this is harassment and violating my civil rights. Wasn't the dismissal the law? How can she win an appeal on factual law??

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

Yes, you had to be notified. The prosecution had to send your attorney a copy of its a motion. So, check if your attorney received it or not. If he did, he should have informed you. If your attorney did not receive a copy of the prosecution's motion, then the appeal may have been defective.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: What exactly is the civil fraud case trump is charged with and how serious is it? Was the 454 million dollars too much?

Just want a summary. Not asking for political views or trying to state an opinion.

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answered on Mar 26, 2024

The civil fraud case against Donald Trump involves allegations made by the New York Attorney General's office, led by Letitia James. The case alleges that Trump and the Trump Organization engaged in financial fraud by inflating asset values on financial statements provided to banks and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: How do I press charges on a police officer for violating my fourth amendment and harassing me. Or for doing illegal car

Illegal car searches and pat downs

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answered on Mar 25, 2024

If you believe a police officer has violated your Fourth Amendment rights through illegal searches or harassment, you can take several steps to press charges or seek justice. First, document every detail of the incident, including dates, times, and any witnesses. This information is crucial for... View More

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