I am Italian but I have a curiosity about American law: In Italy, when someone is the person damaged by the crime who intends to assert his claim for compensation or restitution before the criminal judge, he becomes a civil party. How does it work in America?
Your question bridges two areas of practice under U.S. law. You ask about restitution. That is a remedy provided for under criminal law, where the criminal must pay the victim for losses they caused (medical expenses, lost wages, property losses, and others). There are also crime victim...Read more »
After receiving a copy of the SCR report I discovered that the caseworker, her supervisor and unit manager all lied in their reports as well as excluded documents that provided proof that there was no neglect, yet my case was still "indicated". I have proof. Are they still covered by immunity?
Im 15(born april 17th 2004) my boyfriend is 16(born november 14th 2003) we have a less than half a year age gap and i think i migbt be pregnant. Its against my belief to have an abortion but i dont want him to get in any legal trouble because i want him to help raise the kid... please help. We live... Read more »
I'm from Serbia. I'm 15 year old boy from Serbia and I have been asked to send nudes to a 13 year old girl posing as a 15 year old, I have sent her nudes and she sent some back I still have them as evidence. I was called from social work to talk I am really scared. She was my girlfriend and her... Read more »
You need to see a lawyer immediately, do NOT answer any questions without speaking to and having a lawyer with you. If you or your parents/custodian cannot afford a lawyer have one assigned to you before you answer any questions or say anything.
In a domestic violence case, Detective arrested me without any investigation. I wasn't even at the place of incident that the complainant claim on his police report. In other word, the police report was completely FALSE, done by my nephew for personal revenge. Indeed, somehow my nephew have... Read more »
Most likely, what you are referring to would be a post-conviction motion under section 440 of the New York Criminal Procedure Law. These are not easy to win, and the grounds are fairly narrow. There are also issues as to whether this is something that was or could have been raised on appeal. An...Read more »
My cousin, lives in Brooklyn, was arrested on March, 2013 for shoplifting once in New York City in her 30s.. She paid $500 penalty to the store, convicted in the court and did a few days community service. The case was dismissed and sealed after 6 months probation. She has no other criminal record.... Read more »
This will have a negative impact on her chance to stay in the U.S. Marriage to a U.S. Citizen is insufficient to protect her. She might be subject to removal proceedings. You need to have an in person consultation with an experienced immigration attorney immediately!
I live in upstate NY and currently trying to break my lease due to unsafe living conditions such as broken windows in common areas (It's 20 degrees right now), harassment by other residents, drafty windows and poor heating (Again, Upstate NY is really cold), and so much more. I emailed my... Read more »
From the description you provided, it appears that the property manager is not adding terms to the lease but allowing you to negotiate for an early termination for the payment of a fixed sum. This type of early termination fee is commonly negotiated regardless of whether it is included in the...Read more »
My wife and son filed a statement with the sheriff following a home visit. My son has minor bruises but no severe injuries, yet was taken to urgent care for photos to be taken. I admitted to the sheriff over the phone while talking to CPS. No charges have been filed yet. I am currently out of town,... Read more »
IN 88 I WAS CAUGHT SLEEPING WITH A COPS WIFE. 30 DAYS LATER I WAS RAIDED. 5 DAYS LATER MY WIFE IS SLEEPING WITH THE COP WHICH I SLEPT WITH HIS WIFE. WARRANT WAS SIGNED BY THE COPS DAD. HE WAS A DETCTIVE. I SAT IN JAIL FOR 45 DAYS. CHARGES DROPPED FROM FELONY TO MISD. 8 MONTHS LATER I WAS ARRESTED... Read more »
Apparently they have video footage of me taking the money out the straps and putting it into my pocket and now have nearly 5k on my tab ( I worked for an armored truck company) idk how true this is, but it took 2 weeks for them to notify me of anything, and are now just adding any shortage to my... Read more »
If they want you to come in, they are probably going to have detectives there to arrest you, which is likely mandatory for their insurance company to cover any losses. They might be able to prove that you took something from the video, but it is hard to say if they are going to be able to prove...Read more »
Speaking as a defense attorney, this is frustrating for us. We leave voice messages and send emails hoping to engage with the DA to keep out client's matters moving, but sometimes they don't want to engage. Either they are too busy or avoiding us until they get a handle on the case. Hopefully, your...Read more »
Our friend that he asked if he wanted the pills sent the conversation to my mom. She is now threatening to send him to prison and have my son taken away. What can I do? And can he go to prison based off of a Facebook message?
My son is on probation. He was scheduled to appear for violating his probation. I let him borrow my vehicle to get there. He showed up at the correct place, date, and time. While there he was arrested and bail set for violating probation. The probation officer was not there and instructed the... Read more »
Please understand that I don't know the hiring standards of the police service you would like to apply to, but generally speaking a conviction and record for disobeying court orders would likely not make you the most ideal candidate. Be prepared to provide an explanation that makes sense if you do...Read more »
Some cases are confidential such as all Family Court cases and all Divorce cases. Beyond that you would go to e-courts and click on the court that the case is in and then enter the name you are looking for. You will get limited information on line.
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