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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Divorce, Personal Injury and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: i was married on 4-25-2014 and my wife is and correction officer who had her job or her job had her put me in dummy

book against my will they came into my house on 11/19/2014 pull a gun out on me because i was video taping him asking him what reason did he just enter into my home he states i was call long story short they took me out my home and tried to kill me in a public hospital with hand cuffs on behind my... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 7, 2019

Firtst, you wrote in a run on sentence so it is not clear what you wrote

I have no idea what a dummy book is

Second, stop making public statements

Third, if you want a lawyer, then call one.

Do not expect lawyers to respond to your public announcement

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: I was living with the child for two yrs. Found out it was mine. Then had to pay 10gs, along with support living there.

We had a child. She was on DSS for awhile and I joined with her. We had a kid but she told me it might not be mine. It's my first so I didn't know what to do so I stayed. Found out two years later it was mine. Then hit with a ten grand arrears and had to pay child support living with them. I don't... Read more »

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Sep 20, 2019

I would suggest that you negotiate with DSS

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for New York on
Q: If my probation officer said I can't visit an inmate a year ago is it possible she could change her mind?

Will I never be allowed to visit an inmate while on probation or could she change her mind

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 14, 2019

There is no harm in asking or filing for a waiver

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: I was a victim of identity theft. bank where card was opened is refusing to send me documents I am legally entitled

Is there any legal recourse? The bank has been dishonest multiple times, I have by mail requested the application which they approved in my name (spelled incorrectly and wrong mothers maiden name etc) and they are refusing to send me the application. According to government websites they cannot... Read more »

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on Jul 21, 2019

The bank is right. If the card was canceled you have no damages. If you made a police report, then the police investigate the account, not you. The bank records are not yours, by your own allegation. You can sue and do a subpoena, but I am not sure what the suit would be claiming.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Environmental and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: What did you major in for your BA/BS? Was it a BA or BS? When did you know you wanted to be a lawyer?

I just switched my education path to Political Science and wondering where I can take it

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 7, 2019

This not a legal question

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Public Benefits for New York on
Q: Who to go to for former corrupt customs admin decades ago with valid evidence of drug smuggling operations whistleblowin

Friend worked for former border patrol, customs enforcement and secret service for Carter and Ford and has photos and documents of his involvement in drug enforcement operations, and a former boss was suppose to turn in narcotics and arrest those involved yet turned around and gave it back and did... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 6, 2019

Unfortunately--even if everything you said is 100% true--there is nothing anyone can do about it today. Why? Because of the extremely, long period of time that has elapsed between the time of the drug-related issues (late seventies) and now.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: How can I find public record of my boyfriends past federal case?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Apr 15, 2019

Contact the clerk of the court where he was prosecuted. If don't know that District then you can contact pacer.org.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: How can l get an application for a certificate for good conduct. To be honest l don't know the correct terms.

I have a felony dating back to 1999, l am trying to get a promotion at work, but my past is keeping me from achieving my goals.

Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit answered on Apr 1, 2019

Depending on what the felony convictions was for and any other past criminal history, you may be eligible to seal that conviction pursuant to CPL Section 160.59. You should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in regard to this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: Can anyone else sign a court order other then the ordering judge.

I'm a pro sae litigator as I have had to take my "family" court case to the federal court. Administrator Joan Posner ( family court is in fact a private for profit contract business.) How can I file a lawsuit against

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 4, 2019

Who else signed the order? Was it a magistrate or judge pro tempore (they are able to sign orders)? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: I got beat up, aresst was made my tooth is chipped my neck is swollen I can’t hear well out of my left ear small and ex

Trying to figure out where to go about getting money for medical bills pain and suffering and missed work, it’s been 4 days and I’m going back to er as I’m getting dizzy can’t hear well or swallow and ringing I’m ears and head pain

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 2, 2019

You can report the crime to the police, and if the attacker is found guilty you may receive certain funds from the defendant as part of his/her criminal sentence. You may also be able to sue the attacker for civil damages. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: Why would a sentencing hearing be moved and what does it mean to have a "terminate hearing"?

A friend of mine who I am no longer in contact with pleaded guilty to a fairly serious federal felony last summer. His PSIR took place last month and along with an attachment (title "Supplement plea agreement") is still sealed. His sentencing hearing was scheduled for next week but on friday there... Read more »

Kristen Epifania
Kristen Epifania answered on Nov 20, 2018

A sentencing hearing can be moved for many reasons - for example, the Judge's calendar has a conflict or an attorney involved in the case needs to reschedule for their own reasons.

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: Should I always have my attorney present whenever I meet with a probation officer?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 26, 2018

Why don't you talk to your attorney about that?

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: can something be done about stopping criminals from evicting me from my house I am also disabled is this fair ?

This is about a real estate fraud case ,where a person who had 2 lawsuits against them 1 for fraud sold a building that was not solely theirs to a developer corp,who then used their attorneys to help the person who commited fraud to force a win that ended up hurting the victim of multiple crimes... Read more »

Derek John Soltis
Derek John Soltis answered on Oct 24, 2018

You need to speak with an attorney. Your story is heartbreaking, but without reviewing the legal documents and the court decisions it is impossible to put together a strategy for you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: Can I be convicted twice for the same crime if one charge is in state court and the other federal?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 6, 2018

Yes. However the Supreme Court is deciding whether to overturn the separate sovereign rule this term

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: Why is violent carjacking considered a federal offense if it's only committed in a single state?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 1, 2018

Third question by same person. Time for you to start talking with your lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: Can we get marry and leave together while still on Parole and after finishing the D V class or P.O. can still said no?

I am on Parole and due to a call my fiance made during the beginning of our relationship, my loudness due to hearing problems I was not aware of got her scare. We have been living together before for 3 years.the reason I am on parole is because I left NY to go with her to NC with out permission,... Read more »

Aubrey Claudius Galloway
Aubrey Claudius Galloway answered on Aug 28, 2018

It really depends on whether or not there is a TPO in place and, more importantly, whether the stairway provision has been struck from the TPO or not. If it has not, a lawyer can easily make a motion in the Family Court to have to stay away provision taken out of the order so U2 may stay together.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Can minors be punished for viewing child pornography? If so, what are the punishments?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 10, 2018

In theory yes, though cases with minors that do not involve spreading the stuff around are rare.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: Why aren't fed agents prosecuted for violation of nys penal law sect.190.26 when they weare clothes saying POLICE
Samuel C. Breslin
Samuel C. Breslin answered on Jan 24, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for New York on
Q: My wife facing agravated identity theft she got her citizenship during the identity theft course can she loose her citzn
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Dec 10, 2017

Yes, if she is being charged with identity theft she is facing deportation. Immigration is an extremely complex and technical area of law. This is not merely a matter of filling out forms. What you do not know can have grave consequences and even prevent you from obtaining immigration benefits. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: if i shoot someone in self defense with a unregistered gun in nyc?

if i work for a business that deals with cash over 10k cash a day in NYC, and i in self defense shoot someone with a unregistered firearm in self defense, will i go to jail or what are the consequences.

Lee A. Koch
Lee A. Koch answered on Oct 24, 2017

It depends. You can go to jail, and you can be charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm. Furthermore, you can be charged with a litany of offenses from the shooting. Self defense is merely an affirmative defense that can excuse the shooting, but doesn't guarantee it. I recommend you... Read more »

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