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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for New York on
Q: How do you search someones case history in nyc?

For example you can use this website in Maryland http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/casesearch/processDisclaimer.jis

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Oct 13, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for New York on
Q: Why would a court appearance be changed to a sooner date?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 8, 2019

There are a zillion reasons

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: What's the sentencefor a class D felony charge

Grand larceny in the 3rd

Kristen Epifania
Kristen Epifania answered on Oct 4, 2019

The possible sentence will range depending on a variety of factors, including whether you have a prior conviction, what that conviction is for, etc. Speak with an attorney about your specific case facts to get a better understanding of where you stand.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for New York on
Q: Hi I was a. Used of shoplifting and was given a ticket to appear. This not my first time but the first time.

The first time I was plead down to disorderly conduct if I stayed out of trouble for a year. Will i serve jail time this time ?

Kristen Epifania
Kristen Epifania answered on Oct 4, 2019

Though jail is not likely, the DA's office will likely take the case more seriously than the previous one since it is not your first arrest. Nonetheless, a non-criminal disposition is still possible. Speak with your attorney and make sure he/she knows about your previous case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: i got charged with 3rd degree theft nd resisting its my first time should i be worried

i took the package and ran into a golf course and hod then gave myself up

Kristen Epifania
Kristen Epifania answered on Oct 4, 2019

If this is your first arrest, your attorney should be looking for a non-criminal disposition. However, more details about your case are necessary to have a better understanding of what exactly you're facing. Contact an attorney in the area to discuss the case facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: Hello..I reside in the state of Florida and I'm trying to find a affordable, good lawyer to represent my son.

My son is incarcerated in the state of New York.it is a criminal case.

Kristen Epifania
Kristen Epifania answered on Oct 4, 2019

Where in New York is your son's case? You should contact an attorney and provide your son's information - they should be able to look up his case and can guide you from there.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for New York on
Q: I have been charged and arraigned in a federal court with a conspiracy charge.

I am currently on PTR and my lawyer is recommending a safety valve meeting. I only have a misdemeanor poss. In the 7th on my record and wpuld like to know since I only have less then 60 days in jail on that charge, will I have the option to do 0-6 months in jail since I only have 1 Point?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 1, 2019

You have an attorney. Consult with your attorney

3 Answers | Asked in Banking, Criminal Law and Estate Planning for New York on
Q: Can a joint account holder deposit a check into their account if the check is made out to someone who passed away?

Mother received a large check from retirement account and she passed away before cashing it. Her boyfriend deposited the check into their joint account several days after her passing and then closed the account once the check cleared. He now has the money and is refusing to give it to the children.... Read more »

Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz answered on Sep 28, 2019

If he endorsed a check made payable to your deceased mother he committed fraud. You can call the police and/or DA to report it.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: I need a lawyer to represent my son in new York
Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit answered on Sep 25, 2019

Where in NY are you looking for representation and for what? It's a big state.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: does title renew with cash when transferred from one person to another.

with normal goods the title remains with rightful owner regardless of who posseses it, such as when it is stolen. that is one can only transfer as much title as they were given upon obtaining it. this would make a thifs title void. but is this the same with cash or does title start fresh merely... Read more »

Mathew Paulose
Mathew Paulose answered on Sep 23, 2019

Greetings. In New York, cash is not considered a good (unless it is a commodity, which in your given example it is not). Thus it may be transferred without civil implications in most factual situations (for example, an innocent casino receiving money that may or may not be stolen; an innocent car... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: My son was killed in 2009, the case was sealed, is there any way to get depositions unsealed. thank you C. Houseknecht
Arslan Abid
Arslan Abid answered on Sep 18, 2019

Depositions can be taken out with the leave of the court with condition that the depositions will be brought before the court when ever needed by the court, if the case has not been disposed off. You must contact a local lawyer who will draft its application and will proceed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: Is it permissible for an owner to be present when there is a search warrant for his van.

The police searched my van once with my consent then I refused for the 2nd time because I didn't trust them. They told me they didn't search t&e van, they lied. They said they were going to get a search warrant yesterday. One officer told me that I can be present during the search. Today the... Read more »

Arslan Abid
Arslan Abid answered on Sep 18, 2019

Search is always commensed before two witnesses of vacinity and in the end a list of items is prepared for the record it is not essential that the owner must be present. Laws may differ in different countries. But basic principal is same. For more details you must contact local lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: My son is 12 and being bully from a 14 year old that hit him what charges could i press on the kid and harassing him

He harassing him in school and scared him

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 11, 2019

contact the police

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: What do you mean if he is in custody? He is due to come out in april of 2021 his maximum is November of 2021.

what is post release?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 7, 2019

He would have to apply under interstate compact through his probation or parole officer

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: My boyfriend was senstinced to four years in prison and 10 years post release. Can he leave the state ?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 7, 2019

If he is in custody, it is an impossibility

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: if a 16 and 17 year old get into an altercation, and they press charges what would they be?

We have been arguing for weeks now and the 17 year old always is spreading rumors , nobody is doing anything to help so i asked her if she wants to fight , like to learn her lesson and she said she will press charges on me , will these charges be serious ?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 5, 2019

Why are making confessional statements on a public forum?

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Is this impersonating an officer?

So I got a mustang that is outfitted like a police car, but none of the lights are functional and there is no siren. It says police on the side however it has no markings for a state or county. It is a replica of the transformers 5 mustang police. It's basically a show car. I drove it and got... Read more »

Aubrey Claudius Galloway
Aubrey Claudius Galloway answered on Sep 5, 2019

You are not likely to be charged with impersonating an officer unless you were clearly acting like a jack ass and doing so, however, I can see cops taking offense to this and pulling you over/possibly arresting you.

You say it is a show car so make it that. With regards to the tints, that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Public Benefits for New York on
Q: In ny cbd is legal as well as hemp itself. Could I grow a plant?

I use cbd for chronic pain, however the cost adds up and in order to save money I was wondering if it would be legal to grow a plant as long as it is less than .3% thc.

Aubrey Claudius Galloway
Aubrey Claudius Galloway answered on Sep 5, 2019

Legally? No, although I think this is an issue ripe for appeal now. Many states are having legal problems with distinguishing industrial hemp buds from marijuana buds and it’s a likely issue to get into our appellate system soon, which will create controlling caselaw on the issue... we will see... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: I've been on post release for almost 3 years now with no trouble I want to get off early please help
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 1, 2019

Contact a NY attorney in your locality and pay the retainer. The attorney will represent you

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for New York on
Q: If your secret identity got exposed on national news but had nothing to backup that claim, how would you proceed?

Say a dying man recorded a video where he exposes your secret superhero identity but provided no evidence to prove it. Said video then is shown on national news (still with no evidence), can you sue? If yes, who would you sue and for what?

Also if they "exposed" a minor? Would it get the... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 1, 2019

I would consult the Justice League or Stan Lee with that question except that Stan Lee is dead. Maybe not, he may be living in Hawaii with Elvis

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