In a situation where you are a victim of a violent sexual assault and the authorities have not yet made an arrest, despite having proof and a witness, it's crucial to take specific steps. First, ensure that you have reported the assault to the police if you haven't already. Provide them...View More
In New York, if a criminal case is dismissed, it's possible for the same evidence to be used if the case is refiled, depending on the circumstances of the dismissal. For example, if the case was dismissed without prejudice, the prosecution may be able to bring the same charges again using the...View More
I got pulled over after buying drugs from a drug dealer the detective wanted me to do a controlled buy I refused and said I won’t do it and I’m going to tell the drug dealer your watching him. The detective then said I could be charged with interfering with a police investigation. Is that true... View More
In New York, informing a suspected drug dealer about an ongoing police investigation can indeed lead to charges of obstructing governmental administration or other similar offenses. This is because such an action can potentially hinder the investigation's effectiveness or safety....View More
If you've been in county jail since early 2023 without an indictment, it's important to understand your rights and the legal process. Generally, the prosecution has a specific timeframe to bring an indictment after an arrest. This period varies by jurisdiction. If this timeframe has...View More
She came to me and hit me in my face while I’m in my car and everything was recorded I have Dashcam so I push her back as defense of self , she falls on ground she seems drunk , we both get arrested what should I do? For me I have never been arrested before I wondering if I’m I in trouble or... View More
In New York, if you've been arrested following a confrontation where self-defense was involved, it's important to secure legal representation. The presence of a dashcam recording can be significant in demonstrating the events that led to the altercation. In terms of criminal proceedings,...View More
In New York, gun laws are particularly strict, and this extends to components of firearms, such as gun clips or magazines. If you received a warrant for gun possession related to a gun clip, it's likely because the law encompasses not just the firearm itself but also certain parts or...View More
If your stepson has been served with a warrant for gun possession in New York State, it's critical to consult with an attorney who has experience in criminal defense. You should not discuss the details of the case with anyone but legal counsel to protect your stepson's rights. An attorney...View More
The legality of the arrest itself would not typically be determined by whether or not the police informed you of the warrant during previous encounters. As long as the warrant was valid and active at the time of your arrest, the arrest is generally lawful. Police are not required to inform you of a...View More
I have a class e felony conviction in the state of Ohio from 15 years ago. The judge ordered a restoration of all rights, and sealed/expunged my record after serving probation. I want to obtain my NYS Real Estate license, and it is an automatic disqualification if convicted of a felony, but do I... View More
Law enforcement use of infrared surveillance is subject to legal constraints, including requirements for a warrant in many circumstances. The U.S. Supreme Court has held that thermal imaging of a home to detect relative amounts of heat, without a warrant, can constitute a search in violation of the...View More
If you believe you were assaulted by the police, it’s important to document everything related to the incident, including medical reports, photographs of any injuries, and the names and badge numbers of the involved officers.
You should file a complaint with the police department’s...View More
If you believe you have been falsely accused and wrongfully trespassed from a property, you have the right to defend yourself against these accusations. You may want to gather any evidence or witness statements that support your account of events. It would be advisable to consult with a lawyer who...View More
To find a pro bono criminal lawyer in NYC, you can reach out to the Legal Aid Society, which provides free legal services to qualifying individuals. Additionally, the New York State Bar Association offers a pro bono resource center that can connect you with volunteer lawyers based on your case and...View More
My son’s 1st trial had 1 juror substituted during prosecution’s case. A 2nd juror needed to be substituted during deliberations,giving my son His 1st mistrial. Second mistrial happened when a juror had an “out of state family emergency” during deliberations and after the only alternate... View More
In New York State, there is no statutory limit to the number of retrials the District Attorney can initiate after mistrials if the court has not barred retrial due to a finding of prosecutorial misconduct or a violation of the defendant’s rights. Each mistrial resets the process, and the...View More
New York City Administrative Code § 10-131 prohibits the possession of air pistols, air rifles, and other air guns in New York City without a license. The only exception is for licensed operators of amusement parks or pistol ranges.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of internet questions,...View More
In New York City, air-powered guns, including paintball guns, fall under the jurisdiction of the NYC Administrative Code. The code generally prohibits the possession and use of air rifles and air pistols within the city limits, but there are some exceptions for permitted activities. Using such an...View More
Also would like to validate that Moratorium lasts till April 15 of 2024!!!!!? THIS BILL HAS BEEN PASSED AND SIGNED BY NYS GOV!!!!!! I’d like to gain Tenant representation to hold him accountable for all he’s done that goes against his very own written lease agreement. Literally trying to evict... View More
If your landlord is violating the terms of your lease and you have evidence of unauthorized entry, you might consider seeking a restraining order and you may also have grounds to pursue legal action to resolve the harassment and potential illegal eviction attempts. It would be wise to consult with...View More
In New York, transferring firearms across state lines usually involves complying with both federal and state laws. Under federal law, an interstate transfer of firearms typically has to go through a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) in the recipient's state. State laws can vary widely, so the...View More
A defendant in New York must be notified of a grand jury proceeding at least 24 hours in advance. The notice must be in writing and must include the date, time, location, nature of the charges, and the defendant's rights. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances,...View More
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