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I was given an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of

I was given an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marihauna(221.05). They found and confiscated two pipes and about a gram of marijuana. I live in upstate NY. This is my first offense and I plan on pleading not guilty in court under the Criminal Procedure Law(170.56) without a lawyer. Ideally I'd like to be granted an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal, commonly known as (ACOD). However, without a lawyer I'm nervous the judge will find ways to make me admit that I am guilty. Also, I am moving out of state only a few weeks after my court date and I don't know how that affects all of this. I truly appreciate the advice I receive. Thank you ahead of time.

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My step son has a youthful offender record when he was 16,

My step son has a youthful offender record when he was 16, that is supposedly sealed. He applied and took the test for Suffolk County Corrections job, and they are calling him in for orientation as he scored high on the test. He's worried that his youthful offender record can be used against him. Is that likely to come up or is it sealed and not relevant? He's 24 years old now with a clean record since he was 16.

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Last year, I made a huge mistake that would effect my rest

Hi!last year, I made a huge mistake that would effect my rest of life.I got arrested for theft under $100. It was in NYC so I received the ACD charge and I took some classes and the case was dismissed. However, now i moved Chicago. And, when I was reentering the USA from the traveling, i got stopped at the Chicago airport. And, the officer told me I have crime record and it is blank that they cannot see anything about it. I know that the case will be sealed.. But, Is it going to always stop me because of the dismissed case?He told me to contact the lawyer or ask go to the police office and ask them to delete them. Is it possible to do it?I just got married and it is really sad that I need to be stopped at the airport... and let my husband waits for me everytime..Please help

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Is ACD offered on the first arraignment date? In NY what's

Is ACD offered on the first arraignment date? In NY what's the minimum time period of probabtion offered with ACD?Is there any way to avoid that time period offered with ACD due to emergent travel ?My first arraingment is on Feb 6 and I have to travel end march. What should I do to avoid time frame associated with ACD?

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I was given DAT for shoplifting. My 20 months baby was with

Hi. I was given DAT for shoplifting. My 20 months baby was with me. I was not given any ticket for child endangering . can you plz provide me possibility of child endangerment on my first arrianegment.

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I have a 17 Minor who received a 245.01 public exposure

Hi, I have a 17 Minor who received a 245.01 public exposure court summons. Should I hire a lawyer to make sure she does not receive jail time or a criminal record?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: New York Queens CountyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: My cousin did and they wanted to charge a large amount that she cannot affordJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Only that her court date is this Thursday

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I recently received an open container violation in New York

I recently received an open container violation in New York City, New York, and I am wondering if I mail in the $25 dollar fine and plead guilty that this will be on my criminal record and show up on future background checks?

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I am charged with a Class A misdemeanor in New York State

Hello! Yesterday I was charged with a Class A misdemeanor, petit larceny, in New York State. I have no previous offences or arrests, a college grad and was a licensed preschool teacher for 5 years. I was wondering how likely is it for my case to be acquitted or dismissed or even expunged although I am not a minor, I am 24I have not talked to a lawyer yet. I was going to wait until Monday. I wasn't sure how available a lawyer is on weekends.

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My bank assured me that a $2200 check I deposited cleared on

My bank assured me that a $2200 check I deposited cleared on both ends. Later I found out it didn't rather than contact me about the issue with my account they pressed charges now I'm facing a grand larceny charge . I have no record I'm too poor to hire an attorney at present. What can I expect if I turn myself in. Can I avoid jail time. Since being involuntary put in a psychiatric hospital as a teenager and pumped full of drugs I've been scared of being locked up anywhere. Can I avoid jail what chances are there for probation, community service, or house arrestJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: NYJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I've left some messages no reply yetJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: It's a check someone I've been dating over the internet she had a friend send i thought check was cleared. Thought I took all measures to protect myself from bounced checkJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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