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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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My wife got me arrested charge, (which is a totally false

My wife got me arrested for DV charge, (which is a totally false allegation) in Brooklyn NY. She signed a waiver of prosecution. but the DA offered my lawyer an ACD with a full order of protection. Also she is saying she needs a full order but has been calling me. I did not respond and did tell my lawyer. She told the DA that she won't call again but she is upset and is thinking about revoking the waiver. Can she revoke what she signed? Also I have zero priors and extremely worried that a DV and OOP will stop me from getting good jobs. I want this whole thing exspunged/sealed so that i can go on with my life. I believe she is doing this to get a greencard through VAWA. Please advise

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I need to appear 221.10 what should I expect, New York, No

I need to appear for penalty 221.10 what should I expectJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: New YorkJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No it happened yesterdayJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No that was all that happened i was smoking outside in the bronxJA: 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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My relative was arrested yesterday (total around $150). She

My relative was arrested yesterday for shoplifting (total around $150). She is not poor at all and had no reason to steal but she went to the store picked up few items she liked wanted to pay for it but out of a sudden decided to press the elevator button to go out instead of going to the cash register which is just next to (after) the elevator with the items in her bag. She is an immigrant student (experienced professional outside the US) works part time and lives with her sister so no personal expenses at all. Her sister is paying her college fee too that she will have to return with no deadline, so no interest no stress of paying high interest an deadline. Its unbelievable what happened there.She could have walked to the cash register (that she told she was planning to with items in her bag....) after she prssed the elevator button she wanted to fix her thought of leaving and then pay for the items and then leave but before she could do that tore security folks came by and asked her to come with them. When she told them she was going to pay for the items they didn't believe and sad she was lying. They also said they have on Camara that she shoplifted in April. Not sure if that happened or if they have that coverage that shows clearly she left without paying or they are just saying that. She had 4 tops and 2 dresses in the bag... I am sure she would have paid...she also said she was going up at the entrance to meet her sister as she was coming to the store to see the items she had selected with the baby and there is no cell phone signal at all in the store. She was shocked when she saw police their in 5 minutes and they didn't let her call her sister. They arrested her and told her she will have to go the police station first and then only she can call anyone. So this was all the bizzare incident.She is an immigrant student spending loads of money on her masters doing a part time job at the same university, no reason for stealing, what would you suggest should be the next step. She was released in less than 2 hours with a desk appearance ticket for Aug 11th. I she is found or proved guilty it's going to impact her whole life negatively and all the effort and hard work she has done till date will go waste due to this incident. This obviously is a first time arrest and we are hoping to get a dismissal and sealing of records so that this doesn't show up on her background check while applying for jobs or green card etc. Please suggest the best way to get the dismissal and sealing of record as if never happened.This has to be sealed/ plunged (not allowed in NYC) so sealed else her life is ruined. need detailed response / help ASAP with step by step process we should follow and anything you want to tell us to make the case stronger for dismissal.

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I am a internaional student and was arrested for in may. and

hi, i am a internaional student and was arrested for weed in may. and i got acd for this. i will go to college next september. i recently are looking for apartment. Is that ok if i dont tell them(the owner of apartment and school) about the arrest and ACD?

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My son got pulled over and got a ticket small amount of pot

My son got pulled over and got a ticket for a small amount of pot in his car in N.Y. state, his first offense, he's 22

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I have an ex who recently violated a refrain from order of

I have an ex who recently violated a refrain from order of protection I had against him. This order was placed in lieu of another domestic violence incident that occurred which he was given one year ACD for (that he is currently six months into) He has a history including dwis and other minor arrests as well as a full stay away I once was granted against him. What is his outcome.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: NY, this happened a week ago. He has turned himself in for violating this refrain from, which he's being charged with a class e felony as well as being ACD for the original charges that brought about the order in the first place.JA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: You're the first one.JA: Thank you.Customer: I know it depends on the judge, but what normally happens in this situation? He isn't going to get away with it is he?JA: Is there anything else important you think the Criminal Lawyer should know?Customer: No just the information I provided.JA: 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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I have a friend in Orange County New York who was arraigned

I have a friend in Orange County New York who was arraigned on a Harassment Second Degree (PL 240 240.26-1 of his Wife and received an Ajournment Comtemplating Dismissal (ACD).No priors of any sort.Wife filed for Divorce and He wants to save marriage.During an argument Wife became abussive and aggressive physically attacking offender. He guarded against her attacks by block with arm and pushing her away from him and holding her away each time she unleashed a barrage of re-attacks and blows.He called police but would not implicate her explicitly for anything other than shoving and said he had no injuries so as not to have her charged .Her statement implicated him for pushing and holding and claimed bruising.wife did not feel a need for and did not seeking any restrictions, injunctions, or protections and also tried to have charges dropped but DA insisted on an ACD.So he ended up with the Harassment ACD for 1 year.Immediately, even before arraignment, every time he attempts to talk about altercation and explain his actions or hers ...or even tries to restate his desire to work through marital issues, she, after having any and all her say, refuses to allow him to talk to her or respond to her initiations of complaints, accusations, etc or any conversation about even the kids that she does not want to hear or cooperate with. At any attempt for him, when home only for weekends, to talk to her or do anything with the kids that she does not agree with, She yells and demands him to stop trying to talk or do anything she disagrees with and threatens that He is Harassing her now again by seeking mutual conversation to reach agreement on day to day issues of marriage, household, parenting, etc. ...because she knows she not has an ACD over his head.She filed for divorce in Mid December 2015, but has not had him served, and has not left the home, she is there all week, he is home only weekends since he works out of town, so they both live in the family home on weekends with 2 minor children. She will not retire for the weekend to the remote 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath mother-in-law plan area so he can Father for the weekend in peace and also refused to allow private talks away from the kids but will initiate or respond to issues but will not allow reasonable dialogue to address issues. Never separated - married more than 30 years - never any prior violations. He has had to call police on her twice but each time refuses to charge or implicate in hopes the marriage will survive.Question: Is he in violation of a Harassment ACD by virtue of coming home, where she will not even attempt peace and cordiality. He pleads to talk to reach apologies, forgiveness, healing, rebuild trust and relationship and to plan and enjoy family time with whole family or just Father / Son time for just the weekend in their shared home.

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Is there criminal liability who goes to the police and and

Is there criminal liability for someone who goes to the police and and files a Domestic Incident Report purporting they have felt harassed by many emails from a party that ends up getting arrested, but they fail to also present their own emails, or thefact that for the emails they report to have harassed them, they fail to mention almost 5,000 friendly text messages they sent that same party during the time they now report to feeling harassed? Due to "arrest now, investigate" policy in New York, officersbear little, if none, liability to investigate beyond an allegation from a "victim." But if this "victim," whose DIR resulted in the arrest of a stunned party, had the ability to present this information and declined to do so, is there something in the lawthat would hold them criminally responsible by - I would argue despite my limited understanding of the law and just a lay person's understanding - a rather deviant and sly omission? They also failed to add that they sent over 100 text messages, not a singleone saying "don't contact me" and several even inviting the now arrested party to meet them. I am not interested in civil means to hold them responsible. Even if the arrested party can have their charges dismissed, is there any way the ADA can have the personwho filed the DIR charged? The subtle distinction here is that the DIR states false statements are subject to A level misdemeanors, but those are rarely prosecuted and in this case the question / point I am confused by is the line between false statement andatrociously shocking ommission.

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