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No Contact Restraining Orders in NYC [FAQ's]

Posted on September 24, 2019

What Is a Restraining Order?

In New York, Restraining Orders are officially called Orders of Protection. Judges issue restraining orders to protect an alleged victim from an accused person.

Restraining orders direct the accused not to behave in certain ways against the protected person.

The purpose of a restraining order is to prevent an accused person from committing future acts of violence against an alleged victim.

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What Is an NYPD I Card? [FAQ's]

Posted on September 18, 2019

What Is an I Card?

I card is short for investigation card. An i card is a notification created by the New York City Police Department. It names a particular person as the subject of a police investigation.

If you're named in an i card (also spelled icard or i-card), you're wanted by the police.

The subject of an i card could be: 1) a person who police want to arrest; or 2) a “person of interest” who police want to question, either as a suspect or as a witness.

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Free Investigation Tools

Posted on August 30, 2019

A variety of free investigation tools are available online.

Criminal defense lawyers use these investigation tools to identify people, locate them, and learn important information about them. You can do the same.

You can also use these tools to find important information about yourself or someone you care about. For example:

  • When is my next court date?
  • What courtroom must I go to?
  • How much bail must I post to get my brother out of jail?

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Don't Speak with Your Accuser

Posted on July 21, 2019

Don't speak with your accuser.

Doesn't matter if your accuser is someone you know, or a stranger. Doesn't matter if you're innocent or guilty. Doesn't matter if you're aware that police are investigating you.

Never speak with someone who accuses you of committing a crime!

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17 Reasons to Hire a Criminal Lawyer

Posted on March 27, 2019

Criminal lawyers provide many services for clients, in court and out of court. Here's 17 reasons for hiring a criminal lawyer in New York City.

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Juvenile Interrogation: Don't Let Police Speak with Your Child

Posted on January 21, 2019

"We've arrested your child. How soon can you get here?"

You arrive at the police station. A detective asks for permission to speak with your child.

Don't ever consent to juvenile interrogation. Your answer must be, "No."

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