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DWI Law Attorneys: General Criminal FAQs

DWI Law Attorneys: General Criminal FAQsFrequently Asked Questions About General Criminal Law

Being charged with a crime can leave you confused and bewildered by the criminal process.  Here is a brief question and answer section of common questions asked by our criminal defense firm.  If you have been arrested, give us a call at 914-723-7900.

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About Our Firm:  The team of lawyers Villanueva & Sanchala, PLLC have over twenty years of legal experience and can assist you in a multitude of legal issues.  In particular, they have gained a superb reputation as DWI defense attorneys and traffic ticket defense lawyers.  Their lawyers are conveniently located with offices in Manhattan and Westchester County.  With their offices, they can tackle cases throughout New York City and the surrounding counties of Westchester, Rockland, and Orange.

Q. I was convicted of a crime 2 years ago and now I want to be able to vote again and apply for certain jobs.  What is a Certificate of Relief From Civil Disabilities and how do I get one?

A. An "Eligible Offender" may obtain a certificate of relief from disabilities to restore certain civil rights and iimpediments taken from a criminal conviction.  If you need assistance in applying for a certificate of relief, please call our attorneys to receive a quote on how much it would cost to file for one. We can be reached at 914-723-7900.

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Q. I just posted bail for my boyfriend.  How do I get the money back?

A. Bail was set as a way to ensure the defendant will return to court.  Bail cannot be returned until the case is finished or bail is lowered or you are released in your own recognizance or returned to jail. There is a surcharge on cash bail.



Q. I haven’t shown up to court in 2 years and I suspect there is a warrant for my arrest. If I show up to court, will the judge put me in jail?

A. A warrant will not stop until you make a personal appearance in court. The judge has the discretion to release you or put you in jail.  You may be able to avoid jail with the assistance of our criminal defense firm.  Call us now at 914-723-7900.

 

Q. The Court imposed a fine and a surcharge and conditional discharge in my case. I haven’t complied with any of it.  What will probably happen?

A. A warrant will not stop until you make a personal appearance in court. The judge has the discretion to release you or put you in jail.  You may be able to avoid jail with the assistance of our criminal defense firm.  Call us now at 914-723-7900.

 

Q. My felony charge been indicted. What happens next?

 A. There will be a date scheduled for an "arraignment" of the indictment. At the arraignment, a plea will usually be entered and the issues of bail and your right to a lawyer will be discussed.

 

Q. The Court imposed a fine and a surcharge and conditional discharge in my case. I haven’t complied with any of it.  What will probably happen?

 A. The court can issue a warrant for your arrest. 


Q. My son was arrested and the court issued a $20,000.00 bail.  How do I find a bail bondsperson?

 

A. Bail bondsman can be found with a simple google search or found in the phone book.

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We frequently appear on behalf of DWI clients as well as traffic violations in throughout the Orange County, Rockland County, and Westchester County including Wallkill Justice Court, Wayawanda Justice Court, Clarkstown Justice Court, Ramapo Justice Court, Carmel Justice Court, and Eastchester Justice Court.  If you have a legal matter, call us today at 914-723-7900.


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