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Law Offices of Scott J. Limmer

80-02 Kew Gardens Road
Suite 300

Kew Gardens, New York 11415

Phone(718) 742-6300 or(888) 238-0888
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Articles Published by Law Offices of Scott J. Limmer

 Helping You Understand What Can Happen if You Issue a Bad Check

Actually, the penalties for writing a bad check in New York State can be severe. Everyone knows you are not supposed to write bad checks. Even if you do so intentionally or repeatedly, you wonít be treated like you robbed someone on the street or in a home, right? Actually, the penalties for writing a bad check in New York State can be severe.

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 Carrying a Gun Illegally in a Vehicle

If you have been caught with an illegally possessed gun in your car or truck, you havenít really done much wrong and your legal problems arenít too serious, right? Actually, the charge of criminal possession of a weapon in New York State is a serious charge. Depending on the circumstances of the arrest, the charge may be a class C or D felony or a fourth degree misdemeanor, with legal penalties ranging from one to 15 years in jail.

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 Aggravated Harassment in New York

Aggravated harassment in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor, occurs when a person intentionally acts to harass, threaten, annoy or alarm another person, using a telephone, telegraph, the mail or any form of written communication, including electronic means. Simply making a call, even if no conversation takes place, can constitute aggravated harassment in the second degree.

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 Sex Crimes and the Sex Offender Registry

It is also important to understand that you will be required to register under SORA for conviction of any sex crime, not just for sex crimes involving minors. This includes rape or sexual assault, child pornography, and molestation or sexual abuse of a child.

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 Prostitution and Patronizing a Prostitute in New York

You can be charged with prostitution if you engage in, agree to engage in, or offer to engage in sexual acts with another person in return for money. Prostitution is a class B misdemeanor, with a potential sentence of not more than 90 days in jail.

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 Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the Third Degree

In New York, if you sell, exchange, give or dispose of a firearm to another person, and you did not have the legal authority to possess the firearm, you can be charged with third degree criminal sale of a fire arm. Even though the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution grants individuals the right to bear arms, there are state laws in New York that restrict the sale of firearms.

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