Frequently Asked Questions
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After being arrested for committing a
criminal offense in Brooklyn, it is likely that you are facing many questions and concerns about your
future. At The Law Offices of Lowell J. Sidney, no question will be left
unanswered and no concern will be left unaddressed. The attorneys of the
more than 10 years of experience and will give you the peace of mind that you deserve. Upon securing the
representation of the firm, the skilled attorneys will perform a thorough
investigation of the circumstances surrounding your arrest. The legal
professionals will inform you of your rights and legal options and offer
you qualified legal counsel every step of the way.
Make every decision an informed decision. You can be confident in the supportive assistance and extensive experience
of the extensively knowledgeable attorneys.
What is the difference between Criminal Law and Civil Law?
Criminal law refers to criminal prosecutions that revolve around state
or federal statute violations. In criminal law matters, the burden of
proof must be beyond an exclusion of all reasonable doubt. Civil law focuses
primarily on conflicts between two or more parties. Civil laws are most
often governed by agreements or contracts. When these laws are broken,
it is referred to as a breach. The party whom you wronged can pursue compensation
through injunctive relief or monetary damages. For example, in a civil
law case, a private party will likely file a lawsuit and become the plaintiff.
In criminal law, the litigation will always be filed by the prosecution.
What is a criminal appeal?
After being convicted of a crime, you have a number of options when seeking
relief from the sentences and penalties that the criminal justice system
has inflicted upon you. One of these options is a criminal appeal. When
filing an appeal, you are essentially requesting that your criminal convictions
be dismissed or your sentences be reduced. Due to the complex and specific
nature of filing a claim, it is imperative that you secure the assistance
of one of the legal professionals of the firm before you take action.
Do not place your freedom on the line.
When facing criminal accusations, is there any chance of staying out of
jail or prison?
It is very difficult to answer this questions without having a complete
understanding of the circumstances surrounding your case. If you are facing
criminal accusations, choosing the right legal representative may make
all the difference of the outcome of your case. It is imperative that
you secure the representation of The Law Offices of Lowell J. Sidney immediately
in order to have a chance at winning in court. The skilled and highly
motivated attorneys of their firm know criminal defense and will put their
best foot forward in the defense of your rights and freedoms. Their staff
will research all of the possibilities and inform you of your rights and
legal options. Though an outcome cannot be guaranteed, the attorneys can
guarantee that when you choose to work with the firm, you are making the
smart choice. Take the proper steps towards a brighter future by
contacting the firm today.
What is the difference between a felony charge and a misdemeanor charge?
A felony is a serious criminal charge that carries a sentence of more than
one year in jail or prison. Misdemeanors are also criminal charges that
carry a penalty of a year or less in jail. Both misdemeanor and felony
charges remain on the offender's criminal record for life. Penalties
for such charges vary in degree dependent upon circumstances surrounding
the offense. It is important to understand that a violation is not a criminal
charge but can in fact carry a sentence. Violation convictions are generally
on a sealed record but may be indicated on employee or educational applications.
What is the difference between probation and parole?
Both probation and parole aim to break the negative habits of the offender.
However, both of these rehabilitating processes have different goals and
regulations. Parole generally aims to reintegrate the offender back into
society. For example, if convicted of child molestation the defendant
may be placed on parole with the requirement that he or she remain away
from schools, parks, playgrounds and anywhere where children may be at play.
If the individual is on probation, he or she is likely subject to the jurisdiction
of the court. Essentially, the judge has the right to modify or amend
predetermined conditions at any time. Despite the fact that the individual
was not sent to jail, the defendant is still subject to some similar conditions,
curfews, requirements, and/or programs. While on probation, defendants
may be required to pay for the following:
- Court costs
- Court appointed attorney fees
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