The Law Firm Of Frank M. Galchus – Queens Family Criminal Attorney Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 For more information on our legal services, or to schedule your legal consultation, contact Mr. Galchus by phone at (718) 229-2628 today!
New York, NY 11365
NEW YORK, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
(61-43 186th street) New York, NY 11365
11365 New York
The Law Firm Of Frank M. Galchus – Queens Family Criminal Attorney Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Frank is a great lawyer. He is very professional, and it shows that he loves what he does although some cases are not easy. My case was about child custody and they explained everything to me as to what the best scenario would be and the worst. I would like to thank Frank and his team for their hard work and dedication! Frank was such a great lawyer. My case was very hard and he helped me feel very confident. I recommend him 100% to everyone. He is very professional! I will forever be grateful with Frank I don't know where to begin my son and I are forever grateful Frank was so professional from the moment I met him! I got so much done within 4 days of retaining him, more then I've got done in the five months that this case was proceeding. Frank worked diligently to ensure that my son received the best legal representation at times he even reminded me hey I know you’re his mom but I am here to represent him and I will do and must do what's best for him. I cannot thank him enough for what he's done for me, because of his connections and experience he worked out a great deal at times I didn't know what was going to happen but Frank assured me he would provide the best legal representation and he did my family is forever grateful for him, take it from a mom that thought there was no way out Frank swooped in like a knight in shining armor and saved the day I thank you my son thanks you my family thanks you. It brings me great pleasure to comment on my attorney, Mr. Frank Galchus. Allow me to first mention that I was nervous about walking into family court, because this was my first experience. I am often intimidated by the unknown and law is definitely not my field of expertise. However, my uncertainty and apprehension collided with Mr. Frank Galchus. Mr. Galchus carefully listened to my concerns and helped me to be triumphant in the courtroom. He spoke clearly and concisely and exhibited astounding confidence. He was sharp, tactful, and encouraging. There are a lot of things in life that can be imitated but, victory is not one of them; either you're victorious or you&'re not. Frank is an absolute champion. Thank you Frank!!! So honored to have been represented by Mr. Galchus. He is truly for is clients, he's super sharp, and very clever. He will make time to sit and talk with you and responds to all emails you send him. So happy with the outcome of my case.
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On October 1, 2018, Raise the Age will go into effect in New York State and will be fully implemented by October 1, 2019. This means that 16- and 17-year olds will no longer be prosecuted in adult criminal courts; their cases will be transferred to either Family Court or the designated youth part in adult criminal court. All misdemeanors cases (except vehicle and traffic offenses) will be prosecuted in Family Court. All non-violent felonies will start out in the youth part in adult criminal court, but will be transferred to Family Court unless the District Attorney files a motion within 30 days showing “extraordinary circumstances” for the matter to remain in the youth court. The judge must determine within five days of the motion or hearing if the matter will be transferred to Family Court. Some violent felonies can also be transferred to Family Court. However, violent felonies where a dangerous weapon is alleged to be displayed, significant physical injury has resulted, or unlawful sexual conduct has occurred cannot be transferred unless the District Attorney consents to the removal. Remaining violent felonies can also be transferred to Family Court, unless the District Attorney can show “extraordinary circumstances” for the matters to remain in the youth part.

Parental notification is also an important element of this new legislation. Parents must be notified when their 16- and17-year old children are arrested. Also, by October 1, 2018, Rikers Island will no longer house any youths under the age of 18.

The goal for Raise the Age is to offer adolescents intervention and services which they would not receive if prosecuted in adult court. Overwhelming research supports that such intervention lowers the risk of rearrest.

Along with North Carolina, New York was the only state to prosecute 16 year olds in the adult system. Raise the age will begin on October 1, 2018 for 16-year olds and will take effect for 17-year olds on October 1, 2019.

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