Elmira Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • A bronze plaque from a monument at Mark Twain's grav...

    Tuesday Jan 6 | via The Star Press 

    Police are seeking leads into the disappearance of a plaque of Mark Twain from Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y. Mystery behind the missing Mark Twain plaque Police are seeking leads into the disappearance of a plaque of Mark Twain from Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y. Check out this story on thestarpress.com: http://usat.ly/1Ilxigv A bronze plaque from a monument at Mark Twain's gravesite is missing at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y. on Jan. 4. Police are seeking leads into the disappearance of a plaque of Mark Twain from Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y. The famed author, whose real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens, had a summer home in Elmira, did much of his writing there and married local resident Olivia Langdon.


    Related Topix: Mark Twain, Vocal, Elmira, NY

  • Community rallies around missing Mark Twain plaque

    Monday Jan 5 | via Press & Sun-Bulletin 

    Community rallies around missing Mark Twain plaque Offers to pay for reward and to fund a replacement to stolen plaque start coming in Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://stargaz.tt/1BrYIRl Local organizations are considering paying for a replacement and citizens are offering reward money for information about a bronze plaque of Mark Twain stolen from Woodlawn Cemetery. As Elmira police continue to search for clues regarding a plaque of Mark Twain that was stolen from Woodlawn Cemetery, the community is getting more engaged in the effort with offers of reward money and replacement funds.


    Related Topix: Mark Twain, Vocal, Elmira, NY, West Elmira, NY

  • Silver City teen scheduled to face murder trial in s...

    Sunday Jan 4 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    SILVER CITY >> Filemon Varela Jr., who was 16 when he allegedly shot his two cousins in 2013, is scheduled to go on trial for murder Monday in Sixth Judicial District Court in Judge J.C. Robinson's courtroom. Varela is accused of shooting his cousins, Eric Vega Jr., 19, and Jose "Chugie" Varela Jr., 17, in broad daylight.


    Related Topix: Silver City, NM, Gila, NM

  • One under arrest after Elmira shooting Updated at

    Thursday Jan 1 | via Steuben Courier 

    One person is in custody after the first shooting of the new year in Elmira, according to the Elmira Police Department. The shooting occurred at around 12:57 a.m. Thursday on the 900 block of Grand Central Avenue near the intersection of East Washington Avenue, police said.


    Related Topix: Violent Crime, Elmira, NY

Elmira Law

In a domestic violence situation, the victim was intoxicated for many days prior to the "incident" and there after.. can the statement she gave police be dismissed? And if so, how can we use it against her in a court of law?
Was the statement false? Intoxication can ruin the credibility of the witness in court but it's hardly illegal.
i have a refusal in 1989, dwai in 2011, and a dwi in 2012. most serious beind a misdameanor. these all took place before the new regulations in ny were instated. i was sentenced to a six month revocation, 1 year intoxalok, and 75 hours community service. i have completed all of this and paid my dues. i have been without license now for 18 months. My life is being ruined. i have had a job for the last fifteen years with same company and work rotating shifts. no public tranportation available. they wont give me conditional. i am married with two great children. i am also unable to even pick them up from school. i was found not to have a drinking problem by nys evaluation and currently do not drink at all. this is not fair .ser
This is unfortunate and you need to contact an experienced attorney who handles these specific matters with the DMV....
infraction.i have prior convictions of dwai's ,2,and a felony charge of criminal possesion of a forged instrument.all more than ten years ago.the 'drugs'i was on are my own legal scrips, both are controlled substances.my questions are ;does it help if i get a favorable justice because there are three in this court and one is a personal family friend and another i am on good terms with due to our sons playing hockey together , the third is known to be a hard ass.what might the outcome be for me , can i use a public defender?the traffic stop was due to an anonomous call.i was taken to hospital for blood tests and failed the field sobriety tests.i was polite throughout the process and probably appeared to be "high".they impounded my car but let me go home after about an hour.
You do not get to choose your judge and in your case, you may get the bad one by default as the other 2 may cite a...
My brother has custody of his two kids. He was arrested for DWI this past weekend and given a blood test two hours after arrest, no breathalyser given. Can he lose custody? He is considering installing one of those breathalyser mechanisms in his car before the court date to show the judge he's taking it seriously. Will this help him? He lives in New York State. Thanks for any advice!
One would hope that one Dwi arrest would not change custody status. If the is an action the court will look at multiple...
I moved back to NY in the fall of 03. I never switched my license back over because I wasn't sure if I was going to stay. 6/6/04 I got a DWI. I got it reduced and was convicted of dwai .08 or less. .08 or less is not dui under Florida law. I switched my lic. from Florida back to NY on 7/23/04, my sentence and revocation started 7/24/04.. I paid my dues and served 90 days without a NY license. Now 8 years later I cant renew my NY license because Florida says I owe them money for this and I have to take some 12 hour course that's $245. Isn't that double punishment? Since my license was NYS when I started my sentence does that make Florida punishment null? my conviction date was 7/7/04.
I'm not clear on which state license you had when you were convicted of the DWAI. Either way if Florida has issued a...
both times i was not driving but was parked with my keys in the ignition. Is it possible i can stay out of jail and pay fine and probation or is jail time mandatory. If I seek rehab to help with my addiction does this help with my sentence. I live in upstate New York (Elmira).
Yes it is possible to avoid jail. Start w/a good lawyer and get into real trwatment asap! Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq....
He also is on pa probation..would please like to know whats going to happen to him..
No one can say exactly what will happen. A lot depends on the specific facts and pleas in PA. They will at minimum be a...