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Accused and arrested without proof

Location: New York  |  Law type: Criminal defense attorney

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I was accused of flashing a revolver at my neighbor during and argument that resulted from me asking them to pick up their dog that was unleashed outside as i was exiting the building with my kids(4, 6). They cursed me out, made a false police report, which then caused officers about 7 to arrive at my door, they came and left. i was not arrested on that day, but 1 month and 2 weeks an arrest warrant was issued to arrest me, i turned myself in. I didn't take any deals offered to me by the DA. The neighbors that made the accusation, had signed a statement with the DA, however one of them had forged his name, instead of signing his last name, he signed his wife's last name. The case is set for pre-trial conference. There are no cameras in or in front of my building, there was never a search warrant executed, no 911 call made by accused. Can  I have this case dismissed, and file an order of protection against neighbors for harassment and false accusation?

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