Terms of Use for Desk-Appearance-Ticket.com

Please read the Terms of Use carefully.

Preliminarily, we ask that you keep in mind some simple rules of common sense.

FIRST - Browsing this web site DOES NOT MAKE YOU OUR CLIENT. There is only ONE way to become our client: you must meet with a partner in the firm and we must agree to represent you.

SECOND - We are a NEW YORK STATE law firm. We do not have offices in any other state. We only practice law in New York State. Therefore, we have nothing to say about and offer no legal commentary on the law in any other jurisdiction than New York State. This too should not come as any great surprise. Our domain name (Desk-Appearance-Ticket.com) and the entire thrust of all the content on this site identifies us as a NEW YORK law firm. Therefore, there should be no confusion about any of the content being applicable to any other jurisdiction than New York. In fact, reading the content of this site should teach that even localities within New York City are often different in their approach to criminal justice. WE DO NOT SOLICIT OR SEEK TO ADVERTISE TO NOR IS THIS SITE INTENDED FOR ANYONE WHO IS NOT CONCERNED WITH FINDING OUT ABOUT CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS IN NEW YORK OR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN NEW YORK CITY.

THIRD - We NEVER recommend that any legal decision (no matter how seemingly minor) be made about a criminal case without consulting a qualified criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with the case. We provide a great amount of detailed information about the criminal justice system presented in an easy to understand format for people who are interested in the reality of criminal justice in New York City. Reading this site doesn't make you a criminal defense lawyer. Whether you decide to contact us or someone else, you should always consult with a criminal defense lawyer about any criminal case. Never attempt to do any criminal case yourself.

Acceptance of Terms

Use of this site is provided to you subject to the following (and above) terms and conditions of use. Additional terms and conditions of use applicable to specific areas of the Site may also be posted in those areas and, together with these terms of use, govern your use of those areas. These terms of use, together with any such additional terms and conditions, are referred to as the "Terms of Use". Shalley & Murray reserves the right, in its discretion, to change or modify any or all of the Terms of Use at any time, effective immediately unpon the posting of the revised Terms of Use on the Site.

Your use of the Site will constitute your binding acceptance of Terms of Use, including any changes or modifications made by Shalley & Murray. If at any time the Terms of Use are no longer acceptable to you, you should immediately cease all use of the Site.

Use of Content

You acknowledge that the Site may contain information, text, software, photographs, audio and video clips, graphics, links and other material (collectively, the "Content") that are protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of Shalley & Murray or third parties. You agree to comply with any additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content available on or accessed through the Site.

You may download or copy any Content owned by Shalley & Murray for your own personal, noncommercial use, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained on such Content. If you have any question as to whether Shalley & Murray owns certain Content contained on the Site, do not download or copy it without first contacting Shalley & Murray (for example, content that appears to have been uploaded by a third party should not be copied or downloaded by you). You may not copy, download, modify, publish, transmit, transfer the Content, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Shalley & Murray, except as expressly permitted in the Terms of Use or under applicable law. Content consisting of downloadable software may not be reverse engineered unless specifically authorized by the owner of the software's patent and/or copyright.

Content

Shalley & Murray attempts to provide accurate information about various aspects of the criminal justice system in New York. Nevertheless, the laws are subject to change, and may change before the site is updated to reflect the changes. Therefore, Shalley & Murray stresses once again that THE CONTENT IN THIS SITE IS NEVER TO BE CONSTRUED AS SPECIFIC LEGAL ADVICE IN ANY PARTICULAR CASE. RATHER, VISITORS TO THE SITE SHOULD CONSIDER THE VAST AMOUNT OF INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SITE AS A STARTING POINT TO THE SEARCH FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION RELATED TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS IN NEW YORK.

Links and References to other Businesses

The Site may contain links to Web sites that are owned and operated by third parties unaffiliated to Shalley & Murray. Shalley & Murray will not be held responsible for the content of, or any products or services offered by any third party web sites. The Site may also contain references to businesses other than Shalley & Murray.

Specifically, THOMAS THEOPHILOS, ESQ. IS MENTIONED FOR THOSE IN NEED OF POST-CONVICTION LEGAL ASSISTANCE. USERS OF THIS SITE SHOULD IN NO WAY CONCLUDE THAT MR. THEOPHILOS IS AN EMPLOYEE OR PARTNER TO SHALLEY & MURRAY. MR. THEOPHILOS IS AN INDEPENDENT LAWYER OPERATING HIS OWN LEGAL PRACTICE. USERS OF THIS SITE SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT THEY UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THIS BY USING THIS SITE. SHALLEY & MURRAY'S REFERENCES TO MR. THEOPHILOS' SERVICES ARE NOT MEANT TO SUGGEST OR CREATE ANY AFFILIATION BETWEEN MR. THEOPHILOS AND SHALLEY & MURRAY. SHALLEY & MURRAY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SERVICES OFFERED BY MR. THEOPHILOS OR ANY OTHER BUSINESS IDENTIFIED ON THIS SITE. NEITHER IS MR. THEOPHILOS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SERVICES OFFERED BY SHALLEY & MURRAY.

Furthermore, the fact that a particular bail bond business was identified on the page about bail bonds in New York, is not an endorsement of this business or recommendation of this business, but instead represents a disclosure of information. The parties are not responsible for the products or services offered by any third party business identified or listed on this site.

Similarly, third party web sites may contain links to Shalley & Murray (Desk-Appearance-Ticket.com). Shalley & Murray is not responsible for the content, or any products or services offered by any third party web sites who choose to create a link to QueensDefense.com on the third party web site. The fact that a third party web site administrator has chosen to include a link to QueensDefense.com on his web site is in NO WAY to be taken as an endorsement or approval of the third party site, its content, products or services, by Shalley & Murray.

Termination

Shalley & Murray reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Site at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability. Shalley & Murray may change, suspend, or discontinue all or any aspect of the Site any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or Content, without prior notice or liability.

Privacy

This web site does not collect personal information for obvious reasons. To the extent that users of the site choose to email us, we urge you as strongly as we possibly can to use secure methods of email. Email contact with us using regular means is subject to compromise and MAY NOT BE LEGALLY PROTECTED.

Disclaimer

Your use and browsing of this Site are your own choices. If you are dissatisfied with the Site or any Content, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue accessing and using the Site. SHALLEY & MURRAY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, NOR DOES SHALLEY & MURRAY WARRANT THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE SITE OR INACCURACIES IN THE CONTENT WILL BE CORRECTED.

WITHOUT LIMIT, THE SITE AND ALL OF THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS". NONE OF SHALLEY & MURRAY, ITS THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, ANY CONTENT OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THROUGH USE OF THE SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE IS ASSUMED SOLELY BY YOU.

You specifically acknowledge and agree that Shalley & Murray, its officer, directors, employees, agents, and partners are not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. In addition, while Shalley & Murray intends to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses or other destructive materials to the Site, Shalley & Murray cannot and does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations that the Site, or any Content available for downloading on the Site, will be free of viruses or destructive materials and Shalley & Murray shall not be liable, for any viruses or other destructive materials that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing this Site or the server that makes it available, or your downloading any Content from this Site.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, SHALLEY & MURRAY AND ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, AND ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS AND AGENTS, ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR HARM TO BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, OR LOST REVENUES, HOWEVER SUCH DAMAGES ARE CAUSED AND WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SHALLEY & MURRAY, ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDER, OR ANY OF ITS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, PARTNERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IN THE EVENT THAT YOU TRANSMIT, INTRODUCE, OR OTHERWISE CAUSE ANY TECHNICAL DISRUPTION OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES TRANSMITTING THE SITE TO YOU, YOU AGREE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES AND COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND EXPENSES) ARISING FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS BROUGHT BY THIRD PARTIES BASED UPON SUCH TECHNICAL DISRUPTIONS. "TECHNICAL DISRUPTION" MEANS DISTRIBUTION OF UNSOLICITED ADVERTISING OR CHAIN LETTERS, PROPAGATION OF COMPUTER WORMS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE, AND/OR USING THE SITE TO MAKE UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY TO ANY OTHER MACHINE ACCESSIBLE VIA THE SITE. YOU ARE FURTHER SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF ANY TRANSMISSIONS USING THE SITE AND AGREE NOT TO UPLOAD, POST OR OTHERWISE MAKE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE ANY MATERIAL PROTECTED BY A PROPRIETARY RIGHT OF A THIRD PARTY WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE OWNER OF SUCH PROPRIETARY RIGHT. YOU SHALL BE SOLELY LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, COSTS OR EXPENSES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND EXPENSES) ARISING OUT OF INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OR ANY OTHER HARM ARISING FROM THE UPLOADING, POSTING OR OTHER SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS BY YOU.

Miscellaneous

The Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws, and the parties irrevocably consent to bring any action to enforce the Terms of Use in the federal or state courts located in New York. If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOREGOING TERMS OF USE OR ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, PLEASE EXIT THE SITE.