New Britain, CT asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut

Q: Arrested for shoplifting Oct 12 promise to appear Oct finger printing jail etc...the AMT is for $167 1st time

Suffering from PTSD bipolar social anxiety severe depression and inability to sleep... Have a hard time leaving house without someone with me...on disability and food stamps...also have service dog...was calm during the talk... I was so disconnected emotionally to the point of being present but absent mentally aware of what was happening but not able to process any emotion of remorse and tears just panic attacks haven't stopped...any advice

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Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Stratford, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: You can either hire an experienced attorney to speak on your behalf and take care of the matter or you can speak with the state’s attorney before the hearing and explain your situation (Succinctly) and offer to do community service and ask for a withdrawal or nolly of the matter. Don’t panic. This is not a huge deal. Good luck and remember it will all work out. This is a minor speed-bump in the highway of your life.

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