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Q: Connecticut arrest jurisidiction

A patient is transported via ambulance on a highway. The paramedic claims the patient committed a crime on a state highway while in transport. The patient arrives at a city hospital and an arrest is made by local police not state police. If the crime happened on a state highway, do the local police... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Connecticut on
Q: CT State or Local Police Arrest

A patient is tranported via ambulance on a highway. The paramedic claims the patient committed a crime on a state highway. The patient arrives at a city hospital and an arrest is made by local police not state police. If the crime happened on a state highway, do the local police have the right to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: What defense can b used for a possible illegal search?

If someone asks to have two specific file types: .mp3 and .doc, to be recovered from a broken hard drive and is later arrested for the discovery child pornagraphy, would that be considered a violation privacy by the vendor performing the recovery? The only files to search and recover should be... Read more »

Lindy R. Urso
Lindy R. Urso
answered on Mar 15, 2023

It might be a violation of privacy, but it is no basis to exclude the evidence in a criminal case that may result from the vendor reporting such images to law enforcement. You can only suppress evidence that is obtained through an illegal search BY A STATE ACTOR. The Constitution essentially... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Connecticut on
Q: I’m being harassed by someone online and they recorded our phone call and put on the internet. Many losses what do I do?

Since this is more than one issues am having with this person. Would I need to file more than one civil lawsuit? They are posting photos of me defaming my character. I’m suffering losses emotionally and financially.

0 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: H4(emp A) valid till Aug 2023 and H4(Emp B) valid from Aug 2023 till 2025. Can my wife go visa stamping(Jun 2023)?

I have switched from Employer A to Employer B during May 2022 and Employer A revoked my H1B after i transferred to Employer B. My Wife have the H4 (Employer A) which is valid till Aug 2023, I have transferred H4 with Employer B which is valid from Aug 2023 till 2025. We have booked VISA... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: Can the probate court have the authority to "claw" back funds improperly distributed prior to probate?

My brother who had power of attorney and signs on my Dad's accounts prior to his death "just so happened" to be the sole beneficiary on both "passbook savings" accounts, checking accounts. He already distributed that money prior to first scheduled probate hearing without my... Read more »

Gerald Shea
Gerald Shea
answered on Mar 10, 2023

It is difficult to get a probate court to exercise jurisdiction over accounts passing by way of beneficiary designation. Such assets are technically "non-probate" assets. A separate action can, however, be brought in Superior Court for undue influence or lack of capacity in transferring... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Connecticut on
Q: My mom died in CT in 2020 & left her home to my brother & myself. We haven't heard from the lawyers since home sold.

Our mother lived in CT.

My brother & I both live in NC.

My mother's home sold in 2021, however we got none of the money from the sale.

Our mother had no debt, good credit & made good money at her job of over 40 years.

The lawyers got the money &... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: 18 year old son charged shooting paintball gun on college campus- charged with firearms/MV, reckless endangerment,

Breach of peace, . Do we need a criminal lawyer as the firearms charge looks like a felony? Worried about this for his future and criminal record

Salvatore Bonanno
Salvatore Bonanno
answered on Mar 10, 2023

You should absolutely hire an experienced criminal attorney. These are serious criminal charges. And, you're correct, that your son's future will be detrimentally affected if he suffers a criminal record. Take care, Sal Bonanno.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: My sister passed in 12/2021 with a will. Can I be told by the court why it's still in probate?

She had ALS and when it came time to sign the will, she could only make an "X. Her lawyer and my sister, who is the executrix were present. I'm not sure if this is significant but her house was sold three months after her death.

Is this a long time for a will to be in probate?... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
answered on Mar 10, 2023

Either hire a CT attorney or go to the Court handling probate and read the file carefully.

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Connecticut on
Q: Is the dog mine if everything including vet microchip and registration papers are in my name

The owner drop this dog off to my job said he is gunna continue to pay the dog off (I work at a pet store that he bought the dog from) but can’t keep him because he was peeing and pooping on the floor constantly n has two kids and I got all his information like microchip and registration papers... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: What if anything can you qualify for in the state of CT when you're a stay at home mom of 3 kids under 4

When your husband is talking divorce and is the primary breadwinner. What options do I have with no income?

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Connecticut on
Q: My son is adhd and in the special education program at his school he is 17. At school his teacher left the classroom of

Teens unattended for quite a while some bullying took place things written on board, pics taken and posted they are trying to expel my son and he was not even involved in the bullying , he walked away. Isn't the school and teacher liable because she left them all alone? How can I fix this

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Q: Hello I live in CT and have a question about witnesses to a will

My grandmother needs two witnesses to her will. My mother is listed as the sole person to inherit her property. I’m listed as the person to inherit something should my mother pass. Can both my husband and I be witness or no because I have some interest?

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: Neighbor cut down trees on our property, we have already paid for a survey and have no money to spend, what do we do?

We tried multiple times to stop the tree company from cutting them down, they did not stop and also took the wood. Our neighbor knew the line it is very obviously marked with an old fence. The survey proved that the trees were on our property. We have no shade left in our yard, no privacy from the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Trademark for Connecticut on
Q: can you help me with a trademark License ?

I'm owner of a small business Company in Wallingford Connecticut and we need a trademark license from Uber Technologies INC. to manufacture and sell our Product with the mention allusive to this brand please

James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith PRO label
answered on Mar 10, 2023

For a trademark license, it is recommended that you seek the advice of a licensed attorney who specializes in intellectual property law. They can assist you in drafting a licensing agreement with Uber Technologies Inc. that meets your specific needs and protects your business interests.

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: What are the requirements of section 46b-16a(a) of the CT General Statues?

I am trying to get my civil protection order approved for my landlord harassing/intimidating/indirect verbal threats/retaliatory behavior/trying to bribe me with rent refund to move/bringing his personal issues to me after asking him not to/yelling and swearing at me & my guest/refusing to meet... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Probate and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Probate

Ok so if my dad dies and he has no written will but my name is on the house and the bank account with his does it have to go through probate for my siblings

Gerald Shea
Gerald Shea
answered on Mar 2, 2023

Joint accounts and real estate held jointly in survivorship do not require CT probate.

However, an estate tax return is due 6 months from date of death, but that is a different issue (See Form 706NT (nontaxable estate) and Form 706 (taxable estate).

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