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Q: Does CT have any specific laws for where a sex offender can and can’t live? I looked online and found old article only.

My boyfriend is on the registry and he is looking to move out on his own. I’d like to know if Connecticut has any specific laws for housing for a sex offender.

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Q: My friend is currently locked up in new haven correctional center for sexual assault second degree F, the bond is 500

I want to ask how much it costs to hire an attorney for his case the bond is 500k

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Q: I am very stressed and scared. never commited a crime no have a record struggling got in trouble larceny 6th

i was in trouble at supermarket i am struggling i don't have money to pay and was caught paying less than original price i switched tags cant afford food and bills. now i have to go to court

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Q: Hi I live in Connecticut I was denied my pistol permit today due to a misdeameanor drug charge

It was for less than 1 gram of weed I was never arrested just detained and ticketed it was also over 3 years ago just wondering if it is worth the appeal or what I should do im kind of stuck

Lindy R. Urso
Lindy R. Urso answered on Jan 18, 2022

Rather than appeal, you may want to hire a lawyer to try to reopen that old ticket and withdraw guilty / nolo plea. Once it's gone, you can reapply. The problem happened because, when possession of weed was a Misdemeanor, it was a disqualifier for a permit. When they decriminalized... Read more »

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Q: I have a warrant for violating probation but i dont know why they want me to do 4 years for a dirty urine

They said to get in a 30 day rehab program which i try i got hold of one program they ask for my p.o number which i gave and i was waiting for a response when out of nowhere i was mailed a warrant for my arrest. Which in confused i really dont know how all this works but i dont think i should go to... Read more »

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Q: case was nolle in january 2019 but still have a protective order active, how do I clear this from my record?

case nolle in 2019. army denied me due to a protective order they found active that I had no idea of.

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Q: How long would a unlawful restraint charge under domestic cosme in jail I'm already a felon and have other charges

I was charged with the unlawful restraint and assault 3rd and disorderly conduct all domestic

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Q: If someone involves themselves in a situation where someone is hurting someone else, to protect them..are they liable

Someone is planning to kill someone else. If I involve myself with the killer to protect the individual am I liable?

Lindy R. Urso
Lindy R. Urso answered on Mar 31, 2021

You are playing a dangerous game.

Any “involvement” could be perceived as assistance, in which case you could expose yourself to accessorial or conspiratorial liability - even if the murder never takes place. If you are concerned about the intended target, the safest thing is to go...
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Q: Can someone who was arrested for assault see the police report that got them arrested.

Friend was arrested for Assault 3rd degree in CT. She is in the middle of a divorce after finding out her husband blew their entire savings on cocaine (35k+). Her husband told the police that she broke her toe, which didn't happen. That's all she knows. She tried to get a police... Read more »

Lindy R. Urso
Lindy R. Urso answered on Mar 18, 2021

If she represents herself, she should file an "Appearance" form with the clerk and the State's Attorney's Office indicating as much. If she has a lawyer, the lawyer will do the same. Once an Appearance is filed, she or her lawyer can file a written request for Police Reports... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Banking and Identity Theft for Connecticut on
Q: Is it illegal for someone in a divorce to take money from spouses personal checking account?

Wife pays all household bills. His entire check went into a savings account for the family. He spent all of it on cocaine (35k+). He is using her checking account information to pay his personal credit card and cell phone bills etc. She has emailed and texted him explicitly saying that he... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Mar 26, 2021

I am sorry to hear about this situation. To fully address the legal questions regarding the wife's bank account, you will probably need to hire a lawyer licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of the situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: What can I expect to happen?

In CT with a FL license. Was in a car accident (my fault ) I was uninsured and not registered. What can I expect ?

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Mar 16, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your legal questions. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

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Q: Im being harrased by my apt complex management/staff due to my criminal record, Have proof & police report. What do i do
Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Feb 26, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation with your apartment's staff. To fully address your legal questions and what steps you can take, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

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Q: If someone gave me permission to use their debit card and now he canceled it could he press charges on me

He got a new card and recently gave me permission to use that one too and now he canceled that one to and says he gonna put me in jail he's given me his debit card number twice and allowed me to use it so basically it's his word against mine but I've been to the ATM with his card... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Feb 8, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to properly address your legal issue. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

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Q: Need urgent help

I got my 2nd violation of probation the 1st time I got to do outpatient program and got on methadone. I was violated due to missing appointment's the 1st time and it just got reinstated. This time I got arrested 2 different times. The 1st offense was larceny in the 6th degree and burglary in... Read more »

Salvatore Bonanno
Salvatore Bonanno answered on Jan 31, 2021

You should clear the outstanding arrest warrants by turning yourself in, then bond out, hire a criminal defense attorney and enter the program. Otherwise, you may find yourself arrested while your in the program. Best of luck

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Q: Can you explain a citizen's arrest, and can you be charged with resisting a citizen's arrest?
Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
Tsion Abate Chudnovsky answered on Jul 28, 2020

WHAT IS A CITIZEN'S ARREST?

Private individuals have the authority to make a "citizen's arrest" to detain someone they reasonably suspect of committing a felony crime. The crime does not need to occur in their presence as long as a felony was actually committed by the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Connecticut on
Q: Charged with pos. of <1/2oz cannabis in CT and was given a nolo contendre. Do I have to report this on an application?

Application is for US Patent Bar. Question states: "Have you ever been arrested, charged, or held by Federal, State, or other law enforcement authorities for any violation of any Federal or State law, or any country or municipal law, regulation, or ordinance? If YES, provide a detailed... Read more »

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Jun 8, 2020

YES you have to report it. Lying on an application to a bar is an offense worse than possession of marijuana - be truthful and consult an attorney who works on bar applications

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Q: 14-223(b), 14-224, 532-117, 14-2136, 14-36(2) Bond is 70$. What are the charges?

Past criminal history is just one larceny charge for petty theft i have to go to court for probation soon and the larceny charge will be taken care of before the motor vehicle charge

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on May 31, 2020

Apparently the allegations are that you left the scene of a motor vehicle accident; disobeying the signal of an officer; criminal mischief; operation without insurance and driving without a license or registration. Given that you have a prior criminal record and are not eligible for a diversionary... Read more »

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