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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: Assault third and breach of peace in the second degree, want to plead self defense but the state prosecutor does not see

I was arrested on December 29th 2019 for assault on the third degree. I was attacked first, and held "hostage" in the room, and would like to plead not guilty / self-defense but the state of Connecticut does not seem to recognize it, every time I have seen a case regarding self - defense. I was... Read more »

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Jan 20, 2020

You can always plead self defense if you take your case to trial. However, I would advise you to explore other alternatives first such as diversionary programs such as family violence education program for domestic violence matters; the supervised diversionary program or the accelerated... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Small claims Lawsuit in CT. I have already served the defendant before but have to serve again. She moved. What to do?

I have filed a lawsuit in CT in regards to a car accident where the defendant was drunk driving. I have served her initially and she argued that I didn’t include the proof of service so the claim should be denied. The judge ordered me to re serve her and after several attempts and after hiring a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

If she was DUI, check with the DA's office victim assistance coordinator. Also why are you suing her--if you have collision, let your company do that. Also, you likley have an injury claim. Contact the office of Michael Koskoff--they give free consults. Tell him I suggested you call.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Just hired a lawyer for 3k for my custody case but the lawyer wants to take a long approach to an easy case. what do ido

i am the custodial parent to my son and his mother according to juvenile court is allowed no less than 2 days visitation, currently i allow 2 days a week plus every other weekend. She is originally from florida and i would like to move back to florida asap. you would think this would be an easy... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Jan 16, 2020

Your inquiry suggests you are not happy with your current lawyer. I suggest you speak with your present lawyer about strategy, realistic timing, goals and objectives, and the law related to custody, relocation, etc. Your lawyer and you should have an honest and open communication about your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Yesterday I suffered an injury at work. Given the details I’ve provided, what’s the likelihood I take legal action?

Yesterday I was at work when a hand cart I was moving upended, tipping approximately 300 pounds of product in totes onto me. The cart caught an uneven portion of the floor, causing it to flip in my direction. When I asked for an ice pack I wasn’t referred to an emergency medical responder (which... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 15, 2020

It looks like your injuries arose in the course of employment. If that's the case, you should consult with a workers' compensation attorney. Personal Injury and Employment Law were good choices for categories on your part, but WC attorneys specialize in workplace accidents. Most offer free initial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Good evening do I have the right to stop answering questions with DCF and family services until I get a lawyer?
Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Jan 14, 2020

Yes, you have the right to consult with and be represented by a lawyer during an investigation by DCF. Anytime there is a domestic violence incident or arrest that involves or takes place in the presence of children, then under Connecticut law, DCF may commence an investigation regarding you and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: My son is 4 months. He’s a junior, is there anyway I can change his first name without the father?

He will still have his fathers middle and last name

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Jan 14, 2020

No, most likely not.

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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: My mom had a special needs trust she was allowed to use it for herself she bought a car that i drove bc she was handicap

The car was totalled and now thats she is gone the state wants to know where the money is no one has it bc it was spent on odds and ends for her as well as past car taxes the check did come in my name bc i was on there as a co owner just wondering what can happen and if i should get an attorny also... Read more »

Matthew A. Wiley
Matthew A. Wiley answered on Jan 14, 2020

Short answer is yes you should get an attorney. There are a lot of variables that can define what the next steps will be. Generally since the State of Connecticut is asking you questions that means you need to consider carefully answering their questions. It does not sound like you did anything... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: What does it mean to be violating probation with conditional discharge?
Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Jan 12, 2020

A conditional discharge is not probation. Generally it means that your sentence is suspended and you are not on probation unless you violate a condition of the "conditional discharge." In most cases the condition would be - don't get arrested for any crimes. However, the Court can add other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can my mother summon me to court?

She does not have custody of me and I am a legal adult now. It is a strained relationship to put simply.

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Jan 11, 2020

If you are 18 years of age then your mother can not control you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hi my name is Amanda and I have a question? I have been with my boyfriend for 2 and half years we have twin girls .

It has become a violent relationship. We are not married but he tells me in order to leave him I have to give him half of tax return ? Do I have to? Is he entitled to my money if he didn't work at all I was the soul provider

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Jan 11, 2020

NO! That's ridiculous. You don't have to give him anything! You can move out anytime so long as there is no court order in place prohibiting you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Connecticut on
Q: placed a firearm on toilet paper dispenser in a restroom, was rushed out and forgot it. charged with 53a-64

ive been a pistol permit holder for almost 4 years and have a spotless record.

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Jan 7, 2020

I have had a lot of clients arrested for the same offense. As a firearms owner the obligation is on you to not leave it in any place where it can be easily accessed by others. You have options to have this case dismissed through a diversionary program. Call for a free consultation

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Connecticut on
Q: I work for a co. that fertilizes and seeds lawns. I am the bookkeeper and office help. Should I be paid time & a half?
Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Jan 3, 2020

You may be exempt from overtime under the administrative exemption. In order to meet this exemption you must: (1) be paid on a salary basis and (2) you must meet the administrative duties test.

To be paid on a salary basis, you must be paid a guaranteed amount each week that is not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Defensive asylum in removal?

I was placed in removal proceedings and was bond out due to overstayed visa . My background and record are clean 0 violations.

I filed defensive asylum reason we came here all family we were prosecuted and had fear threatening political group. My dad was One of the groups member we were... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 2, 2020

Your best bet is to hire an attorney to represent you in this process.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Defensive asylum in removal and individual hearing Is coming in 6 months . Married to us citizen and filed I-130?

I’m in removal procedures and filed defensive asylum . I married to us citizen and filed I-130 two months ago , my individual hearings are coming ? What are my options? I filed I-130 with solid paperwork package. Does uscis Always wants to interview I-130 or they can approve the Application based... Read more »

Ebenezer Appiagyei
Ebenezer Appiagyei answered on Jan 1, 2020

It depends. USCIS generally requires An interview for I-130. it is most likely you may have to attend an I-130 interview. If you have solid evidence then you don’t have to worry about an interview. Please consult an Immigration Attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Connecticut on
Q: I just won an SSD overpayment case. How can I recover my July 2019 payment that was taken from me?
Scott F Bocchio
Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 30, 2019

I would suggest that you contact your local Social Security Administrative office and present that question to them. They should have an estimated time frame for when you will receive payment. Congratulations!

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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: My mom had a special needs trust she was allowed to use it for herself she bought a car that i drove bc she was handicap

The car was totalled and now thats she is gone the state wants to know where the money is no one has it bc it was spent on odds and ends for her as well as past car taxes the check did come in my name bc i was on there as a co owner just wondering what can happen and if i should get an attorny also... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Dec 23, 2019

Do your best to account for how the money was spent and you should be fine. When it comes to special needs trusts you need to save receipts for everything. Hopefully the money was all spent on your mother’s needs.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: can the failure of mitigating an unsafe condition after injury and notice be used to show lack duty to care by defendant

Person injured as invitee in commercial establishment by hazard. Notice given of hazardous condition immediately. Defendant does NOT mitigate the condition. Can lack of failure to fix issue be used to show that defendant has a propensity for not providing due care to its customers.

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Dec 21, 2019

Your question related to personal injuries suffered by an individual is a very good one. The law on mitigation and subsequent remedial measures is a complicated body of jurisprudence. You should consider retaining an attorney to consider the facts of your specific situation. Best of luck to you and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Connecticut on
Q: Is there a smart honest fair employment discrimination attorney in Connecticut that has no Problem doing the right thing
Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Dec 20, 2019

There are many very ethical, experienced and caring employment discrimination law attorneys in Connecticut. I suggest you ask an attorney about the cases he or she has handled, and research the cases. Ask specific questions about employment law in Connecticut as it would pertain to your facts. If... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Connecticut on
Q: I'm filing a emergency bankruptcy paperwork and I was wondering if I can extend the two period
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 17, 2019

Yes. You have to file a motion for extension....

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: New hamspire based broadband company leaves work equipment on street in front of house and there is a impending storm.

Duty risk and professional negligence claim if unable to contact from state of Connecticut

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 9, 2019

Hopefully, no one was injured or no property damaged as a result of the equipment being there. If that were the case, there wouldn't be grounds for a case based on negligence. Although unsecured equipment in such a setting could pose a risk of causing injury or damage, a case would not be based on... Read more »

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