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Q: Is it a violation of an AR in Connecticut to be arrested in a civil proceeding?

My ex is on an A.R. in CT. for 2 misdemeanors and 2 felony charges relating to cruelty to animals. He just spent a night in jail for a Capius Mittimus for child support with his 1st ex-wife. I'm waiting for a martial to pick him up on a Capias issued for contempt of court on my finalized divorce... Read more »

Allan F. Friedman answered on Jun 15, 2019

A civil contempt is not a criminal arrest. It will have no effect on the A/R program and no need to notify. Civil arrests based upon non compliance with Court orders are totally separate matters from criminal arrests. Of course any criminal arrest for which probable cause is found could... Read more »

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Q: How much would it cost me to bring a sexual harassment/voyeurism case forth?

I filed a sexual harassment complaint on a coworker and I potentially have a case for voyeurism and illegal dissemination of an inappropriate photo taken without my knowledge or consent, at work. What would it cost me to bring this case to court? How often are these cases won and is it even worth... Read more »

Allan F. Friedman answered on Jun 4, 2019

I would contact the local police and see if they are interested in prosecuting the matter on a criminal basis first. A lot would depend on the particular facts of your individual case. If that does not work see if you can find a civil attorney to accept the case on a contingency basis. A... Read more »

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Q: Larceny 2 Wrongfully charged.

Allan F. Friedman answered on May 16, 2019

I think that we could use some more details to give you a useful answer. Many people are in fact totally innocent and wrongfully charged. That is why it is always a good idea to seek a free consultation with a experienced criminal defense attorney before you make any moves. I would suggest you... Read more »

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Q: If I was convicted of dissemination of an intimate image of my ex-wife in violation of protective What would my penalty

Also pending cases in same state with same woman

Allan F. Friedman answered on May 16, 2019

I think we would need more details about the other pending cases to give you your maximum exposure. You should consult with a criminal defense attorney to see if you qualify for a diversionary program such as the accelerated rehabilitation program or the family violence education program.

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Q: Good morning. Do you do or bono work for someone accused of a sex crime?

My husband has been accused of rape. We believe he’s innocent but we can’t afford a lawyer so he has a public defender that hasn’t been there to see him once. We really need your help if you can.

Ecleynne Mercy answered on May 14, 2019

Well, I have reached my pro bono limit for 2019 and 2020. However, I would suggest you just email your public defender so you can have some communication.

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Q: Being charge either 53a-125 for the first time ever getting arrested what am I looking at getting with a pta from court

Lindy R. Urso answered on Apr 10, 2019

If this is your first ever arrest, you are eligible for a program called Accelerated Pretrial Rehabilitation which, if it's granted, will lead ultimately to a dismissal of the charges. The most important thing is to make sure that any restitution / money owed is paid back in full before you ask... Read more »

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Q: What kind of charges do you get for a second dui?

Salvatore Bonanno answered on Nov 23, 2018

You’re still charged with a dui; however, if you have a prior dui conviction, then the 2nd dui exposes you to 120-day mandatory minimum jail sentence and a felony conviction for the 2nd dui.

Hire an experienced attorney to get the best chance to avoid jail.

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Q: How long does someone have to do in jail for not appearing to their halfway house when they'r supposed to?

My boyfriend was arrested for leaving for work with a pass from the halfway house but not returning on time.

Salvatore Bonanno answered on Nov 19, 2018

It depends on what happens at court. If he's charged with escape, the consequences could be severe. If there's a good explanation as to why he didn't return on time, the matter could be resolved without any jail. Hard to tell. He needs to have an attorney representing him.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on

Q: This is strange but I am renting a room out of a condo and the guy renting it to us put up a camera in the living room.

You can see when it's recording at certain times of the day

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 31, 2018

And the question is?

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Q: Found guilty under Connecticut general statue 21a279a am I still able to get a ccw permit?

Jonathan Sills answered on Jun 26, 2018

Yes. A conviction for possession of a controlled substance or possession of greater than 1/2 ounce marijuana does not automatically disqualify one from obtaining a concealed carry permit.

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Q: can i go to jail?

My friend stayed was staying at my house. He was wanted by the police but I had no idea. The cops raided my apt for him and he had a gun. I got charged with risk of injury because my daughter (7 years old) was in asleep in her room. He admitted to the police that it was his. But im afraid I can go... Read more »

Salvatore Bonanno answered on Apr 3, 2018

You can go to jail if the police arrest you; if not, then you’d be ok. DCF may begin an investigation because of they being in the house when you had this wanted man (with a firearm) in your house.

Hire an attorney ASAP.

Take care

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Q: How doees the good Samaritan law in Connecticut work for overdose

Salvatore Bonanno answered on Mar 25, 2018

Not sure I understand your question. Perhaps you can give some details that put your question in context.

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Q: What is the difference between grand larceny and attempted grand larceny

Lindy R. Urso answered on Mar 23, 2018

There is no "grand" larceny in Connecticut. In general, however, the penalties for Larceny (of any kind) and ATTEMPTED Larceny (of any kind) are the same. There are differences in what the state would have to prove in order for you to be found guilty of Larceny vs. Attempted Larceny, but the... Read more »

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Q: How to prove someone does not live with when a protective order prevents you from going home?

My brother was charged with threatening in the 2nd in Connecticut. He was released on bond and had his arraignment already. They continued the protective order and told him to prove his accuser does not live there after he told the judge she does not. Currently the mother of his 2 young children is... Read more »

Salvatore Bonanno answered on Feb 25, 2018

He has a few options. If he is the lawful owner of the residence, he can hire an attorney to begin an eviction process to lawfully remove the woman from his residence. If he is not the owner, then he should inform his landlord that the landlord needs her evicted, as he cannot enter the premises... Read more »

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Q: What happens if someone gets charged with breach of peace for the first time and it's there first ever offence?

I was charged with a breach of peace for flashing someone in a dunkin donuts drive through. I went to court for the first hearing and they let me apply for AR(accelerated rehabilitation) if I get accepted what will I have to do or what are some things I can expect?

Lindy R. Urso answered on Feb 23, 2018

If you get accepted, the Judge may impose conditions upon you that you must adhere to / comply with in order to ultimately have your matter dismissed. If by "flashing" you mean that you are alleged to have exposed yourself, the Court may impose some sort of "sex offender counseling" for you, which... Read more »

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Q: 19 years old and in school, under investigation, should he have an attorney? My son is accused of insighting peace?!

Claims that he pulled the pin and threw a grenade into a room at my home during a birthday party, not active/ historic item, other kids picked it up and took it into the room, he didn’t have it or pull pin, it was on the floor and wasn’t put together, he picked it up and said it’s fake, and... Read more »

Lindy R. Urso answered on Feb 21, 2018

1. He should absolutely speak to a criminal defense attorney.

2. He should absolutely NOT speak with Police - or anyone else - about the allegations until he has spoken to an attorney.

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Q: One of my conditons on probation are not being around minors, the judge won’t modify to see my son because I violated..

I was able to see my son since day one. I violated probation and they took my approved supervisors away so I now haven’t been able to see my son for a year. My ex went through training and paid to become a supervisor again and she’s getting the run around being told to check in next month when... Read more »

Lindy R. Urso answered on Feb 20, 2018

The Judge is passing the buck - he or she CAN modify the conditions of your probation such that you may have contact with one specific minor, your son. Other than that, Probation has essentially the same authority as a judge to limit your freedom.

Your best bet might be to have your...
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Q: Where can I find a Lawyer to help me Sue my present Lawyer for Attorney- Client sexual relations?

Lindy R. Urso answered on Feb 8, 2018

The first thing I suggest is that you seek an attorney from a town far away from that in which the subject attorney practice law, as local lawyers are generally a fairly tight group and do not like going after one another. Beside that, you simply need to find firms that do civil litigation and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Connecticut on

Q: My friend is being verbally and physically abused by her husband who is in a wheelchair can he be arrested for abuse?

I called the police last Tuesday two male and one female police officers showed up. The female took pictures of her arm which has a big bruise. The two males asked the husband if he wanted to press charges against her! He’s abusing her physically and mentally but because he’s in a wheelchair... Read more »

Lindy R. Urso answered on Feb 8, 2018

Yes, if the man is abusing the person physically that is an Assault, and the verbal abuse most likely equates to Disorderly Conduct, Harassment or perhaps Threatening.

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