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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Connecticut on

Q: I have had fraud committed against me

Someone stole my debit card and I know the perpetrator and want to know about pressing charges

William Jaksa answered on Sep 11, 2019

You can start by filing a complainant with the bank that issued the debit card; then calling the local police agency and advise them, OR in Connecticut, you can file a report with the Attorney General - Office of the Consumer Fraud Protection at 860-808-5318.

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Q: therapist seduced me. Who can help me.

Allan F. Friedman answered on Sep 9, 2019

What do you mean by seduced you? This could involve criminal activity if it involved sexual activity. You should contact an attorney immediately as you have recourse for a civil action against this therapist and possibly a criminal action against the therapist as well depending on the facts.

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Q: Arrested 2009 misdemeanor. Case destroyed per Superior Courts Records

Can this case be seen when I apply for subsidized housing? Thank you.

Allan F. Friedman answered on Aug 13, 2019

The answer depends on what "destroyed" means. If your case was dismissed or nolled and then later "destroyed" then pursuant to Connecticut's erasure statute you are deemed to have never been arrested. Without more specific details it is impossible to give a more precise answer

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Q: Can i keep my registered firearms in my home even after my gun license has been revoked? Also, what statue says this ?

Im being charged with failure to surrender firearms after being pulled over and finding out my gun license was revoked. Prior to being pulled over i was not informed in writing that my gun license was revoked . So during the pull over i did have my firearm in my vehicle. I called the Special... Read more »

Allan F. Friedman answered on Aug 10, 2019

Your question is missing a of important facts. Why not avail yourself of a free consultation with a licensed Connecticut criminal defense attorney and go over all the details of your situation so you can get the best possible outcome? It sounds to me like the best possible outcome would be if... Read more »

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Q: I have been charged for 2nd degree larceny by ex employer. First time offender in CT

I was fired in February and just got notified in June this was happening. Never been in trouble before. He claims I didn’t work the hours I did and the raise he gave me never happened. My raise went through payroll and he looks at the records all the time. All raises are verbal nothing in writing.

Allan F. Friedman answered on Jul 18, 2019

Sounds like this should me more of a civil case than a criminal case. I suggest that you speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who offers free consultations to get some advice specific to your case. You don't give enough details in your question here to provide a useful legal opinion... Read more »

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Q: CT code Sec. 53a-96.

Would this be classified as domestic violence charge if alleged victim is a gf and they have a kid together?

Allan F. Friedman answered on Jul 11, 2019

The classification of a crime as domestic violence depends on two factors - 1. the relationship between the accused and the victim. A dating relationship would fall within the scope of the domestic violence statutes. 2. the nature of the crime is one of violence - unlawful restraint is a crime... Read more »

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Q: my bf back home in ct just got arrested for "criminal violence of protective order df" bond is 5k. how serious is this?

Matthew A. Crockett answered on Jul 9, 2019

Violations of any order of protection (e.g. restraining, standing, or protective) are treated seriously in Connecticut by the fact that these offenses are D felonies which carry possible jail of up to 5 years. However, how the offense will be viewed by prosecutors and judges depends on many... Read more »

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Q: what is the maximum punishment for a minor for second degree criminal mischief

Allan F. Friedman answered on Jul 8, 2019

There is no "minor" or "serious" 2nd degree criminal mischief - a/k/a vandalism - the elements of the crime involve intentional damage to property in the amount greater than $250 - (there is a subsection dealing with property of utilities or mode of public transportation) - it is a class A... Read more »

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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Connecticut on

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Connecticut on

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.

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