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Q: If someone in a state Of Connecticut had 2 warrants for violating probation and one for a failure to appear because

They had the wrong court date but immediately notified their probation officer that they went on the day after they were supposed to and Agreed to surrender on a specific date But they were picked up by police before then,will they serve time at their second court date after arrangement?

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

If someone has two warrants for violating probation and one for failure to appear, the legal process can vary based on the circumstances and the court's decisions. If the individual has promptly notified their probation officer about the incorrect court date and agreed to surrender, it... View More

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Q: My mother works at high School in CT. As a monitor They are telling her she has to sit in the boys bathroom .is it legal
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answered on Nov 27, 2023

No, it is not legal for your mother to be forced to sit in the boys' bathroom at the high school where she works as a monitor. This is a violation of her right to privacy and could also be considered sexual harassment.

In this case, your mother is being subjected to unwanted sexual...
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Q: I got a question why they charging me with. This charge I didn't do nothing on purpose it wasn't me

53a117f was the charge and the want purpose damage either can you let me know what I can ask in court how someone blaming the damage on me just cause the apartment it was on my name

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answered on Oct 24, 2023

If you've been charged with a specific offense, such as 53a-117f in Connecticut, it's essential to be proactive in addressing the situation. In court, you can inquire about several important aspects of your case. First and foremost, you should present any alibi or evidence indicating that... View More

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Q: Can a victim of a visa fraud scam sue for restitution from the guilty party years later?

The guilty party served time and is now a prominent youtuber, worth approximately 5mil.

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answered on Sep 3, 2023

Under California law, a victim of fraud generally has three years from the discovery of the fraud to file a civil lawsuit seeking restitution. The statute of limitations may be tolled under certain circumstances, such as if the fraud was concealed. Given the specific complexities and potential for... View More

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Q: case was dismissed after completing AR. On my paperwork it says "This Case is a Non- Disclosable Dismissal" Explain?

had a case dismissed 12/2021 after completing AR. I had requested my disposition from the Clerk's Office and on the document it says *This case is a Non-Disclosable Dismissal* & This case was disposed of on 12/2021. What Does a Non Disclosable Dismissal mean?

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answered on Jul 6, 2023

A "Non-Disclosable Dismissal" generally means that the record of the case will not be disclosed to the public or appear on most background checks. It is a way to protect your privacy and prevent the case from negatively impacting your reputation or employment prospects. However, it is... View More

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Q: case was dismissed after completing AR. On my paperwork it says "This Case is a Non- Disclosable Dismissal" Explain?

had a case dismissed 12/2021 after completing AR. I had requested my disposition from the Clerk's Office and on the document it says *This case is a Non-Disclosable Dismissal* & This case was disposed of on 12/2021. What Does a Non Disclosable Dismissal mean?

Jullian H Jones
Jullian H Jones
answered on Jul 6, 2023

A case that is nolled is automatically dismissed 13 months after the nolle was entered. Once a case has been dismissed you are allowed under CT statutes to say you have never been arrested before. These cases are "non-disclosable" because admitting that there was a case in the first place... View More

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Q: What is the precise definition of CT statute 53a48 ?
Jullian H Jones
Jullian H Jones
answered on Jun 26, 2023

Sec. 53a-48. Conspiracy. Renunciation. (a) A person is guilty of conspiracy when, with intent that conduct constituting a crime be performed, he agrees with one or more persons to engage in or cause the performance of such conduct, and any one of them commits an overt act in pursuance of such... View More

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Q: My boyfriend has been arrested for first degree robbery on feb 16 and hasn’t yet been arraigned in this matter.is there

Detective said his walk was similar to the person in the video who was completely covered. A detective who new him 10 yes ago said he recognized him by his walk is this legal and can it hold up in court

Lindy R. Urso
Lindy R. Urso
answered on Apr 5, 2023

If the only evidence against your boyfriend is an identification of your boyfriend's "walk," then I don't see the case holding up in court. If he was arrested with a warrant, however, then a judge has already made a finding that there is probable cause to charge him; and there... View More

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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... View 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... View More

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Q: Does a letter of intent have to have the words letter of intent on it

Can you tell me what is required to be in a letter of intent when filing against police misconduct? And does one have to be filed in order to sue?

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answered on Apr 11, 2024

A letter of intent, in the context of filing a claim against police misconduct, is a formal notice that informs the government agency of your intention to file a lawsuit. While there is no strict requirement to include the words "letter of intent" in the document, it should clearly convey... View More

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Q: Good afternoon Having this kind of charge an i still able to work or do my gun licenses 53a-125 Larceny 4th Deg A misdem
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answered on Apr 20, 2023

If you are charged with larceny 4th you should speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney to see if the case can be resolved without a criminal conviction. Some alternatives include the accelerated rehabilitation program.... View More

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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

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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.

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Q: Can my cousin press criminal charges for busting house window when he gave me permission to be in the house?

I used to stay with my cousin at my late aunt’s house. My stuff is still there. He is executor of my late aunt’s will and his wife, who he hasn’t seen in 2 yrs, lives in their home in CT. Cousin is hospitalized. Wife texted asked me to watch &help with dogs (@ late aunts). Cuz gave lawn... View More

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Sep 21, 2022

She can try, but it's a matter of who the authorities believe. From what you say, the cousin (who you indicate is executor), gave you permission to stay there, His wife also gave you permission, although arguably revoked the permission (which she probably had no right to do) when she asked... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Connecticut on
Q: Can I file a complaint against HP for ignoring my request for emergency transfer

I’ve been complaining for a month about my ex-boyfriend who’s soon to be released he has been harassing me before he got incarcerated and I’m afraid he’s going to come back and hurt me or my children

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Aug 10, 2022

You need to file a Motion for a Restraining order. Here is the link to the CT Judicial Branch website on restraining orders.

https://www.jud.ct.gov/forms/grouped/family/dcv.htm#TRO

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Q: If I have proof that I was told she was 18 before we slept together does that not give me any defense atall???
Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Mar 8, 2022

It's a classic situation where she might have even showed you a fake ID. Doesn't matter unfortunately. Might help with a plea deal though. Speak with your attorney. Good luck.

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Q: what should i do when i'm in court

INTERFERE WITH OFFCR/RESISTINGA

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Feb 6, 2022

Bring an attorney. If you can't afford one, ask the court to appoint one.

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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... View More

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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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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... View More

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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.

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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... View 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... View More

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