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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... 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.

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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, 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Connecticut on
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Connecticut on
Q: Charged with 14-223(b), 14-224, 532-117, 14-2136, 14-36(2) Bond is 70$

What are the charges for this and how can i get rid of them

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

It seems that you had a major motor vehicle incident. Without more facts and information about your criminal history, it would be hard to give you specific advice. I would suggest that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for a free consultation to get some answers

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Q: would a 18 year old girl get in trouble fighting a 15 year old girl for the 15 year old hitting her first?
Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on May 26, 2020

Self-defense is always a viable defense to an assault but it has limitations. Your response must be limited to defend yourself with the minimal degree of force needed. Also, you have a duty to retreat under certain circumstances. Without more details of your situation it would be difficult to... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: I'm being fasley accused by minor

Said minor came clean afther lieing to three different people that I had touched her to her School to cops to family dcf keep continuing their investigation my name has yet to be cleared even tho said minor has come clean stating that I never touched her and that she lied

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Apr 21, 2020

A charge of sexual molestation or unwanted sexual contact of any kind is perhaps one of the most damaging criminal allegations in our legal system, not just because of the weight of the charge and the potential penalties, but also because of the stigma associated with the mere hint of an... Read more »

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Q: Is it legal for a store to put a picture of me on the wall for shoplifting for the general public to see

Even if the courts dismissed it

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Feb 5, 2020

Are you saying that you were arrested for shoplifting in Connecticut could the store you were arrested in post a mug shot of you in the store after your case was dismissed? Generally, if your case is dismissed in Connecticut by operation of our erasure statute you are deemed to have never been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Connecticut on
Q: Can a person under arrest for murder and who attempted suicide, now in hospital in critical, prolong the stay there inde

This is about the case of Fotis Dulos who is under arrest for the murder of his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, and also under strict house arrest, and who attempted suicide yesterday and is now in critical condition in a NY hospital. He had just found out his $6 million bail would probably be... Read more »

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Jan 29, 2020

Assuming is bond is revoked he would be held under guard at a hospital until well enough to transfer to a Correctional Center

There he could continue to receive medical treatment

A twist is that since he was taken to NY for treatment he would have to waive extradition back to CT...
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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.... 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 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... Read more »

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 Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: Whats a lesser charge of witness tampering?

I have been accused by a liar who is trying to lay her blame on me. The police Detective who spoke to me after speaking to her was hostile. He made no attempt to hide it and accused me of lieing

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Nov 22, 2019

I have some great advice for you. 1. Do not speak to any Detectives - the Police are not looking to make friends. Remain silent. 2. Find a criminal defense attorney who offers free consultations and review your situation in detail and get some specific advice on how to proceed

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Connecticut on
Q: if i sexted a girl before the age 18 and then turnt 18 before her parents found out, can i get in trouble if i stopped?

I turned 18 before her parents found out but we stopped long before then. However, she is not 18 yet.

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Nov 19, 2019

To answer your question would depend upon exactly how old the girl was when you were "sexting" her and how old you were at the time. For example if the girl was 15 years old at the time and you were 21 you would be charged with risk of injury to a minor. I think you would seek the... Read more »

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