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Q: Arrested for shoplifting Oct 12 promise to appear Oct 16..no finger printing jail etc...the AMT is for $167 1st time

Suffering from PTSD bipolar social anxiety severe depression and inability to sleep... Have a hard time leaving house without someone with me...on disability and food stamps...also have service dog...was calm during the talk... I was so disconnected emotionally to the point of being present but... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Nov 4, 2019

You can either hire an experienced attorney to speak on your behalf and take care of the matter or you can speak with the state’s attorney before the hearing and explain your situation (Succinctly) and offer to do community service and ask for a withdrawal or nolly of the matter. Don’t panic.... Read more »

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Q: Do I automatically have to go to prison being a convicted felon caught with a gun

Magazine with more than 10 rounds

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Nov 3, 2019

53a-217 sets forth the penalty for possession of a firearm or ammunition by a felon is a class C felony with a two year mandatory minimum jail sentence. I would suggest that you seek the services of a qualified criminal defense counsel for a free initial consultation to see if there are any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Connecticut on
Q: If a 16 year old went into a Walgreens and demanded money while holding a 3.5 inch pocket knife, what degree of robbery?

what degree of robbery would this be? 1,2,3? Nobody was hurt at all and this happened in CT.

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Oct 25, 2019

First degree robbery.

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Q: I have a violation of probation for not paying my restitution my probation ends in 2 weeks I've been on for 3 years now.

Will I get a bond?

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Oct 5, 2019

Will you get a bond? Yes you will. In some cases I have been able to defend these kind of probation violation cases were clients have good reasons for not paying restitution, e.g. (health, inability to find employment, etc) You should obtain a free consultation with an experienced criminal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Business Law for Connecticut on
Q: How is the convienience store next door to me getting away with selling single cigarettes all day long?

1320 Whalley ave New Haven CT 06515

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Oct 4, 2019

Many people throughout society violate laws and regulations. Law enforcement has only so many resources. The sale of loose cigarettes is illegal under federal law and can subject the store to severe monetary penalties

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Q: If a person is charged with a drug offense while on special parole in CT does the special parole override the conviction

Charged with a possession of narcotics and offered two years but still have 11 months left on special parole.

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Sep 25, 2019

I would suggest that you consult with your lawyer who is negotiating the plea deal on the drug case concerning the ramifications of the time you owe on special parole. In my experience the Commissioner of Corrections has handled the time owed differently over the many cases I have handled... Read more »

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Q: Wife received a shoplifting misdemeanor summons with a retail value of 30.00 +/-, first time, age 64 in Connecticut.

Not sure if we should hire a lawyer / and or she will plead guilty or not. Claims it was not intentional, but an oversight. As usual she put refrigerated products in her own shopping bag, (two items), and mistakenly did not hand it to the cashier and was confronted at the exit. But most... Read more »

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Sep 24, 2019

You should consult with an Attorney - do NOT plead guilty. There are several ways to avoid a criminal conviction for larceny. Good people make mistakes all the time. Get sound legal advice and minimize the consequences

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
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
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
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
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Connecticut on
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Connecticut on
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
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
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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