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Mark Daniel Colson

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  • Do I need an attorney if I'm being charged with evasion of an accident falsely?

    I have no traffic violations on my CT. CDL license No DUIs or drug related offenses.

    Mark’s Answer

    YES - regardless of whether you believe you are being charged falsely or not you should consult with an attorney. The evading charge has criminal, motor vehicle, and insurance implications should you be convicted. Take it seriously.

    Good luck!

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  • I recently was arrested for possession of heroin court is next week.can I go into rehab program before court? Andgetcontinuanc

    No record besides a couple of minor things as a minor over 10 yrs ago

    Mark’s Answer

    Speak to an attorney before you do anything that will impact your ability to be present in court. You are facing a felony charge, you must take it seriously. If you can't hire a private attorney you will need to apply for a public defender --- this application will likely be started/completed at this next court date.

    Good luck!

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  • I have a friend who stole and iphone 5 from a dunkin donuts in my town they caught him on camera. what can be the charges

    he has a clean record no priors or anything

    Mark’s Answer

    Their record has no impact on what the charges could be. The charges will depend on where the phone was and how they got it. Assuming it was just sitting out and someone took it, the charges will likely be misdemeanor larceny (5th degree or 6th degree).

    They should speak to an attorney.

    Good luck!

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  • If i need to obtain the prison record whom should I contact?

    I would be needing to know how Long and which prison some one I know has been? Which authority to be contacted

    Mark’s Answer

    This information is available through a FOIA request directed to the Department of Corrections. They will likely require the request to be in writing, but they are usually really great about turning around responses for requests of this type.

    Good luck!

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  • I have Warrent i Connecticut for violation of probation suspended time is 90 days I was on probation for restitution

    I was unable to pay the restitution in time although I did make an attempt also I am working New York right now will they come from Connecticut to New York to pick me up or can I turn myself in Connecticut when I have enough money to do so

    Mark’s Answer

    Where (which court) were you convicted out of? I would suggest you speak with an attorney who routinely practices in that court as that is where the violation proceeding will be held. You should discuss with them your options of turning yourself in - i.e when, where, and how.

    Good luck!

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  • If you complete the diversionary process via courses, donations etc. Do you still need to admit to being arrested on application

    Or is it that I just don't have to check the 'have you been convicted' box?

    Mark’s Answer

    As was said by others, it depends on what the specific program or agreement was and also where you are applying for a job (CT or out of state) and also whether it is a federal job. I suggest you consult with a local attorney to discuss your specific situation.

    Good luck!

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  • Charge with a crime, 20 days to appeal and HOW MANY DAYS to enter a Motion to reopen judgment- sentencing?

    Charge with a crime, 20 days to appeal and HOW MANY DAYS to enter a Motion to reopen judgement- sentencing?

    Mark’s Answer

    We would definitely need to know more information than you posted above. I assumed you entered a plea and did not get tried/convicted. If that is true, and you have not yet been sentenced, you would need to (try) file a motion to vacate your plea. Either way, and especially if you have already been sentenced, I strongly suggest you speak to a local attorney who can advise you how to appeal or otherwise collaterally attack the conviction.

    Good luck!

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  • Injunction (Form JD-HM-24)

    I called the courthouse to see how much it costs to submit an Injunction. I was told it was free. When I got there, the clerk said "Oh you have to fill out this form too (JD-HM-23), and it costs $175. You also have to hire a Marshall to deliver th...

    Mark’s Answer

    If you are looking to file an injunction lawsuit, there will be a filing fee after you incur a marshal fee to serve the papers. It is possible that you would qualify for a fee waiver by the court, but you would have to physically go to the clerk's office to fill out the fee waiver application. The form you have listed is to initiate a lawsuit in the housing court claiming your landlord has locked you out. You haven't provided enough information as to what you are exactly trying to do, but as others have said, unless a fee waiver is granted by the court --- there are fees for nearly everything. Good luck!

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  • I have bench warent in state of ct G 19 rockville.what i should do.how i can reduce my bond too.

    i need good lawyer.who can reduce my bailbond in rockville court state of ct.also i looking for good defense lawyer the area.who can help my with my situation.i am out side country now.i am coming soon.i need good advice.if some one can help me.i ...

    Mark’s Answer

    As others have said in response to your other questions - you (typically) can't remove the warrant without turning yourself in and having the warrant served and processed. You need to interview and hire an attorney before you get on the plane. Good luck!

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  • I am looking for good lawyer for state of ct/who can fight for my probation voitation. i have case in G19 rockville ct.

    i am looking for best criminal defense in rockville ct area.who can flight my probation voitation case.i have bench warrent outstanding .i need to reove it.so i can pay my bond.so i can work some thing with da office.plz send me best criminal def...

    Mark’s Answer

    I'd be happy to help, feel free to give me a call.

    Attorney Mark D. Colson
    Colson Law Firm, LLC
    40 Russ Street
    Hartford, CT 06106
    860.263.0055 - Tel
    860.838.2822 - Fax
    mark@colsonlawfirm.com
    http://www.colsonlawfirm.com

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