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  • If a 15 year old girl has sex with an 18 year old male with mild autism, will the male go to prison?

    A 15 year old girl and an 18 year old male with slight autism (PDDNOS) were dating, and the female met him over at the park one day and had sex with him. The male did not start it, the girl did. The male simply allowed it because they liked eachot...

    Salvatore’s Answer

    He should NOT SPEAK WITH ANYONE!

    He should retain a competent criminal defense attorney ASAP.

    He will be arrested.

    Good luck

    Sal

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  • Petty shoplifting from walmart what will happen, court date, fine, go on my record?

    Last week I was with my boyfriend and we did something stupid. I stole $19 worth of stuff from walmart and him $40. The cops came just asked us a couple questions and left. The owner, manager,whoever said we would be getting a fine in the mail for...

    Salvatore’s Answer

    If you're under the age of 18, alert your parents immediately. They need to consult a criminal defense attorney.

    If you weren't given a summons to appear at court, the you probably weren't charged criminally, but might be later by warrant.

    If you receive, or received, something advising you to pay a fine/fee, don't pay anything without telling your parents first and asking them to consult with a criminal defense attorney. Otherwise, the payment might have a permanent detrimental effect on your record and future.

    Good luck .... Atty. Salvatore Bonanno

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  • Do I need a criminal defense lawyer?

    Three days ago I was charged with evading responsibility (misdemeanor), using my phone while driving, and possession of marijuana (less than 1/2 ounce). I was driving, looked at my phone, and hit a fire hydrant and 2 mail boxes. I was terrified an...

    Salvatore’s Answer

    Do you have a criminal record? Are you on probation? How much marihuana did you have?

    All of these questions, and more, need to be discussed with a competent criminal defense attorney! The answers to those questions will help an attorney guide you through this situation with the least amount of damage.

    Don't do a solo flight and hire a competent criminal defense attorney to represent you so you avoid jail, license suspension, etc.

    Take care

    Sal

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  • When and how can I apply for a public defender in Connecticut since I can't afford a attorney

    Domestic issue

    Salvatore’s Answer

    Simple. When: at your first court appearance, so you've got them on boat from the beginning...... How: go to their office and apply, or depending on the particular court, when the judge calls your case ask for a public defender to be appointed.

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  • I am in IOP, NOT COURT ORDERED. Applied on my own. Can Prob. Officer obtain information without my consent? or give info to IOP

    I have been in the system for a year on house arrest for 6 months due to Larceny and DUI. No alcohol charges, just drug charges. Im doing community service and going to court ordered programs. IOP is NOT COURT ORDERED.

    Salvatore’s Answer

    Unless it was court-ordered, or in any forms you signed related to your "house arrest", probably not; however, if the probation officer asks for your authorization to secure your IOP-related records you'll need to comply or risk the officer seeking a Violation of Probation arrest warrant for you.... If your house arrest is for pre-trial release, in lieu of bond, then any failure to refuse a probation officer, or bail commissioner's, request for an authorization will likely result in a bind increase and pretrial detention.

    Find a competent criminal defense attormey for assistance.

    Take care,

    Sal

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  • My name is Brianna voos.i recently got arrested for operating without a license.i had prior 2 tickets in the past will i do jail

    I had two other tickets 4 years ago i played them

    Salvatore’s Answer

    Tha depends on why you didn't have a drivers license..... If you didn't have a license due to a drunk driving arrest, you then would be facing a 30-day mandatory minimum jail sentence. On the other hand, if you didn't have a license because you simply didn't pay some parking tickets, then the result would be substantially better.

    Regardless, you need to secure a competent criminal defense attorney asap.... Don't do a solo flight!

    Best of luck,

    Sal

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  • Cited for petty theft and did community service, now i want to apply for citizenship?

    2 years ago i was cited for petty theft, i was 22, i did not have to pay a fine and the judge did not see me but an attorney did, she told me to do six days of community service and never go back to the store again, well i did the community servic...

    Salvatore’s Answer

    Don't do a solo flight.... Hire an experienced immigration attorney before you complete any forms, or apply.

    If your case was in the criminal court docket you were arrested (even though you weren't taken into custody) ... So if asked if you were ever arrested or "cited" even though the charges were dropped/dismissed, you need to be truthful.... It's more complicated than you may realize. Hire an immigration attorney!!!

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  • Do probation officers in Connecticut usually make you serve the whole time of your probation?

    I was sentenced to a class B misdemeanor with 2 years of probation. I have met all the conditions of my probation including taking required classes, have had no issues, and have never missed an appointment for probation. If I understand it corre...

    Salvatore’s Answer

    Typically when someone approaches the half-way point of their probation, the office of adult probation files a motion to terminate that probation.... If all conditions have been satisfied, the court often grants the probation.

    Your best bet is to complete all conditions before the half-way point of your probation; when your PO files the motion to terminate the probation early, the court will have not reason to deny it.

    Don't hire an attorney as your PO may do the job for you.

    Good luck

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  • Can I be arrested in NC for a probation violation in CT for a misdemeanor?

    I was arrested for a DUI in October of 2013. It took until May of 2014 for my last court date. I have been compliant with probation and completed my community service. I need to move to have a place to live and continue my college education. If my...

    Salvatore’s Answer

    Contact your probation officer and explain the situation. If you have school out of state, then provide your PO with documentation. If he allows you to go to NC to go to continue with college (and he very well might) get something in writing from the PO. If the PO objects, then contact a competent criminal defense attorney to address the matter for you.

    Best of luck

    Sal

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  • How much time or what will happen if I violated my probation ?

    I was put on probation out of meriden .. I was with someone who sold suboxone to an undercover..that's what I was put on probation for..I went to a halfway house was doing really well and then had probation in new London .. But then ended up relap...

    Salvatore’s Answer

    Your question is premature because you first need to surrender yourself on the 2 VOP warrants, with the guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The longer you wait to face the charges, the more difficult it will be for a defense attorney to persuade the court (and prosecutor) that you should be put back on probation, or that your sentence be minimal, notwithstanding the exposure you face on the warrants.

    Whatever you do, insure you have proper representation before you do anything.

    Take care,

    Salvatore Bonanno

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