Tushar G Shah’s Answers

Tushar G Shah

Glastonbury Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Is a dui a felony in connecticut

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. James O Ruane
    2. Tushar G Shah
    2 lawyer answers

    From the facts that you have posted, it sounds like it was treated as if the person was a first time offender. This could be because the person successfully completed the Alcohol Education Program during the first offense, thereby effectively wiping it off the record for DUI conviction purposes. This is supported by you saying there was only community service and a fine. Traditionally, first time offenders who get the minimum mandatory sentence are required to either do 2 days in jail or 100...

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  2. I just found out that my daughter's friend (16 years old) just had sex with a 32 year old man she met at the gym (member).

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Tushar G Shah
    2. Cynthia Russell Henley
    3. Maltaise E Cini
    3 lawyer answers

    Be careful relying on what other, non-Connecticut attorneys have posted here. The statutory rape laws in Connecticut concern children "under the age of 16". Take a look at: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2008/rpt/2008-r-0501.htm The best advice is to contact your local police department and see if they are willing to do anything. The girl's mother can be the one to make contact with the PD and pursue this matter as well as the daughter is still a minor.

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  3. Can a polygraph result be used when suing a neighbor for burglary?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Tushar G Shah
    1 lawyer answer

    It is surprising that the State's Attorney will refuse to pursue the matter at all. Have you spoken with the local police and indicated to them that his girlfriend has stated that he did the break in? As for polygraphs and a possible suit, the answer is as follows. A polygraph is generally inadmissible in court. It is held to be unreliable and does not pass the Daubert/Porter admissibility tests generally speaking. You might be able to sneak in the results with a lawyer who plays fast...

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  4. I was arrested for larceny in the 3rd Im a first time offender and my case was dismissed. Can I join the service

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Tushar G Shah
    2. Chuck R. Pardue
    3. Eric L. Strom
    3 lawyer answers

    I am going to assume you mean Larceny 3rd (C.G.S. 53a-124) which is a Class D felony. If the case was dismissed, you have no criminal conviction history. Speak with your recruiter, but upon a dismissal, there should be no negative impact on your application to join the service. The recruiter can clarify if they are going to consider charges brought or only convictions. If only convictions are considered, then you are in the free and clear upon a dismissal of the larceny charges....

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  5. The pharmacy gave wrong information to the doctor, which caused an unnecesary investigation...can I sue the pharmacy?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Tushar G Shah
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    You can sue the pharmacy. The question is whether you have a good case or not. You claim stress and loss of sleep. Do you have any medical documentation for these claims? How has the actions of the pharmacy effected you or your child financially, if at all? One would need more facts before being able to fully assess whether you had a good case or not. Another key bit of information, which you may or may not have, is what led to the false report. Was it a simple mistake, or was it a...

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  6. - - what does' DCF do !? *

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Tushar G Shah
    1 lawyer answer

    As you are probably aware, DCF (The Department of Children and Families) is a State Agency created for the welfare and support, physical, mental and emotional, of children and familes throughout this state. According to their website, their mission is to "protect children, improve child and family well-being and support and preserve families. These efforts are accomplished by respecting and working within individual cultures and communities in Connecticut, and in partnership with others."...

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  7. If on probation and get arrested for beach of peace but possible police misconduct, what can be done?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Tushar G Shah
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    Best thing to do in this circumstance is to talk to the probation officer you have and explain the situation. Get the probation officer to agree not to violate your probation (VOP) on the breach of peace (BOP). Generally, BOPs are not likely to lead to a VOP, unless there is additional information that makes it a serious crime. However, the probation officer can always violate you for the new charge, so the best thing to do is get him/her on your side right away. It is somewhat...

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  8. Can an employer be sued and held responsible for non-work related acts of an employee?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Tushar G Shah
    2. Steven Alan Fink
    2 lawyer answers

    What is being claimed against Acme Corp? How has Acme Corp acted in any way to allow what Jane is doing to happen? It does not seem like there is a strong case, if any, against Acme Corp. However, there may be a case against Jane for interference with marital relations, slander, emotional distress and the like, depending upon what the reporting of the false statements have resulted in between Bill and his wife. We recently settled a case against an individual who had done the same to his...

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  9. Myy friend was charged with first degree Robberyy.. What do you think his sentence minimum will be ??

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark T Stern
    2. Tushar G Shah
    2 lawyer answers

    So much of the answer depends on numerous variables, as initially indicated by Attorney Stern. In addition to the individual's own history, some variability comes into play based on the facts of this case, whether your friend is going to take a guilty plea, or try to fight the case, and whether your friend has any mitigation to offer to the Court. The location of the charge can also have an affect on the likely sentence, along with the quality of the counsel representing your friend (whether...

  10. What should a collection agency be reporting on a disputed debt?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Tushar G Shah
    2. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    3. Theodore Lyons Araujo
    3 lawyer answers

    The first poster got it right. One note, if no one makes any changes to the reporting, I would contact a local debtor lawyer who can go after them. Violations of the Fair Debt Collection Act (FDCA), a federal act which governs the conduct of debt collectors and what they can and can't report to the collection agencies, could result in the issuance of monetary penalties against the debt collector. Document everything you do to contact them, and put as much as you can in writing. Get...