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Peter Gilbert Billings

New Haven Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Violation of probation!

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Peter Gilbert Billings
    2. James C Wing JR
    3. Mark T Stern
    3 lawyer answers

    Attorney Wing is correct. In order to issue a warrant for Violation of Probation or Violation of a Conditional Discharge the warrant must be signed while the probation or conditional discharge is still active. Once the probationary period has expired, you can not be prosecuted for a violation thereof. Based on the facts as you describe them it seems unlikely that the state has already issued a Violation of Probation warrant. You can confirm this by calling the police department or...

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  2. I need to see if someone can tell me how much time my little brother is going to do based on his charges.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Peter Gilbert Billings
    2. Walter A. Shalvoy Jr.
    3. Brian J Woolf
    4. John B. Elbert
    4 lawyer answers

    It certainly sounds like your little brother will need an attorney. As the other responses have suggested, he can certainly apply for a Public Defender who are attorneys. In terms of hiring a private attorney, I recommend calling several and meeting with one or two that you feel most comfortable before making a decision. In terms of pricing, attorneys will set their own fees and do change attorney to attorney. In setting my own fees, it depends on a number of factors including the...

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  3. Can I get alimony reduced or stopped based on Co-habitation laws in CT.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Walter A. Shalvoy Jr.
    2. Peter Gilbert Billings
    3. Tony Anthony
    4. Tamar Bakhbava
    5. Linda L Mariani
    5 lawyer answers

    In most cases, you are be able to request a modification. There are, however, some instances in which alimony is "non-modifiable." This depends on the language of the divorce agreement or court order. Nevertheless, assuming the agreement allows for a modification whether a court would enter such a modification will depend on a large number of factors and the evidence which is presented to the court. It certainly sounds like you would have a good argument but it is never easy. Seeking this...

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  4. Reopening court cases all motor vehicle

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Gilbert Billings
    1 lawyer answer

    It sounds like you may not have all the information or are miss informed about some aspects of the case. You seem to suggest that your motor vehicle cases have been closed out for failing to appear in court to face the charges (this is referred to as a 14-140 close out). However, reckless driving is typically classified as a crime and therefore if you missed court you have been ordered re-arrested for failure to appear (which is a crime in and of itself) rather than the case simply being 14-...

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  5. I am 19 years old and i got caught burglarizing someones house am i going to go to jail for my first time offence

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Gilbert Billings
    2. John Paul Thygerson
    3. Kevin M Black
    4. Juwayn Haddad
    4 lawyer answers

    It is very difficult to answer that question without knowing much more about the case and the situation. There are a wide range of outcomes that may occur in a case such as yours. As the other attorney has indicated, it could range from a program where the charges are ultimately dismissed to potential jail time. It will depend on the prosecutor, judge and the specific facts of your case. Given the serious nature of the charges, you should hire an attorney as soon as possible. More...

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  6. Issues that could be brought up in court on a 2 and a half year old arrest warrant issued for arrest in the state of Connecticut

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Peter Gilbert Billings
    1 lawyer answer

    You will certainly want to read the recent Connecticut Appellate Court decision of State v. Woodtke (http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ct-court-of-appeals/1577971.html). It seems to me you have a claim that is worth considering. Essentially, your claim would be that the warrant was not served within a reasonable time frame and therefore the prosecution violates the statute of limitations. Connecticut General Statute § 54—193(b) provides in relevant part that an individual may be prosecuted for a...

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  7. Our condo association neglects to keep our grounds clean we end up doing most of it what our my rights

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Peter Gilbert Billings
    1 lawyer answer

    In most cases your rights will be specified in the Condominium Association Agreement or the Bylaws. Without reviewing these documents it is difficult to know what options are available to you. Good luck!

  8. Can i press charges if someone has filed MANY reports and orders for protection to the police that are false?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James C Wing JR
    2. Peter Gilbert Billings
    2 lawyer answers

    You have asked two separate questions. The first is whether you can file a report with the police. You can certainly file a report with your local police department but whether anything will happen will depend on the facts and the police department. They might only take your statement and that is all that comes of it or they might conduct some sort of investigation and try to have a warrant signed in order to arrest this individual. It will depend on the facts and the police department....

  9. For 2nd degree threatening, will no contest be best if you have a clean record?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron M. Goldsmith
    2. Peter Gilbert Billings
    3. James C Wing JR
    3 lawyer answers

    As Attorney Goldsmith indicates, the outcome of any case will depend on a large number of factors. Given the fact that you have a clean record, you may want to consider the pre-trial diversion program called Accelerated Rehabilitation. If the court were to grant this program you would obtain a dismissal after you successfully complete the term of probation ordered by the court. It is available to those people who have no criminal record and have not used the program in the past. If you are...

  10. Can I transfer my probation from my current city to the city I moved to? And how?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Peter Gilbert Billings
    1 lawyer answer

    This is entirely up to the Department of Probation. In my experience, however, this is something that is regularly done. To begin the process you should contact your Probation Officer.

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