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  • I'm "suspended for life",3rd d.u.i.. I live in Ct. The last two were in 2001. Do I need interlock to ride 49cc scooter-moped?

    suspended for life means a hearing at M.V.D. I was suspended back in 2001 for third D.W.I. I have become fully disabled since 2002. Since then I served 1 year of incarceration where I was allowed to attend an alcohol treatment and education progra...

    John’s Answer

    Yes, they do make ignition interlock devices for motorcycles and you should consult with an attorney about seeking the approval of CT DMV for the installation of one.

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  • Moving violation is the ticket valid if the officer wrote down the wrong zip code

    I stopped at the stop line and then rolled through into the intersection but the police officer wrote down my address with the wrong zip code is the ticket valid

    John’s Answer

    Yes it is. It has no bearing on the underlying charge

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  • I have been approved for "AR" - Will my misdemeanor/arrest/pending AR show up on a background check?

    I was approved for AR and after 1 year my case will be dismissed. I was arrested for being with people who shoplifted. If somebody were to background check me today, what would show up? Will it show that I was arrested? That I have a court date ag...

    John’s Answer

    in all likelihood,yes, it will show up that you were arrested and there is a case pending.

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  • How long after a misdemeanor conviction can i try to have it removed from my record and what is the process and qualifications.

    the charge is a larceny 6 and the conviction was almost a year ago

    John’s Answer

    You may apply to the Pardons Board for a full pardon, which is an absolute erasure of your criminal record three (3) years after the date of disposition of your most recent misdemeanor conviction and five (5) years after the date of disposition of your most recent felony conviction. You cannot apply for erasure of one offense and not another. Only your entire criminal history will be considered for a full pardon.

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  • Does anyone know or can recommend an attorney that has a lot of experience in pardons and expungements in Connecticut?

    I have tried searching on here but when I visit most of the attorney's websites, they most of the time don't list pardons or expungements as an area that they handle. I have a misdemeanor conviction for second degree reckless endangerment. ...

    John’s Answer

    I have handled a number of pardon applications in the past and have a number currerntly pending. I would be happy to talk to you about this if you wish.

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  • I have been ordered to pay restitution ?

    I have been ordered to pay restitution. My court date was exactly two months ago. I have yet to receive my balance . what should I do I have called my lawyer and she does not answer my calls . I am release on Accelerated Rehabilitation and I reall...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Woolf. Additionally, you should receive a letter from CSSD regarding restitution payments. But call the probation office first. When restitution is ordered, probation has to set up a restitution account.

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  • Will I be able to get my car back?

    Someone was using my car, got pulled over and ran out of the car and was not caught but there was drugs left in my car. My car was seized and I was told I wont be able to get my car back

    John’s Answer

    If your car was seized and the State seeks to keep it you are entitled to notice of the State's intent AND you have the right to have a hearing regarding the forfeiture of the vehicle. You should contact an criminal defense attorney to help you with this matter.

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  • What kind of charge or fine is a misuse marker ticket and following too closely going to bring?

    My friend was driving my truck which I had recently purchased and has not been registered yet. Just so that I had something to put on it, my dad lent me one of the plates off his car. I was in the car directly in front of my friend. An officer pul...

    John’s Answer

    Attorney Wolff is correct, your friend is facing misdemeanor charges and should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to see if there are options available which would avoid a permanent criminal record.

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  • If I'm facing my third dui for driving under the influence of drugs can I get a rehab instead of jail

    I would be convinced of three duis in the last 4 years and all were for under the influence influence of drugs I didn't hurt anyone in my past convictions

    John’s Answer

    You absolutely need to retain an experienced DWI attorney to carefully examine the police reports and to determine what, if any, defenses may be asserted.

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  • I recievied a letter from dcf that they want to speak to me about my child well being

    Hello Me and husband is married from past 17 years and have 3 kids and yesterday i recieved a letter from dcf that they need to speak to me,apparently my 8 year old daughter broke her glasses from hinges and she told in school that i was hitti...

    John’s Answer

    HIRE AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY! DCF is a lot like the mob. Once they get involved in your life it is difficult to get them out of your life. Too much is at stake here. Get an attorney.

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