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  • Can a Massachusetts Search Warrant Be executed in Connecticut

    i worked for a guy, he thinks i took his tools. the detectives want me to take a lie detector test at the pd station, but i really am against it even though i am innocent, because i feel if they had enough evidence they would have already done th...

    John’s Answer

    UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO SUBMIT TO A LIE DETECTOR TEST ADMINISTERED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT!!!!!!!!!! Is that clear enough advice for you? Be smart, consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to assist you in this matter and cease all further communications with the police!

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  • Is it legal for drug task force to use an informer to set you up?

    There is 2 separate incidents that I am aware of that we're set up in the same manner. Is there some thing that can be done?

    John’s Answer

    It is perfectly legal and the target of the investigation needs experienced criminal defense counsel asap.

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  • If on suspended sentence 3 years/5 years probation to pay restitution and they issue warrant do you serve jail time

    larceny 1st degree

    John’s Answer

    If a condition of your probation is restitution to a victim and you cannot pay such restitution you absolutely need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent your interests. The State is going to argue that you should go to jail for failure to comply with the restitution requirement of your probation, However, an attorney that knows what they are doing will insist upon a restitution study to determine your financial situation and if you really cannot meet the restitution requirement then that attorney will remind the court of the US Supreme Court decision which essentially reinforces the fact that we no longer have "debtor prisons" and that actual inability to pay restitution should NOT result in jail. There are many excellent attorneys here on AVVO and most, including myself, offer free consultations.

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  • Pulled over for speeding, I told the officer I wasn't my truck was just loud, he gave me a ticket for no seat belt and noise

    I will loose my job if I get a no seat belt ticket even though I am not a driver - a mechanic but my company has a rule if you get a no seat belt ticket you are fired. Is there any hope. He said he had it on video - but my truck sits up very hig...

    John’s Answer

    If your job is at stake then youshould retain an experienced attorney to represent your interests. There are many excellent ones here on AVVO and most offer free consultations.

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  • How to receive a shorter probation sentence if possible?

    I have accepted a plea in court for a probation sentence of 2-3 years with a suspended sentence after that. I was released from jail after a month and a half on a PTA. Another person in the case was taking the case to trial, so my plea was suppose...

    John’s Answer

    You should speak to your attorney about this.

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  • Charged with CGS/PA No:14-227a(2nd offender) and CGS/PA No: 14-215c on 12/13/02,got denied a pistol permit, declassified felony?

    I went to the court and they said they would look at it. I've also read all of Connecticut's penal code and laws on 14-227a etc etc etc. There is nothing saying its a felony. I was told in court in 2002,it was a misdemeanor. Long story short on my...

    John’s Answer

    A conviction, within 10 years of a prior conviction, as a second offender under 14-227a IS an unclassified felony. Your best bet is to apply for a pardon seeking an expungement of your record. I handle pardons regularly and would be happy to talk to you about the process in greater detail if you wish.

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  • What's the process

    If a person is arrested for violating probation and disagrees with the violation charge and the courts offer what happens next? Are the accused automatically guilty for the new non arrest violation?

    John’s Answer

    No one is ever "automatically guilty" for anything. You should retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss your options and defenses. There are many excellent attorneys here on AVVO and most offer free consultations.

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  • Shoplifting law in CT for minors

    My 13 year old (at the time), also diagnosed with ADHD, was detained for a shoplifting incident at a store ($27). The police was never called neither a police report was done. Before, he was released, I apologized for his behavior (first offense)...

    John’s Answer

    Ignore the letter. This is a common practice which usually goes nowhere. I have represented hundreds of clients in similar situations and never has one ever been sued in small claims court for the civil claim. This is one of those situations where if you ignore them they will eventually go away.

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  • Can anyone help?

    I am in dire need of a lawyer to help in a juvenile case. Unfortunately I am indigent. I need help bad and fast. Even if someone is willing to listen and guide me it would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

    John’s Answer

    It would be helpful to know what is your question?

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  • Punishment for first time felon?

    19, first time offender. 3rd degree burglary (class d felony), 1st degree criminal trespassing, possession of burglar tools. Stole from lockers and one vehicle at a private university. Turned in majority of stolen items. They have barely have any ...

    John’s Answer

    No disrespect intended but you posted this same question yesterday. You have an attorney. Talk to him or her about the case. That is what you are paying for. The answers you receive on this forum are general in nature. You want specific answers and for that you need to turn to the person most familiar with your case.

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