Skip to main content
John Paul Thygerson
Avvo
Pro

John Thygerson’s Answers

1,225 total


  • I had a traffic infraction that got nolled. But I had proof that it wasn't my fault. I feel cheated as my insurance had paid the

    It was a right of way ticket. But I had completed my turn and was in front of the neighbors house. Also the officer was not there on the s cene.

    John’s Answer

    The charges were dropped, right? If so, what is your question?

    See question 
  • I want to transfer my probation to another county in order to be closer to college. Whats the best way? State of CT

    I did 2 years in prison. I have no felonies. 3 years probation. I just want to continue school. Took a plea deal so I could have no felonies. Should I go through the courts or PO? I would need to move to a new address.

    John’s Answer

    This can be worked out with your probation officer.

    See question 
  • What is a civil demand paper?

    My 18 year old son was apparently caught shop lifting a shirt worth about $40 from Lord and Taylor at the local mall. They confiscated the shirt and took all of his info and said they will be sending home a civil demand letter asking for about $25...

    John’s Answer

    Sure, ignore them and eventually they will go away. You will get letters but rarely, if ever, do they actually spend the time or resources to pursue any claim under the statute to which they refer.

    See question 
  • Is there anyway to get my license suspension reduced? (refused breathalyzer).

    I had refused the breathalyser based on my attorney friend's advice to do so. I did not realize he meant if I wanted to challenge it. This is my first offense, I realize now I should have taken the breathalyzer. I work full time and go to school f...

    John’s Answer

    You need to win the hearing at the DMV. It's an all or nothing proposition. You win=no suspension. You lose=6 months suspension with work permit after 90 days. That's it. No other options available.

    See question 
  • Is it a Good idea to hire criminal defense lawyer for larceny 6 whose office is in the town where I have to show up in court?

    Given misdemeanor Summons / complaint ticket for misdemeanor C. Have to show up in court in 2 wks. Do I need a lawyer if I'm a first time offender with no criminal record? I would like to get diversion or restitution and not have this on my record...

    John’s Answer

    If you are a first time offender than jail is highly unlikely. That being said, hiring an attorney to represent your interests is always a good idea so as to minimize the possible consequences of any disposition, including one which would leave you with no criminal record whatsoever. At the very least, you should consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, There are many excellent ones her on AVVO and most offer free consultations.

    See question 
  • Need advice on DUI

    I was driving drunk, impaired, crashed the car. Police arrived and had the car towed, handcuffed me to hospital. At the scene they took a breath test. I was subconscious, but had crashed the car before police arrived. I rested in the hospital over...

    John’s Answer

    Impossible to say. However, you should not be making admissions to driving under the influence on this site or to your insurance company if they ask for a recorded statement from you. You should consult with an attorney before speaking to your insurance company and to the police, if asked by them. Also, are you absolutely certain that no blood was drawn?

    See question 
  • Charge with a crime, 20 day to appeal and how many

    DAYS to enter a motion to Set aSide the judgment-Sentence IN CT? TECHNICAL QUESTION

    John’s Answer

    Convicted of what offense. Was it a guilty plea or following a trial/hearing?

    See question 
  • Out of State DUI in TN, I'm from CT./

    I got a DUI in Tennessee. I live in Connecticut. Will Tennessee report my DUI to Connecticut? How will I know if my license is suspended or not?

    John’s Answer

    If you are convicted of DWI in Tennessee, Connecticut will find out about the conviction and suspend your license as though the conviction occurred in CT. If this is your 1st DWI conviction then your license will be suspended for 1 year. If it's your 2nd conviction then it will be suspended for 3 years. However, if Tennessee offers a diversionary program that, if successfully completed, results in a dismissal of the dwi charges then there will be no consequences to your CT driving privileges.

    See question 
  • Is it possible to determine if the police collected any evidence from my car after being arrested for a DUI?

    Is it possible to determine if the police collected any evidence from my car after being arrested for a DUI, before my court date?

    John’s Answer

    Typically, no. A copy of the police report will be provided to your attorney by the prosecutor's office at the arraignment date (depending upon which courthouse your case is pending).

    See question 
  • Do they need a statement from a whitness to press charges

    my ex and I have a retsrainin g order and protective order. she said I called her from my cousins phone. the cops called my cousin and said I used her phone but she didn't know if I called my ex or not. is that enough to arrest me for vilotaion. a...

    John’s Answer

    If you called your ex, they can look at your ex's call history and see an incoming call from your cousin's phone #. Your cousin said you used the phone. Your ex said you called her. It's probably enough for a warrant.

    See question