I was arrested for breach of Peace and applied for accelerated rehab and was denied due to convictions over ten years ago that forgot about now they may add perjury am I going to jail
You should hire a criminal defence attorney as soon as possible. Or contact the public defender's office if you can't afford an attorney. There is always a chance that you can go to jail, but you have a better chance of avoiding jail or limiting your penalties with proper representation.
I understand and empathize with how prior criminal charges can be forgotten - over ten years ago is a long time. As for jail the amount of jail time that's possible, Perjury alone is a Class D felony, which carries penalties of up to five years in prison and $5000 in fines. This is in addition to your initial Breach of Peace charge, the severity of which you did not provide.
What I'm about to relay may not apply to your situation if your previous charges occurred in CT - and not another state. But in previous situations of mine in which I've had clients inform me of criminal charges that occurred many years ago in other states, during the court appearance (typically the arraignment, but not always) at which I submit an application for AR or some other diversion program, I inform the court of something along the line of the following: "My client has previous charge(s) from a very long time ago in a different state. However, my client does not recall if the charge(s) resulted in a conviction or some other disposition that would make him/her ineligible for AR (or another diversion program). Therefore, defense counsel requests the court move forward with the application process during which his/her eligibility will be determined." In my experience, the court has never had a problem with this, and in some cases, the background check to ultimately result in program eligibility. And most importantly, this prevents perjury from becoming an issue in the first place.
Obviously, the difference with the example I just provided is that my clients didn't forget about the previous charges, they just weren't sure of the outcome in specific terms of diversion program eligibility. Another obvious example, and the most significant - if your previous charge(s) occurred in CT - is that a simple background check via CT Judicial Branch's public database would reveal any previous charges along with the disposition.
That all said, to echo Attorney Bellenot, I strongly suggest consulting with an attorney as soon as possible. If the perjury charge has not been added, an attorney still has time to prevent the charge from being filed in addition to fighting the initial Breach of Peace charge.
Wish you well.
This information does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
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