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Joseph Bronson Barnes Esq

Joseph Bronson Barnes Esq

Joseph B. Barnes, Attorney at Law
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI...
  • Connecticut, Florida
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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Insurance Claims
Additional Practice Areas
  • Asset Protection
  • Car Accidents
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    Flat fees available in all legal areas of work.
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Joseph B. Barnes, Attorney at Law
- Current
University of Miami School of Law
J.D. | Law
Student Defense Corp Counsel, Public Defender for all campus crimes and local offenses deferred to the uUniversity by the State of Florida
Honors: Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
College of the Holy Cross
B.A. | Political Science and History
Honors: Multiple Deans Lists
Professional Associations
Connecticut State Bar
Attorney at Law
- Current
Florida State Bar # 290149
Attorney at Law (inactive)
- Current
Legal Answers
23 Questions Answered

Q. Was arrested for DUI pleaded guilty
A: You can complain. the case is over, the appeal period has run. The statute of limitation is probably two years but may still be in effect for up to three years in some cases for a suit for malpractice by your lawyer. You must act quickly as in January 2014 the three years expire as well.
Q. I am a connecticut resident, recently arrested for dwi in new york state. How does the out-of-state status factor in?
A: Under the interstate compact you are nailed in both with DMV consequences to your license based upon the conviction in addition to the criminal penalties imposed by the court.
Q. What are some of the consequences of evading responsibility with a DUI arrest
A: for the evading you will be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months or both. The DMV will also suspend your license for 90 days. The DUI is worse and, because of the evading, the state's attorney and/or judge may deny you the alcohol education program, and hit you with more jail time than would be minimal for for a first (2 days of 6 Mos.) or second (4 mos. mandatory up to 2 years) or a third (up to ten years) for such offense
Q. Can you get a breathlizer in your car after your 3rd dui?
A: It is called an gnition interlock device. With three DUI's you can look forward to a VERY long Suspension then they will most certainly insist.
Q. My 16yo son just got a 30-89. Do I need a lawyer?
A: absolutely, plead not guilty if he WAS not guilty. Conviction of Possession of alcohol in violation of C.G.S. 30-89 means the DMV must suspend the driver's license and can result in Very stiff insurance costs thereafter that will affect your family. Get him a lawyer.
Q. How much time will you serve for Manslaughter in the second degree with a motor vehicle while intoxicated 53a-56b*
A: Up to ten years in jail (2-4 is typical perhaps even minimal), and suspend your license for one year and require an approved ignition interlock device, as defined in section 14-227j, for a period of two years more.
Q. What is the penalty for violating ct. law 14-230 failure to drive on the right side of the road during a DUI accident.
A: 14-230 is an infraction - a fine is applied. A DUI can have very serious consequences including jail so that is the one he should worry about
Q. My son was caught patronizing a prostitute. class A misdemeanor. what would be the sentences if he plea guilty .?
A: He may be entitled to apply for accelerated rehabilitation to keep his record clean. A plea of guilty on a first offense usually results in probation and/or fine. At worst a Class A Misdemeanor is up to a year in jail and up to two thousand dollars in fines.
Q. Can the state charge me with a crime if the victim dropped the charges?
A: Yes, The prosecutor must still drop the charges as he represents the state, not the victim. but, as a practical matter, if the witness, "Victim," drops out, the case generally goes too.
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Joseph B. Barnes, Attorney at Law
8 North Street
Milford, CT 06460
Telephone: (203) 877-6800