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    Wilton Disorderly Conduct Hearings and Conditions of Release

    Wilton disorderly conduct hearings and conditions of release are imposed by the Judge. The charged person must follow these conditions in order to stay out on bond. If the person violates the Conditions of Release, they may have bond forfeited as well as face charges for additional crimes. A seasoned disorderly conduct attorney could help you navigate the trial process.

    Court Hearings for Disorderly Conduct Arrests

    The Court date for any domestic violence arrest will always be the next business day unless the arrest happens on the weekend, then the Court date will be on Monday. The police will usually tell the person when the accused is released from that the police station, but all Wilton arrests go to the Norwalk Court, and the person should get there around nine o’clock.

    What is a GAL?

    A GAL refers to a Guardian ad Litem. A GAL is appointed by the Court to investigate the matter and make a determination which would be in the best interest of the minor child(ren). When there are minor children involved, a party can move the Court to have a GAL appointed to speak for the children and convey their interest.

    A GAL is useful because they are an unbiased and uninterested party whose duty is to solely convey the best interest of the minor children involved. This will typically happen most often with Wilton domestic violence cases when there are ongoing custody issues or an ongoing divorce between the parties. A person should seek the advice of a GAL if there is an ongoing divorce or custody issue. A GAL’s unbiased opinion on behalf of the minor children would be imperative.

    Potential Temporary Conditions of Release

    There could be a bond and a Protective Order put in place by the police which could require the person not to contact the victim or to stay 100 yards away from the accused. The police could impose a Residential Stay Away which would require that person to stay away from the victim’s residence, and could place other conditions upon release which is not to contact the alleged victim or to stay away from the victim without actually putting a Protective Order in place.

    What is a GPS Order?

    In Wilton disorderly conduct hearings and conditions of release, a Judge can order GPS (Global Positioning System) supervision to ensure that the charged person stays away from the alleged victim. They could order the charged person to attend IPS (Intensive Probation Supervision) which would require the charged person to routinely check in with the Office of Probation; they could order the charged person to attend AIC (Alternative Incarceration Center), and/or undergo any other type of Substance Abuse Evaluation or random alcohol, drug, and urine testing.

    What is AIC?

    AIC is an acronym for Alternative Incarceration Center. It is a not-for-profit service that is offered to the Connecticut Superior Court. This incarceration center offers a variety of services to defendants with pending cases in Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport and various criminal Courts.

    AIC (Alternative Incarceration Center) communicates directly with the Court. If a person is involved with AIC, the defense lawyer cannot control the flow of information that is going between the AIC and the Court system. This is usually problematic if a person failed a drug or alcohol test.

    When a person is not in AIC, they can pick and choose what information, they can share with the Court, as long as they remain honest and abides by the Court Order and requests. A person can also choose his own private counselor. AIC is completely mandatory, meaning, a person cannot miss any sessions or make their own schedule.

    Defining Fernando-A Rights

    A Fernando-A hearing is the person’s right to a full evidentiary hearing in order to challenge the Judge’s ruling at the arraignment. An individual is entitled to a hearing within a short period of time after the first Court date, and at this hearing they can call witnesses and confront the accuser.

    The charged person has to request a Fernando-A hearing at the arraignment to preserve their rights. If the charged person does not request the hearing at that time, the individual then loses their right to the hearing. To learn more about possible Wilton disorderly conduct hearings and conditions of release, contact a trusted lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case.