Don't expect the Connecticut legal system to have pity on your because of your age or ability. Sixty-year old career burglar Okasana Lysenko is again in front of the judge for new charges.
Lysenko has 40 convictions on her record, according to the Hartford Courant. She has been in and out of the Connecticut prison system for these charges as well.
Her latest charge involves police finding her leaving a Bentwood home with stolen jewelry, gloves, and a screwdriver. Because of her past convictions, the gloves and screwdriver will no doubt be considered burglary tools.
The law is no stranger to Lysenko's ways. Captain Joseph Lasata, of the West Hartford police, states “We've been arresting her for years”.
She currently has a 4th degree larceny charge pending in Hartford regarding an earlier April 16th arrest. Her latest arrest has landed her with new charges of 5th degree larceny, 3rd degree burglary, 2nd degree criminal mischief, and possession of burglar's tools.
Lysenko is currently being held on $500,000 bail.
Although most theft offenders don't return to court again and again like Ms. Lysenko seems to, it isn't all that uncommon to see someone appear and reappear for similar charges. Unfortunately, the more times you appear before a judge, the less lenient they are likely to be if you are convicted and appear in court for sentencing.
If you are caught up in the legal system again, facing new charges, you need all the help you can get.
Some offenses have progressively harsher sentences for multiple offenses actually written into the law. DUI charges are a good example of this, getting stricter with each subsequent count.
Regardless of what the charge is, I may be able to help. I may be able to negotiate a plea agreement with the prosecution regarding your potential sentence. Depending on the case, I may even be able to get the charges against you dropped altogether.
If you are facing charges in Connecticut criminal courts, call me today for a free consultation.