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What is a Motion to Suppress Evidence in a Criminal Case?

Many criminal cases are won or lost before the defendant even sets foot in the courtroom. To prove a defendant guilty, the prosecutor must establish every element of the charge, beyond a reasonable doubt. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can im… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
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How to Handle an Alleged Probation Violation

Probation is a common sentence, especially for a first-time offender who committed a relatively minor offense. A judge may sentence a defendant to probation instead of sending them to jail. If you were sentenced to probation, you must follow the term… Read More
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Categories: Probation Violation
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Self-Defense Laws in Connecticut

Self-defense is one of the most common defenses to charges of assault and battery. It is an affirmative defense, which means you acknowledge that you committed the allegedly criminal acts but are telling the court your use of force was justified to p… Read More
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Difference Between a Protective Order vs. Restraining Order

Courts issue protective orders and restraining orders to protect victims of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. The orders require that one person stay away from and not have contact with another person and their family. Someone who viol… Read More
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Categories: Domestic Violence
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How To Avoid Holiday DUIs

The holiday season is a busy time filled with shopping, year-end work events, and parties with family and friends. Every year, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, Connecticut police officers work to reduce the prevalence of holiday drunk driving trage… Read More
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Categories: DUI
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What To Ask in a Meeting with a Personal Injury Attorney

When an accident causes personal injuries, you may find yourself in pain, facing mounting medical bills, and losing income because you are unable to work. You may know you need to hire a personal injury lawyer but may feel intimidated and worry that… Read More
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Categories: Personal Injury
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What to Do if You're Arrested

Getting arrested is a scary and traumatic experience. Being placed under arrest is a confusing and high-stress situation, and it can be challenging to know what to do. Understanding your rights and knowing what to do if you’re arrested can help min… Read More
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Categories: Defense Advice
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Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer

One of the first questions people ask when they have been charged with a crime is whether they should hire a criminal defense lawyer. Hiring a lawyer may seem expensive. Some people think they can handle their cases themselves or that their criminal… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
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Should A Defendant Testify at Trial?

When you have been accused of a crime, it is natural to want to defend yourself and explain why you are innocent. So when people ask, “Should a defendant testify at trial?” many are surprised to learn that, in all but a few limited circumstances,… Read More
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Categories: Defense Advice
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What To Do If You’ve Been Charged with Drug Possession in CT

Connecticut drug possession charges are serious. A conviction carries severe penalties, including fines, a driver’s license suspension, and jail time. To give yourself the best chance of beating drug possession charges and avoiding some of the hars… Read More
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Categories: Drug Charges