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domestic violence definition

“Jennifer’s Law” Changes Domestic Violence Definition in Connecticut

Connecticut’s domestic violence laws already required those accused of abuse to act quickly to defend their reputation and their freedom. Now the newly adopted “Jennifer’s Law” is changing the domestic violence definition in the state’s fam… Read More
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Can I Get a DUI as the Passenger Supervisor to a Permitted Driver?

If you have a teen driver in your household, can you treat them as your personal designated driver? Parents of teenagers with youth instruction permits may be tempted to hand over the keys when they have had too much to drink. But will that be enough… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense, DUI

What To Do if You Are Served a Subpoena -- And the Penalties for Ignoring One

A subpoena can seem to come from nowhere, disrupting your life and your business. Unless you are in an industry that receives them all the time, you may not know what to do if you are served a subpoena. You may even consider simply ignoring it. But t… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
marijuana legalization

What Does the Connecticut Marijuana Legalization Mean for the State?

On July 1, 2021, Connecticut’s marijuana legalization law went into effect. But that doesn’t mean you can smoke weed anytime, anywhere. Here’s what you need to know about CT recreational marijuana use. When is Marijuana Legal in Connecticut? On… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
clean slate

Clean Slate Legislation in Connecticut

Connecticut residents with a misdemeanor or low-level felony conviction on their record have just been given a chance at a fresh start. The new Clean Slate Legislation in Connecticut will create a path to expungement and give residents an escape from… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
wrongful death

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in Connecticut

When your family has lost a loved one, time can feel irrelevant. Grief can make weeks, or even months, go by in an instant, even while moments of pain feel like they drag on forever. But if that death was caused by someone else’s negligence, time v… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
nolo contendere

What Does it Mean to Plead Nolo Contendere?

You probably know that you can choose to plead guilty or not guilty to criminal charges against you. But did you know there is a third option: nolo contendere? Find out what it means to plead this third option, and why it may be the best resolution f… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
accelerated rehabilitation

Connecticut’s Accelerated Rehabilitation Requirements

Facing your first criminal charges can be intimidating, but in many non-violent cases there is an option that will help you protect yourself and your criminal record. If you meet Connecticut’s Accelerated Rehabilitation requirements, you may be abl… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
Connecticut Marijuana

Connecticut Marijuana Laws

Use of weed or pot is gaining popularity as states across the country are relaxing the penalties for possession of marijuana. Before you light up, be sure you understand Connecticut’s marijuana laws, and what could happen if you are convicted. Is M… Read More
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Categories: Drug Charges
Reckless driving

What Does it Mean to Be Charged With Reckless Endangerment?

When one night’s bad decisions or a heated household dispute results in a criminal case, you might find reckless endangerment charges added into your case. This misdemeanor can sometimes be easy for police and prosecutors to charge and prove, but i… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense

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The legal process is often hard to understand, and in many cases seems like the cards are stacked against you. Fairfield attorney Stephen Lebedevitch brings nearly a decade of experience to his practice to ensure that you never feel like you are lost without answers. Stephen makes you feel like you are the only person in the room, even if you are in a crowd of hundreds.

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