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What Are The Penalties for DUI Hit And Run Charges?

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious crime. So is a hit and run. If you leave the scene of an accident to avoid a DUI charge, you will likely be charged with at least two crimes: one for the hit and run and another for the DUI. If you were… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense, DUI
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How A Lawyer Can Help With Home Invasion Charges

Connecticut’s home invasion law provides zero tolerance for breaking and entering into an occupied home with the intent to commit a felony. Penalties for a Connecticut home invasion conviction are severe and include a 10-year mandatory minimum jail… Read More
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Defenses to DUI Charges

Many people facing DUI charges in Connecticut mistakenly believe that they should just plead guilty, accept their punishment, and get on with their life. They do not realize that it is possible to beat a DUI charge and that a lawyer can work to reduc… Read More
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Categories: Defense Advice, DUI
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Miranda Rights: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

In 1966, the United States Supreme Court decided Miranda v. Arizona and set a precedent that would affect arrests and criminal prosecutions for decades to come. Ernesto Miranda was a laborer who in 1963 was accused of kidnapping and rape. After his a… Read More
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Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

Any Connecticut drug crime is serious and carries the possibility of mandatory drug treatment, jail time, and hefty fines. But depending on the type and amount of illegal substance in your possession, you could be charged with possession with intent… Read More
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Challenging BAC Test Results in a Connecticut DUI

If you were stopped and arrested for a DUI in Connecticut, you were asked to submit to a test to determine your Blood Alcohol Concentration, or “BAC.” The results of this test will be one of the most important pieces of evidence in your DUI case.… Read More
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Categories: DUI
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Felony Drug Charges

Penalties for felony drug charges in Connecticut are severe. A conviction can mean a lengthy prison sentence and substantial fines. Allegations that you committed a drug crime are intimidating, and the stakes are high. If you are under investigation… Read More
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Categories: Drug Charges
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Increase in Connecticut Car Theft Crimes Creates Outcry, New Task Force

There has been a dramatic increase in Connecticut car thefts, and arrests, in 2020. Lawmakers and researchers debate the causes of these increases. However, for those charged with auto theft, the biggest question is not how many crimes occurred, but… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense, Theft
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Connecticut Adds Investigative Subpoena to Legislature

Connecticut criminal defendants never have to help the police build a case against them. But a new law passed by the Connecticut legislature adds investigative subpoena powers for prosecutors and local authorities in specific situations. Find out whe… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
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"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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