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Is Self-Checkout Theft A Felony?

Self-checkout lanes have been around for decades. They rose to prominence in the early 2000s as stores sought to lower labor costs during a period of economic recession. Today, self-checkout lanes are everywhere. While they have helped retailers addr… Read More
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Who Is At Fault in a Pedestrian Accident?

In Connecticut and across the country, injuries to pedestrians hit by cars and other motor vehicles are on the rise. The injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident are often severe, given that pedestrians are unprotected and are struck by a vehicle… Read More
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Is The Driver Or Uber Responsible In A Rideshare Accident?

Passengers injured in a Connecticut car accident are entitled to compensation. But if you were injured as a passenger while using a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft, recovering compensation after a car accident claim can be more difficult. Like al… Read More
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What To Do When You’re Charged With Failure To Appear

Failure to appear in court is a separate criminal charge you could face if you have been charged with a crime and miss a court date. Once you are caught and charged, you will face possible jail time. In addition, the judge will be more likely to impo… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
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How Do False Memories Affect Criminal Cases?

Witness testimony plays a key role in many criminal cases. Yet eyewitness testimony can be surprisingly unreliable. This can be difficult to accept, as most people have strong emotional associations with memories of their life experiences. Yet even p… Read More
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I Was Hit By An Aggressive Driver: Now What?

We have all seen a driver misbehaving: tailgating, sudden braking, weaving in and out of traffic, passing illegally, and other transgressions. But what happens when lousy driving goes too far and causes an accident? If you were hit by someone driving… Read More
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Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries After a Car Accident

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a type of head injury that disrupts normal brain function. Between 1.5 and 2 million Americans suffer from TBI every year, and more than 700,000 of those will experience long-term disability as a result. TBI can res… Read More
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How A Drug Recognition Expert Is Used In DUI Cases

When a driver appears to be intoxicated but there is no evidence that they have consumed alcohol, police may call in a drug recognition expert (DRE) to assess whether the driver is under the influence of drugs. The DRE will conduct an assessment that… Read More
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Ignition Interlock Violations in CT

Avoidance or Tampering With An Ignition Interlock In Violation of 14-227k One of the most common requirements after a Connecticut DUI charge is the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device, or IID. If you are required to have an IID ins… Read More
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Is Receiving Stolen Property A Crime?

The general concept of theft is straightforward: if you take something that does not belong to you, you have committed the crime of theft. But you can also be charged with a theft crime if you acquire goods that were stolen or unlawfully obtained. Th… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense, Theft