A proposal before the Connecticut legislature would correct an inconsistency that would allow 12-year-olds who shared inappropriate photos to be charged with felony child pornography, where a 13-year-old or older could only be charged with a misdemeanor crime of sexting.
House Bill 6002 would correct the oversight of the reform bill “An Act Concerning Sexting” passed in 2010 by the Senate and the House of Representatives in General Assembly, and signed by the Governor. The update would simply change the language from those between 13 and 18 years of age, to all children under 18. Read the rest of this entry »
How Do I Prove the Other Person Caused My Motorcycle Accident?
CT Attorney Erin Field explains
You probably already know that in state of Connecticut only riders under 18 are required to wear a helmet on a motorcycle. Many adult riders never wear one, but did you know some insurance companies will try to convince you that you were negligent in not wearing one and you can’t recover compensation?
Can a Motorcyclist Without a Helmet Bring an Accident Claim?
CT Lawyer Erin Field explains
What Can Happen If You Drive a Motorcycle Without a License?
Did you know that Connecticut has a separate license for motorcycles?
You have been charged with possession, cultivation, or distribution of drugs in Connecticut and suddenly your career and entire future are put on the line. You are facing the risk of spending years in jail and being forced to pay significant fines. What may have seemed like a minor offense, and in fact is considered a minor offense in many states, has left you facing serious consequences that you may not have even realized you were at risk for. In these cases, you need a strong defense to help you with your case. Read the rest of this entry »
Have you been accused of a gun charge in Hartford or another city in Connecticut? If so, you may be facing significant jail time and hefty fines. Being convicted of a crime is simply not an option for you. If you are found guilty, you could lose your job, your family, and your future. Still, if you are confident in your innocence, you may decide to try to stand trial on your own and represent yourself. This is a bad idea. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you the victim of a crime? Is someone charged in a case in which you are the person harmed or injujred? Has someone in your family been sexually assaulted or possibly killed? If this is the case, you have the right to hire your own attorney in the state’s case against this person or people to help you deal with the court system through this difficult time. Read the rest of this entry »
As with many criminal laws, lawmakers’ heart were likely in the right place when they decided to increase criminal penalties in areas that children frequent. But the law has had unintended effects, serving to exacerbate racial disparities in the Connecticut prison system, by penalizing Hispanics and Blacks at a higher rate than their counterparts, simply because of where they live. Read the rest of this entry »