Penalties for Disorderly Conduct in Connecticut

Penalties for Disorderly Conduct in Connecticut

The penalties for disorderly conduct in Connecticut are not to be taken lightly. If you have been charged with a disorderly conduct crime, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away. Attorney Erin Field will be your personal advocate through the criminal justice system. Contact Field Law Office to schedule a consultation. […]

Chemical Testing Laws in Connecticut

Chemical Testing Laws

If you drive a vehicle at any given time in Connecticut, you are giving your implied consent to be tested for your breath, urine, or blood. This chemical testing will determine what your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is. If you do not comply, you are breaking the law and will face penalties. Erin Field is […]

How Having a Criminal Record Can Affect Your Finances

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Almost every adult in the United States could theoretically be charged with committing a federal crime, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Because the average American isn’t well-versed in state and federal law, people sometimes don’t even realize when they’ve potentially committed a felony. However, being convicted of a crime can have […]

So You Think You Want a Fake ID?

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TV and movies have long made a joke of minors using fake IDs to purchase alcohol and cigarettes or gain access to “adults only” establishments like casinos and bars. A story in the Hartford Courant covered the widespread use of fake identification by college students in Connecticut, where local counterfeit operations and foreign companies online […]

Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault

Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault

As many as 10 percent of sexual assault allegations that are filed are false reports, a report by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) found. Refuting allegations of sexual assault can be challenging for many reasons. For one, because most encounters happen in private, the statements made by either party often cannot be corroborated […]

Accelerated Rehab and Diversion Programs in Connecticut

Accelerated Rehab and Diversion Programs in Connecticut

In Connecticut, “accelerated rehabilitation” is a diversion program that allows people charged with less serious crimes to avoid convictions by completing specific court requirements such as completion of rehabilitation programs. A person needs to apply for the Accelerated Pretrial Rehabilitation Program (AR). A prosecutor may even recommend it, but acceptance is not automatic. You need […]

Connecticut Persistent Offender Laws

Connecticut Persistent Offender Laws

Also known as “three strikes law,” Connecticut has enhanced punishments for people convicted of three of the same or similar offenses. In most states that recognize this doctrine which goes back to the 1990’s, the meaning has more to do with repeating serious violent felonies and required lengthy sentences that go along with those felonies. In Connecticut, […]

Helping People Accused of Crimes in Connecticut

Helping People Accused of Crimes in Connecticut

Career Professionals If you are like many of my clients, you have a good job, own a home, and possibly have a family. I will listen to your concern involving your job and family and assist you with positive strategies in these areas. The last thing you should do is risk any of these things […]

Sexting/Child Pornography Reform for Children

SextingChild Pornography Reform for Children

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 […]