Category Archives: Criminal Charges

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 […]

Connecticut Gun Charge: 3 Reasons to Avoid Self-Representation

Connecticut Gun Charge 3 Reasons to Avoid Self-Representation

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, […]

CT Lawmakers Consider Gun-Offender Registry

In a move that would mark the first of its kind, Connecticut lawmakers are weighing the creation of a gun-offender registry. The statewide registry would be similar to a sex offender registry but its data would only be available to law enforcement. Law abiding gun owners, however, are up in arms at the prospect. According […]

CT Woman Arrested On Prescription Drug Charges

Having worked in several doctor’s offices over the past four years allegedly allowed one woman to collect prescription pads and the ability to supply friends and family members with pills for their drug habits. A 37 year old Bridgeport woman is now facing charges for doing exactly that—filling many prescriptions at pharmacies across the state. […]

CT Gun Rights Advocates Eye Challenges Post Supreme Court Decision

The United States Supreme Court ruled last week that the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms in the Constitution trumped local and state laws banning guns. Although the case originated out of Chicago, where there is a hand gun ban, the ruling applies to all states and localities within the nation. Now, gun rights groups […]