Criminal Law

How Having a Criminal Record Can Affect Your Finances

by Field Law Office, LLC |Criminal Charges, Criminal Law

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… Read More

Accelerated Rehab and Diversion Programs in Connecticut

by Field Law Office, LLC |Alcohol, Criminal, Criminal Charges, Criminal Law, Drugs

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… Read More

What to Do If Your Child Is Arrested

by Field Law Office, LLC |Arrest, Criminal, Criminal Charges, Criminal Law, Juvenile

It’s a phone call no parent ever wants to get: a call from the police saying their child has been arrested. When your son or daughter is in jail, you need to know what to do. If you’re in this… Read More

Connecticut Persistent Offender Laws

by Field Law Office, LLC |Criminal Charges, Criminal Law

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… Read More

Exonerated Seek Compensation from State

by Field Law Office, LLC |Criminal Law, Prison

Two men are seeking monetary compensation from the state of Connecticut for the years they spent behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit. The claims filed with the claims commissioner will, in a sense, test the new Connecticut compensation for… Read More

Will Connecticut Be Next To End Death Penalty?

by Field Law Office, LLC |Criminal Law

A few weeks ago the Judiciary Committee voted to repeal the death penalty. It wasn’t the first time the committed passed such a bill along, but last time it was vetoed by the governor. Now, reports are stating there’s a… Read More

Monitoring Connecticut Criminals – Flaws in the System

by Field Law Office, LLC |Criminal, Criminal Law

The process of monitoring convicted criminals released on parole in Connecticut has serious limitations and flaws. The monitoring by Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) tracking costs Connecticut taxpayers nearly a million dollars a year for the technology systems and monitoring of… Read More

Connecticut Working to Enhance Penalties for Violent Crimes

by Field Law Office, LLC |Criminal Charges, Criminal Law

The Connecticut State Senate has been working on enhancements and new laws to toughen penalties for violent crimes, as well as provide additional funding for law enforcement activities. Under the propose legislation, multiple offense violent crime maximum penalties would automatically… Read More

Proposed Three Strikes Laws in CT

by Field Law Office, LLC |Criminal Law

There are three separate proposed laws in the Connecticut legislature that would enact a “so-called” three strikes law. The bills, working their way through the Connecticut lawmaking progress, would require a person convicted of 3 separate violent felonies to be… Read More

Proposed reforms to Connecticut Criminal Justice procedures

by Field Law Office, LLC |Criminal Law

Connecticut lawmakers, and Governor Jodi Rell have proposed changes to how criminal justice is administered in the state. Among the reforms proposed are: Improved Criminal Lineup and Identification Procedures. Witnesses should be provided with improved lineup arrays, where the officers… Read More

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