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 more…]
A Hamden man is facing multiple charges after taking to his Xbox LIVE profile to posts threatening messages. The 23 year old man was free on bond at the time the comments were posted and directed at a former friend.
The situation allegedly began last year in New Haven when the duo was pulled over. At that time the suspect was driving and a weapon was found underneath the passenger seat. The passenger told police the weapon was the driver’s and that he had witnessed him stash the gun there.
Following that incident the driver was charged with gun and drug possession while the passenger got off without any charges. Freed on $75,000 bail, the suspect took to the online gaming network to voice his frustrations.
The suspect is alleged to have said things like “Rats die slow” and “I wouldn’t laugh 2 much U a dead man walking” according to the New Haven Register. He turned himself over to police on the new charges just a few days ago.
Now, the young man faces additional charges of tampering with a witness, intimidating a witness, and two counts of second degree harassment. For these charges, his bail is now set at $50,000 and he is due back in court on April 30.
The two harassment charges alone could get him a total of 6 months in jail and $1000 in fines. Add these to the tampering charges and the drug and weapons charges from the earlier date and this gamer is looking at some serious penalties for his reported mistakes.
It’s not unusual for someone to face multiple criminal charges at once. Often, when a criminal offense is believed to have been committed there are several criminal statutes that apply. On one hand, however, the multiple charges make good bargaining tools for attorneys during plea negotiations.
If you are facing criminal charges and overwhelmed at the stakes mounting against you, call me today. An aggressive defense attorney can make a huge difference in court.
Three young men are facing charges related to a MAC 10 firearm they were found to be in possession of this week. This after two of their associates were killed in the past month in gang related shootings.
Twenty three year old Travon Clark, Gregory Hughes, and 27 year old Jeffrey Daniels were found in the parking lot of the Marina Village housing complex riding in a Mazda without a license plate. Police stopped the vehicle for this reason and found the .45 caliber machine pistol in the back seat.
Bridgeport police were originally called to the scene for suspicion of drug activity but failed to find such activity taking place.
Once they got the men out of the vehicle, the weapon was easily seen, reportedly sticking out of a bag on the floor of the back seat. According to this Connecticut Post article the MAC 10 was loaded and ready to be used.
The men involved are suspected of being associated with the “Stack Boys” or the “South Side Crew”. Ronald Miley, shot and killed in September, and another shooting victim from just last week were said to be acquaintances of the men, leading police to jump to the assumption that these men were prepared for retaliation of sorts.
All three young men are facing charges of weapons in a motor vehicle and interfering with police. Hughes and Daniels face the additional charge of criminal possession of a firearm. A woman is also facing charges for trying to move the vehicle before the gun could be recovered.
When you are facing felony charges, whether related to a weapon or not, you have to know your criminal history will come in to play. If the court has seen you before you will need an attorney to assist you in convincing the court you deserve another chance.
The chance of the judge being lenient on your case is significantly improved if this is your first criminal charge.
If you are facing any sort of criminal charge in the Connecticut courts, you need an aggressive defense attorney to ensure your side is heard. Contact me today to discuss what happened on the date of your arrest and to get some free legal advice.