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Month: February 2018

Voting Rights: How Felony Convictions Affect Your Ability to Participate in Elections

Many people mistakenly believe that ex-offenders are not allowed to ever vote again; that their right to vote has been permanently taken away because of their conviction.  However, this is not the case.  Many states automatically restore voting rights upon completion of your sentence – including Connecticut.

Voting is a constitutional right, and it’s your civic duty to play an integral role in the democratic process.  It’s one of the highest forms of citizenship. Cynicism aside, voting is the participation [...]

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Thinking about Shoplifting Holiday Gifts? So Are Connecticut Police

Shoplifting / Retail Theft

The holidays are ripe for possibilities. With crowded stores, careless shoppers, and overwhelmed store owners, it may seem too easy to pocket those gifts you can’t quite afford.

Resist the temptation, though. You might feel like your actions will get lost in the hustle and bustle, but store security and law enforcement officials are on high alert this time of year… and they’re looking to catch anyone that they even think could be shoplifting.

CT Police Are Increasing Their Efforts

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What Acts in Connecticut Can Get You on the Sex Offender Registry?

Sex Offender Registry | Sex Crimes

Being convicted of a sex crime in Connecticut is already difficult enough — especially when facing friends and family. As a part of your sentence, you may have even been required to register as a sex offender.

There are a wide variety of acts that can land you on the CT sex offender registry, and those crimes are grouped into three main categories: sexual violence, sex crimes involving minors, and non-violent offenses.

Let’s take a look at some of the [...]

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