What It Means to Be Charged with Possession with Intent to Sell in CT

Being caught in possession of illegal drugs is certainly a crime, but, you can count on being penalized more severely if it’s found you intended to distribute them.

The War on Drugs is the heart of a historic push for high penalties when convicted of selling drugs. It was meant to cut off the supply at its source decades ago, and are still on the law books today.

Connecticut is no different; the War on Drugs affected the laws here, [...]

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Will Surveillance Technology Lead to More CT Burglary Charges in 2020?

Technology continues to march forward in every industry, and that includes surveillance. 2020 will see new and interesting developments in how technology is used to keep people and their belongings safe.

New kinds of surveillance should help the police curtail burglary, or at least be a catalyst to more burglary charges in Connecticut.

These new technologies make use of cloud computing and crowdsourcing. In general, the current surveillance trend is to increase the number of cameras and increase connectivity. The [...]

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An Overview of Misdemeanor Classes in Connecticut

Connecticut recently brought misdemeanors into the limelight with their decision to lower a significant number of drug charges from felonies to misdemeanors.

This is good news for those facing charges for minor crimes, including drug possession. The change significantly increases the number of charges that Connecticut now considers misdemeanor crimes.

The bipartisan effort to pass this new legislation comes behind a larger movement to save Connecticut tax dollars by rethinking how we handle low-level, nonviolent drug offenders.

So how are [...]

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When Misdemeanors are Elevated to Felonies in Connecticut

Each state has its own criminal justice system – Connecticut is no different. The state’s legislative body passes laws that regulate conduct and specifies the penalties that a judge can – or must – impose when an individual violates or breaks a law. This set of laws is called a penal code.

Most states, including Connecticut, sort crimes into the following three categories:

Infractions: Offenses that usually aren’t very serious and involve low-level misconduct, such as traffic violations. Punishment typically[...]
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