Connecticut Offers Pretrial Diversion Programs for These Crimes

While the criminal justice system in Connecticut is certainly designed to administer punitive measures upon those who commit crimes, courts recognize that many offenders aren’t career criminals – they simply made a mistake.

To help those that find themselves charged with non-violent crimes for the first time, Connecticut offers a second chance through pretrial diversion programs.

These programs address a variety of criminal issues and can help keep your criminal record clean. Here’s what you need to know about taking [...]

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Quarantined? Remember, All CT Crimes Can Qualify as Domestic Violence

 

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the everyday lives of people all over the world. One of the biggest changes? The government’s request for citizens to “shelter in place.”

Essentially, this kind of order calls for limited time outside your home to essential activities like work, medical appointments, or to get groceries.

Naturally, families and partners are spending more time together than ever and people are stressed. This can be a recipe for disaster sometimes, and worst-case scenario? [...]

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Factors Contributing to Common Connecticut Juvenile Crimes

It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. When it comes to juvenile crimes in Connecticut, that village can also contribute to a whole set of risk factors to a child’s choices to participate in criminal behavior.

So, though writing off juvenile crime as youthful indiscretions are quite tempting, understand things are much more complicated than that.

Decades of research have identified a number of consistent risk factors contributing to some of the most common juvenile [...]

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Are Penalties for Robbery Different Than Burglary in CT? Not Really

The question of what is burglary vs. robbery is one that is often asked by the uninitiated. It is easy to confuse the two and different states around the country often have different laws and definitions. Many view robberies as a far more severe crime than burglaries.

While the state of Connecticut maintains different legal definitions for robbery and burglary, on the other hand, the courts typically view them as nearly identical when it comes to sentencing.

This is why [...]

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