Pretrial Diversion Programs: When CT Drug Charges Stem from Addiction

A drug charge on someone’s criminal record doesn’t tell the full story of their relationship with controlled substances. These charges don’t show why a person was caught with drugs, or how long they may have been trying to stay off of them.

Months or years behind bars doesn’t always seem like the best solution to help people with addiction stay sober. That’s why Connecticut has pretrial diversion programs for first-time or low-level offenders who need help, not punishment.

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Beyond the Criminal Penalties of Connecticut Family Violence

An accusation of family violence should never be taken lightly. Even if someone isn’t accused in a criminal court, civil courts can impose plenty of penalties for family violence in Connecticut. These penalties can and will follow a person for life, making regular activities difficult.

Family violence is broader than you might think. Connecticut defines family violence as “an event between family or household members that either causes physical injury or creates fear that physical injury is about to happen.” [...]

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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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