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Category: Criminal Procedure

Five Things You Must Know if You’re Arrested in Connecticut

1. IF YOU ARE ARRESTED, YOU MUST BE READ YOUR MIRANDA WARNING BEFORE BEING QUESTIONED BY POLICE.

Most people have heard of a Miranda warning, which is based on a U.S. Supreme Court case from the late 1960s, Miranda vs. Arizona. Once arrested, but before being questioned, police are required to inform you that: (1) you have the right to remain silent, (2) anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law, (3) you [...]

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Connecticut Grants Greater Privacy for Juvenile Felony Trials

Juvenile Crimes

A stark separation between juvenile and adult defendants, the laws governing crimes committed by underage offenders have always allowed for greater privacy.

These are the laws that protect a minor’s name from being shared in the media and other public forums, for instance, when they’ve committed a juvenile offense.

So what happens when a juvenile offender has committed a felony?

Normally, these charges are processed as if the juvenile were an adult, which, in some cases, can nullify the privacy [...]

Connecticut Offers Pretrial Diversion Programs for These Crimes

Pretrial Alcohol Education Program (PAEP) | Pretrial Diversion Programs | Family Violence Education Program (FVEP) | Accelerated Rehabilitation (AR)

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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