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Category: Domestic Violence

People Think Domestic Violence in CT Rises During the Holidays – It Doesn’t

The holidays can be a stressful time. Wallets feel thinner, the weather gets colder, and you have to entertain or travel more than normal. All of this stress can feel overwhelming. Flipping on the news to hear stressful statistics doesn’t help either.

Every year, it seems like the news talks about how the holidays bring out the worst in domestic abusers. They warn that domestic violence spikes during the holidays, linking end-of-year stress and increased partying to more incidents.

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

Burglary | Robbery/Burglary | Theft Crimes

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 [...]

CT Sex Crime Convictions Equal More Than Just Criminal Penalties

Sex Crimes | Sex Offender Registry

Being convicted of any crime is, in its own right, something that is bound to follow you long after you’ve done your time. That being said, research suggests there are certain convictions that seem to be viewed far more negatively in society…and for much longer.

Sex crimes are among the worst. This is because while, yes, there are legal penalties attached to sex crime convictions, there are also significant social penalties.

The unique and unparalleled stigma surrounding sex crime convictions [...]

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