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Category: Drug Possession

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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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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“A nine-minute investigation”: Client acquitted of 10 counts of child sexual assault

Criminal Law | Felonies | Sex Crimes

A Middlesex Judicial District jury acquitted our client of 10 counts of child sexual assault on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The jury reached their verdict after five days of trial and approximately nine hours of deliberation.

This client was acquitted of 10 felony counts of sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor stemming from a 2019 arrest.

“[My client] maintained his innocence from day one and we are extremely pleased that justice prevailed in this case” said Attorney [...]

Shoplifting Crimes Rise As More Connecticut Residents Put On Masks

Shoplifting / Retail Theft

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, people are doing what they can to stay safe. In many places, including Connecticut, that means wearing a mask when out in public.

The problem is that enterprising thieves are using this to their advantage. In fact, one Connecticut couple went on an eight-day crime spree using masks and surgical gloves to evade recognition as they robbed convenience stores and gas stations.

No matter the circumstances, shoplifting is a crime that is harshly punished in Connecticut. [...]

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