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Category: Drug Trafficking

Your Guide to Drug Trafficking Charges in Connecticut

The War on Drugs is still raging, although the focus of law enforcement officers has shifted over the decades.

With opiate deaths at record highs, more arrests have been made in connection to heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs. If you live in the Waterbury area, you might have heard about one of these big arrests.

New Haven Family Runs Drug Trafficking Ring Throughout County

In late October, 15 people were arrested in connection to a family-run trafficking ring that distributed [...]

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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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