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Category: Violent Crimes

Not All Violent Crimes Are Separated By Degree in CT

Not all states have the same penalties for the same crime. Not all states classify crimes in the same way, either. There is one thing that everyone can agree on, though: murder is the most serious crime and always comes with the stiffest penalties.

Taking another person’s life is undoubtedly regarded as more severe than taking their property, trafficking large amounts of drugs, or running a fraudulent company. In particular, not all states classify murder in the same way.

That [...]

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Don’t Let Your Holiday Celebrating End in Charges of CT Assault

Holidays always involve lots of time with family and friends, sometimes lots of alcohol, and often lots of stress…and most of the time, all goes fine!

Still, there are situations when stress and alcohol consumption cause even the best of friends or closest of family members to fight.

If you’ve been there before, then you know for sure, there’s nothing worse than a holiday that is supposed to be filled with joy and good cheer end with assault charges against [...]

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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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