Many of the top Greenwich, Wilton and Norwalk Connecticut criminal lawyers and attorneys understand that not every evading responsibility / hit and run necessarily escalates to an arrest. If you accidentally bumped or made contact with another car, or caused property damage, and then left the scene of the accident, then it’s possible you can avoid getting arrested in Connecticut for Evading Responsibility under CGS 14-224.

You just need a little finesse, need to be pro-active, and need the help of any of the best Connecticut Evading Responsibility criminal lawyers…

Many of the best Storrs and Rockville Connecticut criminal law firms frequently see teenagers and college students get arrested by UConn police for petty crimes like marijuana possession, Fake IDs, marijuana possession and alcohol distribution. It’s hard to believe that the UConn Police Department would actually waste police resources on prosecuting these “quality of life” crimes, but if you ask any top UConn criminal defense attorney, they can confirm that not only are these crimes regularly prosecuted, but they are also causing good, hard-working UConn students to get suspended and expelled.

So before going to Rockville Superior Criminal Court alone to fight your UConn arrest, check out our in-depth UConn arrest page, and then give a quick read to these 3 tips below that can hopefully help you during your UConn Police Department arrest and school discipline hearing…

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The top Stamford and Greenwich Connecticut criminal lawyers and attorneys always expect a spike in phone calls around Halloween time. Between the Halloween parties, mischief night, and of course, this year’s creepy “clown” scare, there’s sure to be increased vigilance, police activity and aggressive enforcement of Greenwich, Stamford and Darien Connecticut’s DUI / DWI and vandalism laws.

But what about the Connecticut crime of criminal mischief? And how can you make sure your child is not arrested in Connecticut for felony or misdemeanor criminal mischief on Halloween night?

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Many of the best criminal law firms in Stamford and Norwalk Connecticut frequently see AIC orders handed out like candy in the Connecticut Criminal courts. But what is AIC? And can someone who ordered into AIC in Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk or New Canaan Connecticut get out of it quickly?

The answer: Maybe, but it’s complicated, and it was likely avoidable if you just followed 2 pointers before you set foot in court…

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Someone asked me other day what I meant by being a fan of Americana.

Apple Pie. Parades. The Big E.

Voting Booth Selfies?   Not so fast.

As the Presidential election heats up, no matter who you’re voting for, you can be sure of one thing—people will likely show up at the polls next month. Especially the millenials, equipped with their iphones and smartphones. And because many millenials can’t go to the bathroom without snapchatting or posting their every-moment, you can also be certain they will want to forever memorialize (or at least for a quick Snapchat 10 seconds) their experience in the voting booth.

But lawmakers and courts aren’t necessarily having it, as a majority of states have passed laws which protect the privacy of their voting booths from serial social media posters.

So where does Connecticut stand on the issue? Well, depends who you ask…

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New Canaan and Darien Connecticut police are dialing up their underage drinking party enforcement efforts. With school back in session, teenagers and high school students in small towns like Darien and New Canaan Connecticut are once again hanging out at night and on the weekends, sometimes experimenting with drugs and alcohol, and sometimes even with the permission and blessing of their parents.

But here’s the problem, as the best Darien & New Canaan criminal lawyers and attorneys can explain: Connecticut police and prosecutors are no longer giving out “warnings” or “slaps on the wrist” for hosting or turning a blind eye to underage drinking parties. Instead, they are arresting kids and parents, teaching them—and more importantly, teaching the communities that read about these arrests in the newspaper—about the consequences of breaking underage drinking laws by hauling them to court with 1 of 3 serious charges…
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This is my second remembrance and tribute blog posting in a week’s time. Until last week, I’ve never even considered writing one. Yet this week the legal community—as well as the Fairfield County Community as a whole—lost another remarkable legal professional, as well as a wonderful human being, to cancer: Dr. Paul Turner, a veteran forensic evaluator.

Paul—and he preferred to be called Paul rather than Dr. Turner—worked for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for 26 years, first as a forensic evaluator for 17 years, and then for 9 years as a mobile crisis evaluator. During those 26 years, he provided the Connecticut Superior Courts—the criminal, family and juvenile courts—with over 5000 forensic evaluations. During the 10 years or so that I worked with Paul, I never met a judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, divorce lawyer, or court social worker that ever questioned the integrity of a Paul Turner evaluation report.

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Gun control is a perpetual hot topic around the country, especially during this election year. And Connecticut lawmakers have joined the debate by passing legislation that seeks greater protection for Connecticut domestic violence victims when it comes to temporary restraining orders.

The issue on the table? Whether gun owners who have a temporary restraining order against them—that is, one issued by a judge before the gun owner is able to be heard in court—should have the right to possess guns and firearms while the application is pending.

Starting October 1, gun ownership by people subjected to temporary restraining orders will be illegal, and Second Amendment advocates are fuming…

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Today we lost Craig Yankwitt.   Probably one of the most warm, kind, inspiring and loyal friends I’ve ever had.

He was a tremendous lawyer—combining compassion and advocacy in a manner that set him far apart from and above his litigation colleagues.

He was one of those rare guys who was dialed into you when you were in front of him. Never checking his phone. Never looking around.  Never distracted. He was all about the person sitting right in front of him. He listened and processed and cared. Such an amazing quality of his that added to his charisma.   This was probably what made him so successful in his law practice, as well as in his trials and negotiations.

I’ve seen this same movie time and time again over the past 15 years. Kids getting arrested at Quinnipiac University and on other Connecticut college campuses. Too afraid to tell their parents. Then miserably handling the criminal court case and school discipline process on their own, causing irreparable damage to their permanent records and transcripts.

Don’t even think about making the same mistake…

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