Ask any of the best Connecticut criminal lawyers and attorneys: arrests on Connecticut college campuses like UConn, Yale, Fairfield University and Quinnipiac for sexual misconduct and drug use are more rampant than ever.

It’s an epidemic, and the problem is that college-bound students—especially male students—have no idea how to protect themselves.

So for starters, here are 3 tips to embed into your Connecticut college-bound students that will hopefully keep them safe and prevent them from being arrested at UConn, Fairfield University, Quinnipiac or any other Connecticut college or university…

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If your doctor told you that you needed surgery, or if you were diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, then you would almost always get a second opinion from another surgeon or specialist.

But what if your top Stamford or Norwalk criminal lawyer attorney tells you that you need to plead guilty to your Connecticut criminal arrest for DUI / DWI, domestic violence or any other crime? What if they recommend that you plead to a felony or do jail time? What if they want you to use a once-in-a-lifetime diversionary program like the Connecticut Accelerated Rehabilitation Program? Do you just take them at their word?

Absolutely not. Get a second opinion from any of the best Stamford, Norwalk or Bridgeport Connecticut criminal defense lawyers.

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Many of best Stamford and Norwalk Connecticut criminal defense lawyers and attorneys routinely have clients calling them in a panic because they received a letter or phone call from their local police department, informing them that a bench arrest warrant has been issued for their failure to appear in court under CGS 53a-173.

It’s a misdemeanor charge that will require you to turn yourself in at the local police station in Stamford, Greenwich, Westport or wherever you failed to appear in court in Connecticut. You will be booked, fingerprinted and your mug shot will be taken. To make matters worse, your Stamford or Norwalk Connecticut Failure to Appear arrest report will be published on the internet, possibly causing irreparable damage to your reputation.

So can anything be done to avoid an arrest in Greenwich or Stamford Connecticut for Failure to Appear in the Second Degree?

Yes, it’s possible. And it’s one of Connecticut Superior Court’s best-kept secrets…

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As any of the best Connecticut criminal lawyers who fight UConn and Fairfield University arrests understand, possessing a Fake ID in Connecticut is unfortunately a felony charge in Connecticut. It’s technically called Forgery in the Second Degree under CGS 53a-139, and we’ve seen a recent increase in arrests at UConn & Fairfield University for Fake ID possession.

The problem is that while UConn & Fairfield University Police continue to arrest students for Fake ID possession in the hopes of curbing underage drinking, they fail to appreciate that these Fake ID arrests are threatening to destroy the professional futures of the UConn and Fairfield University students whom they are making examples of by arresting them.

So what can be done? For starters, the UConn / Fairfield University student needs to be certain to get the Fake ID / Forgery dismissed and expunged off his or her record and background checks as quickly as possible…

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One of the most common defense strategies to get your Connecticut arrest for Hit and Run / Evading Responsibility arrest dismissed is using a Connecticut Diversionary Program called “Accelerated Rehabilitation” (also known as “AR”).

As any of the best criminal lawyers or attorneys in Stamford or Norwalk Connecticut will tell you, applying for—or “burning”—your AR will usually get your Connecticut arrest for Evading Responsibility under CGS 14-224 dismissed, but at what cost? And do you have any other options?

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Connecticut police are going to even greater lengths these days to bust underage drinking parties and arrest teenagers and their parents for distributing and possessing alcohol.

Many of the top criminal lawyers / attorneys in Darien, New Canaan, Wilton and Greenwich Connecticut—the smaller Connecticut towns where underage drinking parties continue to take place—are seeing more arrests, and worse, the public shaming of these teenagers and parents on the internet.   Police routinely release their names and mug shots to daily news websites, triggering an avalanche of bad press and reputation smearing.

The irony?   In spite of law enforcement’s anti-underage drinking campaigns to deter underage drinking, Connecticut police still can’t get it right…

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At the very end of last year, Uber Connecticut quietly made an announcement that has provided a boon to struggling drivers with criminal conviction records. At the same time, it’s sure to give Fairfield County parents second thoughts before they put their teenage kids in a Connecticut Uber car.

The announcement?

Uber Connecticut will now allow people with certain nonviolent criminal conviction records to drive in Connecticut, and many of the top Connecticut criminal law firms who defend and represent Uber drivers are applauding the decision as long overdue.

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For thousands of Connecticut residents and teenagers, taking the Metro North train to New York City – Grand Central Station – is a rite of passage. But for anyone who has taken Connecticut Metro North either in or out of the city, and as any of the best Connecticut Metro North criminal attorneys and lawyers know all too well, there are times when a train ride can be figuratively derailed by an unruly passenger.

So if you’ve been arrested by Metro North police on any Connecticut train ride, you should understand your rights, and know how to fight your Connecticut Metro North arrest to what will hopefully be a quick dismissal.

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Even though I’m Jewish, I love Christmas. And I love Christmas movies like Miracle on 34th Street, which inspired this week’s entry honoring Santa’s lawyer, Fred Gailey. Here’s why Attorney Gailey tops the list of best movie lawyers of all time…

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Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Connecticut usually means parties, presents, drinks, and (unfortunately) family drama, which can lead to arrests for Disorderly Conduct, CGS 53a-182 in Greenwich, Stamford and Wilton Connecticut.

So don’t let the holidays get away from you with a Disorderly Conduct arrest in Stamford or Norwalk Court. Here are 3 resolutions that may help you get your case dismissed quickly and cost-effectively…

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