• With the relaxation of marijuana laws across the country, more people are using electronic scales to roll and package marijuana for personal use.

  • The problem is that when you possess more than a ½ ounce of marijuana, along with scales and plastic baggies in your home or dorm room, you risk getting arrested in Connecticut for Operating a Drug Factory under CGS 21a-277(c).
  • An arrest for Operating a Drug Factory exposes you to 7 years of jail, and almost guaranteed expulsion from UConn, Yale, Quinnipiac, or any other Connecticut college or university.
  • As any top Connecticut drug crimes lawyer knows, the key to defending Connecticut Drug Factory arrests is drug treatment and proving that you are not a career drug dealer.

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  • Trump’s executive privilege allows him to decline an interview with Robert Mueller’s FBI Russian collusion investigation.

  • Executive privilege is the power of the President of the United States to withhold information from Congress, the courts, and the public.
  • Trump can even invoke his executive privilege if he is subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury, likely sparking an intense court battle over whether a president can be compelled to answer questions under oath.
  • Even if Trump exerts his executive privilege avoid a Mueller interview or grand jury subpoena, he can still be indicted or arrested.

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  • Shoplifting is also called larceny in Connecticut, and can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony.

  • Greenwich Avenue stores such as Sachs, LF, Splendid, Richards, and Sephora will always press charges against suspected shoplifters.
  • The seriousness of a Greenwich shoplifting and larceny arrest depends on the value of the property that is stolen.
  • Your Greenwich shoplifting arrest report and mug shot will be posted on the internet, and Google, including the Greenwich Time, so talk to a top Greenwich Connecticut shoplifting lawyer who can get your arrest taken offline, asap!
  • All Greenwich Connecticut shoplifting arrests are heard in Stamford Superior Court, located at 123 Hoyt Street in Stamford.

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  • Connecticut Department of Children & Families (DCF) investigators are law enforcement agents who have the power to remove your children from your home.

  • If you don’t cooperate with DCF, they can take you to court to order in-home services, drug testing, addiction counseling, and placement of your children in foster care.
  • While most DCF investigations don’t result in removal or custody proceedings, DCF involvement in your family can be scary, especially if you don’t understand the investigation process.
  • Talk to a top Connecticut DCF investigation lawyer attorney before signing any paperwork DCF puts in front of you.

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Some of the best criminal lawyers and attorneys in Stamford and Greenwich Connecticut are frequently asked the same question from people involved in nasty divorces: Is it against Connecticut law to put a GPS monitoring device in my cheating spouse’s car?

And the answer? Yes. It can be a crime, punishable by up to 6 months in jail.

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  • You have about 10 business days from your Greenwich DUI / DWI arrest to file a DMV appeal of your driver’s license suspension that can last up to 1 year.

  • Talk to a top Greenwich Connecticut criminal lawyer attorney before deciding whether you should take or refuse the breath test. For repeat offenders, the decision can make the difference between going to jail or just getting probation.
  • All Greenwich Connecticut DUI / DWI arrest reports to Stamford Superior Court.
  • Don’t go to your first court date alone. Sometimes conditions of release can be ordered such as random drug and alcohol testing, and mandatory alcohol counseling, which can interfere with your job and family obligations.
  • Having your Greenwich Connecticut DUI / DWI lawyer preserve police video surveillance and dashboard camera evidence can help you win your case.

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  • Possessing a Fake ID in Connecticut is a felony called Forgery Second Degree under CGS 53a-139.

  • You can still get arrested in Connecticut for Possessing a Fake ID / Forgery Second Degree for just having the Fake ID in your wallet, even if you don’t show the Fake ID to a police officer or bouncer!
  • Fake ID possession charges are punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
  • Before you rush into the Accelerated Rehabilitation (“AR”) program, talk to a top Connecticut criminal lawyer attorney to get the charge reduced to a misdemeanor so you can use the AR program again in the future.

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  • It can feel like 5-against-1 at your first court appearance: you versus the state’s attorney, bail commissioner, family relations officer, victim, and victim advocate.

  • Domestic violence arrests in Darien, Greenwich and Stamford Connecticut for Disorderly Conduct CGS 53a-182 all report to Stamford Superior Court on the next business morning following your arrest.
  • A hurried restraining / protective order takes place that can order you out of your home, and cut off all contact with your spouse and kids for months.
  • Conditions of release can be ordered such as random drug and alcohol testing, and mandatory GPS monitoring with an ankle bracelet.
  • Try to speak with or hire a top Stamford domestic violence criminal lawyer attorney prior to your first court appearance for a Stamford or Greenwich Disorderly Conduct arrest.

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Any top UConn criminal lawyer will tell you that one of the most common reasons UConn students are being arrested is for providing alcohol to their underage classmates. While these arrests are common at UConn, they can be a challenge to get dismissed in Rockville Superior Court where all UConn criminal arrests are litigated. And they can also get you suspended or expelled from UConn if not handled properly.

What makes these UConn alcohol possession and distribution cases so serious? They are felonies, punishable by up to 5 years in jail…

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Like it or not, there are two sides to the compelling #metoo movement. On the one hand, the courage of sexual harassment victims speaking up and calling out perpetrators or workplace sexual harassment and abuse will almost certainly create a safer working environment for our children.

But there’s also been an undercurrent of frivolous, meritless and criminal extortion attempts at profiting from the #metoo movement in Connecticut, with false claims and accusations of sexual harassment in Connecticut companies being lodged against innocent executives, solely for the purpose of scaring them into six and seven-figure settlements.

Some opportunists have tried to ride the coattails of legitimate sexual harassment cases, but the reality is that their cases are nothing more than consensual workplace affairs and relationships, dressed up as sexual harassment lawsuits by lawyers who claims to be top Connecticut sexual harassment lawyers.

So before you start panicking and paying off accusers, first figure out if you’re even at risk of getting sued in Connecticut for sexual harassment.

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