Very few things can be more devastating as a parent than having your son be wrongfully, and publicly, accused of rape.  I’ve defended Greenwich Connecticut rape investigations for over 15 years and even if your son is cleared, the stigma from the investigation can be life-changing if it’s not handled properly. And I’m just talking about accusations, not even arrests.   

Some of the best Greenwich Connecticut criminal lawyers are seeing a surge of rape accusation cases among hard-partying millennials, where accusations and insinuations of rape, sex assault, or aggressive sexual behavior, are being published online—often anonymously—and specifically on social media.   

As a result, reputations of Greenwich, Darien and Stamford teenagers and college students are being permanently tarnished without any accountability for the accusers. 

So if your son is being accused of rape or sex assault in Greenwich, keep reading to learn how you can take immediate action, work with a lawyer to prevent an arrest, and restore your son’s reputation. 

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Some of the best boarding schools in the country can be found in Connecticut: Choate Rosemary Hall, the Taft School, Hotchkiss, Loomis Chaffee and the Kent School.

But if your child is being accused of rape or sex assault at any of these Connecticut boarding schools, you need to protect them from criminal and civil penalties as soon as you learn about the accusations. Not only is their professional reputation at stake, but their freedom is as well if the accusations rise to a criminal level.

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As many of the best Connecticut child pornography criminal lawyers and attorneys know, a typical child pornography prosecution can start like this:

6 in the morning there’s a loud knock at your door.

At least 5-7 Connecticut police officers or FBI agents are at your front door with a search warrant signed by a Connecticut judge, authorizing these officers to enter your home and to seize and search all of your computers, iPads, iphones and other electronic devices. They can and will take everything they want (even your children’s electronics and hardware)—at their sole discretion—and will usually confine you to a room or allow you to leave after they search you.

This is the typical Possession of Child Pornography search warrant scenario in Connecticut, and top Connecticut child porn lawyers and attorneys are seeing enforcement dialed up as child porn sharing technology over the internet escalates.

So if you’re the target a Connecticut child pornography search warrant or investigation, keep reading to learn how to best protect yourself and your family.
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There’s a severe-sounding felony drug crime being charged in Connecticut called “Operating a Drug Factory.”

The irony here—and what flummoxes even some of the best criminal lawyers & attorneys in Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport—is that you don’t need to operate a so-called “factory” (or even a lemonade stand) to get pinched for this serious felony crime.

All it takes is a bit of weed and a scale, or even a box of Ziploc plastic baggies.  Keep reading to learn how to push back on this frequently over-charged crime.
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There’s one thing we can all agree on – the millenials know how to use the internet. 

And as the best criminal lawyers at UConn, Quinnipiac and Yale know all too well, these millenials know how to scour the internet to find some very authentic Fake IDs and driver’s licenses.

The problem is that neither these Connecticut college kids—nor their parents who turned a blind eye to their kids carrying around Fake IDs in Connecticut—have any idea that merely possessing a Fake ID in your wallet is considered a felony Forgery Second Degree arrest per CGS 53a-139 at UConn, Yale, Quinnipiac or in any other Connecticut city or town.

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Hard to believe, but spanking your child in certain circumstances can get you arrested for a felony in Connecticut.

Many of the best Greenwich, Wilton and Stamford Connecticut criminal lawyers and attorneys routinely see felony Connecticut Risk of Injury arrests under CGS 53-21 when parents go a little bit too far in physically disciplining their children.

While spanking, slapping your child, or hitting them with a belt are not automatically against the law in Connecticut, it can and does lead to felony Risk of Injury arrests in Connecticut when the discipline leaves a temporary mark or bruise.

So if you’ve been arrested in Connecticut for Risk of Injury for spanking or physically disciplining your child (often called corporal punishment by the courts and top Connecticut criminal lawyers), keep reading to learn if and how to get these charges dismissed quickly and cost-effectively.

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I saw this sign in Fairfield Connecticut last week.

It’s part of Connecticut law enforcement’s campaign targeted for parents and nannies and babysitters who leave children unsupervised in the car.

Believe it or not, it’s a crime in Fairfield County Connecticut to leave your child unsupervised in a car—often a misdemeanor and sometimes even charged as a felony. Even worse, many of the best criminal attorneys and lawyers in Fairfield, Greenwich and Stamford Connecticut are seeing mug shots for people arrested for Unsupervised Child in Car plastered all over the internet, causing them embarrassment and headaches in their professional and personal lives.

Here’s how to start getting your case dismissed and how to get your Unsupervised Child in Car arrest off the internet and Google…

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Another dick pic case walked into my office last week. Apparently it’s the new normal.

It makes so much sense when you look at it from a generational perspective. You’ve got the millenials (those born between the 80s and late 90s).   During their teenaged and college years, the millenials texted, sexted, online dated, and were much more sexually liberated than their parents. They just had much more access to sex and its participants. Their smartphones, coupled with internet hookup sites (and reruns of the Jersey Shore) accelerated the entire hookup process.

And in lieu of foreplay or “wining and dining” (expect cross eyes from any millennial if you mention either of these concepts)–a sexy Snapchat photo coupled with a 140-character flirty message was all it took to seal the deal or let them know you cared after the hookup.

Now the millenials are all grown up and are in the working world. And from what I’m seeing in my Connecticut sexual harassment cases, they are driving the Gen Xers—especially the divorce (and married) guys out of their minds!

And that’s where the dick pic problem comes in…

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Over the past 3 weeks of the Bill Cosby trial, my clients and many of the top criminal lawyers in Stamford and Greenwich have asked me if I think he will be found guilty of the sexual assault of Temple University employee back in 2004. The clients don’t quite understand how the police could arrest him now…13 years later…for something the police investigated in 2005.

My answer is and has always been: No. He will walk. He will not be found guilty.

Getting arrested in a small town like Wilton Connecticut causes professional and personal embarrassment. After you’ve been booked, fingerprinted and photographed by the Wilton Police—no matter which crime you’re arrested for in Wilton—the Wilton Police will then release your mug shot and an arrest report summary to local online news websites like the Wilton Bulletin.

So it is possible to get your Wilton Connecticut arrest dismissed quickly?

If you’re a first time offender, then usually it is, but you’ll need to act quickly to get prepared for your first court date. Here’s some info to get started…

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