• 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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Bigots and racists can now be convicted felons in Connecticut. Last month, Connecticut enacted a new law that changed the charge of intimidation based on bigotry and bias from a misdemeanor to a felony. Lawmakers also imposed new minimum fines for some hate crimes, such as burning a cross.

So if you’ve been arrested in Connecticut for Intimidation based on bigotry or bias under any CGS 53a-181 subsection, understand that the State of Connecticut can look for years of jail time if the accusations involve threats of violence against someone based on their race, religion, gender, disability or sexual orientation.

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Mixing business, romance, and sex can lead to messy situations at your job. Despite all the recent high profile sexual harassment accusations in the news (Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, etc.), having sex with your boss is not necessarily against the law in Connecticut. But as the best Connecticut sexual harassment lawyers and attorneys can explain, when the sex becomes a condition of your employment, it triggers Connecticut “hostile work environment” discrimination and retaliation laws that can protect you and your employment.

What makes these cases even messier is when your boss rapes, sexually assaults you, or gives you a sexually transmitted disease (an STD) like genital herpes or genital warts.

That’s when you may be able to sue your boss and employer for damages…

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There are thousands of Uber & Lyft of drivers in Connecticut, many who drive full-time or as a way of supplementing their income.

But what happens when an Uber or Lyft driver is arrested in Connecticut? Do they automatically lose their Uber / Lyft license to drive?

Not necessarily…
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Over 51 million Americans are going to travel over 50 miles from home this Thanksgiving. A record high…according to the American Automobile Association.

So what does this mean for Connecticut drivers? More DUI / DWI sobriety checkpoints set up by State Troopers and Stamford & Greenwich Connecticut Police.

What happens during these checkpoint stops? And how do you fight a DUI / DWI checkpoint arrest? Here are 3 things to know right now…

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Maybe it’s the Harvey Weinstein case and the resulting outrage. Or maybe it’s the recent surge of sex assault and sexual harassment cases on college and high school campuses and off-campus parties.

Whatever the cause, there’s something happening in Connecticut high schools…and I’ve seen it firsthand…

They are getting their Title IX act together.

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