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If you or your child have been arrested for shoplifting / larceny in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Norwalk or Darien Connecticut, then there are 3 things you need to know before you set foot into a Connecticut criminal courtroom. The upscale shopping promenades in Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport and Darien Connecticut lend themselves to lots of big spending and fancy shopping, but these boutiques can also be a tempting target for shoplifters.

That’s why we’re letting you in on 3 secrets to fighting Connecticut shoplifting arrests that they won’t tell you in court…

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As Christmas holiday shopping goes into full swing, so does the risk of getting arrested for shoplifting in Stamford, Norwalk and Greenwich Connecticut. Top Stamford and Greenwich Connecticut shoplifting larceny lawyers and attorneys are seeing an increased vigilance by Greenwich, Norwalk and Stamford Connecticut department stores and shopping centers, who are now enforcing a zero tolerance policy against shoplifters. Video surveillance technology and capabilities are sharper than ever, resulting in more Connecticut arrests for shoplifting and larceny in the sixth, fifth and fourth degrees. Yet no amount of Christmas cheer or spirit can help you fight your Stamford or Norwalk Connecticut arrest for shoplifting, especially when your shoplifting arrest was due to an oversight, mistake, depression, or other mental health condition.

So don’t ruin your Christmas holiday with a shoplifting arrest in Norwalk, Greenwich, or Stamford Connecticut. Let a top Connecticut shoplifting criminal lawyer get your Connecticut shoplifting arrest dismissed quickly and get you home happily for the holidays…  Continue reading

Monday’s dismissal of the wrongful Greenwich Connecticut arrest for criminal mischief and larceny charges against a beloved Parkway School employee was a complete validation and victory for the employee and her scores of supporters. According to reports, the employee believed that another parent planted a recording device in the Parkway School’s central office. Acting quickly, and with the sole purpose of protecting the privacy rights of Parkway students, parents and staff, she removed the device from the office and was arrested by Greenwich Police for larceny and criminal mischief. And to top off the absurdity, the Town of Greenwich unceremoniously terminated her employment after an exemplary 20-year career with the school. The irony here is that the Town of Greenwich should have been thanking this woman; instead they gave her a pink slip and a set of handcuffs.

Supported by dozens of past and present Parkway and Greenwich Connecticut students, parents and families, the employee felt relieved and validated by the court’s quick dismissal of all charges. Thankfully, under Connecticut’s Erasure Statute, all of her arrest and case records will be destroyed and “erased,” and she can now even swear under oath that she was never arrested. But the bigger issue that looms over this case is how the Town of Greenwich and Greenwich Police would not even meaningfully investigate the allegation of illegal wiretapping that was alleged to have taken place in the Parkway School. Why wouldn’t they do this?

The answer?   A perfect storm of politics, posturing, lack of resources, and selective prosecution…

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Why do people who have money feel the need to shoplift? It’s actually not just about money…sometimes it’s about mental health.  In fact, a closer look at shoplifting and larceny arrests in Greenwich, New Canaan and Stamford Connecticut by top Stamford and Greenwich Connecticut shoplifting criminal lawyers and attorneys suggests there may be a legitimate mental health reason to explain why people shoplift.  As a result, the best Greenwich, New Canaan and Darien Connecticut Shoplifting Larceny criminal lawyers are now getting Connecticut Shoplifting arrests dismissed on psychiatric and mental health grounds.

Exactly how are they doing this?  Keep reading to learn more…

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Ever hear of revenge porn?

I hadn’t until last week when I read media reports about a San Diego man who was sentenced to 18 years in jail for operating and profiting from a revenge porn website.  He was convicted of 21 counts of Identity Theft and 6 counts of Larceny by Extortion, both of which are felony arrests in the State of Connecticut. He created a website that pandered to scorned men.  He solicited them to send naked photos and videos of their ex-lovers which he would then post online.  Then, on top of that, he would charge these women-victims thousands of dollars to take the photos down.  Only in America!

So is the law finally catching up with technology? The answer is yes. And as evidenced by this guy’s 18 year jail sentence, they are coming after cybercriminals with a sledgehammer…

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