Facts surrounding an arrest can be questionable. Respect for the police or other authority should be a given. However, when criminal charges are made or pending, residents of Windham County have the right to certain protections. To that end, proper procedures must be followed. Police officers must be well trained and capable of the best judgment possible in handling any situation.
Whether preplanned or the result of an emotionally charged situation, a fight can lead to assault charges or even more serious charges. Some altercations can lead to felony charges. Despite what television shows may illustrate, just because a victim doesn't press charges doesn't mean a person won't face arrest. Even with an uncooperative victim, police arrested a Connecticut man in relation to an assault that occurred in October 2013.
Quite often a suspect becomes the focus in the investigation of a crime because of his or her arrest history. While this may not seem fair, it is a realistic scenario. In a nearby Connecticut town, a 20-month investigation of the theft of raffle tickets and related money has ended with no arrests. The primary suspect was a former firefighter in the district where the annual raffle was held. His parents served as the chief and assistant chief when the alleged theft took place.
There is an aspect of the law in Connecticut that many people might not know even exists. As in many other states, a person can be arrested on charges related to drunk driving by someone else. It used to be that most people wouldn't think to let someone they care about get behind the wheel of a car in a drunken state. Times have changed. Now, it can be illegal to do so.