Connecticut residents charged with theft may initially feel overwhelmed with or fearful of the upcoming court proceedings, and that's perfectly normal. It's also normal and important to want to know what all of the options are for defending against charges of property crimes. It is certainly possible for someone to be wrongfully accused, but in situations where the theft did happen, there are still options available.
A Connecticut man may not have to serve a 60-year prison sentence after his conviction for murder was overturned by the Appellate Court. The man was accused of shooting another man outside of a nightclub in 2008 and was convicted and sentenced. According to reports, the incident happened in the early morning hours of April 27, 2008. The man's first trial was declared a mistrial after the jury was locked at a 6-6 verdict. The second trial ended with a conviction and the 60-year prison sentence.
Two people were recently shot in New Haven, Connecticut. One of them survived the shooting, and the other died from his injuries. In both of the cases, those who carried out the shootings said that they were only doing so in self-defense, using that as justification for the acts.
A 23-year-old Connecticut man is facing various charges after allegedly hitting a police cruiser while intoxicated. According to reports, the East Haven man was driving on New Haven Avenue in the early hours of July 19 and allegedly crashed into a parked police car. When the officer went to investigate the crash, he believed that the man had been drinking and administered a Breathalyzer test. According to police, the test result showed that the man's blood-alcohol level was elevated, but the exact blood-alcohol content was not released.
Just months after a Bristol drug bust involving a Mini Mart clerk, three Plainfield, Connecticut, residents have been arrested and are being held on $20,000 bond each. According to reports, a 65-year-old woman, her 24-year-old grandson and an unrelated 34-year-old woman are accused of orchestrating the sale of heroin out of the grandmother's house.