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September 2014 Archives

What is the mandatory minimum sentence for property crimes?

A mandatory minimum sentence means that if you plead guilty to or are found guilty of a crime, the judge or jury is bound by law to impose at least a certain penalty. It is possible for the defendant to be sentenced to more than the mandatory minimum, but in most cases there is also a maximum sentence.

Criminal charges and student defendants

College is traditionally a time for Connecticut students to get a first taste of freedom, but with that freedom comes additional responsibilities. College students are not exempt from peer pressure or moments of poor judgment, and it is possible for one bad decision to turn into serious criminal charges. If you are a college student accused of a crime, it is important to understand the severity of the accusations and the next steps.

Woman sentenced to 6 months for drunk driving

A Connecticut woman who reportedly struck and killed two men while driving under the influence of alcohol was sentenced to just six months in in jail after pleading guilty to drunk driving. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped the two counts of felony leaving the scene of an accident.

Drug trafficking versus drug possession

Any time a Connecticut resident is found in possession of illegal drugs or prescription drugs without a valid prescription, drug possession charges may result. Whether or not the person is charged with drug trafficking, intent to sell or drug distribution depends on the substance, amount of substance present and whether there were any additional items or large amounts of cash indicative of the intent to sell the drugs.

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