Every summer, we hear or read at least one horrific story about a child who died in a hot car because a parent left him or her in there accidentally. Therefore, it's only natural that when some people see a child alone in a car, even if the little one seems perfectly fine, their first instinct is to call 911. On a hot day, that action could in fact save a child's life.
Most Connecticut parents can't even think about the possibility of their child being arrested. However, it can happen. Whether they made a bad choice like driving while intoxicated, they got caught up with kids who were using drugs or a fight got out of hand, many Connecticut kids end up facing criminal charges. In some cases, of course, they are wrongfully charged or over-charged.
There are all kinds of illegal synthetic drugs popping up today. Just because the drugs are new, that doesn't mean that law enforcement and the legal system aren't prepared to deal with people accused of producing, selling or possessing them.
A DUI arrest has consequences to anyone's life. However, for some people, it can mean the end of a job and potentially the end of a career. People who work in schools, for example, may suffer consequences that others may not -- particularly if they are convicted. After a dean of students who is also a football coach and physical education teacher at Ridgefield High School was arrested early this month for driving under the influence, he was placed on leave by his school district.
A criminal defense attorney's job does not necessarily begin after someone has been arrested and charged with a crime. In many cases, an attorney's advice and protection can be essential prior to an arrest.