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June 2015 Archives

How is home invasion different than burglary?

Burglary and home invasion both involve entering a building unlawfully in order to commit a crime. Both crimes are felonies in Connecticut and involve the potential for serious penalties, including prison time. However, a conviction for home invasion carries a minimum prison sentence of 10 years as well as fines of up to $20,000. It is considered a Class A felony.

Just what is the 'right to remain silent?'

Most people can recite the Miranda warnings verbatim from years of watching "Law and Order" and other police shows. We see our favorite TV cops giving these warnings as they're cuffing arrestees, starting with, "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law."

Why clearing your browser history could land you in prison

Many of our readers have some familiarity with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. It was passed by Congress back in 2002 to prevent people in companies under investigation from destroying incriminating documents. This federal law was prompted in large part by the Enron scandal.

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