Being in custody doesn't protect people from being charged with additional crimes. A Stamford man who was taken into custody on July 15 after the FBI allegedly found more than two dozen guns, firearm components and a large number of rounds of ammunition. He is facing charges of unlawfully possessing unregistered high capacity magazines.
Statistics for drunk driving fatalities in Connecticut published earlier this year showed some good news and bad news for our state. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reporting on drunk driving deaths in 2014, found that 39 percent of Connecticut traffic fatalities involved an alcohol-impaired driver. That's the fifth highest rate in the country, and 8 percent above the national average.
In Connecticut, domestic violence laws don't just address physical actions such as assault. Domestic violence crimes can also include threats and other types of behavior.
The Northeast, like other parts of the country, has been impacted by an epidemic of opioid addiction and overdoses. Within recent weeks, New Haven, Connecticut, has seen multiple opioid overdoses -- three of them fatal.
As we approach Fourth of July weekend, law enforcement will be out in force with the expectation that people will have one (or a few) too many drinks at a party or other event and then get behind the wheel. When people are pulled over on suspicion of DUI for the first time, and particularly if they're charged with one, it's a frightening experience. All of a sudden, terms they've only heard before like "breathalyzer," "blood alcohol content" (or concentration) and "blowing a .08" become all too real. Let's take a look at what those mean and how they can impact your life.