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November 2016 Archives

Allowing underage drinking over the holidays could cost you

Over the next month, many Connecticut residents will be hosting holiday parties in their homes and other venues, like their country clubs. Some will be for adults only, while others will likely include teens and even younger kids.

What happens if you are convicted of a felony in Connecticut?

Felonies are serious business. Like most states, Connecticut has different classifications and penalties for felonies based on the severity of the crime. Classifications range from the severest, which is considered a capital felony and then from Class A through Class D, with Class D being the least severe. Penalties for a guilty conviction for felonies is as follows:

Why are there so many drunk driving crashes on Thanksgiving eve?

As the long Thanksgiving weekend approaches, law enforcement will be out in force on Connecticut roads on patrol and at checkpoints in an effort to apprehend drunk drivers before they can hurt themselves or anyone else. This holiday has more drunk driving arrests and accidents than just about time of the year.

Don't face shoplifting charges alone

As the Christmas shopping season starts to get into full swing, the temptation by some people to shoplift can become overwhelming. Maybe it's a gift that someone would like to buy that they just can't afford. Maybe it's a small trinket among many on a counter that's easy to slip into a bag.

Connecticut man facing 'drug kingpin' charges involving marijuana

A Connecticut man is in serious legal trouble after being arrested in Maryland for allegedly having 124 pounds of marijuana in his minivan. He's facing charges unique to that state -- being a "drug kingpin."

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