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Posts tagged "Criminal Defense"

Charged with hazing frat brothers or sorority sisters? Seek help

If you belong to a fraternity or sorority at a Connecticut college or university, you probably know quite a bit about hazing. While that doesn't mean that you have any primary knowledge of hazing incidents, surely you sat through lectures describing how the practices were forbidden both on and off campus.

Why you need a lawyer even if you haven't been arrested

Have you been notified by authorities that you're being investigated for alleged criminal activity, or do you believe that you may be the subject of an investigation? Perhaps police officers or other authorities have shown up at your home or workplace just to "chat."

Is 'hate speech' illegal?

There's been a lot of talk recently about just what constitutes "hate speech." Is one person's hate speech another person's "free speech," as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?

Are you required to show police your identification?

There has been much controversy in recent years over so-called "stop and frisk" laws. These allow law enforcement officers to stop people at pat them down if they have "reasonable suspicion" of some sort of criminal activity.

Your defense options should be carefully considered

As the warm summer months continue to march forward, people are going to have parties and other activities. In many cases, these activities are going to involve alcoholic beverages. It is imperative that you take the consumption of alcohol seriously and make sure that you are acting in a responsible manner.

New 'Textalyzer' can spot distracted drivers

Many Connecticut residents work in New York or at least travel there on a regular basis to see a Broadway show or dine in their favorite Manhattan restaurant. Despite laws against texting and driving, too many people just can't stay off their phones.

What you should know about assault allegations

Were you accused of assaulting a fellow Connecticut resident? The act of "assault" refers to the threat or attempt to hurt another individual. Assault does not necessarily involve physical contact, it just has to be the attempt to hurt or harm. Battery is the crime that involves actual physical contact with the intent to harm.

6 university students charged in young woman's death

When young people go off to college, the combination of newfound freedom from parental constraints and easily accessible alcohol can lead to serious -- and sometimes deadly -- errors in judgment. Six students at the University of Connecticut are facing various criminal charges after a 19-year-old woman was fatally struck by a fire department truck belonging to the university last October.

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