Even the most law abiding Willimantic County residents can have a run-in with the law. You don't have to be guilty of a crime to be accused of one or slapped with criminal charges. Innocent or not, how a defendant responds to an arrest, an interrogation or a judge can be crucial to a case.
Capital punishment was abandoned in Connecticut in 2012. An intentional killing was reclassified as a class A felony rather than a capital crime and was no longer punishable by death. Nevertheless, murder charges are very serious allegations, even without the threat of death.
Child custody disputes usually are resolved in Connecticut family law courts. Sometimes, conflicts between parents escalate and criminal charges are applied. Custodial interference involves keeping a child from a parent with custodial rights, which, in some circumstances, can lead to a felony criminal charge of kidnapping.
A recent arrest in Bridgeport brought a man from West Haven, Connecticut, into custody. Police were apparently looking for him in connection with an incident of domestic violence. They say that he attacked a victim multiple times. The man is 37 years old, but the age of the victim was not released.
Authorities in Connecticut have arrested a 30-year-old man on drug charges. The individual's aunt was also taken into custody during the drug bust. The two of them will now have to face several felony allegations in court.
A Connecticut man is facing criminal charges, including first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree reporting a false incident and third-degree computer crime, all related to making false emergency calls that tied up police, firefighter and emergency resources throughout Connecticut.
Facts surrounding an arrest can be questionable. Respect for the police or other authority should be a given. However, when criminal charges are made or pending, residents of Windham County have the right to certain protections. To that end, proper procedures must be followed. Police officers must be well trained and capable of the best judgment possible in handling any situation.