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December 2014 Archives

Connecticut and federal medical marijuana legislation

A Connecticut medical marijuana proposal gained acceptance by state lawmakers in 2012, but according to a report in the New York Times, the state's population has been slow to accept neighborhood dispensaries. By May 2014, long after legislative approval, only four medical marijuana manufacturers and half a dozen dispensaries were licensed.

Shoplifting in Connecticut is a bigger deal than you think

How do you think a Windham employer will react after discovering a potential employee has a history of stealing things? Connecticut laws differ over categories and punishments for theft crimes. However, many people are not willing to trust individuals who have stolen anything, whether or not the item was valuable.

What do I need to know about Connecticut sobriety checkpoints?

It sounds counterproductive for police to announce where and when sobriety checkpoints take place. Drivers with questionable blood alcohol content levels may hear about the location and time and simply take a different route.

Mother missing with child for 10 years faces criminal charges

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.

2 face charges of heroin trafficking after traffic stop

Two 19-year-old Connecticut residents were arrested on charges of trafficking heroin after a routine traffic stop in another state. According to reports, the two men were driving on Interstate 84 in a rental car around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, when the vehicle was stopped for failing to stay within the marked lanes.

What are the penalties of operating under the influence?

Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense in Connecticut, and the possible penalties depend on whether anyone was killed or injured in the accident and whether it is a first, second or subsequent offense. If you have been accused of driving under the influence, understanding the possible outcomes is an important step in the process of making decisions about how to proceed with your defense strategy.

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