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July 2015 Archives

Two arrests made for Connecticut wine thefts; more may follow

A business owner in Branford, Connecticut, says that a former employee stole some $248,000 worth of his products. To be specific, the man has been charged with stealing wine from the distribution company where he was employed. Murphy Distributors sells craft beers and artisan spirits as well as wine.

Why a 'risk of injury to a minor' charge must be taken seriously

In Connecticut, people can be charged with a felony crime known as "risk of injury to a minor," either as a standalone crime or in connection with other charges. Connecticut law enforcement officers and prosecutors take any type of alleged child abuse seriously. Therefore, if you are facing this particular charge, regardless of the circumstances, you need to take it seriously.

What is the insanity defense?

Despite what some would think, the insanity defense is very complicated and notoriously difficult to prove. A history of mental illness or a mental health diagnosis is not necessarily enough to be found not guilty by reason of insanity. To be acquitted of criminal charges on the basis of insanity, it's up to the defense to prove that the defendants did not know what they were doing or were unable to control their impulses.

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