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September 2015 Archives

Connecticut man sues town over arrest for profane message

A Connecticut man who received a speeding ticket in a small upstate New York town in 2012 wasn't happy about it. He expressed his thoughts by writing an expletive-filled message on the $175 citation. The man, who was 22 at the time, also crossed out the name of the town, Liberty, and replaced it with "Tyranny" before sending it to the town clerk's office.

What those with ignition interlock devices need to know

Connecticut, like other states, requires people to have an ignition interlock device on their vehicles once they get their driver's license reinstated after a suspension for specific violations. Under Connecticut law, an IDD is required for people who have been convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, vehicular assault or vehicular manslaughter. It also is required for people who have refused to submit to a chemical alcohol test after an arrest.

What crimes can get a Connecticut resident deported?

Obviously, being convicted of a crime can have serious ramifications for anyone's life. However, if you are a foreign national living in this country on a green card or visa, you may end up being deported and forbidden from returning if you are convicted of a crime or other action that falls into the category of "aggravated felonies. Even if you avoid deportation, you may have your residency status downgraded or lose your ability to become a legal permanent resident.

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