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December 2015 Archives

Know your rights at a DUI checkpoint

Recently we discussed the fact that police can arrest people for driving under the influence after they've reached their destination and are no longer in their vehicle. Obviously, as we noted, the more time that's passed since you were behind the wheel, the more difficult it may be to prove that you were indeed DUI. However, it's still a possibility that Connecticut drivers should be aware of.

You can face a DUI charge even if you've reached your destination

Police officers are going to be out in force on Connecticut roads through New Year's in patrol cars and at DUI checkpoints. If you were driving under the influence and managed to avoid having to stop at a checkpoint, getting pulled over or having police get involved at the scene of an accident, you might think that you're in the clear. However, that's not necessarily the case.

When is graffiti legal?

Here in Connecticut, as in many places, it's hard to drive for very far without seeing some type of graffiti on a building, underpass, street sign or even on the side of a large vehicle. Some may be no more than gang signs or other sort of identifying marks. Other may actually show some artistic talent.

Connecticut laws aim to reduce abuse of prescription drugs

It's not news that prescription drugs can be abused, sometimes with fatal results, just as illegal drugs can be. That's why our state has implemented the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System. This program seeks to prevent patients from filling prescriptions for certain drugs from multiple prescribing physicians.

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