Blog Posts in February, 2015

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  • Connecticut drug charges: Illegal cultivation and manufacturing
    Connecticut drug charges: Illegal cultivation and manufacturing

    A Connecticut TV station filed a report about a drug bust in December 2014. Among other related charges, a Coventry couple was arrested and charged with marijuana possession and cultivation. Police ...

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  • What defense strategies are used in Connecticut murder cases?
    What defense strategies are used in Connecticut murder cases?

    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, ...

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  • Diversionary programs help defendants avoid criminal charges
    Diversionary programs help defendants avoid criminal charges

    Pretrial diversionary programs for Connecticut defendants benefit the legal system. The programs preserve the time and talents of judges and attorneys, while reducing the prison population. When the ...

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  • Connecticut identity theft crimes and punishment
    Connecticut identity theft crimes and punishment

    Between 2008 and 2010, Connecticut lawmakers approved revisions to state laws dealing with stolen personal and financial information. New, harsher punishments were imposed for identity theft and ...

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