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March 2016 Archives

Who is in federal prison for drug-related offenses?

The inequities of the U.S. prison system have increasing become a subject of discussion among lawmakers and other power-players in Washington, D.C. -- particularly when it comes to the number of people in federal and state prisons for drug crimes. The so-called "War on Drugs" is in part responsible for increasing the number of people in federal prisons by almost 800 percent between 1980 and 2012.

Willimantic man facing multiple drug-related charges

If police officers catch you with drugs or engaging in some sort of drug-related activity, it's not advisable to try to then consume the drugs. It can just add a charge of destruction of evidence to any other charges against you. A Willimantic man is facing that charge, along with a number of others, following his arrest on March 11.

Parents are legally responsible for preventing underage DUIs

As spring break approaches, many Connecticut parents are headed off on vacation with teens or college students in tow or perhaps are staying in town and doing some entertaining at home. Spring break is obviously one of those times of year when drinking and driving, particularly among young people, is a concern for law enforcement

What is embezzlement under Connecticut law?

Under Connecticut law, embezzlement occurs when people keep property that was entrusted to their care and for which they had an obligation to perform specific duties. These duties constitute a fiduciary relationship between the victim and defendant. That relationship is what differentiates embezzlement from theft or larceny. Someone who betrays his or her fiduciary duties is considered to have embezzled.

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