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August 2016 Archives

Connecticut among the strictest states when it comes to DUIs

Connecticut is one of the worst states in the country to get caught driving under the influence. A recent study by WalletHub ranked Connecticut the seventh strictest state in the nation when it comes to DUIs. That's well above the ranking for our neighbors here in the Northeast. Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York were the closest, at 22, 25 and 30, respectively.

Marijuana to remain a Schedule 1 drug

The laws involving marijuana are varied and ever-changing across the country. Here in Connecticut, as in a number of states, it is legal for medical purposes, although with numerous regulations attached. However, even in states where it has been legalized for recreational use (with possibly more to come after the November election), it's still completely illegal under federal law.

Making a good impression in court is essential

At The Law Office of Jerome Paun, one of our responsibilities is to help our clients make the best possible impression when they appear in court. Whether you're in court before a judge for a preliminary hearing or on trial in front of a jury, your appearance and demeanor will play a role in how those who will determine your future perceive you. Prosecutors who have the authority to determine the charges you will face and whether or not a plea agreement will be negotiated.

Woman turns self in to authorities after fatal crash

A 23-year old woman from Shelton has been charged in a head-on collision that turned fatal. Police investigation has determined that the woman was not only driving under the influence at the time of the accident, but that she was also using her cellphone.

Billionaire Connecticut family faces third arrest this year

Greenwich has more than its share of extremely wealthy residents. However, that doesn't put them above the law. Harry Brant, the son of a billionaire businessman Peter Brant and former model Stephanie Seymour, is facing charges involving drug possession and resisting arrest late last month after he allegedly failed to pay his cab fare of $27.85.

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