Blog Posts in 2017

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  • What happens to your rights when you're convicted of a crime?
    What happens to your rights when you're convicted of a crime?

    Whether you're charged with a misdemeanor, felony, agree to a plea deal, or are convicted by a judge or jury for a crime, all can impact your ability to get a job. They can restrict your ability to ...

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  • Charges follow fracas at University of Connecticut speech
    Charges follow fracas at University of Connecticut speech

    In the current heated political climate, guest speakers at college campuses often provoke protests and sometimes even violence and other actions that result in criminal charges. This is particularly ...

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  • Search and seizure: Searching a student's vehicle at school
    Search and seizure: Searching a student's vehicle at school

    The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. This means that for a search to be legal, it has to meet the "reasonableness standard." The ...

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  • When is a police search legal?
    When is a police search legal?

    If you're stopped by police on the street or in your car, or if they enter a residence where you happen to be, it's understandable that you panic. Often, people in these situations submit to anything ...

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  • Your case's characteristics must determine the type of defense
    Your case's characteristics must determine the type of defense

    Criminal defense matters are often difficult to navigate. This poses an issue because your freedom and quality of life can be directly impacted by the outcome of the case. This is why many people turn ...

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  • Connecticut college student expelled, facing criminal charges
    Connecticut college student expelled, facing criminal charges

    Many college freshmen have difficult relationships with their roommates, with whom they are often randomly paired. However, a young woman who has been expelled from the University of Hartford ...

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