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May 2017 Archives

What you should know about assault allegations

Were you accused of assaulting a fellow Connecticut resident? The act of "assault" refers to the threat or attempt to hurt another individual. Assault does not necessarily involve physical contact, it just has to be the attempt to hurt or harm. Battery is the crime that involves actual physical contact with the intent to harm.

Attorney General instructs prosecutors to seek longer sentences

People convicted of federal crimes can expect longer sentences than they may have gotten even six months ago. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called on federal prosecutors to "charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense" in the cases they handle.

Why you may still be drunk the next morning

You get pulled over on the way to work, at six in the morning. The officer says you were swerving and he or she believes you are intoxicated. You assure the officer that you're fine and take the breath test -- which shows that you are, in fact, over the legal limit.

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