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October 2017 Archives

What is 'insider trading?'

Everyone loves a good stock tip. It could be word about a merger that will send a company's stock soaring or news that a company's leading product will soon be recalled, sending the stock plummeting. However, when is it illegal for someone to leak that information, and when is it illegal to act on it?

How cocaine-related offenses are punished in Connecticut

New York has long been the breeding ground for illicit drug business. In an effort to combat its image as an enabler of the illicit drug trade, it's implemented strict penalties for drug-related offenses in the last few years. As punishments for drug crimes have become more serious in New York, a significant portion of the drug trade has moved just north into Connecticut.

Your criminal case is unique; your defense should be, too

There are many different things that you have to think about when you are facing a criminal charge. The exact points depend on the circumstances of your case and your life. For example, we recently discussed how a criminal conviction can impact a green card holder, but these impacts don't have to be considered by a natural born citizen.

Do you have a green card? A conviction can get you deported

If you are living in the U.S. as a permanent resident with a green card, you know that you have to renew it on a regular basis. If you are convicted of a crime, your chances of getting your green card renewed so that you can remain in this country legally may be jeopardized.

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