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Job seeking after a criminal conviction

Connecticut residents who have been arrested often have to quickly learn the ins and outs of the criminal justice system in order to navigate the defense process. If ultimately convicted of a crime, another concern with longer-term implications can come to the forefront in short order. That concern is how to rebuild life after serving a jail or prison sentence. One of the elements most important to this is getting a job.

Man seeks pardon from New Jersey governor

Connecticut being a relatively small state in terms of its physical size makes it possible for its residents to frequently be in neighboring states. For this reason, understanding the laws in those other states can be helpful and even important when it comes to avoiding or defending against criminal charges when out of Connecticut.

Types of restraining and protective orders

If you are confused about the different types of restraining and protective orders in domestic violence cases in Connecticut, you are not alone. There are different types but with similar names. Understanding how they are unique is important for anyone who may be the subject of one of these orders.

Man charged with drug crimes after traffic stop

Drivers in Connecticut should know that law enforcement officials cannot simply pull them over and randomly search their vehicles without just cause. This cause to stop a motorist might take many forms such as the violation of a traffic law like speeding or failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian. Once stopped, there must be further cause established before a person's vehicle may be searched.

Understanding the eye field sobriety test

If you have been arrested in Connecticut and charged with an impaired driving offense, you may have been asked to take some tests before you were placed under arrest. FieldSobrietyTests.org explains that the reason for this testing is not to prove that you are intoxicated or even to prove an exact level of intoxication. Instead, field sobriety tests are designed to give officers enough evidence to support them arresting you for suspected intoxication while driving. 

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