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Factors that can impact Breathalyzer accuracy

If a law enforcement official pulls you over on suspicion of drunk driving in Connecticut, you will likely be asked to submit to a breath test using a device called a Breathalyzer. Though broadly used, Breathalyzers are not immune to error, and there are numerous factors that can impact their accuracy. Joseph J. Colarusso, Attorney at Law, has a comprehensive understanding of the outside factors that can make your breath test produce an inaccurate reading, and he has considerable experience in helping Connecticut clients facing drunk driving charges.

Officer suspended with pay after arrest

The thought of being arrested and charged with even one crime let alone multiple criminal offenses can certainly make Connecticut residents concerned. For many people, such a situation may well interfere with their ability to work and earn a living both immediately and in the future if they end up with a criminal conviction on their record. For some, the ability to maintain privacy and avoid an employer knowing about a problem may be possible. For others, this may not be possible.

Are drug courts effective?

If you are facing drug-related criminal charges in Connecticut, you may, depending on the specifics of your situation, receive an offer to enter a drug court program as an alternative to having to serve time behind bars. While they are not available in all areas, drug courts may not only keep you out of jail, but also help give you the tools you need to kick your drug addiction once and for all.

Leftover opioids contribute to misuse of drugs

It is not uncommon for a Connecticut resident to receive a prescription for pain medication from a doctor or a dentist. Whether a major surgery to remove a tumor or a root canal, many procedures leave people in need of pain relief. Other conditions find patients struggling with chronic pain that must be managed. In recent years, a growing reliance on opioid medications originally designed to manage pain has allegedly led to another problem - drug addiction.

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