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December 2015 Archives

Can drivers refuse to take a breath test?

From prison time to financial penalties, life can be very difficult for those charged with drunk driving. Unfortunately, some people who are dealing with these accusations were falsely accused, while others were not aware of the laws in their state or their rights. For example, some drivers in Stamford may not know if it is against the law for them to refuse a breath test in Connecticut. Whether people need to defend themselves in court or avoid DUI-related charges in the first place, it is critical for drivers to be familiar with state laws concerning drunk driving.

Offering first-rate criminal defense for our clients

Each day, people are falsely accused of committing crimes that they had no involvement in. Also, people face devastating consequences following a conviction and some could have secured a more favorable outcome if they had a top-notch defense team on their side. At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Colarusso, we stand up for the rights of our clients in Stamford, and other cities in Connecticut, and work hard to provide them with first-rate criminal defense.

How are drivers under 21 penalized for marijuana possession

For young people who have not reached the age of 21, there are a number of legal restrictions and the consequences of a criminal conviction may be different because of the person's age. Even if someone under 21 is legally considered an adult, they are not able to purchase alcohol. Furthermore, it is important for young people and their parents to understand how the penalties for certain offenses can vary depending on an individual's age. For example, being convicted of marijuana possession in Stamford or anywhere else in Connecticut can have a unique impact on drivers who are under the age of 21.

How is family violence defined under Connecticut law?

From time behind bars to a shattered reputation, accusations of domestic violence can destroy someone's life. Unfortunately, in Stamford, and across the state of Connecticut, many people have been falsely accused of family violence, while other cases involve small incidents that were exaggerated and blown out of proportion. For people who are dealing with legal problems related to domestic violence, it is important to understand relevant legal matters, such as how the law defines family violence, and thoroughly review the details surrounding a case.

How does Connecticut punish those caught with drug paraphernalia?

From the distribution of controlled substances to drug possession, there are various drug-related crimes people are convicted of and the consequences can be tough. However, some people aren't aware of the penalties for possessing drug paraphernalia in Stamford, and throughout Connecticut. Depending on the circumstances surrounding a case, the possession of drug paraphernalia could lead to a costly fine and years behind bars.

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