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January 2016 Archives

How long does a protective order last?

Each year, many people are accused of domestic violence and the consequences of these accusations (which are sometimes false) turn lives upside down. In Stamford, and across Connecticut, some people in this position have a protective order taken out against them. If you are going through this, it is important to find answers to any questions you may have, whether you are wondering how long a protective order will last or are unsure of how the order will affect your life.

Reviewing drunk driving statistics in Connecticut

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1.3 million drivers were taken into custody for driving while intoxicated in 2012. When a driver is arrested for DUI, the consequences could permanently alter the course of their life. For example, someone may lose their job or face social stigma (not to mention prison time and steep fines). The laws vary in different states, so it is vital for drivers who have been arrested in Stamford to understand where Connecticut stands with regard to DUI. Furthermore, taking a look at drunk driving statistics provides a better understanding of just how many drivers are dealing with this firsthand.

Connecticut man facing 40 years in prison over drug charges

Each year, an alarming number of people are sentenced to prison over alleged drug crimes. Unfortunately, many of their lives have been ruined over non-violent drug crimes and some will never be able to truly move forward. In Stamford, Connecticut, it is important for anyone who has been accused of a drug offense to carefully assess every option on the table and identify the best approach. From long-term prison sentences to harsh financial penalties, these charges often carry significant consequences and must be handled appropriately.

What is the Second Chance Society bill

When someone is charged with a drug crime, the consequences can be devastating. Not only do those convicted of a drug offense often face prison time and financial penalties, but many experience a social stigma as well. In Stamford, Connecticut, it is critical for those who have been accused of a drug-related crime to develop a solid understanding of the smartest course of action. Additionally, it is very important to understand the penalties for drug offenses and any legislative changes, such as the Second Chance Society bill.

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