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March 2016 Archives

Reviewing the Family Violence Education Program

From prison time to financial penalties, the consequences of domestic violence accusations can virtually destroy an individual's life. In Stamford, and other cities across the state of Connecticut, it is critical for people who are facing domestic violence allegations to thoroughly review and understand all of their options. For example, some defendants benefit from the Family Violence Education Program.

Looking at the penalties for possession of marijuana

In 2011, a bill was passed in Connecticut that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. At the law office of Joseph J. Colarusso, Attorney at Law, we understand that this does not mean you will not face penalties if you are found with marijuana. In this post, we will discuss the consequences you could face for marijuana possession in the state of Connecticut.

Looking at the penalties for identity theft

In the internet age, people are charged with a variety of online crimes, from cyber bullying to copyright violations. However, identity theft charges have become increasingly common in Connecticut and across the nation. As a result, it is important for those facing identity theft charges to understand the possible penalties of a conviction and closely examine all of their options. Sometimes, the anonymity provided by modern technology leads to false allegations and wrongful convictions. Unfortunately, those charged with identity theft may face serious consequences such as prison time, a damaged reputation and costly fines.

Understanding how alcohol can affect driving ability

When a driver is pulled over for being intoxicated, their life may change in multiple ways. In addition to prison time and fines, it is also believed that drunk driving crashes cost over $37 billion each year. When people drink and drive in Stamford, and across Connecticut, their behavior may attract the attention of an officer. If they are apprehended, their life may never return to normal, which highlights the importance of raising awareness and understanding how alcohol affects an individual's ability to drive.

What happens if I'm arrested for driving under the influence?

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is considered a criminal offense, according to the State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. Upon your arrest, law enforcement will have your car towed to an impound, as you will not be allowed to drive it. You will be taken to the local station, officers will read you your rights and you will be placed in a cell until you are able to see the judge. If you have refused to take a chemical test, then officers could obtain a warrant. If this occurs, you might be brought to a local hospital first for a blood test before you are transported to the jail.

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