Connecticut residents who find themselves abruptly arrested and charged with criminal offenses like drug crimes may often wonder what they should do next or what to expect from the criminal justice system. This is understandable especially for people who have never been arrested before. Even for people who have faced these types of situations before, a subsequent arrest might change things and make the experience or potential penalties different than if no prior conviction had occurred.
For one man arrested recently in Stamford, that is certainly the case. Because this defendant has previously been convicted of a felony, he was not allowed to be in possession of a firearm. During his most recent arrest, he was found to have a weapon. For this reason, he may now be in a position to face the maximum amount of time in prison for violating this law. He is currently in custody in lieu of a $200,000 bond.
Two other men were arrested with him in the latest incident. Both are in jail in lieu of bond of either $100,000 or $150,000. The men are all accused of selling heroin, crack cocaine and Fentanyl out of a motel in Stamford. An investigation is said to have led to a raid of the motel room during which all three defendants were arrested. Exactly what charges each man faces is not fully known.
When facing drug-related charges in Connecticut, residents might find it helpful to talk with an attorney so they can understand the potential penalties and defense process.
Source: Stamford Advocate, "Gun seized and three jailed on drug charges in Stamford," John Nickerson, April 19, 2017