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Understanding how arrest warrants work

If you’ve been served an arrest warrant, you might have questions on the process and even wonder if the way you were served was legal. What is the actual process for serving arrest warrants in Stamford? At Joseph J. Colarusso, Attorney at Law, we have an extensive knowledge in each step of the warrant and arrest process. We know that if certain procedures are not done correctly, your arrest might be faulty. We are prepared to examine the circumstances surrounding your arrest to be sure your rights have been upheld.

Connecticut man will seek damages for wrongful conviction

Thousands of people are convicted of serious crimes every year. And while criminal convictions should always be based on facts and compelling evidence, there are instances where the decision of the jury does not reflect the truth of the case. That is why the work of knowledgeable Connecticut defense attorneys continues to be invaluable even after a prison sentence is issued.

Criminal conviction overturned for lack of evidence

Every American has the right to say what they believe without fear of retaliation or persecution. Similarly, people are also entitled to legal protections ensuring their right to a fair and unbiased trial. Sometimes, however, peoples’ words are used against them and they may be placed in the position to defend themselves against a criminal charge in a Connecticut courtroom.

Criminal conviction overturned in murder case

It is the responsibility of every criminal defense attorney in the state of Connecticut and beyond to act in the best interests of their client at all times. Part of that duty involves educating the client about the factors of their case and informing them of their legal rights and options, in addition to representing them in court. That is why it is always recommended that anyone facing criminal charges seek the sound legal counsel of an experienced and trusted attorney. Fortunately for one young man that was convicted of murder, a state supreme court fully acknowledged the inadequacies of his legal representation and overturned his criminal conviction.

Criminal conviction possible for executive accused in hotel deaths

When a Stamford, Connecticut, property owner or manager hires someone to perform a repair and/or maintenance on their property, they take responsibility for the work completed in many cases. That is not to say, however, that property owners are knowledgeable or experienced enough to identify whether or not the work was done correctly in many cases. Unfortunately, there are instances where property managers are held accountable for the poor judgment and work of others. In one extreme case, a hotel executive now faces assault and other criminal charges for his alleged involvement in four cases of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Serious accusations made against cop in motorcycle gang incident

Undercover police officers in places like Stamford, Connecticut, may understand how difficult it can be to adhere to the duties of the job. Often times, undercover officers are expected not to reveal their true identities until their specific mission is completed. That means, however, that sometimes undercover officers are forced to allow illegal acts to happen. One undercover police detective is now facing criminal charges for his alleged role in a motorcycle gang assault incident, even though he contends that he was only following protocol.

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