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Understanding how alcohol affects older Americans

In Connecticut, the legal blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 for most drivers. At Joseph J. Colarusso, Attorney at Law, we know that alcohol will affect people differently based on a variety of factors, including age. As scientific data and studies support, older Americans are prone to feeling the effects of drinking sooner than younger people will.

Connecticut man charged with DUI

From felony DUI to underage drunk driving, there are all sorts of alcohol-related driving offenses that people are charged with. In Stamford, Connecticut, and throughout the nation, those who have been accused of driving while intoxicated often face very harsh penalties that could permanently alter the course of their life, such as prison time, costly fines and license suspension. Furthermore, when someone is charged with drunk driving, they may lose their job and suffer from a negative stigma. As a result, people dealing with this should closely explore their options.

What is a parent/teen driving contract and how can it help?

It is every parent’s worst nightmare to find out something bad has happened to their child. This not only includes being arrested, but being hurt in an accident. According to USA Today, car accidents are the leading cause of preventable death for U.S. teenagers. If you’re like every caring parent in Stamford, you want to know if there are ways to prevent your teen from getting arrested or hurt after getting a driver’s license.

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 arrested after fight with brother

Not everyone who has been accused of a violent crime is a habitual offender. Some Stamford residents who are facing violent crime charges may not have had any previous convictions. In the heat of the moment, when someone is angry or upset, it can be all too easy to lose control and make threats or lash out in violence. Even if the intended target escapes injury, the other person can end up facing assault charges.

The increasing penalties of DUI charges

If you get a DUI charge, you may be aware of the fact that it can have severe repercussions for you. It may also potentially affect other people in your life. For example, if you are the sole provider and lose your ability to drive to work, your family could suffer. Because of this, fighting to keep your rights may be a necessity.

Is it a felony to T-bone another car while drunk?

Driving while under the influence can earn a driver harsh penalties even if they only speed or commit minor traffic violations. However, the penalties can raise much higher if the driver ends up getting into an accident. The driver may then face both DUI penalties and other charges like reckless endangerment or bodily harm. Depending on the severity of the accident, they may even face criminal violence charges.

Why you should seek aid if falsely accused of a violent crime

When it comes to violent domestic crimes, even an accusation can be enough to turn your entire life upside down. Because of that, we at The Law Offices of Joseph J. Colarusso understand that you would like to do whatever you can to fight against the claims that have been spoken against you.

Actions that constitute domestic assault or violence

Domestic assault charges may carry many different penalties that can make it difficult for anyone to continue living in the same way that they were before the charges were made. If someone is facing such charges, it is therefore important for them to understand their legal situation well.

Criminal accusations in sports

Thousands of people throughout the state of Connecticut play sports on the recreational, semi-professional or professional level. And the majority of athletes may agree that practically any sport is associated with a degree of danger. High-contact sports and/or those involving high speeds often result in the most number of injuries sustained by athletes, and some incidents are even linked to the death of players. When an athlete is involved in an injury or fatality accident, his or her actions and intentions at the time of the incident can play a major role in determining if he or she will be charged with a violent crime.

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