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State looks to crack down on hate crimes

Connecticut residents know that there are strong laws against crimes considered to be hate crimes. These include a variety of actions that are generally violent or threatening and are based upon some type of discrimination or prejudice. The state of Connecticut is looking to institute new legislation around these hate crime offenses.

Job seeking after a criminal conviction

Connecticut residents who have been arrested often have to quickly learn the ins and outs of the criminal justice system in order to navigate the defense process. If ultimately convicted of a crime, another concern with longer-term implications can come to the forefront in short order. That concern is how to rebuild life after serving a jail or prison sentence. One of the elements most important to this is getting a job.

Groups calls for greater emphasis in sex crimes

Connecticut residents who may have been charged with sexually related crimes know that this area of law is a heated one indeed. Emotions can run high on this topic and while that is understandable, it remains an important element of civil rights that defendants' rights are respected and protected along the way.

Sex crime arrests in 2015

If you or someone you are close to has been arrested for an alleged sex crime in Connecticut, you are understandably quite nervous about what to expect. Regardless of the circumstances, a person always deserves a defense but can sometimes feel very alone after being arrested. However, the reality is that many other people have been in that same situation and it does not mean that you or the person you know who has been arrested is guilty.

Job applicants with criminal records may benefit from new law

Connecticut residents who have ever been arrested and charged with a criminal offense know that even without a conviction, life after an arrest can be challenging. Whether a misdemeanor or a felony, any criminal activity can haunt a person for a long time.

Detailing the types of expungement in Connecticut

A common school of thought in Stamford may be that having a criminal record is akin to a modern-day scarlet letter. Those who have an arrest or conviction in their backgrounds may have difficulty securing a job or finding adequate housing. Anyone who believes the number of people with such a history to be relatively small may be in for a surprise: According to information shared by The Sentencing Project, between 70 and 100 million Americans may have some form of a criminal record.

Handling online credit card fraud charges

From the use of a skimmer at an ATM to taking sensitive information from an individual's trash or using a lost card, there are many ways that credit card fraud takes place. However, an increasing number of people have found themselves in hot water after being accused of online credit card fraud, such as a phishing scheme which tricks cardholders into revealing their credit card information. At the Law Offices of Joseph J. Colarusso, we are aware of the many ways these charges turn lives upside down for people in Stamford, and neighborhoods throughout Connecticut.

New technology focuses on sex trafficking

When law enforcement in Connecticut and New York are investigating sex trafficking cases, they have many tools at their disposal. Now, researchers have introduced a new method of identification that could help officers narrow down locations where illegal transactions may be taking place.

Examining the possible consequences of traffic tickets

At some point, you may find yourself accused of a traffic offense. Although traffic tickets and similar offenses may seem relatively insignificant, it is important to recognize the potential impact these charges could have on your life. At the Stamford, Connecticut Law Offices of Joseph J. Colarusso, we know how challenging it can be for some people who have been charged with a traffic violation.

Connecticut man accused of assaulting patients

When it comes to sexual assault, domestic assault and other types of assault charges, there are many elements to consider. For people accused of these offenses in Stamford, and the entire state of Connecticut, prison time and a lasting stigma often destroys futures. As a result, carefully assessing all legal options on the table is of the essence for anyone accused of assault.

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