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Violent Crimes Archives

New York says it sees increase in hate crimes

Residents in Connecticut and neighboring areas of the northeast know that people can be charged with crimes for activities considered hateful against certain individuals based upon discriminatory factors. For example, an attack on someone simply because of his or her race or religious beliefs may be considered to be a hate crime. Sometimes these things may be subjective and hard to fully identify but in other cases, it may be more overt.

Felonies, misdemeanors and infractions in Connecticut

Have you been arrested and charged with a crime in Connecticut? Maybe you know someone who has recently been arrested and is facing criminal charges. Either way, it can be important for you to understand a bit about how many types and levels of criminal charges are recognized in the state of Connecticut.

What is forensic biology?

With the plethora of police television shows or movies available, you have no doubt seen actors portraying detectives or discussing the particulars of certain pieces of evidence. But, behind all of the story lines in these fictional situations, what is actually real? In the world of forensic evidence and testing, there are different types of specialities and ways that evidence is evaluated. There are also specific types of testing for certain types of evidence.

Police tactics questioned

Perhaps one of the most important things for Connecticut residents charged with crimes to remember is that they are always owed proper treatment and a proper defense. This can often be difficult to keep in mind especially in cases involving a lot of media attention. Reports frequently give only spotty details that may cast defendants in bad lights.

Murder charges filed but potential motive unknown

Connecticut residents who may be arrested and charged with serious crimes know that they can face an uphill battle at least in the eyes of the public. Media sources can make life difficult for defendants as often times reports contain only spotty details that can cast a very negative light on them even though the truth of a situation may be very different than the picture painted in such reports.

Prison plus probation for teacher in sex crime

Connecticut residents who have ever been accused of a sex crime know that this can be a very scary thing. When such an allegation involves a minor, the potential to experience consequences that last a lifetime exists. This can happen to people in all types of situations, including people who are very responsible.

Three people accused of assault in Connecticut

From years of imprisonment to a permanently damaged reputation, there are many ways that assault charges can affect those who are accused. In New London, and other parts of the state, assault accusations sometimes contain false details and alleged victims may not have a perfect memory of what took place. Moreover, some assault charges are completely false, which underlines the importance of handling these types of cases properly.

Connecticut woman charged with assault

When someone is facing assault charges, or has been accused of any other type of violent crime, they may be dealing with a myriad of issues. For example, they may be struggling with completely false allegations and and be incredibly stressed out because they are worried about having their voice heard in the courtroom. Moreover, being accused of assault can cause serious harm to an individual's reputation. In Stamford, and other parts of Connecticut, people who are going through this on a personal level should analyze every option that is on the table.

How much time could I face for first degree assault?

If you have been accused of assault, it is important to familiarize yourself with the potential penalties you may face. In addition to fines, you could face a lengthy prison sentence, depending on the details of your case. In Stamford, and across Connecticut, assault charges can have a significant impact on the lives of those who are accused, even if they were innocent or the details of what took place were exaggerated or misconstrued.

Assisting those wrongfully accused of a violent crime

If you have been accused of committing a violent crime, you may be unsure of which steps need to be taken next and could feel incredibly stressed out. Regrettably, some people find themselves in this position for a crime they never even committed and at the Law Offices of Joseph J. Colarusso, we understand how upsetting it can be to deal with these false allegations. In Stamford, and across Connecticut, people who have been falsely accused of violent crimes should carefully assess their options.

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