Can the Police do that? FAQ

The information is not intended to be legal advice and should not be considered as such. It is to help clarify some basic points of law. The law and constitutions of the United States and Connecticut protect the rights of individuals in criminal investigations and the criminal process as well as other instances of government authority. 

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Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Sometimes, consequences for a guilty plea may be worse than the actual sentences for a conviction. I listen to your situation and discuss possible consequences. Criminal convictions have two types of consequences: direct and collateral.

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Getting Out on Bail

Bail is the process by which a person accused of a crime may be released from jail during the pendency of his or her case, until he or she is acquitted or convicted. Often the defendant must pledge money or property to secure his presence in court.

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HABEAS CORPUS ACT

Known as the “Great Writ,” habeas corpus goes back to English common law before it was guaranteed by the Magna Carta and Habeas Corpus Act. 

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Suspended and Split Criminal Sentences

There are several different types of criminal sentencing mechanisms and structures including probation, jail, fines, conditional discharge and suspended and split sentences. Here's how they work. 

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