When you disagree with someone, things can get out of control quickly, especially when alcohol is involved. Before you know it, tempers are flaring and boom — things explode!
The Consequences of Parental Kidnapping
Parental kidnapping is a popular term the Connecticut law defines as custodial interference. This specific law applies when one parent tries to flee with the child or prevents the child from seeing the other parent.
Understanding DUI Tests
According to the statistics from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, there were 7,577 total DUI arrests in Connecticut in 2019. In Connecticut, a police officer may stop your vehicle on suspicion of drunk driving and ask you to submit to a field sobriety test or blood alcohol test.
Probate Appeal TPR Win
A few months ago, one of my clients and I won a termination of parental rights (TPR) trial on an appeal of a TPR petition denied in probate court.
Criminal Charges Dismissed
The State has a time limit for bringing criminal charges against someone, and also making arrests. When those things are not done in a timely manner, charges may be dismissed. Read on to learn about a motion to dismiss that I recently won.
Common Myths About DUIs
Connecticut (45%) is outranked only by Texas (46%) in the percentage of highway fatalities attributed to alcohol impairment. According to Forbes, there were 1,080 drunk driving fatalities in Connecticut between 2009 and 2018.
Ineffective Representation May Have Costly Consequences
In a study of the first 255 people to be cleared by DNA evidence, about 54 of the exonerees claimed that their wrongful conviction was due to ineffective representation. An incompetent defense lawyer can argue a case poorly, overlook some crucial facts, and cost the alleged defendant many years of freedom.
Can Parents Be Held Responsible for Their Children's Crimes?
Juveniles (individuals younger than eighteen years of age) can be arrested and charged with crimes in Connecticut. Depending on their ages and charges, cases may proceed in either juvenile or criminal court. Also, depending on the conduct, parents may be liable civilly for the torts of their children.
New Criminal Offenses Created By Connecticut's Marijuana Legalization Law
In legalizing cannabis (marijuana) for adult use, certain other activities involving cannabis were criminalized.
Connecticut's Clean Slate Law Will Erase Certain Criminal Convictions
Connecticut's "Clean Slate" law will allow for certain criminal convictions to automatically be erased from a person's record. Not all convictions are eligible however.