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May 2015 Archives

White collar crimes must be taken seriously

Many defendants do not believe that charges involving white collar crimes, such as fraud, embezzlement or larceny, need to be taken seriously, but nothing could be further from the truth. These accusations involve serious criminal charges, with significant penalties that can include years served in prison or very large fines. Understanding the nature of the charges as well as the possible defense options is critical to developing a strategy for protecting your rights as you navigate the court proceedings.

Second Chance Society bill heads to Senate

In the state of Connecticut, the penalties for being convicted of possession of drugs in a school zone are currently harsher than those if you are not in a school zone, but this could soon be changing. The Second Chancy Society legislation, which is backed by Gov. Malloy, is seeking to reduce the possible penalties for drug possession, even if the person was in a school zone at the time of the offense.

What happens when I post bail?

One of the first steps after you are arrested is the initial hearing where it is determined if you will be released on bond and what the bond amount is. Assuming it is an option and you are able to post bail, it's important to understand what comes next. Violating the conditions of your bail, whether intentionally or unknowingly, can result in the immediate revocation of the bond and your return to jail pending trial.