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Surviving Drunk Driving Checkpoints in Connecticut

Surviving Drunk Driving Checkpoints in Connecticut

When a Connecticut police officer motions you into a weekend checkpoint queue, try not to panic. It's understandable why you might become anxious even if you haven't had a drop of alcohol. Police officers get into your personal space. They sniff you for the scent of...

Larceny is More Complicated Than You Think

Larceny is More Complicated Than You Think

Is it possible to engage in an act of larceny without understanding that you’ve committed a crime? Connecticut’s Larceny statutes cover a variety of actions, events, and circumstances. The statutes are sometimes wordy and complicated. You might not fully understand...

What Happens When You’re Arrested For Assault?

What Happens When You’re Arrested For Assault?

Even if you consider yourself non-violent, there’s always a chance that someone will accuse you of an assault crime. Most importantly, when you’re arrested for assault, connecting with an experienced criminal defense attorney is the most important step you can take....

What Happens When I Go to Court?

What Happens When I Go to Court?

Before a judge or jury decides your future, you will make several appearances in court. Every appearance is critical because it may affect the outcome of your case. It's important to discuss your case with a criminal defense attorney before you enter the courtroom for...

Advocacy Matters

Advocacy Matters

Advocacy Matters Law is so complex that many lawyers have gravitated to specific niches. For example, lawyers who structure large company mergers and acquisitions do not appear in family court to argue child support cases. The law in each, and the expectations of...

Groundhog Day – Failed Drug Policies

Groundhog Day – Failed Drug Policies

We have seen how this Movie Ends Prohibition and the long fought war on drugs are failures. The policies are failures under any measure, but the federal government, having learned nothing, is doubling down, looking to charge drug dealers under federal criminal...

308a Benefits – Delaying the Inevitable

308a Benefits – Delaying the Inevitable

After PPD Benefits - 308a Benefits Can Help As I wrote in my post “PPD Benefits in Workers’ Compensation Claims”, once you are assigned your PPD rating the clock is running on your benefits. The realization that time is running out is truly frightening. An experienced...

Public Schools Must Protect our Children . . . Up to a Point

Public Schools Must Protect our Children . . . Up to a Point

Schools Must Protect Your Kids. . . Up to a Point Accountability is preached in nearly every classroom from the time your little one waddles off the bus to the day they hopefully graduate. While public schools might strictly apply this concept to their students, they...

Medical Malpractice Cases can be Real Whodunits

Medical Malpractice Cases can be Real Whodunits

A True Whodunit Medical malpractice cases are maddening. Discerning the responsible party can be complicated even in a "simple" medical malpractice scenario. For example, you go to a hospital for surgery. The doctor screws up in an obvious way. You are now a medical...

If You are a Suspect – Don’t Talk to Police

If You are a Suspect – Don’t Talk to Police

Don't Talk to Police "Don't talk to police" is a phrase that I repeat to family, friends, clients, even non-criminal clients. I have admonished people before to heed this advice. Previously, I provided a helpful video from Law School Professor James Duane. Prof. Duane...

Young Drivers, Harsh Penalties

Young Drivers, Harsh Penalties

Young Drivers, Harsh Penalties As a general rule young drivers are bad drivers. This makes sense. The more we practice something the better we get. Young drivers lack the driving hours to be proficient. They are also young, which means they make poor choices due to...

Do Workers’ Compensation Claims go to Trial?

Do Workers’ Compensation Claims go to Trial?

Workers' Compensation Claims Go to Trial, but Not the Way You Think Worker’s compensation claims go to trial, but not in the traditional sense. A trial, in a personal injury lawsuit, generally resolves all outstanding issues. If the plaintiff wins then they are...

Marijuana is Legal in Connecticut, Right?

Marijuana is Legal in Connecticut, Right?

Marijuana is Legal in Connecticut, Right? No. No it is not. Marijuana is not legal in Connecticut. While much of the country has moved towards what is inevitable - the legalization of marijuana - Connecticut is taking half-measures. It is not legal, but for small...

How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney Cost?

How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney Cost?

The "No Fee if We Lose" Line Isn't Unique - That Policy is Pretty Universal Common question, perhaps the most common for me - what does a personal injury attorney cost? The answer is nothing. TV/Billboard lawyers claiming they don't get paid unless you get paid are...

What is a repetitive work injury?

What is a repetitive work injury?

Repetition makes perfect and also sometimes injured. Repetitive work injuries can sometimes sneak up on you. Think about a baseball player who tears his UCL (elbow) ligament. It happened because after thousands of throws, repeating the same motion over and over again,...

How to Not Get Locked Out of the Legal Process

How to Not Get Locked Out of the Legal Process

When do I have to file a lawsuit for a personal injury case? Personal injury lawsuits must be filed on time or you risk being locked out of the legal process. Generally speaking, you have two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. This number can change...

Can I settle my Workers’ Compensation Case?

Can I settle my Workers’ Compensation Case?

Can I settle my Workers’ Compensation Case? You can settle some workers' compensation cases, but not the way you might imagine. Workers’ compensation claims are not like a personal injury case. There is no judge or jury at the end assigning a final value to the case....

What is a Plea Bargain?

What is a Plea Bargain?

Plea Bargain a/k/a Let's Make a Deal? A  plea bargain is the most common way a criminal case is resolved and is, simply put, a form of risk management. A plea bargain is usually* an agreement to plead guilty, or nolo contendre, or under the Alford doctrine, to a crime...

I was in a Car Accident, do I need a Lawyer?

I was in a Car Accident, do I need a Lawyer?

Do you need a car accident attorney? My answer is maybe you need an auto accident lawyer. It all depends on what you are trying to accomplish and whether or not you have been harmed. If you are not injured, have not sought medical treatment, feel fine, and the...

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