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May 2014 Archives

Connecticut officials fail at attempt to revamp juvenile sentencing laws

Juveniles who participate in criminal activities should be held accountable for their crime. However, many people argue as to the degree of punishment that should be inflicted on young people. Some people believe that certain teenagers, when given adequate rehabilitation, can become an active member of society. Current legislation in Connecticut enables the judicial system to impose adult sentences on juveniles who are charged with serious crimes. This means that a teenager between the ages of 14 to 17-years-old may be tried as an adult and receive a mandatory life-without-parole sentence for their crime.

Sexting naked images brings felony charges to teenagers

In Connecticut, the act of sexting comes with severe consequences, including felony charges if the sexts contain images of children younger than 16-years-old. This is of particular concern, as many American teenagers are caught up in a world of cellphone porn. For teenagers, sending a naked image of themselves to a boyfriend or girlfriend may seem like a harmless act; however, it may result in their partner being arrested on charges of possession or distribution of child porn and labeled a sex offender.

Stamford teenager sentenced to five years in robbery plea deal

There is no question that teenagers are headstrong and determined. While this can be a good quality in some cases, it can also prove to be harmful when it comes to teen involvement in criminal activity. Teens often act out without considering the long-term consequences of their actions. Many studies show that the teenage brain may be to blame. Areas of the brain that are used to make rational decisions and control aggressive behavior are not fully developed in teens. The need to fit in with a peer group can also influence teenagers’ actions.

Former TV newsman is cleared of all charges in domestic incident

Life is full of difficult situations and sometimes those situations bring out the worst in people. Unfortunately, it is in those times that some people make very poor decisions and end up dong things they regret, including sometimes committing crimes. However, just because a person in Stamford makes a mistake, that doesn’t mean he or she can’t be forgiven and move forward from that mistake.

Enfield man facing multiple charges of larceny for alleged thefts

Being arrested and charged with a crime is not the same as being convicted of a crime. Just because you have been arrested and charged, that does not mean you are guilty. Even if authorities claim to have significant evidence against you, that doesn’t mean it will always hold up in court. Therefore, if you have been charged with a crime in the Stamford area, you should fight for your rights