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Online Publication of Your Arrest

If you are arrested, notification of your arrest may appear in a police blotter, or in an article in the local - or even national - news. Oftentimes, your image or mugshot will also appear in the article. Once publication of your arrest appears on the Internet, anyone with Internet access can find out that you have been arrested and learn details surrounding your charges. This may cause a great deal of concern to you if you are a public figure, if you hold a job that requires security clearance, or if you simply wish to move on with your life after your case has been dismissed.

Motor Vehicle Offenses Involving Teen Drivers

Teen drivers face special restrictions when driving and need to know the laws and penalties associated with certain motor vehicle offenses. Pleading guilty in court or by mail (through payment of the fine) can result in a loss of driving privileges and could affect your insurance premiums.

Important Facts about Connecticut's DUI/OUI Laws

Driving in Connecticut is considered a privilege, not a right. If you are charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs you may face serious consequences. You may lose your driving privileges, have to participate in an Alcohol Education Program, and may face having a criminal record and/or incarceration. Here are some important facts regarding Connecticut's DUI/OUI laws:

Things you must know if you are arrested for a domestic violence crime in Connecticut

1. A domestic violence offense can involve anyone with whom you share a domestic relationship. It can be a spouse, former spouse, significant other, or family member. You do not have to be living in the same household for the court to consider that you share a domestic relationship.

Man finally freed after 25 years for murder he didnít commit

Imagine being charged with a crime that you didn’t commit. Now imagine that despite having proof that could help authorities determine that you weren’t even in the same state when the crime happened, you were still convicted. Just because a person in Fairfield County is charged with a crime, does not mean he or she is guilty, but wrongful convictions can still happen.

Drug dogs less reliable in traffic stop searches

Have you been arrested or charged with a drug crime? Even though the evidence against you may look bad that doesn’t mean you don’t have a chance of beating the charges. Investigators make mistakes, which is why anyone in the Fairfield County area facing drug charges should understand his or her rights.

Man facing several charges after altercation with co-worker

Any kind of criminal charge should be taken serious. From a DUI to assault, any crime can have serious consequences that can affect a person for a lifetime. People in the Bridgeport area make poor decisions from time to time, but that doesn’t mean everyone arrested for a crime is guilty or that he or she should always receive the maximum penalty if convicted.

DUI case thrown out after alcohol tests come back negative

Imagine being pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence in Fairfield County when you haven’t even had one sip of alcohol. Then, imagine the officer asking you to perform a field sobriety test and telling you that you failed it. Next, imagine being taken to the police station and being given a Breathalyzer test, which comes back at 0.00 and still being arrested for a DUI.

Kennedy acquitted of DUI after evidence supports her alibi

When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle you have the responsibility to ensure that you are capable of operating said vehicle. Of course, no one in Fairfield County, or anywhere else, should drive while he or she is impaired. However, what happens if a person ends up behind the wheel of a vehicle after accidently becoming impaired?