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The Critical Importance of Legal Counsel When Facing a Connecticut Sex Crime Case

State Crimes
Sex Crimes Defense Attorney in Connecticut

While any criminal allegation or conviction will affect your life, being accused of a sex crime can have particularly serious and long-lasting implications. You have to worry about potential penal consequences, such as a prison sentence, and many other ancillary, yet serious consequences that are not court-imposed. To minimize the penalties you face – or eliminate them altogether – it’s vital to have a skilled criminal defense attorney represent you throughout every stage of your case. ...

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Your Rights during a Federal Fraud Investigation

Federal Crimes
Federal Fraud Defense Attorney in CT

A criminal fraud scheme that attracts the attention of federal authorities is often extensive, long-lasting, and may leave a significant amount of evidence in its wake. To gather enough evidence to have probable cause to make arrests, federal agents often engage in a thorough and lengthy investigation of potential suspects. Such an investigation may be conducted undercover, or agents may approach you directly with questions. If you're under investigation, contact a skilled federal criminal defense attorney ...

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College Students Can Face Double Consequences for DUI

College Code Violations
College Code Violations Lawyer in CT

Driving under the influence (DUI) is against the law in all 50 states, though some laws refer to the offense as operating under the influence (OUI)1 or driving while intoxicated (DWI). While many people may consider DUI to be a relatively minor offense, the state can issue strict penalties such as fines, loss of your driver’s license, or even jail time if you’re convicted. While facing a DUI charge in state criminal court is stressful enough, ...

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SCOTUS May Still Uphold Transgender Bathroom Rights in Schools

Transgender Equality
Transgender Discrimination Lawyer in CT

After the Trump Administration’s first swing at Title IX protections, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) may still rule that the law requires educational institutions to allow transgender students to use the bathroom they associate with their gender identity. In the coming weeks, it’s certain that transgender students of all ages, their parents, advocacy groups, and the public at large will be waiting to find out how this is handled by the federal judiciary. ...

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The Future of Title IX Enforcement is Uncertain under New Administration

Title IX
Title IX Attorney in Connecticut

DeVos and Title IX Interpretation In her recent Senate confirmation hearing, Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos stated it was “premature” to tell whether she would uphold the Title IX guidelines set out by the Obama Administration. While she did not explicitly answer in the negative, she and her family donated $10,000 to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which opposes the current guidelines regarding how campus sexual assault cases are handled and advocates ...

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