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Expunging a Past Marijuana Conviction in Connecticut

Expungement
Marijuana Expungement Attorneys in CT

While Connecticut has not yet joined the handful of states to legalize recreational marijuana use, the legislature did decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in 2011. So, while possessing any amount of marijuana used to be a crime in Connecticut, possessing less than half an ounce is now a violation - similar to a traffic violation - with no possible jail time and a fine of $150 for a first offense. You may be wondering ...

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Michigan State University Expedited Title IX Review in Light of Sexual Assault Scandal

Title IX
Title IX Attorneys in CT

The president of Michigan State University recently announced that the school will undergo an outside review of its Title IX policies and procedures this fall instead of waiting until 2018 as originally planned. The announcement comes after the school has received attention for how it handled (or ignored) student complaints of sexual assault by MSU sports medicine doctor Dr. Larry Nassar during his long tenure at the school. Authorities have indicted Nassar on child pornography and ...

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Connecticut Expungement FAQ

Expungement
Expungement and Pardon Attorneys in CT

Have you found yourself unable to get a job because of a mistake you made years ago? Has your criminal record affected your personal life and self-esteem? Have you been turned down for an apartment or do you have higher insurance rates because you checked "yes" when asked whether you've been convicted of a crime? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you should discuss expungement with an attorney as soon as possible. Here are some ...

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How to Protect Your Legal Rights after a DUI Stop in Connecticut

DUI
DUI Defense Attorneys in CT

Getting pulled over and accused of drunk driving can be a nerve-wracking experience. In all likelihood, if a Connecticut police officer believes you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you'll be arrested on the spot, your car will be towed, and you'll booked and held for several hours at least. In some cases, you may even need to post bail to get out of jail, which could cost you or your family several thousands ...

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Types of Connecticut Pardons and Expungements

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Pardon and Expungement Attorneys in CT

If you’re reading this, you may be seeking to rid yourself or a loved one of a criminal record. It’s important to know that under Connecticut law, there are three different types of pardons available to you. If you are not granted the pardon you originally sought, you may apply and qualify for another type of pardon. The following is some information regarding the three types of pardons in Connecticut: Full pardon - A full pardon ...

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