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  • Avoid License Suspension at the DMV Per Se Hearing

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 31-Oct-2016

    Because a DUI license suspension stays on your Connecticut Driver History for ten years, it may affect you financially by negatively affecting a job application. For instance, some companies will not give you a company car if they see that you have been convicted of DUI. If you are a commercial truck driver, your CDL is affected by DUI as well. To avoid a license suspension after a DUI arrest, it ...
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  • Sex Offender Registration Requirements in Connecticut

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 22-Sep-2016

    When someone faces serious criminal charges, they are often met with the uncertainty of what can happen next and what is expected of them. One of the most difficult charges a person can face is one involving a sex crime. These are unique cases because a conviction may require a person to register as a sex offender. What does this mean and how does it affect someone’s life? Here are some of ...
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  • What Happens If I Violate My Probation?

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 9-Sep-2016

    After someone is arrested and convicted of a crime, they may receive a probation term to serve after their prison sentence or in lieu of jail time. This is a period of time, typically lasting a few years depending on the issuing state, during which the individual must follow certain rules. Some violations of probation can include leaving the county or state without permission, committing another ...
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  • Be Aware of Increased Law Enforcement Over Labor Day Weekend

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 2-Sep-2016

    Labor Day Weekend is here, which means that plenty of people will be hitting the road to celebrate the three-day weekend. Drivers should be aware that police in Connecticut are preparing for the weekend, too, increasing their efforts to make sure that nobody is breaking the law and other drivers on the road are safe. Labor Day Weekend is often associated with family get-togethers, barbecues, ...
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  • Your Rights If Stopped for DUI in Connecticut

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 12-Aug-2016

    Were you stopped for driving under the influence in Connecticut? The laws in this state regarding DUIs are very tough, and it can be difficult for individuals to understand what rights they have in the event that they are pulled over. For instance, would you know what to do if you were asked to take a breath, urine, or blood test, or were asked to step out of your vehicle to perform a field ...
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  • Supreme Court Reaches 5-3 Split Decision Permitting Warrantless Breath Tests in DUI Arrests

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 27-Jun-2016

    According to an article published by CNN, on Thursday, June 23, the Supreme Court issued a split ruling on three drunk driving cases, deciding that while law enforcement requires a breath test after a person is arrested, a warrant is mandatory to request a blood test in the same situation. These three cases are referred to as Birchfield v. North Dakota and occurred from three different arrests ...
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  • Jury Takes 30 Minutes to Return 'Not Guilty' Verdict in DUI Case

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 1-Jun-2016

    Tomeo Sills, LLC recently defended a client who was wrongfully accused of driving under the influence. On May 5, 2015, our client was arrested by a Connecticut police officer working DUI Enforcement. The officer’s report greatly exaggerated the nature of client's driving and performance on field sobriety tests, which was all captured on video. After being arrested, the client submitted ...
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  • Tomeo Sills, LLC Named One of "Hartford's Finest" for 2016

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 28-Jan-2016

    We are pleased to announce that Tomeo Sills, LLC has been recognized as one of “ Harford’s Finest ” for the year 2016! The Hartford’s Finest Profile Series features the best of Hartford’s business community. Produced by Proactive Resources, it specializes in helping business owners tell their story in a compelling and informative way. More than 15,000 businesses have ...
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  • Understanding Connecticut Gun Regulations

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 14-Jan-2016

    With all of these national gun law debates arising, many people are losing sight of the states with functioning gun laws. In Connecticut, the gun laws seem to be working just fine. In fact, Connecticut had the fourth lowest number of fatalities caused by guns per capita among all of the states in 2013. Currently, Connecticut abides by the following gun regulations: The state requires a background ...
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  • What is the Implied Consent Law in Connecticut?

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 8-Jan-2016

    In Connecticut, the implied consent law states that any person lawfully arrested by a law enforcement officer who has had probably cause to believe that person has been operating a vehicle while impaired must consent to one of the following chemical tests: Breath Urine Blood These tests are used to determine the person’s blood alcohol content and must be administered within two hours of when ...
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