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  • Why You Should Never Let Police Search Your Property Without a Warrant

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 22-Dec-2017

    Do you know your rights when a police officer asks to search your property without a warrant? If you don’t, you should. It could mean the difference between getting to drive home or going to jail in handcuffs. Whether you break the law or not, you should always be prepared to protect yourself. It’s normal to experience discomfort, anxiety and fear when a police officer is in your face, ...
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  • How Long Do Juvenile Crimes Stay on a Criminal Record?

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 18-Aug-2017

    If your child was accused and convicted of a crime, you may be worried about the charge’s effect on his or her future. In the state of Connecticut, juvenile court records are eligible for expungement depending on the situation. Expungement is the sealing of criminal records, so any potential landlords, employers, and licensing agencies will never be aware these records existed. In most ...
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  • What Happens After a Domestic Violence Arrest?

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 15-Jun-2017

    It’s easy for tempers to flare among family members. Too often, police are called in the heat of the moment. Arrests are made, and you find yourself faced with navigating the gauntlet of the domestic violence criminal court process. So what will happen to you next? Connecticut takes domestic violence charges seriously. An arrest for a domestic violence misdemeanor can still leave you open to ...
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  • Defending Drug Crimes

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 1-Jun-2017

    Drug crimes include a number of offenses, including: possession of drugs for personal use or sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, cultivation of marijuana, transporting drugs for sale, being under the influence of drugs, and more. The sentences for drug crimes can vary wildly, from court-mandated rehabilitation to life in prison, depending on the severity of the offense. There are ways to fight ...
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  • Common Types of Property Crimes in Connecticut

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 25-May-2017

    There are many different ways a person can commit a crime against property, and the way the crime is committed can have a serious impact on the way in which a person may be punished. If you’ve been accused of a property crime, understanding the wrongdoing you’re charged with is one of the best ways to protect yourself. All property crimes involve either the destruction or theft or ...
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  • What is a White Collar Crime? Examples of Common Cases

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 18-May-2017

    Federal law enforcement agencies can get involved in all sorts of criminal investigations and cases, but nothing catches the attention of the government like a serious white collar crime. By definition, a white collar crime is a criminal act that exploits or steals from a large number of people or corporation, especially if the act does not include any sort of violence or intimidation. The name ...
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  • How Connecticut Law Defines Domestic Violence

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 11-Apr-2017

    Domestic Violence, or family violence, is defined in Connecticut as any family or household member who assaults, harms, or causes physical injury to another family or household member. This includes the threat of violence or stalking, but does not include verbal abuse or arguments unless there is present danger or a likelihood that violence is imminent. It applies to any family or household ...
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  • Repeat Offender Laws in Connecticut

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 13-Mar-2017

    Eight types of offenders will receive enhanced sentences under repeat offender laws: Susan Pice writes about the CT Persistent Offender Laws. In the Summary of a research article that was published as an OLR Research Report on August 30, 2007, she writes in her Summary as follows: Persistent offender laws are generally intended to combat recidivism by enhancing penalties for defendants who ...
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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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  • 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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  • Police Can't Order Phone Companies to Track Cellphones, Judge Rules

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 10-Dec-2015

    Law enforcement has been using data improperly to track criminal suspects, Connecticut Judge Jon Blue declared when he decided to suppress evidence in a robbery case. According to Blue, police shouldn’t be allowed to order live updates about the location of criminal suspects through cellphones. The decision involved a case where a suspect was accused of robbing several ATMs in 2010. During ...
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  • Noncitizens with a Criminal Record

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 9-Dec-2015

    Facing Criminal Charges as a Noncitizen? We at Tomeo Sills, LLC strive to provide aggressive criminal defense of the highest quality to accused individuals in Connecticut. In order to make this possible, we take a comprehensive and strategic approach to each case we encounter. This includes taking into consideration the possible immigration consequences that an accused individual may encounter. In ...
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  • Felony Lane Gang

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 7-Dec-2015

    Have You Heard of The Felony Lane Gang? Members Recently Arrested in Connecticut Among the many cases that we handle at Tomeo Sills, LLC, we assist individuals who have been accused of committing identity theft, which is a serious white collar crime. Due to its continued prevalence, federal prosecutors and even the FBI are cracking down hard on offenders. In a recent story published in ...
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  • List Of Convicted Killers On Death Row In Connecticut

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 28-Aug-2015

    On Thursday, Connecticut’s high court ruled that the death penalty which has been put at end for future crimes will not change the sentence of inmates already on death row. Given below is the list of the 11 convicted killers who had been facing execution orders in the state: 30-year-old Lazale Ashby will be executed for the rape and murder of his 21-year-old neighbor, Elizabeth Garcia. The ...
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  • Gov. Malloy Appreciates New Crime Statistics In Connecticut

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 17-Aug-2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. – According to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Connecticut is “moving in the right direction” in a struggle to decrease crime rate shown by the new statistics. On Tuesday, data was made public by the administration which showed a decrease in the number of individuals who have been taken into custody for different crimes. The data also showed a reduction in jail admissions ...
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  • State To Assist Hartford To Curb Violent Crimes

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 22-Jul-2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. – An emergency meeting has been called between the state and Hartford officials by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to discuss the increasing number of homicides in the state’s capital city. A fatal shooting that took place early Tuesday marked the city’s 17th homicide, which is a significant increase from last year. A total of 19 homicides were reported last year in ...
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  • Crime Causing Concerns At Rockwell Park In Bristol

    Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 1-Jun-2015

    BRISTOL, CT – A Connecticut park where families go for recreation is now the center of several police investigations. Over the weekend, a robbery and attempted robbery were the main issues at Rockwell Park in Bristol which happened in a few hours. On Wednesday afternoon, Southington resident Meggan Kimball pushed her daughter on the swings at Rockwell Park. According to Kimball, “They ...
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