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    • Assault or Self-Defense?

      The law protects your right to defend yourself against harm, but the line can be thin. Yes, you’re allowed to use physical force to protect yourself and others, but only in limited circumstances. This ...

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    • Common Types of Property Crimes in Connecticut

      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 ...

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    • Will I Lose My CDL If I Get a DUI?

      Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol could get you arrested in the state of Connecticut if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08%. However, if you are a commercial motor ...

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    • Will I Lose My Commercial Driver's License if I Get a DUI?

      Connecticut’s laws for drinking and driving are different for commercial vehicle operators compared to its slightly less stringent laws for those driving passenger vehicles. While the blood alcohol ...

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    • What Are the Penalties for a Fake ID in Connecticut?

      A fake ID can get you into any bar or club when you’re under the age of 21, but that small piece of plastic can also get you into real serious trouble. While a bouncer or bartender can simply choose ...

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    • Is Recreational Marijuana Legal in Connecticut?

      In early February, the Connecticut General Assembly began its legislative session, opening a new window of opportunity for the legalization and regulation of marijuana in the state. While marijuana ...

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    • Open Container Laws in Connecticut

      Connecticut is 1 out of 10 states (Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Missouri, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) where it is not illegal for car passengers can have an open ...

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    • All You Need to Know About DMV Hearings

      After you are arrested for driving under the influence, there are two scenarios that generally occur. If you refuse to take a blood, breath, or urine test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC) ...

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    • What Happens After a Domestic Violence Arrest?

      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 ...

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    • How Connecticut Law Defines Domestic Violence

      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 ...

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    • Can You Be Charged with Marijuana DUI if You Have a Prescription?

      Many drivers in Connecticut may be unaware they can be convicted of driving under the influence without drinking a sip of alcohol. We’re talking about driving under the influence of drugs…more ...

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    • Defending Drug Crimes

      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 ...

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  • DUI
    • 3 Components of a Strong DUI Defense Case

      A successful DUI defense strategy requires in depth knowledge of the law. If you want to have your DUI charges dropped, you will need to hire a lawyer who has experience with DUI with cases. A good ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Field Sobriety Tests

      When an officer suspects that a person has been driving under the influence, they will usually ask them to exit their vehicle to perform a field sobriety test . These tests utilize physical tasks that ...

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    • Can You Be Charged with Marijuana DUI if You Have a Prescription?

      Many drivers in Connecticut may be unaware they can be convicted of driving under the influence without drinking a sip of alcohol. We’re talking about driving under the influence of drugs…more ...

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    • Jonathan Sills Is Named in the Three Best Rated Top 3 List

      From DUIs to violent offenses, our firm passionately represents the rights of accused clients against a variety of criminal charges. We are dedicated to providing excellent legal services. Our team ...

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    • Stay Connected with Tomeo Sills, LLC

      Tomeo Sills, LLC is widely regarded as one of the most respected criminal defense and DUI defense law firms in the state of Connecticut. Serving clients throughout the state from locations in ...

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    • Tomeo Sills, LLC Named One of "Hartford's Finest" for 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 ...

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    • Is Insider Trading a Victimless Crime?

      What Is Insider Trading? Insider trading is most often discussed in the context of criminal activity by one or more members of a company. However, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange ...

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    • Will My Child Be Tried as an Adult or a Minor?

      Anyone can commit a crime, both young and old. However, children’s crimes are usually treated differently from those of an adult. We say “usually” because there are some instances in which children ...

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    • How Long Do Juvenile Crimes Stay on a Criminal Record?

      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 ...

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    • Homicide Rate In Hartford Climbs To Highest In New England

      According to Deputy Chief Brian Foley of the Hartford Police Department, after 19 homicides that happened in the previous year, an increase in the crime rate is expected in 2015. Foley added, “Last ...

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    • List Of Convicted Killers On Death Row In Connecticut

      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 ...

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    • What Happens If I Violate My Probation?

      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 ...

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    • Common Types of Property Crimes in Connecticut

      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 ...

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    • Search & Seizure: What You Need to Know About Your Rights

      Fourth Amendment Rights The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is intended to prevent illicit searches and seizures and stands out as one of the major rights an American is entitled to. In ...

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    • Assault or Self-Defense?

      The law protects your right to defend yourself against harm, but the line can be thin. Yes, you’re allowed to use physical force to protect yourself and others, but only in limited circumstances. This ...

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    • Sex Offender Registration Requirements in Connecticut

      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 ...

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    • Reasons Why You Shouldn't Pay Your Traffic Ticket Until You Talk to an Attorney

      Routine traffic stops can quickly add up, leading to unwanted financial hardship. From speeding violations to failing to use your turn signal, hiring a traffic ticket lawyer can make a big difference ...

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    • Failure to Maintain Lane - Why It's a Ticketable Offense

      Failure to maintain lane involves drifting out of your designated lane, changing lanes without using a signal, swerving between lanes, and weaving between lanes of traffic. As a driver, you have the ...

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    • The Major Difference Between Speeding & Traveling Unreasonably Fast

      Connecticut traffic laws have two similar but distinctly different speed-related laws on the books: “ speeding ” and “traveling unreasonably fast.” The two charges are related, but the differences ...

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    • Common Types of Property Crimes in Connecticut

      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 ...

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    • Repeat Offender Laws in Connecticut

      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 ...

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    • List Of Convicted Killers On Death Row In Connecticut

      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 ...

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    • State To Assist Hartford To Curb Violent Crimes

      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 ...

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    • Penalties for Weapons Crimes in Connecticut

      Weapons crimes are not something the state of Connecticut handles lightly. Most weapons charges are felonies, accompanied with substantial fines and lengthy prison terms if you are convicted. Below ...

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    • Understanding Connecticut Gun Regulations

      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, ...

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    • Is Insider Trading a Victimless Crime?

      What Is Insider Trading? Insider trading is most often discussed in the context of criminal activity by one or more members of a company. However, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange ...

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    • What is a White Collar Crime? Examples of Common Cases

      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 ...

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