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A finding of guilt by a jury isn’t the end of the line. Many criminal convictions have been overturned on appeal. Cases in Manchester and Hartford can be appealed to the Connecticut Appellate Court and to the Connecticut Supreme Court. These higher courts usually review questions of law that were made in the trial of…

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The holidays, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s, are an excuse for parties, for socializing, and for get-togethers – even with the pandemic. A natural ingredient of these fun events is a beer, some wine, or one of the following holiday drinks listed on the aptly named Eat This website: Cranberry cocktail Holiday punch Hot buttered…

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This holiday season will be unlike any other holiday season in some respects, due to the pandemic. Many people are staying inside. Many shoppers are buying online. A lot of people are struggling financially because they can’t run their business, or they can’t meet with the people they need to see. Still, if there’s one…

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If you have been accused of sexual assault, refuting those allegations can be extremely difficult for a number of reasons. First of all, an alleged encounter of this nature often happens in a private setting. As such, there are no witnesses to corroborate either party’s version of events. In addition, the media, law enforcement, and…

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Many motorists have felt it – the feeling of panic when driving down the road and suddenly the glare of the sun hits the windshield, causing temporary inability to see out of the front window of the vehicle. Just a few seconds of this blindness can lead to a serious car accident and injuries. Driving…

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According to the Connecticut Department of Health, deaths resulting from overdoses rose in the state during the first half of 2020. During this time period, there were 560 confirmed fatalities in addition to 275 cases awaiting toxicology results. In 2019, there were 1200 accidental drug overdose fatalities in the state. About 8 in 10 of…

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Jury sequestration is the isolation of a jury to avoid accidental or deliberate tainting of the jury by exposing them to outside influence or information that is not admissible in court and can be a “hot” topic for criminal defense lawyers. On one hand, trying to control the information jury members see and hear outside…

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