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Connecticut Senate campaign leads to larceny allegation

Many people in Connecticut and across the country often feel the need to take action to bring about change in support of their political ideologies. While there are a variety of different ways to do this -- including running for office -- some people choose to support a candidate who reflects their personal beliefs by volunteering to help with his or her campaign. Unfortunately, a man now faces a larceny charge after he spent time serving as campaign treasurer for a failed 2014 campaign.

Following the election, the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) randomly selected the campaign for an audit. However, the SEEC claims that the now 45-year-old man refused to cooperate with the audit, failing to provide requested documentation. The candidate running for office reportedly did cooperate but was not significantly involved with the campaign's finances. 

Did your good time lead to charges for disturbing the peace?

When you go out with your friends, you want to have a good time. You know that you and others can get loud now and then, but you never set out to intentionally bother other people who may simply be trying to enjoy their nights out as well. Of course, your good time could become bothersome to others, and if the situation gets out of hand, it is possible that someone could call law enforcement.

You may think it over the top for someone to call the police for a bit of noise, but disturbing the peace is a crime. Additionally, some instances may go beyond a bit of noise. Unfortunately for you, this could mean that you wind up facing criminal charges even though you only wanted to have a good time.

Couple spends weeks in hospital after dog attack

There is no doubt that the vast majority of pet owners in Connecticut love their animals. They often go out of their way to ensure that their pets lead happy, healthy lives. However, pet owners also have a responsibility to protect others from the actions of their pets. In fact, a dog owner in another state now faces a felony charge after a dog attack reportedly sent a husband and wife to the hospital for weeks.

The incident happened at approximately 8:40 a.m. on a day in early June. According to reports, the man and woman were walking in a park, an activity that was reportedly usual for them. However, reports indicate that, on this day, they were attacked by three dogs while doing so.

Common types of white-collar crime charges

People often misunderstand the nature of white-collar criminal charges. Despite the fact that financial crimes may seem less serious than other types of crimes, such as murder or aggravated assault, the penalties can be steep. There are several different types of white-collar crimes, and all of them come with the possibility of significant time behind bars and other consequences.

In most cases, white-collar crimes are money-related crimes, typically involving deception or theft of assets or information. These are usually complex cases, as many types of financial crimes involve the internet, and it can take months to fully investigate these cases. If you are facing allegations of any type of white-collar criminal activity, you will want to take immediate action and start working on your defense strategy.

Feeling numerous emotions during divorce is normal

The ending of a marriage is a major turning point in life. You may feel overwhelmed by all of the decisions that will take place in the near future, and you likely also have numerous other feelings about the situation overall. Any type of significant change can cause upheaval in your life, and you may not know whether to feel anxious or excited about what the future may hold.

Even if you do feel somewhat relieved by your pending divorce, you may also find yourself experiencing a great deal of stress. Fortunately, you can take the time to find the best ways for you to effectively cope with the divorce.

Multiple criminal charges filed in Connecticut credit card case

The prospect of going through the criminal justice system is often a daunting one, especially for those who are facing multiple charges and may have little legal training. Unfortunately, the decisions that defendants make can ultimately have a significant impact on the overall outcome of their case. In fact, two men who are facing several criminal charges in Connecticut may now be considering their options.

The men, ages 28 and 33, were arrested as a result of claims made to police in Dec. 2018. Though the two men share the same surname and live at the same address, it is unclear if they are related. Reports indicate that a woman -- who is not identified in media reports -- complained to police that someone was using her credit card without her permission.

2 charged with assault, other charges after Connecticut robbery

When a crime occurs in a Connecticut community, police are often eager to find someone to blame. This may be especially true when the the victim of a crime is an elderly person. In fact, two people are now accused of assault, among other charges, following an alleged robbery at a motel.

The incident is said to have happened just before 10 p.m. on a day in mid-May. According to reports, a 51-year-old man told the clerk of a hotel that a microwave was not working, prompting the latter to leave a back room and enter the lobby. Reports claim the man grabbed the worker and pointed a gun. The clerk reportedly fought back but was struck in the face by the man, resulting in the loss of consciousness.

Speed-related accidents are revving up

Faster is always better. Right? That is what most motor vehicle commercials would like you to believe. That is also extremely far from the truth. Speed-related car accidents are an increasing problem, putting you and everyone else in Connecticut at risk for serious injury or even death. The question is who is to blame for the rising rates of speeding drivers and deadly car wrecks.

You might be wondering if car companies and manufacturers are behind the increase in these speed-related collisions. While the "need for speed" attitude that these companies display might seem like enough of an explanation, it is not the only reason. It seems as though lawmakers across the country are the driving force behind this deadly trend.

Did a charge for reckless driving catch you by surprise?

While driving is an enjoyable activity for many Connecticut residents, it is also an activity that could land you in trouble. You may travel over the speed limit and risk a ticket or carry out other actions that could result in an officer conducting a traffic stop. Of course, some driver maneuvers are considered more dangerous than others.

If an officer believes that you conducted a particularly risky action while behind the wheel of a vehicle, you could find yourself charged with reckless driving. This accusation is more serious than simply receiving a citation for traveling a few miles over the speed limit.

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