Criminal/DUI Defense Blog

Connecticut Lawmakers Address Videotaping of Police

by Field Law Office, LLC |Evidence, Police

Connecticut Senators passed a measure last week that would clarify both to law enforcement and citizens, the right to videotape cops when acting in their official duties. In addition, lawmakers passed another bill that serves to strengthen racial profiling prevention… Read More

East Haven Police Chief Steps Down Amid Racial Profiling Scandal

by Field Law Office, LLC |Police

The town of East Haven has been at the center of national headlines concerning race relations and law enforcement for some time now. The chief in the center of this scandal announced his resignation early this week after an insensitive… Read More

New Haven Cops Raid Apartment, Leave Resident Bloodied

by Field Law Office, LLC |Drugs, Police

Fifty-four year old Tomas Torres was cooking and watching television last Wednesday afternoon when the police stormed in unexpectedly. Torres says he was punched and stomped while police laughed about his blood spatters staining the pants of one of the… Read More

East Haven Police “Profoundly Broken” Say Feds

by Field Law Office, LLC |Cover-Up, Police

After a two-year investigation into the East Haven Police Department, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division is saying the department is “broken” and will take years to fix. They are accused of violating the civil rights of Latinos within… Read More

Unsentenced Inmates On the Rise, as Other Incarceration Numbers Drop

by Field Law Office, LLC |Prison

Two state penal institutions have been closed in recent months; 21 correction supervisors have lost their jobs; and another institution will be shutting its doors soon. While all of these facts signal a smaller prison population statewide, the number of… Read More

State Crime Lab Faces Heat from Feds for “Staggering” Backlog

by Field Law Office, LLC |Evidence

The Connecticut state forensics crime lab is under serious scrutiny after two federal audits and subsequent feedback. In 2004 there was no backlog in the lab. Today, there are 3,900 cases waiting processing, some nearing their statute of limitations deadline…. Read More

CT Lawmakers decriminalize pot possession

by Field Law Office, LLC |Marijuana

The Connecticut legislature has passed a bill decriminalizing possession of marijuana. Governor Malloy has indicated his support, and will sign the bill into law. The Wilton Bulletin reports that under the new law, possession of marijuana under half an ounce… Read More

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

by Field Law Office, LLC |Marijuana

Just a few months ago I blogged about the possibility of our state becoming the next to decriminalize a small amount of marijuana. Well, the legislature has passed the measure and the governor is planning to sign it into law… Read More

Exonerated Seek Compensation from State

by Field Law Office, LLC |Criminal Law, Prison

Two men are seeking monetary compensation from the state of Connecticut for the years they spent behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit. The claims filed with the claims commissioner will, in a sense, test the new Connecticut compensation for… Read More

Will Connecticut Be Next To End Death Penalty?

by Field Law Office, LLC |Criminal Law

A few weeks ago the Judiciary Committee voted to repeal the death penalty. It wasn’t the first time the committed passed such a bill along, but last time it was vetoed by the governor. Now, reports are stating there’s a… Read More

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