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Assault Weapons Ban Upheld

Assault Weapons Ban Upheld

HARTFORD, CT, February 2, 2014 – In response to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook, the Connecticut General Assembly passed legislation banning assault weapons in Connecticut. This ban was challenged by certain groups who argued this law violates their right to possess firearms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. This […]

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A Note on Medical Marijuana in Connecticut

A Note on Medical Marijuana in Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT January 18, 2014 – In 2012, the Connecticut legislature enacted legislation to allow for the sale of marijuana to individuals who suffer from certain debilitating medical conditions. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection has drafted regulations to implement this law. Although no dispensaries have opened yet, applications to open dispensaries are pending in several towns of Connecticut including East Hartford and Newington. In order to qualify to purchase medical marijuana, a person will need to get written certification from his/her physician.

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Do Criminal Convictions Have to Stay on Your Records Forever?

Do Criminal Convictions Have to Stay on Your Records Forever?

HARTFORD, CT July 11, 2012 — What do Sir Paul McCartney, Haley Joel Osment and Queen Latifah have in common? All were
arrested before they were 30. And, although their youthful indiscretions haven’t kept any of them from getting a job, that’s not the case for many others. One criminal conviction can ruin your ability to get a job, apply for student aid and even get a license to practice certain professions. But that isn’t inevitable, according to an attorney who has successfully worked with clients to erase convictions from their records.

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Taking the Crime of Cyberbullying Seriously

Taking the Crime of Cyberbullying Seriously

Cyberbullying is a relatively recent and dangerous development in the lives of our children. Fueled by the increase in social networking and the very public way our children live, this devastating crime continues to make headlines.

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The 2011 White Collar Crime Awards

The 2011 White Collar Crime Awards

One of the best blogs out there on white-collar crime is the White Collar Crime Prof Blog, and each year they put together an award for White-Collar Crime called “The Collars“.  Here are a few of my favorites for 2011 and a little background on each: The Collar for the Gun Used Most Often in […]

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Parenting Troubled Teens Help and Advice

Parenting Troubled Teens Help and Advice

Help and advice for parenting troubled teens who are struggling with issues like teen depression, teen pregnancy, teen drug use, boarding and wilderness schools for troubled teens, discipline and behavior, dealing with defiant teens and more. Parenting advice is given by our experts, many of the articles having gone through a medical review. Parents can […]

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6 Ways to Deal Compassionately With Your Troubled Teen

6 Ways to Deal Compassionately With Your Troubled Teen

Parenting a troubled teen from a compassionate perspective that demonstrates how much you care about them often yields very positive results. Consider trying one of these approaches the next time you’re struggling to figure out how to deal with your teen. 1. Focus on the teen you love, not the behavior you don’t. Difficult teen […]

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Warning Signs of Teen Drug Use and Abuse

Warning Signs of Teen Drug Use and Abuse

Please note that even though some of these warning signs of drug abuse may be present in your teen, it does not mean that they are definitely abusing drugs. There are other causes for some of these behaviors. Even the life stage of adolescence is a valid reason for many of them to exist. On […]

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