Branford Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Branford Police Arrests Include Drugs and DUI Charges

    Friday Nov 28 | via Patch.com 

    Maia Keyanna Hightower-Johnson, 18, of Berkeley, Ca. was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and illegal possession of a controlled substance.

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  • Two Connecticut officers struck by vehicle during ar...

    Monday Nov 24 | via WICU12 Erie 

    Branford, CT -- A Massachusetts man is behind bars after police said he hit two officers with a vehicle while he was being taken into custody Officers began questioning Lear and while they were taking him into custody he became combative and assaulted two police officers. Police said Lear was able to get back into the stolen vehicle and while trying to flee the scene he struck both officers and caused injuries to their arms and legs.

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  • 2 Branford Police Officers Hospitalized After Being ...

    Saturday Nov 22 | via Patch.com 

    Branford Police Officers Lue Sobieraj and John Cassella were both injured Saturday morning when they were assaulted while investigating a suspicious motor vehicle in the area of 738 East Main Street just before 8 am, police said in a release. The officers had located the vehicle, which was reported stolen from Wethersfield on November 19th.

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  • Massachusetts man arrested for assaulting Branford c...

    Saturday Nov 22 | via WTNH 

    Officers Lue Sobieraj and John Cassella were investigating a suspicious car on East Main Street and discovered the vehicle had been stolen from Wethersfield on Wednesday, according to police. Police say the car's occupant, Michael Lear of Hull, Mass., began struggling with the officers as they tried to arrest him.

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  • Thieves go to great lengths to steal prescription pills

    Nov 19, 2014 | via WTNH 

    Prescription drug use and theft isn't a new problem, but police and health officials say people are doing whatever it takes to get them. Two cases that came up locally caught the eyes of the News 8 Investigators.

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  • Tentative Dates Set for Case of Man Accused of Shoot...

    Nov 18, 2014 | via Patch.com 

    Tentative dates have been set in the case of Dr. Lishan Wang, the man accused of shooting Dr. Vajinder Toor outside his Branford condominium nearly five years ago, the New Haven Register reports. Superior Court Judge Thomas V. O'Keefe has scheduled the jury selection to take place in April and the trial in May, the paper reports.

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Branford Law

Besides the field sobriety test, under what circumstances would it be advisable for an individual to decline to take an alcohol breath test or other tests such a blood or urine test. The above is in reference to driving a motor vehicle.
It's situational - but if you have been drinking get a cab.
Does it change state to state
DUI, or driving under the influence can vary from DWI, which is driving while intoxicated. While interchangeable in...
My husband was arrested for DUI and driving with a suspended license. He needs an attorney,what the fee estimates and defense options or chances.
Asking what his chances are is the equivalent of calling a doctor, tell him what your temperature is and asking him...
had a party with a care accident and underage drinking
You need an attorney. Call me tomorrow
I recently asked about hiring a lawyer for a cell phone ticket (a moving violation) that could cause me to lose my license for 30 days. The only way I will not lose my license is if the charge is dropped to a non moving violation or nollied. A local lawyer that does a high volume of cases for low cost told me not to waste my money on representation because this court was no longer accepting donations for nollies.This means I can try to bargain for a non moving violation or play hard ball and take it to trial. I got a 2nd opinion;however, she is very pricy and not promising anything besides trying for donation and taking it to trial. Is the 2nd opinion worth hiring or is she just trying to get my business? Do you always have a better chance with a lawyer?
I do believe it is always better to have a lawyer--unless you possess the exact same skill set as an experienced...
I was driving drunk, impaired, crashed the car. Police arrived and had the car towed, handcuffed me to hospital. At the scene they took a breath test. I was subconscious, but had crashed the car before police arrived. I rested in the hospital overnight, no blood drawn, released in the morning. Got my car released from tow company to my insurance company. Searched the car, did not find any citation there. Now I am puzzled what is going to happen next?
Well it will depend on what the breath test showed at this stage and it does not sound like you know that answer. It...
I got a 500 dollar fine 100 hrs community service and had to go to some classes.
You need to consult with a lawyer that practices administrative law in CT. An administrative lawyer would know the answer.