Criminal defense attorneys recognize that the people that make up a jury in Connecticut could be the factor that decides whether their clients are acquitted or convicted. This is why defense attorneys play a part in determining who is chosen to serve on a jury. As a crucial part of the American justice system, a jury should be fair and impartial while weighing the evidence and arguments presented. However, if one or more of the jurors hold biases against the person being tried, the eventual decision could result in an unfair conviction.
Even though you were a convicted criminal at one point in Connecticut and have served time behind bars, you are coming to a close with your required jail time and are preparing to reenter society as a free person. However, you are concerned about how your criminal past may affect your ability to secure a stable job. Fortunately, with your dedication to maintaining your integrity and taking responsibility for your actions, you still have a definite chance of getting the outcome you hope for.
Any charge could end up leaving you with long-term consequences, should you receive a guilty verdict. At Beebe and O'Neil, we advise our clients to take any criminal allegations in Connecticut very seriously.
Under Connecticut law, a person who commits theft will be charged with “larceny.” The state defines larceny as “with intent to deprive another of property or to appropriate the same to himself or a third person, a person wrongfully takes, obtains or withholds such property from an owner.”