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Melissa R Holmes

Melissa Holmes’s Legal Guides

7 total

  • Connecticut Drug Education Program

    The Connecticut Drug Education Program (DEP) can be used by people that have been charged with possession of narcotics or possession of drug paraphernalia. You may only use the program once, and cannot use it if you have previously used the Community Service Labor Program. If you...

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  • Connecticut Accelerated Rehabilitation (AR) Program

    Accelerated Rehabilitation in Connecticut is a diversionary program that can be used if you have never been convicted of a crime. It can only be used if you are charged with certain crimes that are deemed not serious but that still carry a possible term of imprisonment. The prog...

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  • Connecticut Community Service Labor Program

    The Community Service Labor Program (CSLP) can be used by people that have been charged with drug possession or possession of drug paraphernalia. You are not eligible for the program if you have previously been convicted of possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernal...

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  • Refusing a Breathalyzer in Connecticut

    If you refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test in Connecticut your license will automatically be suspended. The period of suspension will depend on your age and whether you have refused to submit to a breathalyzer test before. If you are 16 or 17 and refuse to submit to the test...

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  • Connecticut Alcohol Education Program

    If you have been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence you may be eligible for the alcohol education program. The program can be used by individuals who are charged with their first DUI, or have not used the program within 10 years. After you apply for the al...

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  • Changes in Connecticut Criminal Law Affect Veterans

    Recent changes to Connecticut law affect the way in which veterans access certain pretrial diversionary programs. The changes, effective October 1, 2012, are to the accelerated rehabilitation program as well as the supervised diversionary and pretrial drug education programs. The...

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  • Connecticut DUI Guide

    If you have been arrested on a DUI charge, you should know what the possible penalties are. The penalties vary widely depending on whether you have been charged with you first, second, third or fourth DUI. If this is your first arrest for DUI, you may be eligible for the alcohol...

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