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Vacation Safety Tips

Vacation Safety Tips Summer’s a great time for a getaway, no matter how small or large. If you have recently planned a vacation or are currently planning one, here are a few safety tips to ensure that your vacation is fun, safe and memorable! Be prepared for small mishaps Whenever traveling or heading out and about it’s not uncommon for a few small cuts and...

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Tips to Keep Kids Safe this Summer

6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe this Summer Summer is the best time of year to be a kid, no school and no homework allow for the ultimate three month vacation. Here’s a few helpful tips to keep kids safe so they can make the most of their summer. Make Water Safety a Priority Summer’s a great time for fun in the sun and...

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6 Tips to Keep Kids Safe this Summer

  6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe this Summer   Summer is a great time to be a kid. Having fun is every kids #1 summer priority. While they’re enjoying their time off from school it’s easy for them to get carried away and not think about safety first. Here’s a few tips to help you make their safety an easy part of everyday....

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Arrested over 4th of July Weekend? Here’s What to do Next

Arrested over 4th of July Weekend? Here’s what to do next 4th of July weekend is an exciting and fun time for many. With all of the excitement and fun with family and friends it is easy to get a little carried away. If you happen to find yourself in an unfortunate situation which leads to your arrest, don’t panic! Read on to see what...

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How to Stay Safe 4th of July Weekend

How to Stay Safe 4th of July weekend The 4th of July is a nationwide celebration of independence. There’s nothing wrong with having a great time and letting loose. Though having fun and celebrating this holiday weekend are important, it is just as important to stay safe during this holiday. So if you plan on celebrating here’s a few tips to stay safe: If you...

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Consent To Searches At Work

 Searches Based on Consent Forms It is becoming common practice for employers to issue privacy waivers or consent forms to employees.  These forms typically make clear that employees do not maintain an expectation of privacy in specified places or functions within the business.  Common examples are forms waiving an employee’s expectation of privacy in the business’ files, phone and internet access, or certain facilities provided...

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Searches at Work

Searches at Work Generally In cases involving an employee’s claim of a violation of the Fourth Amendment or a similar state constitutional provision, Connecticut courts have held that, a person asserting such a violation is required to establish both that she had an actual subjective expectation of privacy in the place searched and that this subjective expectation of privacy is one that society is prepared...

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Drug Sniffing Dogs

The State and Federal Constitutions mandate that unless there is an exception (i.e. inventory search or search incident to an arrest), the police need a warrant to conduct a search. The Connecticut Courts have declined to determine whether or not drug dog searches are “searches” for purposes of the Fourth Amendment, or in other words, whether searching with a drug dog requires a warrant. Federal...

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Automobile Searches

When is it legal for a police officer to conduct automobile searches? How can you challenge an automobile search? Find out in this article. The Search Incident to an Arrest When a police officer has made a lawful arrest of the occupants of an automobile he may, for his own safety, search the passenger compartment of the vehicle for weapons. This is called a search...

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Search Warrants

Where a defendant can show an actual subjective expectation of privacy in the place searched (or object seized) and that the expectation of privacy is one that society is prepared to recognize as reasonable, the government must have a warrant supported by probable cause before executing a search. The guidelines for obtaining a warrant are found in both statutes and case law. The most important requirement...

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