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Elderly Criminals and the Transition into Prison

Learning that you have been sentenced to serve a prison term is never easy, regardless of age, gender, or race.  However, as an elderly criminal sentenced to a term in jail or prison, you will face unique obstacles.  Transitioning into prison life can be especially difficult for older inmates, who face both mental and physical obstacles while trying to adjust to an entirely new way of life. ...

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Court Proceedings for Elderly Offenders

Facing a court hearing when you are on trial for a criminal offense can be a frustrating, difficult experience for anyone.  However, if you are an elderly offender, the experience can be especially trying.  In order to prepare yourself for the court hearing that is ahead of you, you need to be aware of what the process will be like.  In addition, you should understand...

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Health Mandates for Elderly Prisoners

Anyone been watching the second season of Orange is the New Black? If you have, you know that the focus is on the practically inhumane treatment of the inmates (especially elderly inmates). (If you haven’t watched, you’re missing out on some depressing yet riveting television). For those of you who aren’t familiar with the show here’s a little glimpse into the second season: an elderly...

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Elderly Criminals and Police Officers

When senior citizens commit crimes, they go through a similar legal process as younger adults.  The first person that an elderly person who committed a crime or offense will have contact with in the criminal justice system is a police officer.  Police officers try to use discretion when dealing with potential crimes and criminals, especially when they are elderly citizens.  However, in some cases, police...

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Prescription Pill Abuse by the Elderly

When you think of prescription pill abuse, your first thought will most likely be teenagers or college students.  And while young people are increasingly abusing prescription medication, there is another age group that has been abusing prescription drugs – the elderly.  You might not have guessed it, but elderly patients tend to take multiple medications prescribed by different doctors, making them an at risk group...

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Motives for Elderly Crime

A 63-year-old-man is charged with assault and possession of a dangerous weapon when breaking into a New Britain Dunkin’ Donuts.   A 71-year-old-woman is arrested for prostitution in Glastonbury, CT.  A 114-year-old man is found in possession of over 7 tons of marijuana.  No, these aren’t scenes out of Breaking Bad, they are real crimes committed by the elderly.  While these crimes were not committed by...

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Penalties for Marijuana Possession under 21

If you are arrested for marijuana possession and you are under the age of 21, you will face a particular set of consequences that people over the age of 21 might not necessarily face.  These penalties will be dependant on the type of possession you are charged with.  In order to fully understand the different types of possession, as well as the penalties associated with...

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Effects of a Wyoming DUI conviction for a Connecticut licensed driver

Sometimes Connecticut residents travel to other states, like Wyoming, for business or pleasure and have the unfortunate luck to be charged with a DUI.  If this happens to you, you should first find a qualified DUI lawyer in Wyoming, but you should also be aware of how Connecticut’s DMV will treat you upon your return. If you have been convicted of a DUI in Wyoming, you would...

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DMV Suspension

If you are arrested for a DUI, you will most likely deal with a suspension of your license for some period of time.  This will begin as soon as you are arrested.  The arresting police officer will be required to immediately confiscate your license and begin paperwork to suspend your license.  The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be notified, and will launch an administrative...

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