Entries by Apex Law Firm

The Basics of Larceny in Connecticut Law

Larceny is a term which is often thrown around, but usually not well understood. Most people have at least a general understanding of what this means, but rarely know the technical definition under Connecticut law. Under Connecticut State law, “larceny” is the same as theft, and both of these terms refer to the willful taking […]

How Do I Collect if I Win a Small Claims Judgment?

In recent posts, we’ve discussed some of the issues involved with small claims court in Connecticut. As these posts have shown, small claims court can be a viable option for certain plaintiffs, though not for all. If you have a relatively simple case and the amount you’re seeking doesn’t exceed $5,000, small claims court may […]

Overview of the Small Claims Procedure

Through television and other media, small claims court is actually something which most Americans are familiar with. However, for most people, the familiarity only extends to a few basic points and not any kind of deeper understanding. Connecticut dwellers should become acquainted with the ins and outs of small claims court in this great state […]

Should I Represent Myself in Small Claims Court?

In an earlier post, we discussed some of the essentials of the small claims court procedure here in the State of Connecticut. For instance, we covered such things as the maximum award ($5,000) the types of claims which are typically heard in small claims courts. We briefly mentioned the fact that, for individuals, claimants have […]

Speeding vs. Reckless Driving in the State of Connecticut

Most people will encounter some type of issue during the course of their driving careers. Sooner or later, no matter how careful a given person may be, most people will either receive a traffic ticket and many may commit a more serious driving related offense. Regardless of how skilled or careful a person may be, […]

A Breakdown of Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in Connecticut

Connecticut is a “no fault” state, which means that either party of a marriage can unilaterally decide to dissolve the marriage for any reason. Compare this state of affairs with the previous situation. In a fault-based system, the party seeking to dissolve the marriage must bring forth a legitimate reason as to why the divorce […]

Basic Points of Connecticut Housing Law

The law which governs landlord-tenant relationships (also referred to as ‘housing law’) is a complex branch of Connecticut jurisprudence. There are many statutes, local ordinances and regulations which apply to and govern landlord-tenant relationships in the State of Connecticut. Each section or topic within Connecticut housing law can be broken down and analyzed at considerable […]

The Potential Penalties for Drug Possession in Connecticut

When it comes to punishing drug possession, the State of Connecticut can be harsh. While the State of Connecticut has relaxed its stance on certain drug related offenses, it remains a fairly tough state when dealing with drug crimes on the whole. In this post, we will discuss the potential penalties for drug possession in […]

An Introduction to OUI Law in Connecticut

Operating under the influence, or “OUI” (also referred to as DUI), is a serious offense in the State of Connecticut. Connecticut has its own policies when it comes to defining, enforcing, and punishing OUI violators. In this post, we’d like to introduce our readers to the basics of OUI law in Connecticut. Connecticut OUI law […]

What Happens During a Divorce Mediation in Connecticut?

Divorce is unquestionably among the most unpleasant experiences a person can go through. Part of the difficulty comes from the emotional toll that a divorce can impose upon people. Separating from someone to whom you were formerly committed can be devastating. Furthermore, divorce also typically imposes a stiff financial burden on the people involved. If […]