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Criminal defense: 18-year-old arrested for burglary

Most people in Connecticut make at least one poor decision during their teenage years, but not everyone faces criminal charges as a result. Police in New Canaan recently arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly breaking into an area supermarket. Although police believe three other people were involved, he was the only one arrested. The young man has since posted his $1,000 bond and is expected back in court on Jan. 15, 2020. It is likely that he may already be considering his criminal defense options as this date approaches.

Police were first alerted to a possible situation when one of the store’s burglar alarms went off at approximately 2:45 a.m. Police officers responded to the scene a short while later and say saw four men near the loading dock. They were allegedly spotted holding various items from the store.

All four men ran when they realized that the police were there. Although officers believe they saw three of the four men near some train tracks, they were not able to apprehend any of them. The fourth person was the 18-year-old, who police caught up with during a foot chase. He was arrested for multiple charges, including burglary. Police did not say what items were removed from the store.

Entering adulthood can be complicated, especially when a person is already facing legal troubles. Criminal charges — even those that do not seem important — can have profound legal and personal consequences. Defendants could spend time in jail, pay fines and miss out on job opportunities. Minimizing these consequences is a priority, and one of the first steps is to create the strongest possible foundation for criminal defense. Criminal law can be complicated though, so it might be most helpful to speak with an experienced Connecticut attorney when starting this process.