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Connecticut Veterans get extra shot at certain Diversionary Programs

Connecticut has these things called diversionary programs. A diversionary program is something that lets people who are charged with certain crimes get out of trouble with the charges they face being erased. Wiped clean. It lets you answer the question "have you ever been arrested" with the answer "no." There are some exceptions to this but for the most part it is accurate. The problem with diversionary programs is that you usually only get one bite of the apple for each type. This means if you use a program when you are 18 you can't use it again when you are 75. Really stupid, I know, that a person can't make two mistakes in a lifetime without being labelled a "criminal" but it is the law in Connecticut.

Our General Assembly, in its infinite wisdom (read – its ongoing pandering for votes and wrapping themselves in the American flag) has passed a new law that lets those who have been honorably discharged from the military use two of these diversionary programs not just once, but twice in a lifetime! Hooray! Certainly a well deserved perk for those who have served their country in any way, shape or form.

It applies to the Accelerated Rehabilitation program and the Drug Education Program.

Categories: Diversionary Programs

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