Bennington Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Publisher pleads no contest to latest fraud charges

    Monday Apr 13 | via The Bennington Banner 

    BENNINGTON >> A Manchester publisher accused of defrauding a woman out of $28,000 while he was set to go on trial for scamming several authors out of a great deal more, now awaits sentencing. Peter Campbell-Copp, 65, who lives in Bennington, pleaded no contest Friday to two felony counts of false pretenses or false tokens.


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  • Man accused of gun threat in Woodford

    Thursday Apr 9 | via The Bennington Banner 

    BENNINGTON >> A local man is being held without bail after being accused of firing a pistol at a posted sign and making threats toward a neighbor who confronted him over it. Daniel Lorette, 54, who the court listed as residing in Bennington, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Vermont Superior Court to a felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and a misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment. 5 comments

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Bennington Law

Can handheld breathalyzers be used as evidence to convict me of an underage drinking ticket in Vermont?
I blew a 0.03 and denied drinking any alcohol. If I go to court, do I have a chance at fighting it because they didn't do a calibrated breathalyzer at the station? I read handheld devices aren't accurate enough to be admissible in court.
Most states do not allow these tests to be admitted. You will need a VT lawyer to confirm this is the case there....
I was jailed for 39 days after a dwi, was not told job was in jeopardy, and told when released I lost job. Unemployment denied.
I have an outstanding letter of recommendation from employer, and had been with them 4 years. I believe I am entitled to unemployment. The job and the benefits are from Putnam County NY. I was not even told that I had lost my job until I phoned them from jail to check in, and was told I had been terminated 3 weeks earlier, with no correspondence from them. Please help me.
Not sure what your question is here. I don't believe the cops have a duty to inform you your job is in jeopardy if you...
Looking to fight a DUI charge, please help!
I was "stopped" (though I wasnt driving. I was actually sleeping in my vehicle with the engine running) and was checked on by a passing officer. When she woke me up she decided to put me through the SFSTs. Im not sure how I did on the HGN but I personally feel I did well with the walk and turn and one leg stand. She proceeded with the PBT but could not get it to work roadside so she took me into custody and brought me back to her barracks. After waiting a little while her PBT started to work and I gave my breath sample followed by my DMT sample. I blew a .15. Can someone help me please? Do I possibly stand a chance at winning my case? Im scheduled to appear in court on 1/13/2014. Any advice? Thanks.
Yes, you stand a chance. Here's a good starting point: .
I was under the infulence of narcotic pain meds gave an inaccurate statement the person is facing a felony charge.what can i do/
my husband is facing felony domestic assault charges from a statement i gave while heavely using pain pills.i have learned my behavior was the one that was bad. what can i do?
Speak to your husband's criminal defense attorney. Legal Disclaimer: If this information has been helpful,...
I was the passenger in my car and the person driving said I had been driving earlier I hadn't. I got arrested too.
We both had been drinking, but the person driving had a suspended license. I think she aS trying to cover her butt by saying she HAD to drive because I wasn't able to. I also git arrested and charged. How can I fight this? I didn't know a police officer could use someone's oral stAtement as evidence to arrest someone when there is no proof that I drive that car. What should I do?
I am not licensed in Vermont, but the issue is something I have seen in CA more than once. First of all, in Vermont,...
What is the easiest way to get my license back?
I had a DUI in NH, which i live in VT, and it was 3 yrs ago. I didn't handle my case properly and got convicted. My BF is disabled and needs me to bring him to his doctors appt and other things he needs as well. I have a different lifestyle than 3 yrs ago I don't get in trouble (arrested, ticketed etc.) I don't drink anymore. I don't think that i would get anything out of the programs, I don't live my life like that and well aware of the problems it might cause for whoever is involved. Not only for DWI fees but also the fact of what alcohol does to the body and mind. I was wondering if there was a faster way to get my license back?
First and foremost, talk to your attorney from your New Hampshire DUI. I assume your license is in Vermont. There is...
Can a person get their license reinstated in Vermont if they have a permanently revoked lic. in FL for 4 duis?
I know someone who has a permanently revoked license in Florida due to 4 DUI's. 2 out of state, and 2 in Florida. The last DUI was in May 2011 and he received his revocation in July 2011. This person has since moved to Vermont. He seems to think he can waltz down here to Florida and get an administrative hearing and get his license back just like that and be able to drive freely in Vermont. How realistic is this? I fear this person driving because he is a very active alcoholic. Will it be easy to get his license back after 4 DUI's? The last one he had a UBAL of .23. If he were to get a hardship/employment license reinstated. , would he be able to drive in Vermont? Florida law says he cannot even get an administrative hearing until 5 years after the last dui conviction.
Permanent revocation means just what it sounds like. That suspension should make him unable to obtain a license in any...