Connecticut State Laws

The state of Connecticut is made up of various cultural backgrounds, many of which came from Europe. The largest percentage of Connecticut is made up of Italian ancestry, closely followed by Irish ancestry. Other cultures include English, German, Polish, French, Russian, Scottish, Portuguese, Hungarian, and Lithuanian.

Connecticut state culture includes various countries, who reside in specific counties. Many of Irish ancestry reside in Tolland county with many of French Canadian ancestry residing in Windham county.

Despite sometimes severe cultural diversity, Connecticut is governed by state laws that the federal government does not set specifications on. Some of these laws include labor laws, divorce laws, driving under the influence laws, bankruptcy laws, gun laws, expungement laws, felony convictions, and others.


The federal government recently changed all the requirements for who can file for bankruptcy. New laws were created to limit the continual abuse of the federal bankruptcy system. Each state, including Connecticut, was thus required to comply with the changes. Bankruptcy applications can often be filed on the Internet through bankruptcy systems.

Because of the federal changes this process can still be lengthy as the paperwork tripled and became more thorough. Bankruptcy cases in Connecticut can be as many as one hundred pages or as few as sixty pages. If a form is not filled out correctly, an application will be declined, so it is recommended to consult a professional.


Each states has different requirement for filing for divorce. However there is one requirement that is necessary in each state: residency. Connecticut requires individuals to reside within the state for at least twelve months before they may file for divorce in the state.

Individuals must also file to their county of residency or the county of their spouses. This is important because divorce petitions are to be filed with county circuit courts. If an individual files in the incorrect county, his or her divorce petition will be dismissed. Connecticut also states that only one individual in the marriage is required to be a state resident in order to have a Connecticut divorce.


Driving under the influence charges in Connecticut are mandated by the number of prior offenses and the circumstances of the arrest. If another was injured, if there was a minor in the vehicle, if the individual had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit, or if he or she was driving over the speed limit his or her driving under the influence charges will be aggravated exponentially.

Minors arrested for driving under the influence will have their driver’s licenses suspended for a minimum of six months. Also if an individual refuses to take a blood alcohol content test, he or she will automatically have his or her driver’s license suspended.


Under Connecticut law employers are not required to allow employees off for holidays and may require them to work any day of the year. No state law or federal law makes this a requirement. Employers may however choose to allow employees off on certain holidays or even pay them more for working holidays.

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