A Bar Exam Question: Man Asleep In The Wrong Home

by Ryan McKeen

A common multi-state bar examination question involves a defendant who enters a home believing it’s his own and falls asleep. The defendant is always intoxicated. The prosecution then charges the man with burglary.

Evidently, this Connecticut defendant was taking a different kind of bar exam.

A twenty-six-year-old man was arrested early Sunday after a child in a house, a block from the man’s, woke his parents to tell them a man was asleep in his bed….Officers say the man’s clothes, which smelled of urine and alcohol, had been dropped on the floor. They say the man admitted drinking at a New Haven club but denied he was in the wrong house. Hartford Courant.

And you thought the bar exam had nothing to do with the practice of law.

Ryan McKeen is a trial attorney at Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In 2016, he was honored by the CT Personal Injury Hall of Fame for securing one of the highest settlements in the state. He is a New Leader in the Law. ABA 100. Avvo 10. 40 under 40 for Hartford Business Journal. He has been quoted in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Hartford Courant, Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Hartford Business Journal. He focuses his practice on Connecticut Personal Injury law. He loves what he does. Contact him ryan@cttrialfirm.com or 860 471 8333

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