Clinton, Connecticut Criminal Lawyers

Salvatore Bonanno
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Connecticut Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience

Hartford Attorney Salvatore Bonanno has over 30 years experience as a litigation lawyer, focusing on the defense of clients facing criminal charges, DUI/DWI charges and domestic violence charges. Located directly in... Read More »
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Ron Murphy
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Free Consultation! Criminal Defense Attorney Devoted to Defending Your Liberty!

I am an experienced and skilled Connecticut criminal defense lawyer. I help defend the reputations and liberty of those accused of criminal misconduct! Visit my website for results, call for a free case evaluation! Read More »
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Tamar Rebecca Birckhead
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Guilford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(203) 453-1007 18 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Harvard Law School
EFFECTIVE, EXPERIENCED, EASY TO WORK WITH: For over twenty-five years, Tamar R. Birckhead has represented individuals charged with criminal offenses in the state and federal court systems at the trial and appellate levels.  While she currently practices in Connecticut, Tamar is also licensed in Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina. Tamar has defended clients in a wide variety of criminal cases—from felonies in state court to alleged acts of terrorism in federal court.  Among her clients was Richard Reid, the attempted “Shoe Bomber” prosecuted in the First Circuit under the U.S.A. Patriot Act. 

A cum laude graduate of Yale University...
Brian Dumeer
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Middletown, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(860) 819-1034 100 Riverview Center
Middletown, CT 06457
Criminal, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Roger Williams University School of Law
Scott Carlson
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Middletown, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(860) 819-1034 100 Riverview Center #130
Middletown, CT 06457
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Roger Williams University School of Law
If you are looking for an attorney in Hartford, you have come to the right place! Carlson & Dumeer law office has earned its highly-respected reputation and is just the law firm for you. Attorney Scott Carlson attended Roger Williams University, where he earned his undergraduate degree. He later obtained his Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law. The team at this law office is equipped and qualified to stand beside you and support you at this time in your life. They are associated with the American Association for Justice, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the Connecticut...
Richard Charles Marquette
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HAMDEN, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(203) 687-4050 60 Washington Ave
Suite 302
HAMDEN, CT 06518
Criminal and Business
University of Virginia
Attorney Richard C. Marquette advocates for clients facing a variety of legal matters, including divorce, custody and visitation matters, and alimony disputes. He has more than 25 years of legal experience and knows how to pursue favorable results on behalf of his clients. Over the course of his career, he gained an invaluable amount of insight and knowledge on how the family law court works and is prepared to help his clients navigate even the most complex cases. He has been given an AV® Preeminent Rating™ by Martindale-Hubbell® in recognition of his stellar legal services.
Gregory John Gallo
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(203) 787-2225 475 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Criminal, Business, Education and Employment
The City University of New York School of Law
Patrick G. Hughes
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(203) 361-1253 683 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
D. Kirt Westfall
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Northford, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(203) 484-9630 P.O. Box 579
Northford, CT 06472
Criminal, DUI, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Founding and managing partner of boutique general practice law firm, a well-known general litigation practice that covers civil and criminal litigation through trial and appeal.

Selected achievements:
• Defense and successful counterclaim of seven-figure federal judgment
• Recoveries in numerous personal injury lawsuits against top rated insurance defense
• CUIPA recovery against insurer for failure to pay cardiopulmonary disability claim
• Initiated, litigated, negotiated and resolved complex commercial litigation of multiple commercial parties
• Start to finish courtside and jury awards in multiple civil rights lawsuits
• Labor and employment recoveries against municipalities and prominent government official
• Successful reversal of lower court ruling on appeal
• Supervised, trained and mentored...
Kurtis Z Piantek
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Branford, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(203) 684-2032 106 Burban Dr. Unit B
Branford, CT 06405
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Family
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Attorney Conrad Ost Seifert
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Old Lyme, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(860) 434-2097 Old Lyme Marketplace
Halls Road, P.O. Box 576
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Criminal, Appeals, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(203) 393-3017 383 Orange Street, 1st Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Criminal
New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(203) 787-2000 18 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Criminal
New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(203) 393-3017 383 Orange Street, 1st Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Criminal
North Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(860) 595-2586 193 State Street, Suite 1
North Haven, CT 06473
Criminal
New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(203) 787-8603 683 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Criminal
New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(203) 787-8603 683 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Criminal
New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(203) 787-8603 683 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Criminal
Max Lavit Rosenberg
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Stratford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(203) 870-6700 2051 Main Street,
Stratford, CT 06615
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Max L. Rosenberg works to assist clients in financial distress and those being harassed by collection agencies. He represents clients in all phases of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings. Beyond his concentration on bankruptcy he also focuses his practice in assisting consumers with violations of the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act and has extensive experience with divorce mediation, criminal, corporate, and civil litigation, foreclosure defense, and workers compensation. While practicing in New York, Attorney Rosenberg mediated disputes at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and enjoyed arguing in every Borough in New York City as well as Long Island....
Allan F. Friedman
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40 Richards Ave
#300
Norwalk, CT 06854
Free ConsultationNorwalk, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Attorney Friedman has been zealously defending the rights of those accused of committing crimes throughout Connecticut since 1992. In the past quarter decade Attorney Friedman has devoted his career to serving the community and providing top notch criminal defense. Attorney Friedman has fought cases all the way up to our Supreme Court. While your case may not be quite that complex, Attorney Friedman will bring the same determination and no stone unturned approach to defending your rights no matter how big or small your case may be. If you are under police...
Jonathan Sills
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(860) 447-3690 165 State Street
Suite 505
New London, CT 06320
Free ConsultationNew London, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Criminal and DUI
University of Connecticut School of Law
Attorney Jonathan Sills manages Tomeo Sills, LLC's Criminal Defense Division and is also the firm’s lead trial attorney. Attorney Sills has an established record of obtaining Not Guilty verdicts in Felony and DUI Trials. He has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 as one of the top criminal defense trial attorneys in Connecticut. In addition he has been recognized by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense as one of the top DUI attorneys in Connecticut. Attorney Sills has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show as a Criminal Defense Analyst. He, along with Attorney Tomeo, co-author’s the...
Tara Knight
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(203) 624-6115 2 Lincoln Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Tara Knight is the founding member and senior partner of the firm of Knight & Cerritelli L.L.C. located in New Haven, Connecticut. Attorney Knight specializes in criminal defense law and is board-certified in criminal trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. The Expanded Governing Board of Yale Law School has appointed her Clinical Tutor in Law at the Yale Law School yearly since 2013. She sat as one of the directors of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification which is the governing board overseeing the certification of lawyers as Board Certified throughout the...
James William Cummings
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Waterbury, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(203) 754-7779 21 Holmes Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06710
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
At your side, on your side, every step of the way Respected personal, family, business and general practice lawyer James W. Cummings stands by his clients every step of the way. The Cummings Law Firm is the optimal choice for legal representation in the greater Waterbury, Connecticut area and in Litchfield, New Haven and Fairfield counties. Experience, integrity, and community service With over 25 years of legal experience, attorney Cummings listens to your special circumstances, ensures you understand all of your options, and works tirelessly to ensure you are treated fairly and justly. A rare combination of talents James Cummingsâs...
Salvatore Bonanno
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Hartford, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(860) 527-6500 67 Russ Street, 1st Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Hartford Attorney Salvatore Bonanno has over 30 years experience as a litigation lawyer, focusing on the defense of clients facing criminal charges, DUI/DWI charges and domestic violence charges. Located directly in Hartford, Connecticut, we are conveniently located to meet with you and attend to any court matters that your case involves.
Patrick J. Cooney
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Bristol, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(860) 589-4343 43 Bellevue Ave
Bristol, CT 06011
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Connecticut School of Law
I represent people who have been injured by someone else's negligence or carelessness and I represent people who have been accused of having committed a crime. I have spent the majority of my career in Connecticut courts protecting my clients rights. I represent individuals not big insurance companies. I stand up to the State of Connecticut and insurance companies on behalf of my clients and I always fight to make sure my clients get the best out come possible.
Ron Murphy
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New Britain, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(860) 348-1900 11 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
University of Connecticut School of Law
Attorney Ron Murphy is a 1983 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and the owner and principal trial lawyer of Advocates Law Firm. His practice is devoted exclusively to helping people who have been injured to get justice and compensation; and to helping people who have been accused of misconduct to defend their reputations and liberty. Attorney Murphy represents people injured by Auto Accidents, Legal Malpractice, or Medical Malpractice; and he defends people accused in the areas of White Collar Criminal Defense, Federal Criminal Defense, State Criminal Defense, and Attorney Grievance Defense. Attorney Murphy also handles Commercial Litigation...
Pamala Favreau
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Vernon, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(860) 875-3800 281 Hartford Turnpike
Suite 403
Vernon, CT 06066
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western New England University School of Law
I have aggressively and effectively represented persons accused of crimes throughout the State of Connecticut since 1989.

Formerly a Medical Technologist working in a hospital laboratory, I went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree In Business Administration at Eastern Connecticut State University graduating magna cum laude in 1986. I earned my Juris Doctorate at Western New England College School of Law graduating cum laude in 1989. I was employed in the Public Sector as an Assistant Public Defender from 1989 to 1995 when I left State service and opened my own private practice.

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Joseph Maya
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Westport, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Rd E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Education and Employment
University of Michigan Law School
Mr. Maya received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., Cum Laude, from New York University. He began his career at Clifford Chance in New York City and he has practiced in the state and federal courts of New York and Connecticut. He is the Managing Partner of Maya Murphy. Mr. Maya was born in Brooklyn, New York and resides with his family in Westport, CT.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
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Shelton, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(203) 929-7773 4 Research Drive
Suite 402
Shelton, CT 06484-6242
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Attorney Goldstein believes in building a personal relationship with the clients. This allows them to be sure that not only are the client’s present day needs taken care of, but that their future needs are looked after as well. Attorney Goldstein welcomes the opportunity to discuss your legal needs. He offers you affordable quality, and experienced legal representation.
Daniel Harris Miller
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Waterbury, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(203) 753-1401 228 Meadow Street
Suite 103
Waterbury, CT 06702
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Probate
Western New England University School of Law
Attorney Miller was admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut in 2007. He has worked as a Special Deputy Assistant State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Waterbury. As a prosecutor, he had the opportunity to handle and try criminal cases of all types, ranging from infractions to serious felonies. Attorney Miller has experience representing a diverse range of clientele, from individuals to multinational corporations. He is certified through the state of Connecticut as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) for both children and adults and has been appointed on hundreds of cases.

Attorney Miller has...
Scott Allen Leventhal
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(203) 865-3123 216 Crown St Ste 502
New Haven, CT 06510
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Advocating for the accused as well as victims of accidents who sustained personal injuries in Cheshire and all across New Haven County. Attorney Leventhal has successfully litigated over a thousand cases and has a proven trial record. Practicing at the LoRicco Law Firm in New Haven which has a 50+ year history of proudly serving our community.
Steven Tomeo
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(860) 447-3690 165 State Street
Suite 505
New London, CT 06320
New London, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
Criminal and DUI
Ohio Northern University
Attorney Tomeo is truly passionate about fighting for the underdog. Whether you are facing DUI charges or assault charges, he has the skills and knowledge required to carefully handle your case.

He has extensive DUI training and has taken many classes on standardized field sobriety testing, including,

The LaPiere course
The C.E.S. consulting breath testing course
He has taken the Mastering Scientific Evidence for DUI Defense, the advanced trial strategy course, and is a Member of NCDD (National College for DUI Defense). In addition to the coursework, Attorney Tomeo along with his partner Jonathan R. Sills, Co-Author the Connecticut Practice Series Book, CONNECTICUT DUI...
Kristan Peters-Hamlin
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Westport, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(203) 341-9170 21 Compo Pkwy
Westport, CT 06880
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime
The University of Texas School of Law
James Wing
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Simsbury, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(860) 651-3707 619 Hopmeadow Street
Suite 2
Simsbury, CT 06070
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Connecticut School of Law
With over 30 years experience, Attorney Wing has tried cases to verdict before administrative, court and jury panels in Connecticut’s state and federal courts. He has been admitted in other states Pro Hac Vice and been involved in matters in Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York.

His experience includes advocating for clients at trials in civil and criminal courts and before administrative tribunals, arbitration panels and appellate courts. Attorney Wing has served as Guardian Ad Litem for minor children in Family Court proceedings and as a Family Special Master. Attorney Wing serves as a mediator in family and other disputes and...
Felice Duffy
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(203) 946-2000 770 Chapel St #4f
New Haven, CT 06510
Criminal
If you’re looking at this site, you or someone you care about is probably dealing with (or about to deal with) something quite serious. Obviously, there are many fine lawyers you can hire or consult with but it’s important to work with an attorney who not only has the knowledge, skill, and determination to successfully protect your interests, but one you’ll be comfortable with – an attorney whose values and approach will be a good fit. So, in addition to my “official” qualifications (which you can read at the bottom of this page), here’s a short...
Douglas D. Rudolph
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(203) 343-7579 900 Chapel Street
Suite 620
New Haven, CT 06510
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Western New England University School of Law and Augsburg College
I have seen, over and over, how criminal charges can drastically affect people’s lives without proper representation. As a lawyer, I understand people make mistakes, but shouldn't be defined by them. I provide aggressive legal representation that compassionately focuses on your unique needs to achieve the best result. I limit my case load, so I can work closely with you to ensure your best interests are carefully served. My job is to establish an atmosphere of trust and respect, and understand the challenges you’re facing. I create and maintain open communication with you through all stages of your case. My...
Thomas William Moyher
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Westport, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Road E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationCriminal, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
After working in the area of insurance defense in Stamford, Connecticut after law school, Mr. Moyher joined a law firm in New York focusing on the area of commercial litigation. During his three years in New York Mr. Moyher represented clients which included both multi-million dollar corporations and boutiques in a variety of litigation issues. Mr. Moyher’s litigation skills were honed and tested in all five boroughs of New York City, Westchester and Long Island, NY. Today Mr. Moyher is an Associate in the Westport, Connecticut office of Maya Murphy, P.C. where he focuses primarily on civil litigation (breach...
Elia Gregory Cerritelli
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New Haven , CT Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(203) 624-6115 2 Lincoln St
New Haven , CT 06510
Criminal, Cannabis Law and Personal Injury
Quinnipiac University School of Law and University of Hartford
Gregory Cerritelli is a partner of the law firm Knight & Cerritelli, L.L.C. Before joining his firm, Attorney Cerritelli worked as a litigator devoting his practice primarily to criminal defense, police misconduct and general litigation. He is a member of the bars of Connecticut, New York, and federal District Court (Connecticut). Attorney Cerritelli is also a member attorney with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Peace Officers Legal Defense Fund. In addition to his private clients, Attorney Cerritelli is a Special Public Defender and has been approved by the Chief Public Defender to represent persons accused of crime...
Patrick Joseph Filan
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Fairfield, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(203) 221-8066 1261 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Criminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Patrick J. Filan has a 30-year track record of success in civil and criminal litigation that has included million and multimillion dollar recoveries for individuals injured or killed in car accidents, falls, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, defective products, and in commercial disputes. Mr. Filan handles routine and complex cases in State and Federal Court in Connecticut and New York.
Susan Dale Red
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(203) 773-3500 7 Elm Street, Second Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Pardons. 10 years trial experience. Get Red and Get Results.
Samuel Martin Leaf
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Westport, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Road E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, Divorce and Family
Brooklyn Law School
Since 1997, Mr. Leaf has represented U.S. and international clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters in federal and state courts, including insurance matters, alter ego and successor liability actions, mass torts, and business and contract disputes. Mr. Leaf also has extensive experience representing media clients, from international news and book publishers to local newspapers and reporters, in defamation and privacy actions, trademark, copyright and false advertising disputes, and press access matters. As an experienced litigator, he has handled cases from inception through trial in New York, Connecticut and California, among other jurisdictions. Mr. Leaf also represents...
Jerome William Paun
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Willimantic, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(860) 455-4202 746 Main St
Willimantic, CT 06226
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
SUNY Buffalo Law School
I am a criminal defense attorney. I am responsible for and I proudly represent each and every one of my clients personally. I am honored to have been selected as one of the top 100 criminal defense attorneys in Connecticut by the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Trial Lawyers each year since 2014. I am proud to have earned a "superb" rating as a top Connecticut criminal defense attorney and I am pleased to have earned "clients' choice" awards each year since 2013 from Avvo.com.

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Clinton Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc.
(860) 344-8096
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.