Columbia, Connecticut Criminal Lawyers

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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Salvatore Bonanno
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Dedicated criminal defense lawyer. 30+ years experience. Free consultation!

I'm a criminal defense lawyer with 30+ years of experience representing individuals who have been arrested or charged with a crime. I will vigorously fight for you and work for the best possible outcome in your case. Read More »
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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.

Kelley Finlan is my Legal Assistant. She is the voice most people hear...
Robert M. Elliott
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Marlborough, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(860) 295-9521 7 S Main St Unit A
Marlborough, CT 06447
Criminal
Steven Tomeo
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(860) 823-1291 121 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360
Norwich, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 50 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...
Brian Woolf
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East Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(860) 290-8690 50 Founders Plaza
East Hartford, CT 06108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Connecticut School of Law and University of Pennsylvania
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Anthony J. Gryk Jr.
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Manchester, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(860) 646-1188 333 E Center St
Manchester, CT 06040
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Widener University
In his general practice of law. Mr. Gryk provides representation on a variety of complex legal issues, including Personal Injury Claims, Probate Matters, Estate Planning, Real Estate transactions, Business matters, Criminal Litigation and Civil Litigation.

In his Personal Injury practice he has represented a variety of individuals in various complex personal injury matters. Mr. Gryk strives to always balance the needs of his clients while advocating for the best possible outcomes, recognizing the legal, financial, emotional and health concerns faced by his clients as a result of their injuries.

Whether you are creating a will, power of attorney, living will, dealing with...
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.

A Member of the Connecticut...
Jacqueline McMahon
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Wethersfield , CT Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(203) 567-6476 1290 Silas Deane Highway Suite 3F
Wethersfield , CT 06109
Criminal and Divorce
Fordham University School of Law
Jacqueline McMahon leads the Lady Divorce team in Connecticut. She joins the Lady Divorce firm after graduating from the law school at Fordham University. Before that, Jacqueline got her bachelor’s degree from Fordham University. Also, she got a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology, which she uses to relate to her clients. One unique thing about Jacqueline is that she has been admitted to practice law in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. So, if you and your spouse no longer live in the same state, Jacqueline can make the divorce process easier for you. In addition, her contacts...
Allenston M. Sheridan Jr.
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Manchester, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(860) 643-2181 1091 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Sheridan is a partner at Diana, Conti & Tunila, LLP and his principal areas of practice include family law, criminal defense, residential and commercial real estate transactions, foreclosures, business and commercial law, landlord and tenant disputes, will and probate matters, and civil litigation. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. He graduated from Massachusetts School of Law and was admitted to the Connecticut Bar within the same year. Attorney Sheridan is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and is a member of the Connecticut...
James W. Bergenn
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Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(860) 251-5639 One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
Criminal, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Willimantic, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(860) 423-6308 25 Church St
Willimantic, CT 06226
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Univ. of Connecticut School of Law
Hartford, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(860) 206-3049 One Constitution Plaza | 6th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Criminal
New England School of Law
Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(860) 206-3049 One Constitution Plaza, 6th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Criminal
Central Manchester, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(860) 643-2181 1091 Main St
Central Manchester, CT 06040
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(860) 549-1000 1 State St
Hartford, CT 06103
Criminal, Business, IP and Legal Malpractice
Wethersfield, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(860) 522-7000 1290 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Criminal
Vernon, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(860) 646-1974 45 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT 06066-5274
Criminal
Vernon, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(860) 646-1974 45 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT 06066-5274
Criminal
Wethersfield, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(860) 522-7000 1290 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Criminal
Hartford, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(860) 549-1000 1 State St
Hartford, CT 06103
Criminal
Wethersfield, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(860) 522-7000 1290 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Criminal
Wethersfield, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(860) 522-7000 1290 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Criminal
Glastonbury, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(860) 266-4278 2252 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Criminal
Matthew A. Crockett
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(860) 266-1166 638 Prospect Ave
Hartford, CT 06105
Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
Criminal, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Connecticut Divorce, Family Law, and Criminal Defense attorney Matthew A. Crockett is a former Judge and former state prosecutor with extensive trial experience. He is a career litigator.

Matthew is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and a combat veteran of the Iraq war. As a criminal prosecutor, military legal assistance attorney, military defense attorney, and military judge, Matthew has experienced and excelled in diverse roles all in the pursuit of justice.

Since joining the McConnell Family Law Group he has limited his practice to matrimonial, family law, and criminal law.

Representing clients throughout Hartford, New Britain, Windham,...
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.
Jonathan Sills
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(860) 524-8118 Tomeo Sills LLC
57 Pratt Street, Suite 805
Hartford, CT 06103
Free ConsultationHartford, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 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...
Todd A. Bussert
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(203) 495-9790 129 Church Street
Suite 226
New Haven, CT 06510
Free ConsultationNew Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Criminal, Appeals and White Collar Crime
The George Washington University Law School
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.
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...
Susan Dale Red
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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.
Erica A. Barber
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(203) 495-9790 129 Church St
#226
New Haven, CT 06510
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Business
University of Connecticut School of Law
Adrian Mark Baron
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New Britain, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(860) 223-4000 202 Broad Street
New Britain, CT 06053
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Family
Uniwersytet Jagellonski and Pace University
A native of Connecticut, Adrian Mark Baron is a partner in the law office of Podorowsky, Thompson & Baron. Attorney Baron has been profiled by various publications including the distinguished New York Law Journal, publications of the American Bar Association,the New Britain Herald, Boston's White Eagle News and the Pace Law School Alumni Magazine He is currently the co-author of a weekly legal issues column appearing throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts that reaches an estimated 25,000 readers. His views on Immigration reform, Polish-American relations, and other topical issues have been published in such wide forums as the New York Post, the...
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.
Scott Allen Leventhal
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Cheshire, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(203) 606-4372 Cheshire, CT 06410
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.
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...
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...
Mark Otto Grater
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Groton, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(860) 449-8059 4 Fort Hill Rd.
Groton, CT 06340
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
The majority of my practice involves bankrutcy for individuals, with the goal of giving them a fresh start in life and/or saving their property. I have also in the past tried numerous Court cases involving personal injury and criminal defense. I try to be there for my clients whenever they call.
Lamya A. Forghany
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Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(860) 733-0484 100 Pearl Street
14th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Massachusetts School of Law
Firm Focus and History I established Forghany Law, P.C. with the philosophy of a small firm helping people with their legal dilemmas. Forghany Law, P.C. focuses on Chapter 7 & 13 Consumer (Debtor) Bankruptcy. Family Law, Criminal Defense. We also handle Personal Injury, Torts, and Products Liability. Check out the website www.ForghanyLaw.com for a complete list. Previous Employment Summary I am no stranger to hard work. During my college years, I was a volunteer EMT. During law school I taught CPR for the American Red Cross, and also was a computer repair technician. Now during my short career as an attorney, I have had...
Kevin C. Ferry
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New Britain, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(860) 827-0880 77 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052
Free ConsultationCriminal, Construction, DUI and Medical Malpractice
Quinnipiac University
I am 43 years old and have lived in Avon, Connecticut my entire life. My practice is centered around personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. Competitive sports were the spring board for a career in litigation. I have been a competitive athlete as long as I remember and was the only athlete in the State to earn All State Honors in two sports in 1983: Track and Field and Soccer. I have coached girls soccer for six years, earned a "D" coaching license and earned three State Championships at the youth level, Currently I race for a NASTAR...
Gregg Wagman
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New London, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(860) 444-0100 70 Howard St. Suite C
New London, CT 06320
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Quinnipiac School of Law
At the Law Offices of Gregg W. Wagman in New London, Connecticut, clients are guided through their challenges with a legal framework and options to make informed decisions. With an expansive knowledge of law including Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Family Law, clients can expect to receive one-on-one attention from Attorney Wagman and his well-trained staff. Attorney Wagman's comprehensive knowledge of law allows clients to receive counsel in cases ranging from motor vehicle violations to homicide. Attorney Wagman and his staff are dedicated to helping people maneuver through their difficult situations with a high level of commitment and empathy...
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...
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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.