Guilford, Connecticut Criminal Lawyers

Todd A. Bussert
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Get help now! Award winning criminal defense attorney who will fight for you!

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Connecticut. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Robert M. Frost Jr.
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Connecticut Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

University of Connecticut School of Law2nd Circuit, Connecticut, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, U.S. Supreme Court and New York
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Erica A. Barber
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Experienced criminal defense attorney, ready to protect your rights! Call today!

I’m an experienced Connecticut criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will help you through every step of your case. 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...
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 11 years experience
(203) 684-2032 106 Burban Dr. Unit B
Branford, CT 06405
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Family
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Matthew A. Crockett
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(203) 344-7762 157 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
New Haven, 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,...
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
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...
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...
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
Robert M. Frost Jr.
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(203) 495-9790 129 Church St
#226
New Haven, CT 06510
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and DUI
University of Connecticut School of Law
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
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...
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...
Christopher DeMatteo
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West Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(203) 691-6594 203 Campbell Ave.
Suite C
West Haven, CT 06516
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Juvenile
Marquette University
Christopher DeMatteo was born and raised in New Haven. He went to Boston College and Marquette Law School. After serving as an associate for Bristol firm Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki, he set up his own practice in New Haven in December 2012.
Scott Allen Leventhal
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Cheshire, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 19 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.
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.
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.
Dean Hanafin
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Middletown, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(860) 724-2160 101 Centerpoint Dr
#105
Middletown, CT 06457
Criminal, Business and Employment
Roger Williams University School of Law
Attorney Dean Hanafin started his legal career as a prosecutor with the Office of the State’s Attorney where he handled criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to serious felony cases. He was responsible for a significant daily docket, in addition to hearings and trial work. He tried numerous cases to verdict and developed his trial skills from significant time spent in the courtroom. In addition to training on trial tactics, Attorney Hanafin also received training on technological advancements that impact evidence in cases, including cell phone technology and current laws as they apply to drone use.

After moving on from his role...
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...
Peter G. Billings
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(203) 562-0900 7 Elm St #2r, New Haven
New Haven, CT 06510
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Peter Billings is a founding partner of Billings, Barrett & Bowman, LLC. He focuses his practice primarily on criminal matters ranging from minor traffic infractions to the most serious cases of murder, as well as a wide range of family matters including divorce and custody cases.The common thread throughout Peter’s practice is his representation of individuals and fighting for those who need someone in their corner. Whether a high-stakes criminal case, highly contested divorce, or bitter custody battle, Peter will stand with you. Peter has been responsible for obtaining the highest quality results for his clients in criminal cases as...
Bruno R. Morasutti
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Meriden, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(203) 639-7245 405 Broad st
Meriden, CT 06450
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Walter Charles Bansley IV
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(203) 776-1900 265 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Criminal and Personal Injury
Walt IV is a former Marine Corps Captain having deployed around the world to many Middle Eastern countries, East Timor, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Australia. Prior to his Marine Corps service, Walt earned his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Boston University in 1997. Following his Marine Corps service, Walt attended Quinnipiac University's School of Law, graduating magna cum laude and in the top 15% of his class. Walt has tried numerous cases to verdict, from drugs and robbery to murder. Walt teaches at the university level the subjects of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Mock...
Michael F. Ross
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Cheshire, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(203) 506-1433 975 Sperry Rd
Cheshire, CT 06410-3732
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
University of Connecticut School of Law
Gregory John Gallo
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 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 14 years experience
(203) 361-1253 683 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Charles Tiernan III
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(203) 787-0275 52 Trumbull Street, P.O. Box 1612
New Haven, CT 06506
Criminal
Drake University Law School
Brian C. Fournier
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(203) 389-9500 1948 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06515
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
The Catholic University of America Columbus 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
Brian Ward
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Middletown, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(860) 724-2160 101 Centerpoint Dr
#105
Middletown, CT 06457
Criminal, Business and Personal Injury
Quinnipiac University School of Law

Attorney Ward started his legal career at Aeton Law Partners. Prior to joining Aeton, he graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law, magna cum laude, where he was recognized with several academic awards, including Outstanding Legal Achievement, Best Brief in the Terence H. Benbow Moot Court Competition, and Distinguished Academic Achievement in Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility.
Attorney Ward handles both litigation and transactional matters at Aeton. His litigation practice includes business and commercial litigation, where he represents individuals and businesses in various matters, including claims involving a breach of duties, unfair trade practices, and breach of contract. He also handles personal injury...
New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(203) 821-3700 157 Church St 23rd Fl
New Haven, CT 06510
Criminal
New York Univ School of Law
West Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(203) 934-3428 354 Campbell Ave
West Haven, CT 06516
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Immigration
New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(203) 787-9026 139 Orange St
New Haven, CT 06510
Criminal
Cheshire Village, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(203) 271-2768 350 S Main St
Cheshire Village, CT 06410
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(203) 821-3700 157 Church St
New Haven, CT 06510
Criminal
New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(203) 907-4030 142 Temple St
New Haven, CT 06510
Criminal
New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(203) 393-3017 383 Orange Street, 1st Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Criminal
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) 772-3100 350 Orange St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Criminal
New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(203) 772-7733 2 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510
Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Jd Pace Law . Llm; Nyu Law
Cheshire, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(203) 651-5850 1157 Highland Avenue
Suite 202
Cheshire, CT 06410
Criminal
New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(203) 787-2000 18 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Criminal
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Guilford Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc.
(860) 344-8096
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Middletown, CT

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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.