Guilford, Connecticut Criminal Lawyers
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A cum laude graduate of Yale University...
• 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...
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,...
After moving on from his role...
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...
Guilford Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
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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.
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