Higganum, Connecticut Criminal Lawyers
Dedicated criminal defense lawyer. 30+ years experience. Free consultation!
- (860) 527-6500
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Free Consultation! Criminal Defense Attorney Devoted to Defending Your Liberty!
- (860) 348-1900
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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...
From his offices in both Fairfield, CT, and White Plains, NY, Mr. Filan focuses on representing:
Nursing home neglect
Spinal cord injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Mr. Filan is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association of Justice. He's received awards and ratings that show why he...
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...
Clinic, where she represented current and former foster care youth in dependence, health care, mental health, disability, independent living, education, immigration and other general civil legal...
Attorney Miller has...
Attorney Savoy has represented clients in the areas of criminal law, personal injury, employment/labor, probate, landlord/tenant, and workers compensation. He also serves as a Special Public Defender for the Bristol Criminal Court.
Attorney Savoy spent twenty-three years in law enforcement, serving in New Milford and Naugatuck, Connecticut. He...
Kelley Finlan is my Legal Assistant. She is the voice most people hear...
Fairfield, CT 06825
Higganum Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc.
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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