Rockfall, 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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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...
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.

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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
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
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...
Tony Anthony
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New Britain, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(860) 357-3534 19 Bassett Street
Suite #102
New Britain, CT 06051
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Hardworking attorney dedicated to my clients and achieving the best possible outcome. Proud to have served this great country of ours and its citizens in the USArmy. Father and husband to my family, understanding what my clients' needs are.
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 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...
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.
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...
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 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.
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...
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.

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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.
Todd A. Bussert
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(203) 495-9790 129 Church St
#226
New Haven, CT 06510
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and White Collar Crime
The George Washington University Law School
Peter G. Billings
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 9 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...
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
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...
Brian Woolf
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East Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(800) 923-0557 50 Founders Plaza
2nd Floor
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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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...
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
Andrew J. Cates
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Hartford, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 666-5573 97 Oak Street, Third Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Connecticut School of Law
Attorney Cates is a former United States Marine. There he served as an M60 operator in the 5th Marine Regiment and managed the substance abuse program for the Regiment. Attorney Cates attended the University Of Connecticut School Of Law. He is a graduate of San Diego State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies.
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...
Peter Van Dyke
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West Hartford, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(860) 232-7200 24 Arapahoe Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Connecticut School of Law
Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey, LLP is a general practice law firm located in West Hartford, Connecticut. We have attorneys licensed to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and we handle cases in both state and federal court. Our approach to the practice of law is simple. We are more than just lawyers, we are also counselors at law. We are conscious of the fact that clients come to us to solve problems, not to create them. The size of our firm is one of our biggest assets, allowing us to be highly responsive to our client's needs, while still...
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...
Tamar Rebecca Birckhead
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Hamden, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(203) 281-2700 2319 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
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. 

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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
John Scully
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West Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(860) 523-8818 1100 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Connecticut School of Law
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.
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...
Jessica Coderre
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Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(860) 524-8118 57 Pratt Street
Suite 805
Hartford, CT 06103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Western New England University School of Law and Western Connecticut State University
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...
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...
William P Burns Jr
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Naugatuck, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(203) 723-9420 520 South Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Quinnipiac University School of Law
I am William P. Burns, Jr., a family law attorney serving clients throughout Connecticut, including people in Waterbury, New Haven County and Fairfield County. My law offices were founded to help men and fathers who struggle with family law issues. These issues range from high net worth divorce and complex property division to parental relocation. I offer one-on-one personal service and treat every client with dignity and respect. I work hard to protect your rights – your right to parent your child, your right to an equitable distribution of property, your right to keep the small business you...
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
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
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...
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...
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
Michael T. Barrett
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Waterbury, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(203) 759-8529 348 Frost Road
Waterbury, CT 06705
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Real Estate
New York Law School
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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.