Shelton, Connecticut Criminal Lawyers

Allan F. Friedman
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Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
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Shelton, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(203) 929-7773 4 Research Drive
Suite 402
Shelton, CT 06484-6242
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Attorney Goldstein believes in building a personal relationship with the clients. This allows them to be sure that not only are the client’s present day needs taken care of, but that their future needs are looked after as well. Attorney Goldstein welcomes the opportunity to discuss your legal needs. He offers you affordable quality, and experienced legal representation.
Jacqueline McMahon
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Shelton, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(203) 567-6476 1 Enterprise Drive Suite 305B
Shelton, CT 06484
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...
Jonathan A Wetmore
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Shelton, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(203) 926-1756 6 Huntington Street
Shelton, CT 06484
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Real Estate
Roger Williams University School of Law
Attorney Jonathan A. Wetmore earned his Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law and his B.A from Marist College. Jonathan is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and New York.

Attorney Wetmore's diverse law practice includes civil litigation, criminal and motor vehicle defense, family law, foreclosure defense, personal injury, real estate transactions and wills and probate.

In 2010, Attorney Wetmore appeared as a guest radio host on WICC-600 "Smart Money" to discuss foreclosure defense. In addition, Jonathan is a professor at Charter Oak State College and currently teaches a Real Estate Law course.
Jonathan was born...
Shelton, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(203) 989-0981 45 Huntington St
Shelton, CT 06484
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and DUI
Max Lavit Rosenberg
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Stratford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(203) 870-6700 2051 Main Street,
Stratford, CT 06615
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Max L. Rosenberg works to assist clients in financial distress and those being harassed by collection agencies. He represents clients in all phases of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings. Beyond his concentration on bankruptcy he also focuses his practice in assisting consumers with violations of the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act and has extensive experience with divorce mediation, criminal, corporate, and civil litigation, foreclosure defense, and workers compensation. While practicing in New York, Attorney Rosenberg mediated disputes at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and enjoyed arguing in every Borough in New York City as well as Long Island....
Charles L. Kurmay
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South Norwalk, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
97 Washington Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854
Free ConsultationCriminal, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Charles Kurmay has nearly two decades of legal experience. He began his career as a judicial law clerk and public defender, gaining a valuable foundation of trial skills and experience. His firm now offers services in a broad range of civil and criminal practice areas, including business law, international law, personal injury, probate and real estate. A native of Stratford, Connecticut, Mr. Kurmay is well-respected in the local community for the high quality of his legal advocacy. His extensive experience in state and federal court equips him to handle large, complex cases with ease. Mr. Kurmay is active in...
Emily Riordan Lucibello
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Milford, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(203) 298-4658 26 Broad Street
PO Box 5233
Milford, CT 06460
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Emily S. Lucibello has owned and operated a law practice in Connecticut since 2009. Prior to that, she worked as an associate attorney at a general practice law firm with offices in New Haven and Hartford, CT. Attorney Lucibello focuses her practice on divorce and family law, business law, and criminal and civil defense. Her work has been recognized by the publication “Super Lawyers,” in which she was named to the New England and Connecticut Rising Stars lists in 2012 for criminal defense, and in 2013 - 2015 for family law. To learn more about the...
George W. Boath Jr.
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Stratford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(203) 386-1411 1129 Essex Place
Stratford, CT 06615
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Quinnipiac University School of Law
We have always been known as a law firm that protects the rights of those injured and those who have been arrested, and we are proud of that tradition. Over the years, we've helped thousands of individuals cope with a life-altering injury and we have a highly successful track record. If you are hurt on the job or become disabled and cannot work, you need to understand your rights and responsibilities. When you come to the law firm of Zanella, Boath & Associates, all of your questions will be personally answered by an experienced attorney. Our team has been...
Mark Dumas
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Milford, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(203) 275-9010 167 Cherry Street #107
Milford, CT 06614
Criminal, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Charles Christian Young
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Bridgeport, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(203) 337-4110 1115 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Relentless and dedicated representation with innovative and insightful approaches to obtaining best-case scenario solutions for a diverse clientele.
Kristan Peters-Hamlin
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The University of Texas School of Law2nd Circuit, 4th Circuit, Connecticut, D.C. Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New...
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Joseph Bronson Barnes Esq
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Milford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(203) 877-6800 8 North Street
Milford, CT 06460
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Insurance Claims
University of Miami School of Law
Bradford Barneys
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Bridgeport, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(203) 683-7122 1944 Boston Avenue
Suite 200
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
State University of New York - Buffalo
Mr. Daniel Kryzanski
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Stratford, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(203) 380-1384 30 Ferry Blvd. #2
Stratford, CT 06615
Criminal, Business, DUI and Employment
New England Law | Boston
Daniel H. Kryzanski is an attorney with a general practice in Stratford, Connecticut who specializes in labor and employment law. He graduated from Frank Scott Bunnell High School in Stratford, Connecticut and then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Boston Univerity. After B.U. he attended New England School of Law in Boston graduating in 1993 with a Juris Doctor Degree. Attorney Kryzanski has experience in several areas of the law including divorce, criminal defense, landlord tenant, personal injury and real estate but his primary area of practice is labor...
William Hennessey
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Bridgeport, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(203) 366-6115 49 Cannon St.
Suite 204
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Insurance Claims
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Dennis Mancini
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Bridgeport, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(203) 367-0442 1087 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Connecticut School of Law
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
John Thomas Walkley
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Milford, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(203) 882-8214 61 Cherry Street
Milford, CT 06460-8902
Criminal
Richard T. Meehan Jr.
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Bridgeport, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(203) 333-1888 76 Lyon Terrace
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Criminal
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...
Matthew A. Crockett
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(203) 344-7007 71 Elm St.
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New Canaan, CT 06840
New Canaan, 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,...
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...
Jonathan Sills
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(203) 221-2860 191 Post Road West
Suite 67
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationWestport, 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
Elia Gregory Cerritelli
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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...
Joseph Maya
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Westport, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Rd E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Education and Employment
University of Michigan Law School
Mr. Maya received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., Cum Laude, from New York University. He began his career at Clifford Chance in New York City and he has practiced in the state and federal courts of New York and Connecticut. He is the Managing Partner of Maya Murphy. Mr. Maya was born in Brooklyn, New York and resides with his family in Westport, CT.
Scott Allen Leventhal
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(203) 865-3123 216 Crown St Ste 502
New Haven, CT 06510
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.
Thomas William Moyher
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Westport, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Road E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationCriminal, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
After working in the area of insurance defense in Stamford, Connecticut after law school, Mr. Moyher joined a law firm in New York focusing on the area of commercial litigation. During his three years in New York Mr. Moyher represented clients which included both multi-million dollar corporations and boutiques in a variety of litigation issues. Mr. Moyher’s litigation skills were honed and tested in all five boroughs of New York City, Westchester and Long Island, NY. Today Mr. Moyher is an Associate in the Westport, Connecticut office of Maya Murphy, P.C. where he focuses primarily on civil litigation (breach...
Daniel Harris Miller
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Waterbury, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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.

Attorney Miller has...
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...
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
Harry Daniel Murphy
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Westport, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Rd E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Fordham University School of Law
Mr. Murphy is a graduate of both Fordham University (Fordham College at Rose Hill, Bronx, NY) and Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. After working with the legal division of the New York City Council Finance Division and the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, he joined a boutique litigation firm in downtown Manhattan. For the better part of a decade, Mr. Murphy’s legal and advocacy skills were honed and tested, while handling cases ranging from felony criminal defense...
Russell James Sweeting
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Westport, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Rd E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Education
New York University School of Law
Russell J. Sweeting regularly assists clients with labor and employment issues, civil and criminal litigation and general corporate matters. He also handles estate planning, probate proceedings and real estate transactions on behalf of the firm’s clients. He represents individuals and businesses dealing with contracts, workplace issues and business disputes. As an experienced counselor, Mr. Sweeting advises clients on minimizing potential liabilities, pursuing cost effective litigation or arbitration and on the complexities of various legal transactions. The clients of Mr. Sweeting range from local residents and professionals to small businesses and multinational corporations. He specializes...
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.
Patrick Joseph Filan
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Fairfield, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(203) 221-8066 1 Eliot Pl
Fairfield, CT 06824
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Patrick J. Filan has a 30-year track record of success in civil and criminal litigation that has included million and multimillion dollar recoveries for personal injury and medical malpractice claims. Mr. Filan handles routine and complex cases in State and Federal Court in Connecticut and New York.

From his offices in both Fairfield, CT, and White Plains, NY, Mr. Filan focuses on representing:
Medical malpractice
Personal injury
Nursing home neglect
Truck collisions
Spinal cord injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Legal Malpractice

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...
Ephraim Jacob Fink
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Westport, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Road E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationCriminal, Employment, Family and Personal Injury
New England School of Law
Ephraim Jacob (‘E.J.”) Fink has been litigating in the Connecticut and New York Courts since 2000. After representing hundreds of carriers and their policy holders as well as corporations, product manufacturers and healthcare facilities from negligence and contract claims, EJ brings BigLaw attention to detail for Maya Murphy, P.C.’s personal and business clientele. EJ graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in journalism and thereafter obtained his JD at New England Law-Boston where his dean’s list grade average earned him an associate editor position on the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement....
Ashling Soares
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Fairfield, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(203) 529-5115 P.O. Box 481
Fairfield, CT 06824
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Miami School of Law
Ashling Soares is a graduate of the University of Miami School of law, cum laude, and is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, and Florida state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Ashling earned her B.A. in Sociology from Boston College, where she interned at a private criminal defense law firm. During law school, Ashling worked in the University of Miami’s Children and Youth Law
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...
Jessica Coderre
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Westport, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(203) 221-2860 191 Post Road West
Suite 67
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Western New England University School of Law and Western Connecticut State University
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
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.
Frederic Ury
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Fairfield, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
883 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06825
Criminal, Appeals, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Suffolk University
Frederic S. Ury is a founding member of the firm Ury & Moskow, L.L.C. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and past President of the Connecticut Bar Association (2004-2005) (www.ctbar.org). Mr. Ury has been practicing law for 33 years.
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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.