Winsted Criminal Lawyers

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WINSTED, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(860) 379-7549 140 WILLOW STREET, SUITE 4
WINSTED, CT 06098
Criminal and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
Winsted, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(860) 379-7531 45 Center St
Winsted, CT 06098
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Univ. of Connecticut School of Law
James Wing
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Simsbury, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(860) 651-3707 619 Hopmeadow Street
Suite 2
Simsbury, CT 06070
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Connecticut School of Law
With over 30 years experience, Attorney Wing has tried cases to verdict before administrative, court and jury panels in Connecticut’s state and federal courts. He has been admitted in other states Pro Hac Vice and been involved in matters in Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York.

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...
Mary Saunders Oneglia
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Litchfield, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
P.O. Box 1746
Litchfield, CT 06759
Criminal
Harwinton, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(860) 605-9340 15 Burlington Rd
Harwinton, CT 06791
Criminal
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 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...
James William Cummings
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Waterbury, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 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...
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...
Matthew A. Crockett
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(860) 266-1166 638 Prospect Ave
Hartford, CT 06105
Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 20 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 350 Orange St
#100
New Haven, CT 06511
Free ConsultationNew Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Criminal, Appeals and White Collar Crime
The George Washington University Law School
Pamala Favreau
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Vernon, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(860) 875-3800 281 Hartford Turnpike
Suite 403
Vernon, CT 06066
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western New England University School of Law
I have aggressively and effectively represented persons accused of crimes throughout the State of Connecticut since 1989.

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.

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Salvatore Bonanno
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Hartford, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 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.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
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Shelton, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(203) 929-7773 4 Research Drive
Suite 402
Shelton, CT 06484
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.
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.
Elia Gregory Cerritelli
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New Haven , CT Criminal Law Attorney with 22 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...
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.
Erica A. Barber
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer
(203) 495-9790 350 Orange St
#100
New Haven, CT 06511
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Business
University of Connecticut School of Law
Brian Dumeer
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Hartford, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(860) 788-2741 144 Whitney St
Hartford, CT 06105
Criminal, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Roger Williams University School of Law
Tara Knight
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 29 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...
Patrick J. Cooney
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Bristol, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(860) 589-4343 43 Bellevue Ave
Bristol, CT 06010
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Connecticut School of Law
I represent people who have been injured by someone else's negligence or carelessness and I represent people who have been accused of having committed a crime. I have spent the majority of my career in Connecticut courts protecting my clients rights. I represent individuals not big insurance companies. I stand up to the State of Connecticut and insurance companies on behalf of my clients and I always fight to make sure my clients get the best out come possible.
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...
Jerome William Paun
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Willimantic, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(860) 455-4202 746 Main St
Willimantic, CT 06226
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
SUNY Buffalo Law School
I am a criminal defense attorney. I am responsible for and I proudly represent each and every one of my clients personally. I am honored to have been selected as one of the top 100 criminal defense attorneys in Connecticut by the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Trial Lawyers each year since 2014. I am proud to have earned a "superb" rating as a top Connecticut criminal defense attorney and I am pleased to have earned "clients' choice" awards each year since 2013 from Avvo.com.

Kelley Finlan is my Legal Assistant. She is the voice most people hear...
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...
Brian Woolf
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East Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(860) 290-8690 50 Founders Plaza
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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Bryan McEntee
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Waterbury, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(203) 982-8396 19 Mitchell Avenue, 2nd Floor
Waterbury, CT 06710
Criminal, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Massachusetts School of Law
Most people come looking for an attorney when something unpleasant has happened in their lives. Attorney McEntee understands the stress that you are experiencing. If retained, Attorney McEntee will personally dedicate himself to your legal matter and work hard to obtain the most positive outcome possible so that you no longer need to worry. Hard work, dedication, results. Rest assured. If you hire Attorney McEntee, your case will be handled competently.
Jacqueline McMahon
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Wethersfield , CT Criminal Law Attorney with 8 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...
Robert M. Frost Jr.
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(203) 495-9790 350 Orange St
#100
New Haven, CT 06511
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and DUI
University of Connecticut School of Law
Ryan M. Henry
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New Milford, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(860) 350-5454 54 Bridge Street
New Milford, CT 06776
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Albany Law School
Richard Charles Marquette
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HAMDEN, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 30 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.
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.
Douglas D. Rudolph
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New Haven, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 4 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...
Anthony J. Gryk Jr.
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Manchester, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(860) 646-1188 333 E Center St
Manchester, CT 06040
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Widener University
In his general practice of law. Mr. Gryk provides representation on a variety of complex legal issues, including Personal Injury Claims, Probate Matters, Estate Planning, Real Estate transactions, Business matters, Criminal Litigation and Civil Litigation.

In his Personal Injury practice he has represented a variety of individuals in various complex personal injury matters. Mr. Gryk strives to always balance the needs of his clients while advocating for the best possible outcomes, recognizing the legal, financial, emotional and health concerns faced by his clients as a result of their injuries.

Whether you are creating a will, power of attorney, living will, dealing with...
Scott Carlson
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Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(860) 455-4179 144 Whitney St
Hartford, CT 06105
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...
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...
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...
Dean Hanafin
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Middletown, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 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...
John Scully
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West Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 39 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
Aaron Jainchill
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Plainville, CT Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(860) 351-3552 144 West Main Street
Plainville, CT 06062
Criminal, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Western New England University School of Law
Raymond J. Tanguay
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Manchester, CT Criminal Law Attorney
(860) 646-4220 333 East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Probate
Our law firm was founded on the principles of individual attention and personal service,
and these ideals continue to be the hallmark of the firm. We provide aggressive legal
representation, zealously protecting our client's rights, and advocating for their interests.
Attorney Tanguay is a sole practitioner in Manchester, Connecticut where he shares
space with two other attorneys. As a sole practitioner, he limits the number of clients he
handles at any point in time, which insures that each client receives the personal
attention that they deserve. Attorney...
Lamya A. Forghany
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Hartford, CT Criminal Law Attorney with 12 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...
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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.