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There are many things you want from a criminal lawyer in Connecticut. They should have experience handling your specific type of charge. An in-depth understanding of the laws of our state. A willingness to fight for you and a strong ability to listen to you and be there when you need them.

That being said, none of that matters if they are not able to get the results you want.

Now, it is impossible – not to mention unethical – for a defense attorney to promise a particular result. All cases are different, and there are too many variables for that.

However, you can get a sense of how likely a lawyer is to help you attain the best possible outcome by looking at the results they have achieved in past cases.

My record speaks for itself.
Take a look and see for yourself.

Probation Early Discharge

Client was Seeking Early Termination of Probation for Education and Employment Purposes

We successfully argued to discharge the client from probation two years early.

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No Jail

Client pled guilty to Assault 2nd Degree with a Motor Vehicle in addition to Evading Responsibility (i.e. hit and run)

The prosecution was strongly pushing for five years in prison. At the sentencing hearing, we successfully argued for no jail. The client was able to keep employment and take care of the family.

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Case Dismissed

Client was Charged with Assault

We pushed for a nolle (i.e. dismissal) due to insufficient evidence and client's lack of criminal history. The charge was ultimately dismissed.

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Nolle (Dismissal)

Client was Charged with a Second DUI

We highlighted the lack of evidence supporting the arrest, which resulted in a nolle (i.e. a dismissal).

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Case Dismissed

Client was charged with a DUI

We successfully challenged the license suspension at the DMV due to errors in police procedure, resulting in no interruption in client's driving privileges. On the criminal side of the case, the charge was…

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What to Look for in Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

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Finding the right attorney can mean the difference between a reduced sentence, dismissal, acquittal, and a conviction. Many criminal defense attorneys offer free consultations to learn more about your case and goals. Not all attorneys are the same, varying greatly in the scope of services they provide. Looking for the right attorney can feel like blindly looking for a needle in a hay stack, especially criminal defense attorneys because people understandably don’t ever think they’ll need one – until they [...]

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