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Attorney

Christopher Dematteo


I am a criminal defense attorney who arrives prepared to calmly listen to you and assess your situation. I have represented criminal defendants for years. I bring experience handling matters from the investigation stage and through trial, appeal, and post-conviction. I grew up in Connecticut and know the legal landscapes of the criminal and juvenile court systems. I strive to understand the reality of your situation, so I can achieve your goals. I personally handle every case and often talk with people weekends and nights when needed. 

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Helping in the areas you need it.


Criminal Defense

Connecticut generally classifies crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, but some crimes which were once considered misdemeanors are now classified as felonies. For felonies and misdemeanors, violations and infractions provide a basis for charges against you.
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Juvenile Law

The same criminal statutes apply to juveniles (persons under 18) as adults. Juvenile delinquency matters emphasize rehabilitation rather than punishment, but the consequences are potentially serious.
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Family Law

The family law division of the Connecticut Superior Court hears cases involving family relationships, like divorce, separation, custody, child support, and restraining orders. Family law provides many options for you to modify child support.
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Appeals

Even though some cases may be appealed as a matter of right, Connecticut’s appellate rules are complex, and deadlines are generally strict. Missing a deadline to an appeal may bar your appeal.
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Notable Cases

Who you decide to work with makes all the difference
icon fpo Many of my clients come to me with major problems. I give them options and make sure they understand their rights. I help my clients find answers to their situation.

I practice law in the areas that matter most to people: their families and their freedom. Most people don’t plan to be arrested. A minor facing a juvenile judge fears the consequences. Parents seeking child support or visitation want to know their rights. Even a person convicted of a crime has rights of appeal. 

You possess rights which the law is required to protect. I strive to help my clients understand their rights, explore the options presented by the reality of individual cases, and then I work with you to achieve solutions. People come to me with problems and questions, and I help them find answers.

I meet personally and often with every client. You won’t hear me arguing or yelling, though, just listening. I am genuinely interested in the facts of your case. You can openly and honestly share your story with me, and rather than judge you, I will help you understand your options. 

I grew up in Connecticut and have practiced law in the courts throughout the state for years. I personally handle all aspects of your case, from drafting documents to appearing in court. I am very accessible and often talk with people weekends and nights if needed. You can count on me to give my personal attention.