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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Grandparents' Rights

If you're a grandparent with concerns about the treatment and well-being of your grandchild, now is the time to act. Learn about your rights to intervene.
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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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Civil Litigation

If you think that you had an agreement with a person or company and that person or company failed to live up to their end of the bargain, then you may have a claim for breach of contract. A contract is a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties.
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Possession of Alcohol By a Minor

The legal drinking age in Connecticut and every other state is currently 21. For purposes of alcoholic beverage laws, a person under the age of 21 is classified as a minor and it is unlawful possess alcohol.
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Fake IDs

In the grand scheme of things, having a fake ID may feel like a harmless crime, but the state of Connecticut doesn't see it that way. Learn what to expect if you've been charged with this crime.
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Drug Crimes

Connecticut partially decriminalized marijuana in 2011, but this new law does not mean that all marijuana use or possession is legal. Marijuana is still a prohibited substance.
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DUI/Drunk Driving

This crime is commonly known as DUI, DWI, OWI, OUI, or simply drunk driving. In Connecticut, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a crime pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. §14-227a.
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Weapons Charges

Weapons charges–those involving firearms or other weapons, which include but are not limited to knives, blackjacks, brass knuckles and explosives–are very serious in that many are felonies that carry significant prison time.
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Burglary, Larceny, and Robbery

Burglary, commonly known as breaking and entering, is committed when a person “enters or remains unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime therein.” In addition to homes and other structures, the term building encompasses vehicles.
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Motor Vehicle Violations

Most traffic offenses, such as speeding and failure to obey traffic signals are infractions or violations–these are not crimes and the only penalties authorized by law for them are fines.
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Hit and Runs

If you've been charged with a hit and run, don't wait to get the legal support you need. This crime carries serious penalties for those who are convicted.
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Civil Rights and Liberties

If your civil rights or civil liberties were violated by the police or another government entity, call me immediately. I push back against such injustices.
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Restraining and Protective Orders

If you would like to file a restraining order, or if you feel you have been unfairly served with a restraining order, contact me for help. I handle these cases from both sides.
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Pardons and Postconviction

In Connecticut, a pardon is the only way to expunge your criminal record and its power is vested in the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
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Cocaine & Opiate Possession

Cocaine or opiate possession charges carry severe penalties in the state of Connecticut. I have the experience to defend you.
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