Despite the Right to Bear Arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, state and federal governments have created a patchwork of complicated laws and regulations controlling the use, sale and possession of guns, firearms and other weapons.
When a firearm is used or discharged during a crime, the penalties are often enhanced dramatically.
When choosing a criminal defense attorney in New Haven County, Connecticut for a weapon or firearm charge or to restore your gun rights, consider the attorney's training and experience fighting these specific types of criminal cases, in addition to the attorney fees and costs.
Some organizations, such as the NRA-ILA or the Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network, Inc., maintains a list of attorneys who have identified themselves as willing to consider cases involving their members after a criminal accusation involving the use or possession of a firearm. These attorneys are also experienced in helping people restore their gun rights.
Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.
The CCDLA supports and educates criminal defense lawyers while working to improve the criminal justice system by insuring that the rights of the accused are applied fairly and equally.
New Haven County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service - The Lawyer Referral Service sponsored by the New Haven County Bar Association helps individuals and businesses find a qualified private attorney throughout the New Haven, Waterbury, Valley and Shoreline areas of Connecticut. The service is designed for individuals who can afford to hire a private attorney but need help finding the best attorney for their particular case. When you call this community based service in New Haven, CT, a trained staff person will determine which type of attorney might be best suited for your case. If a referral is appropriate, the service charges a nominal processing fee. Attorneys that participate in the service must carry malpractice insurance and are pre-screened for their experience and good standing with the Connecticut State Bar.