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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Connecticut, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Connecticut should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Aaron Josef Romano

Aaron Josef Romano
Aaron J. Romano, P.C.
55 Woodland Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Licensed for 20 years, Aaron Josef Romano is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended University of Pennsylvania Law Sc... read more >

Sebastian O DeSantis

Sebastian O DeSantis
Desantis Law Firm, LLC
345 State St
New London, CT 06320
Sebastian O DeSantis is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James David Diamond

James David Diamond
30 Main Street Suite 504
Danbury, CT 06810
James David Diamond is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Emily S Lucibello

Emily S Lucibello
Law Offices of Emily S. Lucibello, LLC
26 Broad Street PO Box 5233
Milford, CT 06460
Licensed for 10 years, Emily S Lucibello is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Quinnipiac University School of Law... read more >

Salvatore Bonanno

Salvatore Bonanno
Law Offices of Salvatore Bonanno
67 Russ St
Hartford, CT 06106
Salvatore Bonanno is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephan Erich Seeger

Stephan Erich Seeger
Law Offices of Stephen J. Carriero, LLC
810 Bedford St
Stamford, CT 06901
Licensed for 21 years, Stephan Erich Seeger is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo School of Law... read more >

Walter Charles Bansley IV

Walter Charles Bansley IV
Bansley Law Offices, LLC
267 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Licensed for 15 years, Walter Charles Bansley IV is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Tara Leigh Knight

Tara Leigh Knight
Knight & Cerritelli, LLC
2 Lincoln Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Tara Leigh Knight is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer... read more >

Hugh F Keefe

Hugh F Keefe
Lynch Traub K & E
52 Trumbull St
New Haven, CT 06506
Hugh F Keefe is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended University of Connecticut School of Law... read more >

Stephen J Sedensky III

Stephen J Sedensky III
Office of State's Attorney
6 Greenleaf Farms Road
Newtown, CT 06470
Stephen J Sedensky III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David J Wenc

David J Wenc
Wenc Law Offices
546 Halfway House Road Po Box 306
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
David J Wenc is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Philip Dale Russell

Philip Dale Russell
Philip Russell LLC
66 Field Point Rd
Greenwich, CT 06830
Philip Dale Russell is a Marijuana Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James O Ruane

James O Ruane
Ruane Attorneys at Law
1 Enterprise Dr
Shelton, CT 06484
Licensed for 21 years, James O Ruane is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Connecticut Scho... read more >

Frank J Riccio

Frank J Riccio
923 East Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Frank J Riccio is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Jon L Schoenhorn

Jon L Schoenhorn
Jon L Schoenhorn & Assoc, LLC
108 Oak Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Jon L Schoenhorn is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Attorney George W. Ganim, Jr..
86 Cherry Street
Milford, CT 06460
Licensed for 34 years, is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Bridgeport School of Law... read more >

Kieran J Costello

Kieran J Costello
Costello, Brennan and DeVidas, P.C.
1238 Post Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
Licensed for 27 years, Kieran J Costello is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Bridgeport... read more >

Richard T Meehan Jr.

Richard T Meehan Jr.
Meehan, Meehan & Gavin, LLP
76 Lyon Terrace
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Licensed for 45 years, Richard T Meehan Jr. is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andrew John Cates

Andrew John Cates
Law Office of Andrew Cates, LLC
40 Russ St. 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Licensed for 11 years, Andrew John Cates is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Todd Allen Bussert

Todd Allen Bussert
Frost Bussert, LLC
129 Church Street Suite 226
New Haven, CT 06510
Todd Allen Bussert is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joseph John Colarusso

Joseph John Colarusso
Attorney at Law
1234 Summer Street 4th Floor
Stamford, CT 06905
Joseph John Colarusso is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert A Serafinowicz

Robert A Serafinowicz
Law Offices of Rob Serafinowicz, LLC
52 Holmes Ave 2nd Floor
Waterbury, CT 06702
Robert A Serafinowicz is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John R Williams

John R Williams
John R Williams and Associates, LLC
51 Elm Street Suite 4009
New Haven, CT 06510
John R Williams is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Felice Duffy

Felice Duffy
Duffy Law, LLC
129 Church Street Suite 310
New Haven, CT 06510
Licensed for 19 years, Felice Duffy is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended Quinnipiac University School of Law... read more >

Kirsten E. Bennett

Kirsten E. Bennett
Law Offices of Kirsten E. Bennett
100 Mill Plain Road 3rd Floor
Danbury, CT 06811
Licensed for 8 years, Kirsten E. Bennett is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Bradley L. Sorrentino

Bradley L. Sorrentino
Law Offices of Bradley Sorrentino
365 E Main St #2-7-B, Branford
Branford, CT 06405
Licensed for 3 years, Bradley L. Sorrentino is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Jamie E. Alosi

Jamie E. Alosi
The Law Office of Jamie E. Alosi
36 Trumbull Street Suite #2
New Haven, CT 06511
Jamie E. Alosi is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Tim Moynahan

Tim Moynahan
Moynahan Law Firm
60 N Main St
Waterbury, CT 06702
Licensed for 55 years, Tim Moynahan is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Susan Red

Susan Red
Red Law Firm, LLC
7 Elm Street 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
Licensed for 15 years, Susan Red is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Jonathan Sills

Jonathan Sills
Tomeo Sills, LLC
57 Pratt Street Suite 805
Hartford, CT 06103
Licensed for 13 years, Jonathan Sills is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Connecticut School of Law... read more >

William F Dow

William F Dow
Jacobs & Dow, LLC
350 Orange St
New Haven, CT 06503
William F Dow is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Paul Christopher Gusmano

Paul Christopher Gusmano
Paoletti & Gusmano
3301 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Paul Christopher Gusmano is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Jessica A. Coderre

Jessica A. Coderre
Tomeo Sills, LLC
57 Pratt Street Suite 805
Hartford, CT 06103
Licensed for 5 years, Jessica A. Coderre is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Western New England University, Schoo... read more >

Mark R. Zeck

Mark R. Zeck
Zeck Law Offices, llc
35 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Licensed for 19 years, Mark R. Zeck is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Joseph C. Maya

Joseph C. Maya
Maya Murphy, P.C.
266 Post Road E Suite 1
Westport, CT 06880
Licensed for 31 years, Joseph C. Maya is a Family Law and Employment Law lawyer who attended University of Michigan Law School - University... read more >

Leonard Michael Crone

Leonard Michael Crone
Law Office of Leonard M. Crone
27 State Street P.O. Box 1687
Waterbury, CT 06702
Licensed for 30 years, Leonard Michael Crone is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Robert Matthew Frost Jr

Robert Matthew Frost Jr
Frost Bussert, LLC
129 Church Street Suite 226
New Haven, CT 06510
Robert Matthew Frost Jr is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Emily Riordan Lucibello

Emily Riordan Lucibello
Lucibello & Proscino, LLP
653 Orange Center Road
Orange, CT 06477
Emily Riordan Lucibello is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Diane Polan

Diane Polan
Law Office of Dian Polan
746 Chapel Street Suite 202
New Haven, CT 06510
Diane Polan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Erin M Field

Erin M Field
Field Law Office, LLC
343 Hazard Avenue
Enfield, CT 06082
Licensed for 27 years, Erin M Field is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Richard R Brown

Richard R Brown
Brown, Paindiris & S
100 Pearl Street Suite 1100
Hartford, CT 06103
Richard R Brown is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Moira Lynn Buckley

Moira Lynn Buckley
Shipman & Goodwin, LLP
1 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
Moira Lynn Buckley is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Glenn Mead Conway

Glenn Mead Conway
Conway Law Firm, LLC
7 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Glenn Mead Conway is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Richard Emanuel

Richard Emanuel
Law Offices of Richard Emanuel
246 Goose Lane Suite 106
Branford, CT 06437
Richard Emanuel is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ross H Garber

Ross H Garber
Shipman & Goodwin, LLP
1 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
Ross H Garber is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Edward John Gavin

Edward John Gavin
Meehan, Meehan & Gavin
76 Lyon Terrace
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Edward John Gavin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James I Glasser

James I Glasser
Wiggin and Dana, LLP
265 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06508
James I Glasser is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Heather Ann Golias

Heather Ann Golias
Law Office of Heather Golias
129 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Heather Ann Golias is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John J Keefe Jr

John J Keefe Jr
Lynch Traub K & E
52 Trumbull St
New Haven, CT 06506
John J Keefe Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ethan A Levin-Epstein

Ethan A Levin-Epstein
Garrison, et al
405 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Ethan A Levin-Epstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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.


Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

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.



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