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Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Protect Clients’ Rights

Bridgeport attorneys counter allegations of police and prosecutors

If you’ve been accused of a crime in Connecticut, it might not seem like a fair fight. Police and prosecutors have a great deal of power and nearly unlimited resources. To make sure your rights aren’t violated, you need an experienced criminal defense advocate with the ability to challenge the authorities. MeehanLaw, LLC in Bridgeport has built its reputation over nearly six decades by delivering successful results in the toughest situations. In felony and misdemeanor cases, we make sure you understand your options and will work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome.

Knowledgeable litigators aid people accused of drug crimes and assault

Our firm offers a free consultation to Connecticut residents who have been accused of criminal misconduct. We have extensive experience handling a wide range of matters, including cases relating to allegations of:

  • Drug crimes — Though punishments for marijuana possession have recently been lightened, strict sanctions still exist for cases involving the alleged sale or manufacture of drugs as well as possession of other controlled substances. If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, our lawyers will contest improper evidence and seek an outcome that focuses on treatment, rather than incarceration, when appropriate.
  • Drunk driving — In drunk driving defense matters, we help motorists fight back against unwarranted accusations and overzealous law enforcement.
  • Sexual offenses — Litigating cases stemming from allegations of sexual assault and similar offenses often turn on complex questions relating to consent. As experienced litigators, we know how to bring the truth out when accounts differ.
  • Assault — Depending on the severity of the purported attack, assault can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor. If an act of self-defense was misinterpreted or another justification exists, our firm will challenge the prosecutor’s narrative.
  • Vehicular homicide — After a deadly auto accident, someone found guilty of vehicular manslaughter could face several years in prison. Our firm assists drivers who are accused of this crime as well as negligent homicide with a motor vehicle.

We are strategic legal advocates who will detail the elements of the crimes you are charged with, conduct a thorough investigation of the evidence and create a plan designed to defeat the case against you or have your penalty reduced.

Fairfield County firm handles felony and misdemeanor cases

Felonies in Connecticut are grouped into four categories and can carry penalties that last at least one year. Though the state no longer uses the death penalty, conviction of a Class A felony could trigger a life sentence. Jail terms for misdemeanors cannot last more than one year. Likewise, four classifications exist for misdemeanor crimes, with maximum jail terms ranging from 30 days for a Class D misdemeanor offense up to a year for a Class A charge. Misdemeanors include assault in the third degree and petty theft counts. When it’s in your best interests, we’ll challenge overcharging by prosecutors and explore whether a reduction in charges is appropriate.

Experienced advocates advise on what to do after an arrest

Regardless of the allegation, a criminal matter can turn on what happens in the immediate aftermath of an arrest. While people understand they have the right to remain silent, suspects often get into unnecessary trouble by trying to talk their way out of a problem. Obtaining legal counsel from a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible will ensure that someone is there to protect your rights and halt any overreach by law enforcement officers.

Contact an accomplished Connecticut criminal defense lawyer for a free consultation

MeehanLaw, LLC advocates for Connecticut clients in felony and misdemeanor criminal defense matters. To arrange a free initial consultation, please call 203-916-1743 or contact us online. Our office is located two minutes from the Fairfield County Courthouse in Bridgeport. We assist clients in all parts of the state.

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  • Bridgeport Office
    76 Lyon Terrace
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
    Phone: 203-333-1888
    Fax: 203-331-0107
  • Westport Office
    29 East Main Street
    Westport, Connecticut 06880