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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.