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Respected Westport Defense Firm Fights Criminal Charges

Experienced Connecticut attorneys defend full range of criminal cases

Being arrested and charged with a crime is a harrowing experience that can put your property and freedom at stake. Knowing you can rely on the criminal defense attorneys at MeehanLaw, LLC in Westport can give you confidence that your rights will be protected and that the strongest defense will be asserted. Since 1961, our firm has successfully defended Connecticut residents against criminal accusations of all kinds and degrees. In misdemeanor and felony cases, we advocate forcefully from the first arraignment with a view toward a dismissal, acquittal or favorable plea agreement.

Committed firm represents people accused of violent and nonviolent crimes

Our firm vigorously defends Connecticut residents who have been accused of criminal misconduct. We take on prosecutors in Fairfield County and throughout the state, fighting against allegations of:

  • Assault — The severity of injuries from a violent altercation determines whether an assault case will be prosecuted as a felony or a misdemeanor. We raise arguments of self-defense and other types of justification for the conduct in question.
  • Drug crimes — Possessing, distributing or manufacturing controlled substances can bring harsh penalties. If it appears that an unlawful search was involved, we move to have the evidence thrown out and the case dismissed. We also pursue our clients’ eligibility for drug court programs offering treatment instead of incarceration.
  • Sexual offenses — Conviction of rape or other sex crimes can result not only in prison but also mandatory registration as a sex offender. Our attorneys work for exoneration by contesting lack of consent and other elements of the alleged crime.
  • Vehicular homicide — If you were the driver in an accident where a life was lost, you face the possibility of years in prison. We defend against charges of vehicular manslaughter and negligent homicide with a motor vehicle.
  • Operating under the influence (OUI) — After a DUI/DWI arrest, we will question whether an officer had reasonable suspicion to stop your car or probable cause to give a sobriety test. We can also challenge whether test was properly administered.

When you entrust MeehanLaw in Westport with your defense, we will conduct thorough discovery of police charges and evidence and will endeavor to defeat the case or to otherwise resolve it favorably.

Adept Fairfield County lawyers take on felony and misdemeanor cases

An offense punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year is a felony. Murder, sexual assault and unauthorized possession of a firearm are examples. There are four classes of felonies, of which Class A, the most serious, can carry a sentence of 10 years to life in prison. Misdemeanors are crimes punishable by imprisonment of one year or less. They are also grouped into four classes, with maximum jail terms ranging from 30 days for a Class D misdemeanor offense up to a year for a Class A charge. Petty theft, prostitution and third degree assault are misdemeanors.

For any criminal case, we provide responsive, personalized legal guidance as we help you navigate the criminal justice system. We examine the charges, review the evidence, conduct independent investigations, collect expert testimony and interview witnesses. Our goal is to have charges dropped or reduced. If your case goes to trial, we will work diligently to convince the jury of your innocence.

Contact an accomplished Westport criminal defense law firm for a free consultation

The criminal defense attorneys at MeehanLaw, LLC in Westport, Connecticut will protect your rights and immediately begin building a case against the charges. To arrange a consultation with a dedicated trial lawyer, please call 203-916-1743 or contact us online.

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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
    Phone: 203-635-4688