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Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers

Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers: Your Advocates in the Face of Serious Charges

If you’re facing criminal charges in Connecticut, you’re likely feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and uncertain about your future. The criminal justice system can be complex and intimidating, especially if this is your first time dealing with it. But you don’t have to face this challenging situation alone. At Spodek Law Group, our experienced Connecticut criminal defense attorneys are here to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.With over 50 years of combined experience defending clients against all types of criminal charges in Connecticut, we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to build a strong defense strategy tailored to the unique circumstances of your case. Our attorneys have successfully handled thousands of criminal cases, from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies. We understand what’s at stake for you and your family, and we’re committed to providing aggressive, strategic representation to help you avoid or minimize the potential consequences of a criminal conviction.

Why You Need an Experienced Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you’re charged with a crime in Connecticut, the deck is often stacked against you. Prosecutors have virtually unlimited resources at their disposal and their sole mission is to secure a conviction. Without skilled legal representation in your corner, you’re at a severe disadvantage. Here’s why having an experienced Connecticut criminal defense attorney is critical:

  • We understand the law: Connecticut criminal statutes and procedures are complex. Our attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of state and federal laws and how they apply to your specific case. We can identify potential weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and legal defenses that may apply.
  • We protect your rights: From the moment you’re arrested, you have important constitutional rights that must be protected. We ensure law enforcement and prosecutors don’t violate your rights at any stage of the process. If they do, we can file motions to suppress evidence or even get your case dismissed.
  • We have courtroom experience: Criminal cases often go to trial. Our attorneys are seasoned litigators who know how to effectively present your case to a judge and jury. We have a proven track record of securing acquittals and favorable plea deals for our clients.
  • We know the local court system: We have extensive experience in Connecticut courts and relationships with prosecutors and judges. This insider knowledge allows us to navigate the system more effectively on your behalf.
  • We can negotiate on your behalf: In many cases, it’s possible to get charges reduced or dismissed through skillful negotiation with prosecutors. We’re tough negotiators who know how to leverage the facts of your case to your advantage.
  • We provide peace of mind: Dealing with criminal charges is incredibly stressful. Having a knowledgeable attorney in your corner provides reassurance that someone is looking out for your interests and working to achieve the best possible resolution.

Don’t make the mistake of trying to handle criminal charges on your own. The stakes are simply too high. Contact our Connecticut criminal defense lawyers today at 212-300-5196 for a free consultation. We’ll review your case and explain how we can help protect your rights and future.

Types of Criminal Cases We Handle in Connecticut

At Spodek Law Group, our Connecticut criminal defense attorneys have experience defending clients against a wide range of criminal charges, including:

Violent Crimes

Violent crime charges carry some of the harshest penalties under Connecticut law. A conviction can result in lengthy prison sentences and lifelong consequences. We vigorously defend clients accused of violent crimes such as:

  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Robbery
  • Weapons offenses
  • Kidnapping

Our attorneys conduct thorough investigations to challenge the prosecution’s evidence and build a strong defense strategy. We explore all possible legal defenses, including self-defense, defense of others, and lack of intent. Our goal is to get charges reduced or dismissed whenever possible.

Drug Crimes

Connecticut takes a tough stance on drug crimes. Even possession of small amounts of illegal drugs can result in jail time and a criminal record. We defend clients against all types of drug charges, including:

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Christine Twomey
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  • Possession
  • Distribution and trafficking
  • Manufacturing
  • Prescription drug fraud

We carefully examine the circumstances of your arrest and the evidence against you. In many cases, we can get charges dismissed due to illegal searches or other constitutional violations. We also help clients explore alternative sentencing options like drug court programs.

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are typically non-violent offenses involving financial fraud or deception. These cases are often highly complex, involving extensive paper trails and financial records. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to handle sophisticated white collar crime cases, including:

  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Identity theft
  • Insurance fraud

We work with forensic accountants and other experts to analyze financial records and build a strong defense. Our goal is to protect your reputation and freedom.

Sex Crimes

Sex crime allegations can destroy your life even if you’re never convicted. We provide aggressive defense against all types of sex crime charges, including:

  • Rape and sexual assault
  • Child molestation
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Indecent exposure
  • Prostitution and solicitation

We understand the sensitive nature of these cases and the devastating impact they can have on your life. Our attorneys work tirelessly to protect your rights and reputation. We thoroughly investigate the allegations against you and challenge the credibility of accusers when appropriate.


Driving under the influence charges in Connecticut carry serious penalties, including license suspension, fines, and potential jail time. We have extensive experience defending clients against DUI charges. Our attorneys will carefully examine the evidence against you, including:

  • Field sobriety test results
  • Breathalyzer results
  • Blood test results

We look for any procedural errors or constitutional violations that could lead to evidence being thrown out. Our goal is to keep you out of jail and protect your driving privileges.

Theft Crimes

Theft crime convictions can seriously impact your future employment prospects and reputation. We defend clients against all types of theft charges, including:

  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Grand theft auto
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity theft

We explore all possible defenses, including lack of intent, mistaken identity, and rightful ownership claims. Our attorneys work to get charges reduced or dismissed whenever possible.No matter what type of criminal charges you’re facing in Connecticut, our experienced defense lawyers are prepared to fight for you. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to handle even the most complex criminal cases. Don’t face the criminal justice system alone – contact us today at 212-300-5196 for a free consultation.

Our Approach to Criminal Defense in Connecticut

At Spodek Law Group, we take a comprehensive, client-centered approach to criminal defense. We understand that every case is unique, which is why we take the time to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your arrest and the evidence against you. Our goal is to build the strongest possible defense strategy tailored to the specific facts of your case.Here’s an overview of our approach:

  1. Free initial consultation: We start by offering a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case. This allows us to understand the charges against you and explain your legal options.
  2. Thorough investigation: We conduct a detailed investigation into your case, including:
    • Reviewing police reports and witness statements
    • Analyzing physical evidence
    • Interviewing witnesses
    • Consulting with expert witnesses when necessary
  3. Legal research: Our attorneys stay up-to-date on the latest developments in Connecticut criminal law. We research relevant statutes and case law to identify potential legal defenses and strategies.
  4. Strategic planning: Based on our investigation and research, we develop a comprehensive defense strategy designed to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
  5. Aggressive representation: Whether in plea negotiations or at trial, we fight tirelessly to protect your rights and interests. We’re not afraid to take on tough cases and challenge the prosecution at every turn.
  6. Client communication: We keep you informed at every stage of the process. You’ll always know the status of your case and the strategy we’re pursuing.
  7. Holistic support: We understand the stress and anxiety that come with criminal charges. Our team provides compassionate support and can connect you with resources for counseling or other assistance if needed.

Our approach has proven successful in achieving favorable outcomes for countless clients facing criminal charges in Connecticut. We’re committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to protect your freedom and future.

Why Choose Spodek Law Group for Your Connecticut Criminal Defense

When you’re facing criminal charges in Connecticut, choosing the right attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Here’s why Spodek Law Group should be your first choice for criminal defense:

  • Extensive experience: Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience defending clients against criminal charges in Connecticut. We’ve handled thousands of cases and have a deep understanding of the state’s criminal justice system.
  • Proven track record: We have a long history of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients, including case dismissals, charge reductions, and acquittals at trial.
  • Aggressive advocacy: We’re not afraid to take on tough cases and challenge the prosecution. Our attorneys fight tirelessly to protect your rights and freedom.
  • Personalized attention: We understand that every case is unique. You’ll receive individualized attention and a defense strategy tailored to your specific situation.
  • 24/7 availability: Criminal charges don’t always happen during business hours. We’re available around the clock to assist you when you need us most.
  • Respected reputation: Our firm has earned the respect of judges, prosecutors, and other legal professionals throughout Connecticut. This can be invaluable in negotiating favorable plea deals or presenting your case in court.
  • Resources and network: We have the resources to thoroughly investigate your case and access to a network of expert witnesses who can testify on your behalf when necessary.
  • Compassionate support: We understand the stress and anxiety that come with criminal charges. Our team provides compassionate support throughout the legal process.

Don’t trust your freedom and future to just any attorney. Choose Spodek Law Group for experienced, aggressive criminal defense in Connecticut. Contact us today at 212-300-5196 for a free consultation.

The Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in Connecticut

It’s crucial to understand the potential consequences of a criminal conviction in Connecticut. Even a misdemeanor conviction can have far-reaching impacts on your life. Here’s an overview of what you could be facing:

Consequence Misdemeanor Felony
Jail Time Up to 1 year 1 year to life
Fines Up to $2,000 Up to $20,000 or more
Probation Possible Likely
Criminal Record Yes Yes
Loss of Voting Rights No Yes (while incarcerated)
Loss of Firearm Rights Possible Yes
Employment Difficulties Possible Likely
Housing Difficulties Possible Likely
Professional License Impact Possible Likely
Immigration Consequences Possible Likely

These consequences underscore the importance of having skilled legal representation when facing criminal charges in Connecticut. At Spodek Law Group, we fight to help you avoid or minimize these potential consequences.

FAQs About Criminal Defense in Connecticut

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about criminal defense in Connecticut:

Q: Should I talk to the police if I’m arrested?A: NO! It’s crucial that you exercise your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney. Anything you say to the police can and will be used against you. Contact our office immediately if you’re arrested or under investigation.

Q: Can a criminal charge be expunged from my record in Connecticut?A: Connecticut does have a process for expunging certain criminal records, but it’s complex and not available for all offenses. Our attorneys can advise you on whether expungement might be an option in your case.

Q: What’s the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony in Connecticut?A: Misdemeanors are less serious offenses punishable by up to one year in jail. Felonies are more serious crimes punishable by more than one year in prison. Felony convictions also carry more severe long-term consequences.

Q: How long will my criminal case take?A: The duration of a criminal case can vary widely depending on the complexity of the charges and whether the case goes to trial. Some cases may be resolved in a few months, while others can take a year or more.

Q: What should I look for in a criminal defense attorney?A: Look for an attorney with extensive experience handling cases similar to yours, a track record of success, and a commitment to aggressive advocacy. It’s also important to choose an attorney you feel comfortable working with, as you’ll be sharing sensitive information.If you have more questions about criminal defense in Connecticut, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’re here to provide the information and guidance you need during this challenging time.

Contact Spodek Law Group for Aggressive Criminal Defense in Connecticut

If you’re facing criminal charges in Connecticut, don’t wait to get the legal help you need. The sooner you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney, the better your chances of achieving a favorable outcome in your case.At Spodek Law Group, we’re committed to providing aggressive, strategic defense to protect your rights and freedom. Our attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and resources to handle even the most complex criminal cases. We’ll fight tirelessly to get your charges reduced or dismissed and minimize the potential consequences of a conviction.

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