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Few things in life are as difficult as facing criminal allegations or having a loved one stand accused. Because criminal charges can put your future and your freedom on the line, placing your trust in defense attorneys with the experience to make the most of your right to challenge the government’s case against you is critical.
At The Sills Law Firm, our criminal defense attorneys leverage nearly half a century of collective experience to protect the rights and futures of clients facing all types of criminal charges, from misdemeanors and DUIs to allegations involving drug crimes, violent crimes, and the most serious felonies. Our criminal justice system is built on upholding the rights of defendants, and it is our job as defense lawyers to protect those rights and help clients seek the best possible resolutions.
Why Choose The Sills Law Firm?
- Over 20+ years of Collective Legal Experience
- Thousands of Criminal Cases Handled
- Small-Firm Attention, Big-Firm Resources
- FREE & Confidential Consultations
Criminal charges are time-sensitive matters. Get the information and support you need by calling (860) 524-8118 or contacting us online as soon as possible. We serve residents throughout Bristol and the state of Connecticut from multiple office locations.
Cases We Handle
Because our attorneys leverage years of experience and big-firm resources, we’re able to handle a range of criminal cases, from DUIs and misdemeanors to serious charges and felonies that put your future at risk. Cases we handle include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Drug Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Violent Crimes, including Assault
- Property Crimes & Theft Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
- Probation Violations
- Weapons Charges
Because we know the facts and circumstances surrounding investigations, arrests, law enforcement conduct, and your situation are unique, we prioritize the personal attention that allows us to customize our defense strategies. This, in turn, enables us to seek resolutions in the form of reduced charges and penalties, alternative sentencing options, and dismissals, among others.
Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer for a Misdemeanor Charge?
Some people believe that if they’re charged with a misdemeanor, it may not be worth it to hire a criminal defense lawyer. While not as serious as felonies, a misdemeanor conviction can still result in fines, jail time, and a criminal record that could affect your career opportunities, access to housing, and other benefits. In some cases, misdemeanors can be increased to felony charges, which have more severe consequences.
By hiring a New Haven misdemeanor attorney, you stand a better chance of getting the charges dropped and keeping your record clean. Should that not be possible, an experienced lawyer can advocate for you and prepare the best defense strategy for your case.
I Was Arrested for a Felony. When Should I Call a New Haven Criminal Law Attorney?
If you’re arrested for a felony offense in New Haven, your next steps are critical. Anything you say or do can be held against you. You could unwittingly say something that leads to your conviction and possibly a harsher sentence.
As soon as the police arrest you, act on your right to contact a criminal attorney in CT and say nothing until you’ve obtained representation. A felony attorney at The Sills Law Firm can protect your rights during questioning, challenge the evidence against you, and negotiate with the prosecution for the best outcome for your case.
I Was Charged With DUI. How Much Will a Criminal Defense Attorney Cost?
DUI is a serious problem in Connecticut, so both law enforcement and prosecutors tend to aggressively pursue convictions in these cases. While cost is an important factor for many people when hiring a criminal law attorney, it shouldn’t be your only consideration.
With criminal charges, your reputation and freedom are on the line. You deserve to work with a DUI attorney who has extensive experience handling cases like yours and will try to seek a favorable and efficient resolution of your case. At The Sills Law Firm, our priority is always to provide our clients with the best legal advice and defense possible.
What Should I Do if I’m Being Investigated for a Crime?
Arrests don’t always happen right away. Quite often, there is an investigation beforehand, and the authorities take action once they believe that they have sufficient evidence to sustain criminal charges.
If you believe you’re under investigation for a crime (for example, theft), hiring an attorney can ensure your rights are protected as well as possibly prevent charges from being laid. Even if charges are inevitable, retaining an experienced Connecticut theft attorney before you’re arrested can still benefit the outcome of your case. If you’re suspected of a misdemeanor or felony offense, call The Sills Law Firm for a confidential consultation.
The Sills Law Firm: Trust Proven New Haven Criminal Defense Attorneys
Criminal allegations are nothing to take lightly. With potential penalties that range from fines, probation, and community service to long-term repercussions, a criminal record, and imprisonment, protecting your rights and your future begins with enlisting the immediate assistance of proven defense attorneys. Allow our legal team to discuss the charges and penalties you face, your rights, and how we may be of service. Contact us for a free and confidential consultation.