Being accused of a crime can change your life in many ways. If you are ultimately convicted, you may even lose your freedom. If you have been charged with a crime in Connecticut, you need an experienced Connecticut criminal defense lawyer like Patrick T. Dunn on your side.
About Criminal Cases in Connecticut
Crimes in the state of Connecticut are divided into felonies and misdemeanors. Both types of crimes can carry harsh penalties, but misdemeanors are considered less serious than felonies. Connecticut recognizes four classes of misdemeanors. Class A misdemeanors are the most serious crimes in this category, while Class D misdemeanors are the least serious. Connecticut also recognizes five classes of felonies. Capital felonies are the most serious of these crimes, while Class D felonies are the least serious.
The possible consequences for misdemeanor and felony convictions vary. Depending on the circumstances, you may owe a substantial fine, and you may spend time in jail or prison. The specific sentence will depend on the nature of the crime, your criminal history and other factors.
Benefits of Hiring an Attorney
When you are charged with a crime in Connecticut, choosing the right attorney is essential. Working with an experienced attorney ensures that you will have all of the information and resources you need to improve your chances of avoiding conviction and/or qualifying for the lightest possible sentence. Your attorney will be able to help you collect evidence, locate witnesses and prepare a strong defense for court. Your criminal defense lawyer will also help you review any plea bargains the prosecution offers during the case so that you can make the right decision. In addition, if you have questions or concerns about the case, you can rely on your attorney to provide the information you need.
Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Connecticut
Patrick T. Dunn is an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you maximize your chances of a successful outcome in court. He is experienced in state criminal court, motor vehicle court and juvenile court. In addition, he was a former employee of the F.B.I. Patrick T. Dunn handles all types of criminal cases, from DWI to capital felonies. If you are facing criminal charges in Connecticut, please contact the Law Office of Patrick T. Dunn today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.