Connecticut Violent Crimes Defense Attorneys
Providing quality representation and counsel to people who have been accused of violent crimes
Violent crimes are among the most seriously punished offenses under Connecticut law. These kinds of offenses can take many forms, but typically involve the use of physical force or threat of the use of force against another person. Because violent crimes can often result in significant legal penalties, it is critical to retain effective legal representation immediately if you have been charged with a violent crime.
Felice Duffy and Paul Thomas are skilled criminal defense attorney who zealously defends their clients’ interests. Call Duffy Law today at 203-946-2000 to schedule a free confidential consultation.
Common types of violent crime allegations
Connecticut law criminalizes many different types of violent conduct. In many instances, the severity of the offense is related both to the alleged intent behind the violent act and the injuries or damage that the victim or victims sustained. The main categories of violent crime include:
- Murder and manslaughter – Murder and manslaughter are both offenses that involve homicide, which is the killing of another person. Murder is the more serious of these offenses, in that it requires the state to show that you intended to cause the other person’s death. While manslaughter is a less serious offense, it nonetheless can result in harsh consequences that often involve imprisonment.
- Robbery and Armed Robbery – Robbery charges may apply if a prosecutor believes that you used physical force or the threat of force in order to deprive another person of his or her property.
- Assault and Sexual Assault – The offense of assault occurs when a person causes physical harm to another person. An assault charge can be more or less serious based upon your alleged intent, whether and what type of weapon was used, how many people were involved in the attack, and the severity of the injuries caused.
- Kidnapping – Kidnapping involves the intentional or knowing unlawful abduction of another person. There are various degrees of kidnapping in Connecticut based on the circumstances surrounding the abduction.
- Arson – The offense of arson involves damaging property by burning it or setting it on fire. The damage can be either caused by intentional acts or by recklessness.
In many violent crime cases, there are several legal defenses available for you, such as self-defense, or mitigating factors that may reduce the charge you’re facing. The best way to determine whether any of these apply in your case is to talk to an attorney familiar with Connecticut criminal law.
Call Duffy Law, LLC today to schedule a free confidential consultation with an experienced Connecticut violent crimes defense lawyer
If you have been accused of a violent crime, you are facing extremely serious legal penalties. In many cases, a conviction for these kinds of offenses can mean lengthy prison terms and you will have to deal with the stigma associated with a violent crime for the rest of your life. For this reason, it is critical to retain a lawyer who will aggressively defend your reputation and work tirelessly to ensure that your case is brought to the best possible outcome. To schedule a free consultation with Connecticut violent crimes defense attorney Felice Duffy or Paul Thomas, call Duffy Law, LLC in New Haven today at 203-946-2000.