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Connecticut Attorneys Defend Clients Against a Range of Charges

Manchester criminal defense lawyers protect your rights to due process

Criminal charges can have serious, sometimes life-altering consequences for those who face them. That is why it is so important for defendants to secure competent criminal defense counsel. At our Manchester firm, Fiorentino, Howard & Petrone, P.C., we are committed to upholding your rights in the criminal justice system no matter what allegations you face. We will seek the best possible outcome based on the facts of your case, whether that’s an acquittal, dismissal or favorable plea deal.

Proven advocates defend clients accused of felonies and misdemeanors

If you are arrested for any crime, whether a felony or a misdemeanor, or you merely have reason to believe you are the target of a police investigation, it’s essential to retain a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. We can ensure that the police respect your rights during questioning and help you avoid implicating yourself in criminal conduct whose consequences you might not realize. For instance, Connecticut has decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but only half an ounce results in jail time. We understand the prosecution’s tactics and will work to counter them effectively. If the evidence is against you, we can work to negotiate a plea bargain that both avoids a trial and reduces the penalty you face for committing the crime.

Effective counselors represent juvenile offenders

Connecticut has a different, more lenient system for most people under the age of 18 accused of criminal offenses. Juveniles who commit less serious cases may be sentenced to supervised probation with conditions, but some may face detention in state juvenile facilities, especially if they commit more serious crimes. When juveniles who are at least 15 years of age commit felonies, however, they may be tried and punished as adults. If your son or daughter is charged with a crime, whether it is a felony, misdemeanor or summary offense, we will work hard to protect their rights, defend them in court and avoid unnecessarily harsh treatment by the system.

Reliable lawyers handle traffic offenses

Traffic offenses are less serious than other crimes, but convictions can still result in hefty fines, higher auto insurance premiums, points on your license and revocation or suspension of your license. The most serious offenses, driving under the influence and manslaughter with a motor vehicle, have stiffer penalties, which may include incarceration even for first offenders. If you are charged with a traffic offense, our experienced and skillful attorneys are ready to represent you.

Contact our trusted Connecticut criminal defense firm

If you are charged with a crime in Eastern or Central Connecticut, call Fiorentino, Howard & Petrone, P.C. at 860.643.1136 or contact the firm online to schedule an appointment at our office in Manchester. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but we can meet with you at other hours upon request.