Even a misdemeanor conviction can affect many areas of your life, including immigration, housing, public assistance, and employment. If you have been charged with a crime in New Haven, it’s important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and begin building your defense.
Conviction for a drug offense can have long-reaching consequences for the rest of your life, including making it hard to find gainful employment or even rent an apartment. At Dehghani & Associates, we represent people who have been charged with drug offenses in Connecticut, including adults, juveniles, and non-citizens in cases involving:
Marijuana possession is one of the most common drug charges in Connecticut. While many assume that marijuana possession is a minor offense with minimal consequences, conviction for this charge can come with jail time as well as a permanent mark on your criminal record.
An experienced New Haven criminal defense attorney can help you build your defense and seek alternatives to conviction and jail time, including rehab and community service.
White collar crimes that involve money, not violence, are receiving more police and media attention than ever before. With many high profile financial crimes of the last decade receiving massive media attention, public pressure for prosecution of white collar crimes has increased and even lead to harsher sentences. If you have been charged with a white collar crime, it’s essential to hire a skilled criminal defense attorney to defend your rights.
At Dehghani & Associates, we represent people accused of white collar crimes such as:
Probation allows you to avoid a full jail term while completing your sentence through conditional release. If you have been charged with probation violation, it’s important to take the charge seriously as you can face jail time, rehabilitation, and other consequences. The state also has an easy time at proving a probation violation as they must only prove it happened by a preponderance of the evidence, not beyond a reasonable doubt.
An experienced probation violation lawyer will attempt to raise doubt that you truly violating your probation or seek a more lenient punishment than jail time, such as a new probation period to give you a second chance.
DUI laws are very stiff and result in harsh penalties, even with a first-time conviction. If you are convicted of a DUI, you may face license suspension, probation, very high fees, and even jail time. Do not assume you need to plead guilty or that your case is lost if you failed a field sobriety test or breathalyzer; contact an experienced DUI defense lawyer in New Haven to explore your legal options. Working with a DUI lawyer can dramatically affect the outcome of your case and may help you get the charge reduced or dismissed to avoid the serious repercussions of a conviction.
If you have been charged with a crime in Connecticut, you don’t need to choose between pleading guilty or trying to defend yourself. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can work toward a more favorable conclusion for your case in the form of a dismissal of your charges, a reduced charge, or more lenient sentencing.