Violent Criminal Offenses

If you have been charged with a violent criminal offense such as murder or rape, it is critical to have a defense attorney who knows the criminal justice system. At our New Haven law firm of Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C., we have been defending people against all types of criminal charges for more than 60 years. We concentrate on protecting the rights of our clients facing charges of committing a violent crime. Contact a Connecticut criminal defense lawyer if you have been arrested for or think you may soon be charged.

Consequences Of Conviction

The stakes are high. A conviction of a serious felony can affect your career, your family and your freedom. Many felonies, such as some sex crimes, require the application of mandatory sentencing formulas. Conviction of a sex crime also requires registration as a sex offender. You may face a lengthy sentence in a state or federal prison. You may also be required to make restitution.

Experienced Trial Lawyers Who Know How To Investigate A Case

Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who know how to develop an effective defense to criminal charges. We make sure the charges are valid. We investigate the government's case to identify possible weaknesses, review the evidence and analyze the reports provided by law enforcement. Depending on our findings, we may petition for reducing or dropping the charges, or begin preparing for trial.

Attorneys Accustomed To Complex Or High-Profile Cases

Whether you have been charged with rape, manslaughter or murder, our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to provide you with a vigorous defense. We have handled many high-profile criminal cases, and work hard to be sure that our clients are not convicted in advance by the media. We practice in all state and federal courts in Connecticut, and fully understand the differences in procedures, penalties and rules between the two systems.

If you are facing either state or federal charges for a violent criminal offense, contact a defense lawyer to discuss your situation and learn about your options and your rights.