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Fairfield County Criminal Defense Lawyers Protect Clients’ Rights

Assertive Norwalk advocates serve individuals throughout Connecticut

Regardless of the specific charge or sentence, the consequences of being convicted could last a lifetime. Accordingly, it’s critical to retain a skilled attorney who can safeguard your rights and counter tactics used by police and prosecutors. With a team of accomplished criminal defense lawyers, DePanfilis & Vallerie, LLC in Norwalk provides strong representation to clients charged with drunk driving, drug crimes, domestic violence, white collar crimes and other offenses. Our firm’s strength in this area derives from the wealth of knowledge and experience possessed by the attorneys within the group. Senior Partner Anthony DePanfilis has become known by prosecutors and judges alike for his skill and thorough preparation in all court appearances. Managing Partner Marc J. Grenier is an accomplished practitioner within the Criminal Law group. Attorneys Frank Bevilacqua and Thomas McKirdy, Jr. bring additional skills to the group based on their work as special public defenders in the Connecticut judicial system.

Thorough attorneys handle a wide range of misdemeanor and felony cases

Once you’ve been arrested, the criminal justice process begins, and authorities start using their power to obtain a conviction against you. Though you may understand that you have rights, without a skillful defense attorney, the case might be effectively over before you realize what happened. Our proven, aggressive lawyers deliver a vigorous defense in all types of felony and misdemeanor cases, such as those relating to:

  • Domestic violence and assault — Several different crimes can be linked to alleged instances of domestic violence under Connecticut law, including assault and stalking. Counts can be charged as felonies or misdemeanors depending on the extent of the harm and whether a weapon was used. These incidents can be emotional and marked by vastly differing accounts as to what occurred. If you’ve been accused of a crime involving someone close to you or a stranger, we can get to the bottom of what occurred and raise any available defenses.
  • White collar crimes — Prosecutions for white collar offenses such as fraud, embezzlement and money laundering are often based on digital information or documents. Our lawyers review and analyze complex data efficiently and give strong representation to people accused of these nonviolent crimes.
  • Drug offenses — We assist individuals who have been charged with drug crimes. Whether the specific allegation is connected to the sale, possession or manufacture of controlled substances, we’ll push back against improper police procedure and misleading evidence brought against you.

In these cases and others, our attorneys defend clients in various jurisdictions, including the judicial districts of Stamford/Norwalk, Bridgeport, Danbury, Milford, New Haven and Litchfield.

Experienced legal counselors defend motorists accused of drunk driving

As Connecticut has some of the most stringent drunk driving laws in the nation, our criminal law group is particularly proficient when defending clients against allegations of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In court proceedings as well DUI-related administrative hearings before the Department of Motor Vehicles, we battle to keep the people we represent from losing their driving privileges or their freedom because of an improper charge.

Knowledgeable litigators help individuals fight alleged traffic offenses

Dealing with a citation for speeding, using a cellphone while driving or some other traffic offense might not seem like a major issue, but fines and increased insurance premiums could end up costing you hundreds of dollars. In these cases, as well as matters involving allegations of reckless driving and other criminal misconduct, our firm investigates the circumstances that led to the charge and challenges law enforcement officials who might be mistaken about what occurred.

Contact a dedicated Connecticut criminal defense lawyer for a consultation

DePanfilis & Vallerie, LLC advocates on behalf of Connecticut clients accused of felony and misdemeanor charges, including cases involving alleged drunk driving, drug possession and white collar crime. Our office is located in Norwalk. To speak with an experienced lawyer, please call 203-846-9585 or contact us online.

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  • Norwalk Office
    25 Belden Avenue
    Norwalk, Connecticut 06850
    Phone: 203-846-9585
    Fax: 203-847-2849