Manchester Criminal Defense Attorneys
Our attorneys believe in your right to the best defense possible
Once you have been charged with a serious crime, your life will never be the same. You’re in unfamiliar territory that can paralyze you with fear, but make no mistake about it – this won’t just go away. Your family or friends can’t fix it, and you can’t run from it. Whether you are new to the legal system or you’ve been here before, standing your ground and facing criminal charges head on takes courage, but you won’t have to do it alone.
Securing legal representation is an absolute must when you are accused of criminal wrongdoing. You have to hire a criminal defense attorney who will take charge of your case and fight for you with a formidable arsenal of resources. The Hartford criminal defense attorneys at Barry, Barall & Spinella, LLC recognize that no matter the circumstances or alleged crime, the stakes are high for you and that you have rights under the constitution. Those rights cannot be taken away and we fight to make sure that doesn’t happen. Your future depends on it.
Criminal charges can quickly take hold of your life
Whether you have already been arrested, or you have only been questioned, from the moment you are accused of a crime it takes hold of your life. You are shocked, angry, embarrassed, and depressed. Your future is suddenly thrown into uncertainty where anything you say is analyzed from every angle and scrutinized to its fullest.
Your family relationships become strained, and friends or a significant other may begin pulling away, regardless of guilt. Then you have the impending financial consequences, too.
The consequences you face are severe, and you need secure advice that will help guide you in how to proceed. There are no guarantees in what lies ahead for you, but seeking representation quickly can help prevent you from becoming an unnecessary victim of the legal system.
Aggressive representation for the accused in Manchester
While all criminal charges involve some level of peril, some have the potential to rob you of the rest of your life because of the elevated level of seriousness involved. We skillfully represent clients for a wide range of crimes such as:
- DUI and repeat DUI
- Sex crimes
- Theft crimes
- Gun crimes
- Domestic violence
If your specific charge is not listed, please call our office to speak with an attorney who can determine how we can assist you.
Tough advocacy gets you the best results
Understanding the complexities of the law and the legal process provides an advantage when maneuvering through your unique and complex case. The best legal representation comes from someone who has worked on both sides of the system as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. That’s exactly what you get from the legal professionals at Barry, Barall, and Spinella, LLC. We understand the key evidence prosecutors are looking for and how they intend to use it, which gives your defense an edge.
We take the time to thoroughly advise you of your options, even when you are facing an uphill battle. We believe in dealing with clients in a realistic, honest manner so that you do not become blindsided should you have some tough decisions to make based on your particular circumstances. We strongly believe in being presumed innocent until proven guilty, and we will never stop advocating to uphold this right on your behalf.
Each crime has variables that can affect the final outcome – mitigating circumstances or enhancements stemming from additional charges. No one can guarantee you results but based on the facts of your case and the available evidence, there may be room to negotiate under even the worst of scenarios.
Depending upon the gravity of your crime, some of the potential punishments you could be looking at include:
- Suspension of a professional license
- Suspension or expulsion from school resulting in loss of paid tuition
- Denial of admission to college, training programs or military enlistment stunting your earning potential
- Payment of fines and legal fees
- Discharge from employment
- Loss of rights
- Mandatory community services
Having a highly experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference between receiving the maximum penalty under the law, receiving a reduced sentence, or even being granted a dismissal of charges, or an acquittal should you go to trial.
Why hire us for your criminal defense in Manchester?
Time is of the essence when you have been charged with a crime. Evidence the police collected may not be the only evidence available. Unfortunately, the longer you wait to seek representation, the harder it may be to secure any proof of your innocence that could still be obtained.
The goal of the police is to close a case, and the prosecutor’s focus is on maintaining a winning record, which means using every avenue to ensure your conviction. Your case needs an aggressive defense strategy to counter the state’s objectives. Having a former prosecutor on your side provides an inside perspective on the best approach to take with your case.
As your attorneys we have a vested interest in safeguarding your constitutional rights. Ways we do this include:
- Listening to your side
- Attending police interviews and lineups
- Attending hearings
- Investigating allegations, witnesses and other evidence to find discrepancies
- Reviewing and analyzing the credibility of the evidence
- Talking to witnesses
- Seeking dismissal based on inadequate evidence
- Negotiating pleas
- Vigorously defending you if your case proceeds to trial
Accusations are not always indicative of the truth, yet they have the ability to ruin the life of the person accused of wrongdoing. Our attorneys understand that everyone has their own version of what happened but proving it is an entirely different notion. We are passionate when it comes to protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens. Your case is not only important to you; it’s important to us and we will stand by you until the end.
Helpful resources for criminally accused clients in Manchester
If you have been charged with a crime, you may need to obtain information to provide to your legal team, or you may experience financial and other hardships. Below you will find some useful resources to assist you in getting through your difficult time:
- Connecticut Court System Directory
- Manchester Police Department
- Manchester Financial Benefits Programs
- Manchester Housing Assistance
- Employment Search
Your future should not be defined by an accusation
If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, the committed attorneys at Barry, Barall & Spinella, LLC will mount a strong defense to help minimize the negative impact and increase your chances of moving on with your life as planned. To schedule a consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys in Manchester or Hartford, please call our office at 860-649-4400 or fill out our contact form. We’re located right off I-84 or I-384 in Manchester.