If you are arrested, there are two rules you should always follow: First, don’t make any statements to the authorities; and second, call Mike Riley. You need a lawyer who can protect your rights.You need a lawyer who is familiar with the “ins and outs” of the Connecticut Criminal Justice System. If you have been charged with committing a crime in Connecticut, you need to contact Riley Law.
Burglary cases range in severity from automobile break-ins to armed home invasions. If you are charged with burglary, you need an experienced Connecticut criminal defense attorney working on your behalf. A good attorney will develop a defense strategy, recommend a course of action, and guide you through the court process.
Crimes Against Police
If you are charged with interfering or assault on an officer, you need an experienced Connecticut criminal defense attorney working on your behalf. A good attorney will develop a defense strategy, recommend a course of action, and guide you through the court process. Some of these cases can be resolved with careful pretrial negotiations and diversionary programs, while others may require litigation and trial.
Drugs and Narcotics
Narcotics cases, in particular, can get complicated, with different penalties for drug-dependent, and non-dependent, offenders. Some drug offenses carry mandatory minimum jail sentences and heavy fines. Our firm can defend you in any narcotics case.
a person is accused of larceny when, “with intent to deprive another of property or to appropriate the same to himself or a third person, he wrongfully takes, obtains or withholds such property from an owner.” Larceny cases range from simple shopliftings, to multi-million dollar heists.
Risk of Injury to a Minor
Risk of Injury to a Minor is a far-reaching criminal statute that aims to protect minors from harm in the State of Connecticut. The Risk of Injury statute aims to protect minors from a variety of physical and moral harm. Risk of Injury is a serious felony charge that can carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
Sexual assault cases can involve a wide-range of allegations. Most cases involve issues with consent or allegations of misconduct with persons under the age of majority. If a sexual assault case involves family members or cohabitants, it can be treated as a domestic violence case. Conviction of certain sexual offenses can result in incarceration, mandatory sex-offender registration, and court-ordered sex offender treatment.
Assault cases are common in Connecticut courts. Assaults are punished differently depending on the nature of the crime, and the severity of the alleged injuries. If an assault case involves family members or cohabitants, it will likely be treated as a domestic violence case. Conviction of certain assault charges can lead to mandatory jail time and large fines.
Criminal mischief and criminal trespass are fairly common property crimes in Connecticut. Generally, criminal mischief involves allegations of damage or destruction to the property of another person. The severity of the charge depends on the amount of the damage done. Criminal mischief can be a felony that carries a lengthy period of incarceration and a large fine.
Murder and Homicide
Some murder or manslaughter cases can be resolved with careful pretrial negotiations while others require litigation and trial. If you are facing a murder or manslaughter charge in Connecticut, you need a lawyer that is capable of taking your case to trial.
Allegations involving perjury or witness tampering are serious and must be handled with great care. Connecticut courts can be harsh in their treatment of people accused of trying to undermine the integrity of the judicial system. Perjury, hindering, and tampering are serous felony charges that can carry lengthy periods of incarceration and heavy fines.
A person can be found guilty of Reckless Endangerment first when, with extreme indifference to human life, he or she recklessly engages in conduct that creates a risk of serious physical injury to another person.
Violation of Probation
Probation is commonly violated for failure to comply with substance abuse treatment, failure to pay court-ordered restitution, failure to report to probation, violation of a no-contact order, arrest for new charges, or a failed drug test. When the case is returned to court, a judge will decide whether the defendant should be given another chance to comply with probation, or sentenced to a period of incarceration.
Breach of Peace
In Connecticut, disorderly conduct, and breach of peace are misdemeanors offenses. However, they can still be be punished with jail time, and should be taken very seriously. It is important to have a trusted legal counsel if you find yourself charged with disorderly conduct or breach of peace
Following any arrest for domestic violence in Connecticut, a judge will issue a protective order, sometimes over the objection of the parties involved.
Violation of a Protective Order is a separate felony offense that can carry up to ten years in jail and a ten thousand dollar fine.
Guns and Weapons
The State of Connecticut has passed some tough laws that limit an individuals right to bear arms. Some gun cases can be resolved with careful pretrial negotiations and diversionary programs, while others may require litigation and trial
A person can be found guilty of Reckless Endangerment first when, with extreme indifference to human life, he or she recklessly engages in conduct that creates a risk of serious physical injury to another person or multiple persons.
Robbery and Carjacking
Robberies involve a larceny, with the added use, or threatened use, of force. Robberies are serious felony charges that can carry mandatory minimum sentences, heavy fines, and lengthy periods of incarceration.