If you or a loved one faces criminal charges, you likely have questions regarding your options and what's going to happen with your case. Will I have to spend time in jail? Are there fines associated with the charges? Will I lose my driver's license? Will my employer find out about my arrest? These are just a few of the questions we hear from our clients. By working together, we can address these issues, outline options for reaching a favorable outcome and help you and your family move forward after an arrest.
Providing You With Options, Not Ultimatums In Criminal Law Matters
At The Goodine Law Firm, LLC, we defend the criminally accused in Bristol and throughout Connecticut against a variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses. With years of experience handling cases ranging from drug possession charges, property crimes to drunk or impaired driving matters, we understand the importance of acting quickly, limiting exposure and building defense strategies that focus on realistic outcomes.
Some of the most common types of criminal cases we see include:
- Drug crimes, including possession and sale of marijuana, narcotics and/or prescription drugs
- Domestic violence
- Assault charges
- Guns and weapons charges
- Violation of probation
- Traffic offenses
- DMV or license revocation hearing representation
Jail time, fines and a tarnished criminal record are often the first things people worry about after an arrest. However, there are numerous other collateral consequences that can come into play. For young people, a criminal record can limit future employment and education opportunities. For others, the loss of a CDL or driver's license can lead to unemployment or at the very least, foregoing a promotion.
Our attorney will work with you to explore options that avoid jail and protect you personally and professionally. Depending on your disposition and the circumstances of your case, we can advocate for pretrial diversionary programs, drug and alcohol treatment options, community service and other alternatives that rely on the discretion of the courts.
Personalized Counsel And Representation When Defending Your Rights
Located next to the courthouse in Bristol, we are easy to find and ready to help you after an arrest. To learn more about our criminal defense services, stop by or give us a call at 860-261-2540 and meet with our lawyer. You can also send us an email by submitting an online contact form.